girl nose to nose with snowman

Get Active Orangeville

Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2021 04:46 PM

Get outdoors and keep active this winter. The Town of Orangeville Recreation & Events Division and the Orangeville Public Library have lots to offer. There are lots of ways to participate in keeping active right here in Orangeville. Check out the outdoor skating rinks, local parks and trails, virtual babysitting training and home alone courses for youth, take a walk through town and enjoy the public art, check out the 25 activities to do together or enjoy a story during virtual...

cover of budget document

Town approves budget with less than one percent net levy increase

Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2021 03:51 PM

The Town of Orangeville’s 2021 budget was approved at the February 2nd meeting of Orangeville Council, with a 0.97 percent (or $356,417) increase to the net tax levy of $36.9 million.

Each year, Council and municipal staff work to balance the cost of providing Town services with existing resources. The consolidated budget of approximately $70 million requires $37.4 million in net tax levy before assessment growth. This represents a $839,775 (2.29 percent) increase from the 2020 levy requirement....

AVA awards

Town of Orangeville achieves three AVA Digital Awards

Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2021 08:55 AM

The Town of Orangeville has received recognition for three recent projects in the 2021 international AVA Digital Awards program.

  1. The “Open Orangeville – COVID-19 Recovery Plan” has won a Platinum Award in the AVA Digital Awards in the category of digital marketing/COVID-19 digital response.
  2. The “2020 Town of Orangeville Budget” won a Gold Award in the AVA Digital Awards, in the category of digital marketing/content marketing e-annual report.
  3. The third AVA Award was an Honourable Mention for the...

outdoor rink closed

Town continues to construct outdoor rinks

Posted on Tuesday, February 02, 2021 11:26 AM

The Town continues to maintain and construct several outdoor ice rinks. Daily updates are provided on the Town’s website informing the public of which outdoor ice rinks are open. When a rink is closed, the public is asked to stay off the ice. For those that are open, please enjoy this winter activity and be sure to follow protocols. Keep in mind that rink operations are weather dependent and are also affected by snow accumulation and dependent upon people following the municipal regulations...

rink closed

Outdoor rinks under construction

Posted on Monday, January 18, 2021 11:23 AM

The Town is currently working to construct and/or maintain several outdoor ice rinks, thanks to Parks staff. When it comes to those that are being built, the public is asked to stay off the ice. For those that are open, please enjoy this winter activity and be sure to check before heading out to ensure rinks are open. Keep in mind that rink operations are weather dependent and also dependent upon people following the municipal regulations and COVID-19 protocols.

The first four locations...

aerial photo of Town Hall

New Tourism Strategy and Action Plan adopted by Town of Orangeville

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021 09:37 AM

The Town of Orangeville has developed a new Tourism Strategy and Action Plan. Adopted by Town Council on January 11, the plan highlights the top tourism drivers in the community and provides insights and actions that will help the Town support this key sector.  

The process of developing the five-year plan began in May 2020 as a way to determine important next steps for the community’s short- and long-term economic development. The plan's creation follows the findings of the Town's...

Town Hall

Town of Orangeville lays off 46 staff due to provincial shut-down

Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2021 11:28 AM

As a result of the provincial shut-down which came into effect on December 26, the Town of Orangeville has laid off 46 Town employees. These staff members, previously laid off in March, had been recalled in the fall to facilitate the reopening of facilities and relaunch of a number of programs.

The Town is also continuing the lay-off of 32 employees who have not been recalled since March 2020.  Affected are casual and part-time Community Services employees in...

New Ontario Small Business Support Grant announced

Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 12:26 PM

The Ontario government will be providing more support to small businesses that are required to close or severely restrict their operations due to the necessary Provincewide Shutdown. This will help ensure they can continue serving their communities and employing people once COVID-19 has been eradicated.

The new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which will provide a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to help small business owners during this challenging period.

Small businesses required to close...

Town Hall

Orangeville to close facilities as Ontario enters shutdown

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2020 04:57 PM

The Town of Orangeville will close those facilities that had reopened as the Province of Ontario gets set to enter shutdown, due to COVID-19, for 28 days, starting December 26.

Additional restrictions will necessitate the closure of Town Hall, the library, and the recreation centres which had reopened. Most services will continue to be available to the public -- by phone, by email, virtual and personal appointments, and online services. For inquiries or more information please contact Customer Service...


Orangeville Brampton Rail Access Group to terminate agreement

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 04:47 PM

The Orangeville Brampton Rail Access Group (OBRAG) has provided formal notice that it will terminate its agreement with the Orangeville Railway Development Corporation (ORDC) and GIO Railways Corporation Inc., effective December 31, 2021. Rail service will cease on that date, nine months in advance of the Sept. 2022 expiration of the current agreement. Under the tripartite agreement, dated June 27, 2018, the parties will continue to fulfill their obligations with respect to maintaining rail freight...

COVID award recipients announced

Community Recognition Awards during COVID-19 announced

Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 09:26 AM

The Town of Orangeville has announced Community Recognition Awards for 15 recipients this week. The recognition program, aimed at deserving residents, businesses and organizations for outstanding efforts within the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, was approved by Orangeville Council in September.

Deputy Mayor Andy Macintosh, who brought the idea forward originally, says he’s proud of all the recipients. “It has been tough on everyone during these times, but these groups and individuals have...

Town Hall

Town advises that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020 05:07 PM

In the interest of transparency, the Town of Orangeville is providing notice that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The Town and the staff member (who is now in isolation) are currently working with Public Health. Public Health is the process of completing their protocols and is expected to contact individuals who may have been potentially exposed. Public Health has advised based on their work so far that it is low risk.

The Town has an active approach to cleaning and staff protocols...