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The Town of Orangeville Reminds Residents of Holiday Hours and Services

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 09:57 AM

The Town of Orangeville’s administrative offices and services will be closed for the holidays beginning on December 23 at 4:30 p.m. and will reopen on January 2 at 8:30 a.m. Town recreation facilities and the Orangeville Public Library will operate on a holiday schedule, with a number of services still available. 

Holiday schedules are as follows:

Orangeville Town Hall

December 23 at 4:30 p.m. to January 2 at 8:30 a.m.    

New Pilot Program Invites Orangeville Transit Riders to Travel For Free

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2022 01:19 PM

Beginning January 2, the Town of Orangeville will launch a two-year program aimed at making transportation more affordable and effective for its residents.

Through this pilot, the Town is making transit more accessible and affordable for Orangeville residents by removing the financial barrier for those who need it and can benefit from it most.

“By removing the fares for Orangeville’s transit, we are able to provide increased service to those who rely on it the most – our seniors, students, and...

Town of Orangeville Provides Update on Alder Pool Renovations

Posted on Friday, December 16, 2022 11:16 AM

Due to challenges sourcing the specific stainless steel required to complete construction on the two pools located at the Alder Recreation Centre, the renovation has been delayed until Spring 2023.

“This renovation is big – it takes a lot of supplies that are not sourced locally, some brought in from other parts of the world, and specialty trades,” explained Ray Osmond, Acting CAO. “We know it’s an inconvenience to not have the Alder pool open – we’re working as quickly as possible with the...

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The Seven-steps to a Successful Sales Process

Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 04:26 PM

The seven steps of the sales paradigm were first mentioned in a 1920s training book by The System Company entitled "How to Increase Your Sales".  Over the past 100 years there have been many attempts to put a modern twist on selling, but the same seven-step selling process still applies today whether a business is selling a product or a service. These include:

Step 1: Prospecting
Any potential buyer can be considered a lead. Researching and qualifying the lead can help to determine which are...

Tree Planting Continues in the Town of Orangeville

Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2022 03:36 PM

The Town of Orangeville is planting over 200 trees this fall, with the work being done by our approved contractor, M&S Architectural Ltd.

M&S Architectural Ltd. has been planting boulevard trees throughout the town of Orangeville since November 20. The firm has worked previously for the Municipality of Clarington, City of Orillia, and the Region of Peel.

Trees are planted later in the year due to weather conditions. Planting earlier in the summer provides a small window of time each day before...

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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...

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A Pensive Animal Joins Orangeville’s Collection of Tree Sculptures

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2022 03:16 PM

The Town of Orangeville has unveiled a new tree sculpture as part of its unique collection of public art on display throughout the municipality. 

Located on Elizabeth Street across from the Dufferin County Courthouse, Thinker Squirrel is captured deep in thought atop a collection of hefty books. Here, it appears as though the friendly critter is preparing to make an important decision.  

Here are some quick facts about the sculpture: 

• The sculpture is carved out of black walnut...

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...

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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...

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Creating the Marketing Plan

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2022 09:01 AM

A marketing plan lays out the marketing and advertising strategies that a business intends to implement over a specific time period. It details how the business will reach the desired target market, and how the owner will convince those customers to purchase the products or services offered. Initiatives undertaken and targeted revenue goals should always be tied to the marketing plan in order to gauge the effectiveness of the activities and the return on investment. For most businesses, plans are...

Orangeville Residents Invited to the Inaugural Meeting of Council for the 2022 – 2026 Term

Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2022 12:26 PM

The Town of Orangeville’s council meetings are set to resume on November 21, where the council-elect will be officially sworn into their new roles.

As part of this inaugural meeting, Mayor Elect Lisa Post, Deputy Mayor Elect Todd Taylor, and Councillors Elect Joe Andrews, Andy Macintosh, Tess Prendergast, Debbie Sherwood, and Rick Stevens, will be sworn in, beginning their four-years of service to the residents of Orangeville.

The meeting will be held at the Orangeville Opera House and members of...