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Our water meter upgrade project is in progress

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2024 03:23 PM

We're excited to announce that our water meter upgrade project is in progress! Installations are happening area-by-area. Remember:

  • If you haven't received your letter, don't book your appointment yet.
  • Received your letter? Please book your appointment within one week.

Planning a long vacation this year?

  • Check out our map and tentative schedule at
  • Confirm if the anticipated project timeline is impacted by your travel.
  • Vacation overlaps? Notify Orangeville Hydro at 519-942-8000

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Notice of Hearing - Committee of Adjustment (A-06/24)

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2024 03:15 PM

Notice of Hearing Minor Variance Application – Zoning By-law 22-90 File No. A-06/24

An application for a minor variance to the Town’s Zoning By-law 22-90 has been submitted for the property at 448 Jay Crescent to allow for an increase to the rear yard encroachment for stairs. The variance is required to bring the existing constructed stairs into conformity with Zoning By-law 22-90.

Purpose of the Application:

The property at 448 Jay Crescent is currently zoned for Residential Sixth Density (R6), S.P...

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Town Hall Elevator Work Begins July 22

Posted on Friday, July 19, 2024 12:54 PM

The elevator at Town Hall will be out-of-service for approximately 8 weeks starting Monday, July 22.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The second floor is accessible by stairs for those who do not require elevator services.
  • Customer Service will be happy to assist you.

Theatre Orangeville Patron?
Select live performances will be streamed on the televisions above the Council Chamber doors.

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Enter Sustainable Orangeville's Best Garden Contest

Posted on Friday, July 19, 2024 12:26 PM

Garden lovers, this one’s for you!

Think your garden is the best in town? Or have you spotted a garden that deserves recognition? Enter Sustainable Orangeville's Best Garden Contest.

How to enter? It’s easy! Email the garden's address and a photo to [email protected] with "Garden Contest" in the subject line by August 16.

All garden types are welcome, such as:

  • Front gardens
  • Edible gardens
  • Back gardens
  • Boulevard gardens, and
  • Flower gardens

Send in your nominations by August 16 for a chance to win one...

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Rain Barrel Subsidy Program

Posted on Friday, July 19, 2024 11:42 AM

Get $50 off rain barrels through our program with

Rain barrels help conserve water by reusing rainwater for watering flowers, hanging baskets, gardens, and more.

Here's what you need to know:

  • There are a limited number of subsidies available
  • Deliveries begin the week of July 15
  • Residents must live within the Town of Orangeville and be connected to Town Water
  • Limit of one subsidy per household
  • Residents must have an address registered to a water meter account
  • Subsidy is $50

Place your order...

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Busy Roads Weekend Ahead in Orangeville: Navigating routes to RSSB Spiritual Event, Ribfest

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 02:01 PM

This weekend both the Orangeville Rotary Ribfest (July 19-21) and the Radha Soami Satasnag Beas (RSSB) annual event (July 20, 21) will be held in the area.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • RSSB visitors have been provided with directions based on their parking area - please follow the outlined route.
  • RSSB expects around 23,000 visitors
  • This influx is likely to boost traffic to local businesses and restaurants.
  • RSSB has informed local restaurants about the event.
  • An Emergency Control Group will be...

The Storywalk® is back! Blast off this summer with the Orangeville Public Library

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2024 10:04 AM

The TD Summer Reading Club Storywalk® is returning to Downtown Orangeville, bringing back this engaging way to enjoy Broadway and partake in summer reading fun. Blast off into a summer adventure with this year’s feature story, “The Darkest Dark” by Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield. Presented in partnership with the Orangeville BIA, families are invited to get outside and discover each new page of the book in the windows of downtown businesses.

Illustrated by the The Fan Brothers, “The Darkest...

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Making transit access to Alder Street Recreation Centre simpler: Stop change, route breakdown

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2024 09:31 AM

Orangeville Transit and Parks and Recreation are making changes to the stop at Alder Street Recreation Centre to make accessing the facility that much easier. The change comes as part of their collaborative efforts to help patrons of the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre pool access the services at the west-end rec centre.

“Our transit riders and pool visitors have shared their challenges accessing the pool at the Alder Street Recreation Centre, and we have listened," said Tony Dulisse, Manager...

Town of Orangeville to pursue full assessment of Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre pool’s future

Posted on Tuesday, July 09, 2024 10:04 AM

The Town of Orangeville will begin a full assessment of the pool at the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre. This assessment will identify the full extent of remediation required for the pool and consider other usage opportunities for the facility.

Discussion about the future of the pool arose from the failure of the facility's dehumidification unit in late June. At the time, the pool was shut down to allow staff to assess the extent of costs related to replacement and consider what the best course...

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Orangeville’s newest tree sculpture pays tribute to local IODE

Posted on Wednesday, July 03, 2024 12:46 PM

The Town of Orangeville and the Lord Dufferin Chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) have partnered to install a new tree sculpture honouring the group’s work in the Orangeville area. “The Nurse” recognizes the remarkable history of the IODE’s ongoing contributions to the community and its longstanding commitment to supporting our local hospital.

Standing at 32 First Street, The Nurse is fittingly located in front of Lord Dufferin Retirement Residence, the location of the...

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Orangeville Transit implements steps to keep riders informed about transit changes, accessibility

Posted on Tuesday, July 02, 2024 01:37 PM

The Town of Orangeville recognizes many residents rely on Orangeville Transit to get around, whether it’s for work or personal activities. Communication on changes to schedules, stops, and accessibility options is incredibly important, and Orangeville Transit is taking steps to make that information more readily available. 

“This will be an ongoing process, with continual improvements made as we identify communication gaps and new ways to keep our riders informed on anything that might impact their...

A group of people gathered around an award winner during an award presentation. Orangeville resident Wayne Townsend receives 2024 Senior of the Year Award at Orangeville Council meeting.

Unwavering commitment to Orangeville: Wayne Townsend named 2024 Senior of the Year

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024 11:19 AM

To witness the definition of community in action, one needs to look no further than the many active seniors in Orangeville – individuals who dedicate their time, energy, passion, and talents to helping create a thriving community for all of us.

On June 24, Wayne Townsend, a longtime resident of Orangeville who has had a tremendous impact on the community, was named the 2024 Senior of the Year. Townsend was nominated by Orangeville Council and recognized by the Province of Ontario.