Posted on Wednesday, September 08, 2021 01:34 PM
A major renovation of the aquatic area at the Alder Recreation Centre is under way. The $4.3 million project will see the lap pool transition from six to eight lanes and the leisure pool will be reconfigured, with both pools featuring stainless steel liners in future. Replacing the liners with stainless steel was one of four options presented to Orangeville Council and deemed to be the most sustainable, efficient and long-term cost-effective solution. The leisure pool will have a PVC vinyl floor...
Posted on Wednesday, September 08, 2021 10:57 AM
Notice of Complete Applications & Public Meeting for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment (File No. OPZ-2021-01)
Take Notice that the Corporation of the Town of Orangeville is in receipt of complete applications to amend the Town’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law No. 22-90, as amended, pursuant to Section 22 and Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990 and will hold a Public Meeting on:
Monday October 4, 2021 (no earlier than 7 p.m.)
Council Chambers, Town...
Posted on Wednesday, September 08, 2021 09:45 AM
Take Notice that the Corporation of the Town of Orangeville is undertaking a review of its Official Plan pursuant to Section 26 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13 and will hold a Public Meeting on:
Monday October 4, 2021 (no earlier than 7 p.m.)
Council Chambers, Town Hall,
Purpose of the Official Plan Review:
The Town’s Official Plan is a statutory policy document that guides the Town’s planning decisions and provides direction on how growth and land use should...
Posted on Friday, September 03, 2021 02:57 PM
After years of planning and fundraising, Bravery Park opened today, north of the Alder Recreation Centre. Bravery Park promotes awareness and understanding of the sacrifices and struggles our Canadian Forces experience in their efforts to promote peace at home and around the world. It is a peaceful, educational space where the realities of war, bravery, freedom and healing are embedded in every aspect of the park.
Accompanied by a...
Posted on Friday, September 03, 2021 02:19 PM
School will be starting next week, and school crossing guards will be out helping children cross roads safely at designated crossing areas.
This year, with students having been away from the school environment for the past four months, it is even more vital that drivers, students, parents/caregivers, and school crossing guards are all well aware of pedestrian safety.
From early September to late June, school crossing guards are out actively making a difference. These caring and dedicated individuals...
Posted on Friday, September 03, 2021 01:58 PM
The Town of Orangeville has moved to a new procurement platform to post bid opportunities. The eProcurement solution, bids&tenders, will ensure that goods and services for infrastructure, facilities, technology, etc., are procured in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.
The platform, bids&tenders, is a leading e-bidding system that makes it easy for suppliers to review, register and subscribe – and submit bids for goods and services and construction. The bids&tenders system...
Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2021 08:56 AM
The Town of Orangeville has installed an Indigenous crosswalk at its main downtown intersection. Located on Broadway at First Street, the orange crosswalk, with seven feathers centred across its width, commemorates the Indigenous children who were taken from their families and forced to attend residential schools.
Orangeville Council decided in June to install a special crosswalk as a step towards reconciliation in our community. The goal was to install the crosswalk by September 30, 2021 – the first...
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 02:44 PM
Bravery Park, set to open September 3, is a community-building success story. The family of the late Cpl. Matt McCully has made Orangeville proud, as has the Bravery Park Committee that evolved out of their passion to pay tribute to Canadian soldiers.
An impressive fundraising effort over many years saw more than $200,000 raised to create a space with thought-provoking and eye-catching elements. It’s a place of respect, education, and reflection. It’s also beautiful. The public is invited to explore...
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 08:00 AM
The Town of Orangeville has received 32 nominations for the 2021 Arts and Culture Awards. An impressive selection of individuals, businesses and organizations have been acknowledged for their contributions to arts and culture in Dufferin County.
“On behalf of the Town of Orangeville, congratulations to all nominees and thank you for contributing your time, effort and talent to our community’s creative sector,” said Councillor Lisa Post, Chair of the Cultural Plan Task Force. “Every nominee...
Posted on Friday, August 27, 2021 03:06 PM
Changes to location rules open up grants to more small businesses
The Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre has announced that it has again received a grant from the Digital Main Street Ontario Grants Program (OGP) for a Digital Service Squad (DSS), which will provide trained digital specialists to local small businesses across Dufferin County to help them adopt online technologies and digitally transform their sales, marketing and back-office operations. A Digital Services Co-ordinator...
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:10 PM
The Victorian Lady has returned to Orangeville. A new tree sculpture with an old look has been installed at 255 Broadway, in front of the McKitrick House. In the past, a similar sculpture was a popular piece of art on Zina Street until it deteriorated and had to be removed. Now the artist, Robbin Wenzoski of Highgate, Ontario, has created another Victorian Lady to look out over Broadway.
One of Mr. Wenzoski’s first sculptures, as a chainsaw artist, saw the creation of “The Balance” in Alexandra Park,...
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2021 12:36 PM
There will be an emergency water shutdown from Tuesday, August 24 at 8 p.m. to Wednesday, August 25 at 6 a.m. at 60-82 First Street and 53-75 First Street (both sides of First Street). See map of approximate area affected. When the water comes back on residents and businesses will experience air in the water lines and possibly some sediment. Please run cold water and it will clear up.