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A fire truck passes down a residential street with vehicles parked on just one side.

One-Sided Parking in Orangeville Will Begin in January 2023

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 09:43 AM

Residents may have noticed bagged signs along many residential streets that currently allow parking on both sides. The signs are being installed as the Town of Orangeville prepares to implement the one-sided parking bylaw, which will limit parking to just one side on most streets in town.

The upcoming bylaw was passed by the previous term of council for many reasons, including providing easier access for emergency vehicles to pass through streets when responding to a call.

“One of the biggest benefits...

Two winter parking bylaw signs in a Town overnight parking lot.

Winter Parking Regulations Begin December 1 in Orangeville

Posted on Friday, November 25, 2022 02:49 PM

The Town of Orangeville’s winter parking regulations will come into effect at 2 a.m. on December 1, to ensure snow plows are able to maintain roadways throughout the winter season.

Parking on the road during the snowy months can pose problems for snowplows, resulting in streets remaining partially or completely unplowed.

Between December 1 and March 31, parking is prohibited from 2 a.m. until 7 a.m. daily on highways and streets within the Town, and on municipal property and parking lots, unless...

A child drops a toy donation in a Toys for Tots donation box

Drop Off a New Unwrapped Toy at Town Hall and Help Support Local Families this Holiday Season

Posted on Friday, November 25, 2022 10:40 AM

The holidays can be a difficult time for many. The Town of Orangeville is pleased to announce we are serving as a donation location for Toys for Tots, the annual toy drive hosted by the Salvation Army New Hope Community Church.

Until December 9, drop off a new, unwrapped toy at Town Hall to help New Hope meet their goal of ensuring every family has a gift to give this holiday season.

“We have seen how hard the last few years have been on families and individuals in and around Orangeville, with more...

The Town of Orangeville Makes History in the GFOA Awards for its 2022 Budget

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 03:25 PM

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has recognized the Town of Orangeville for its 2022 Budget, including eight distinction awards. The award recognizes significant achievements in the Town’s commitment to meet a high standard of government budgeting.

The Town is the first municipality in Canada to receive all eight distinctions at the same time.

“This award is an incredible example of the hard work of Town staff and council to create an intuitive, interactive budget that allows residents...

The clock tower in downtown Orangeville with poppies wrapped around it.

Remembrance Day Ceremony to be Held at Alexandra Park on November 11

Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2022 03:53 PM

On Friday, November 11, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 233 will host its annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at Alexandra Park. Orangeville schools and residents are invited to attend the ceremony, which will be publicly held for the first time since 2019. 

This year, the annual parade from the Legion will resume. The parade will begin down Broadway at 10:30 a.m. from the Legion. A rolling road closure will be implemented for the parade.

The ceremony is set to begin at Alexandra Park at 10:40...

Orangeville’s Opera House to be Part of Filming This Week

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2022 04:43 PM

A small area on Broadway will be affected this week as filming continues on the production of the Popularity Papers.

Between November 2 to 4, additional traffic can be anticipated while the film crew delivers sets and equipment. The filming is set to take place in the Opera House from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on November 3 and 4.

Here’s what to expect on filming days:

• OPP will be on site to provide traffic control as well as to manage any intermittent stoppages that could be required.
• Approximately 24...

A statue of a soldier holding out his hand to two children, a sunset in the background

The Town of Orangeville receives 5-Bloom Rating in 2022 Communities In Bloom Evaluations

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2022 11:50 AM

The Town of Orangeville is excited to announce it has received a 5 Blooms - Bronze rating during the 2022 National/International Symposium and Awards Ceremonies for its participation in the Communities in Bloom Program.

A special mention was also awarded for the Bravery Garden at Bravery Park. Bravery Park celebrated its unveiling in 2021, and along with an original monument and its gardens, was created to honour Canadian soldiers.

In their evaluation, judges Larry Hall and Berta Briggs wrote their...

Town of Orangeville’s 2022 Municipal Election Certified Results

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 03:52 PM

There were 22,111 registered voters and 5,955 votes cast resulting in a 26.93% voter turnout. 

The candidates listed below have been elected in the 2022 Municipal Election:

Office of Mayor

Lisa Post                                2984 votes

Office of Deputy Mayor

Todd Taylor              ...

Fresh laid bricks on Broadway in Orangeville. A newly planted line of trees has been completed along the bricks.

Broadway Bricks to Wrap Up Ahead of Schedule

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 11:38 AM

Earlier this year, the Town of Orangeville undertook Broadway Bricks, an accessibility and infrastructure project expected to finish at the end of November. Based on the project timelines, the Town is happy to announce Broadway will return to normal as of October 31, 2022.

“We want to thank all our downtown Orangeville businesses for their co-operation throughout the construction project,” said Ray Osmond, Acting CAO. “Our contractors and project teams at the Town have worked very hard over the last...

First Progress Report Released for Orangeville’s Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan

Posted on Monday, October 24, 2022 09:59 AM

In order to help lead the community toward a sustainable future in a cohesive and responsible manner, in 2019 the Town of Orangevile’s Council passed the Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP).

Over the past two years, the guide has been used for municipal decision-making by focusing on the Town’s important assets – natural resources, environment, and its corporate, economic, and social programs. Through the 124 actions outlined in SNAP, the Town of Orangeville is able to prioritize sustainable...

The Town of Orangeville announces support through the Government of Canada-funded My Main Street

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2022 04:01 PM

The Town of Orangeville would like to congratulate each of the following small businesses for receiving a My Main Street non-repayable funding contribution of $10,000 to support its main street business.

The following businesses were recipients:

  • The Village Refillery
  • Branching Out Support Services
  • The Thistle & Rose Pub
  • SONA Skin Studio
  • The Craft Pizza Bar & Italian Kitchen

The contributions from the Local Business Accelerator program will allow each of the businesses to support findings from the...

Orangeville Public Library’s Mill Street Location to Close Temporarily for Renovations

Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2022 04:07 PM

The Mill Street Branch of the Orangeville Public Library will close to the public beginning on October 9 for renovations to the building.

As part of the library’s commitment to providing accessible customer service, a new elevator is being built in the downtown branch. The current 1980s vintage hydraulic lift will undergo a full reconstruction to create an elevator that is AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) compliant.

“This project has been in the planning phase for years,”...