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Orangeville commences study for a new municipal well

Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville currently has 12 municipal water supply wells, but has identified the need to increase the available water supply to accommodate anticipated growth and to provide back-up in the water supply network. The Town has initiated a Schedule B Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to determine a preferred solution to meet its future water supply capacity requirements.



The Municipal Class EA process will further define the need for additional water supply, consider and evaluate...

Road construction scheduled for Faulkner and Gifford Streets

Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:00 AM

October update to July news release:



The reconstruction of Faulkner Street, from Broadway to Elizabeth Street, will be deferred until the spring of 2020 due to the lateness of the season. Arrangements have been made by the Town to remove all signs, construction equipment, and materials from the street given that the project has been rescheduled.



 



July news release:



The Town of Orangeville has awarded a contract for road construction on Faulkner and Gifford Streets to FCM Construction of Oakville.



The...

Bloomin' Garden Showcase results announced

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 12:00 AM

Sustainable Orangeville has announced the winners of the 2019 Bloomin‘ Garden Showcase. The event, that leads into the Communities in Bloom judges arriving in Town, allows residents and businesses to showcase their gardening skills and successes. Congratulations to the winners in the following categories:



Best Bloomin’ Home Floral Display – Gerelyn Tabsing of Victoria Street



Best Bloomin’ Home Landscape – Daniella Giovanatto and Tom Frittenburg of John Street



Best Bloomin’ Government Building –...

Federal Minister visits Maywood Park

Posted on Monday, July 08, 2019 12:00 AM

The Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, visited Orangeville July 8. He stopped at Maywood Park where he met with Mayor Sandy Brown, town staff and park users.

The Town received Government of Canada funding ($47,000) to assist with the new and accessible playground equipment, rubber surfacing and asphalt walkways at Maywood Park (65 Bredin Parkway).

“A small grant in a small Town makes a big difference,” the Minister said. “I would like to see more investments...

Town endorses Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan

Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville’s first Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) outlines a vision for the municipality as “a thriving, green, healthy, and connected community” and provides direction that will help guide future planning in the Town. Orangeville Council formally received the sustainability plan on June 24 and directed staff to consider implementation of the plan’s recommendations in future planning.

Along with a sustainability vision for the Town of Orangeville, priority goals, strategies...

Cycling and Trails Master Plan sets direction for trail improvements

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:00 AM

The Cycling and Trails Master Plan (CTMP), completed with provincial and municipal funding in 2019, will be considered in future development. The plan, prepared by Dillon Consulting Limited, was presented to Orangeville Council on May 27, 2019. It is a comprehensive update to the Town’s original Trails Master Plan Study from 2008 and the development of a new cycling plan.



Incorporating best practices, the Cycling and Trails Master Plan is a long-range recreation and transportation planning document...

Be entertained by lumberjacks on Canada Day

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2019 12:00 AM

Bring your national pride to Orangeville as the community celebrates Canada Day on Monday, July 1. Enjoy free activities and entertainment at the Alder Recreation Centre at 275 Alder Street from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. and enjoy the fireworks show over Island Lake at 10 p.m.



During the afternoon, at the Alder Recreation Centre, residents and visitors can enjoy a range of activities, including opening ceremonies and birthday cake at 11:45 a.m., the Great Canadian Lumberjack Show, three free one-hour public...

Fourth annual Public Bike Ride set for June 15

Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2019 12:00 AM

This year’s Public Bike Ride begins at Kin Family Park (485 College Avenue), at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15. The ride follows parts of the Rotary Way bike route and the Town’s trail system, and will end at the Orangeville Farmers’ Market at 9:30-9:45 a.m.



Building on the success of the last three years, the annual bike ride seeks to raise awareness of the Town’s bike routes and to promote bike/car safety. With the establishment of three bicycle routes and the continued development of the trails system,...

Mill Street turns into Orangeville’s Jurassic Park on Sunday night

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:00 AM

The country's only NBA team is playing for a championship for the first time, and all of Canada is rooting for them.

The Town of Orangeville received permission from Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), that owns the Toronto National Basketball Association franchise, to broadcast the game on Mill Street Sunday night (June 2) on a large viewing screen. This marks the first time in franchise history that Toronto has hosted the NBA Finals.

“The Raptors making it to the NBA Finals may be a once...

Town initiates road construction projects for 2019

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2019 12:00 AM

Several road construction projects are slated for the summer months in the Town of Orangeville.



Construction has resumed on the second phase of Second Avenue reconstruction.  The first phase of the Second Avenue project, from Second Street to Third Street, was undertaken in the fall of 2018.  Phase two, from First Street to Second Street, got underway this spring with completion set for the first week of June 2019. The overall project is expected to wrap up in early September, with the top...

Town announces appointment of General Manager of Corporate Services

Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:00 AM

Andrea McKinney has been appointed as the General Manager of Corporate Services for the Town of Orangeville, effective June 10, 2019.



Currently the Chief Digital Officer for the City of Hamilton, Ms. McKinney is accountable for digital transformation and government modernization at the city. In this role since 2017, she started with the City of Hamilton as the Director of Communications & Corporate Initiatives in 2016.



Previously, Ms. McKinney worked at eHealth Ontario from 2010-2016 as the Senior...

2019 Utility Box Art Display Program opens for artists

Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville has announced its Call for Artists for the 2019 Utility Box Art Display Program. With a submission deadline of June 14, the Town is looking for local artists to help beautify the community and celebrate the Town’s vibrant arts culture. Since this popular program began in 2016, thirteen functional utility boxes have been transformed into colourful works of art for residents and visitors to enjoy.



The Utility Box Art Display Program is designed to recognize local artists, celebrate...