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Orangeville Transit announces changes to service to implement physical distancing

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2020 12:00 AM

Orangeville Council waived Orangeville Transit fees for 90 days, effective March 23, 2020, to offer some relief to residents during the pandemic.



Orangeville Transit is making additional service changes, effective Monday, March 30, as part of the Town’s response to COVID-19.



Service changes include:







  • maximum 10 people on the bus at one time
  • blocking off select seats so customers can practise physical distancing while riding the bus
  • asking customers to only ride the bus for essential travel (e.g. work,...

Orangeville Council approves emergency relief initiatives

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2020 12:00 AM

Orangeville Council has approved a relief package for residents, as well as property and business owners. After declaring an emergency in the Town of Orangeville on March 20, Council took action, in a special meeting today, to waive all fees and interest related to late payment of property taxes (on all tax classes) for a three-month period, in response to COVID-19. The next tax due date is April 27, for the second instalment of the interim tax levy. Tax payments will continue to be accepted and...

Town closes play equipment/play structures to stem spread of COVID-19

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020 12:00 AM

In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Town is posting signage at all parks warning residents to keep their children off all play equipment/play structures. This equipment is not sanitized, presenting a risk to those using the equipment to contract or spread the virus.



Parks will remain open, and residents are welcome to make use of the open space while maintaining social distancing and keeping up with handwashing/sanitizing after contact with any type of park equipment, such as benches,...

Town of Orangeville declares emergency

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville has declared a State of Emergency in response to COVID-19.



The declaration gives the Town more flexibility during an emergency, including access to additional resources. It does not change the regulations and procedures that exist to ensure the municipality operates effectively and the Town will continue to provide essential services.  



Currently most of the Town’s services remain available on-line or over-the-phone and are outlined on the Town’s website on a special COVID-19...

Headwaters Health Care Centre has opened a COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:00 AM

Update: Effective April 4, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre hours of operation are  8 a.m. – 6 p.m., accepting the last patient at 5:30 p.m



.As of March 19, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre is open and will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week and will be staffed by local family physicians and team members from home and community care, primary care and the hospital. Please note that it will stop accepting new patients at 7 p.m. It will be a self-contained, semi-permanent, hard-sided...

Town of Orangeville takes further steps to contain virus and protect public

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:00 AM

To minimize the risk to residents and staff and to help prevent the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Town of Orangeville will close the remaining offices and buildings to the public tomorrow at 12 p.m.



The Orangeville Fire Hall and fire prevention offices will close to the public, effective March 18. The Town Hall, where hours were reduced to weekday mornings this week, will close to the public, effective March 18 at 12 p.m.



Most services will continue to be offered to the public -- by phone,...

Orangeville to close more municipal offices and adjust public hours in response to COVID-19

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2020 12:00 AM

As part of the Town of Orangeville’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town is announcing a reduction in service hours at Town Hall and the restriction of public access to more municipal buildings.



Effective tomorrow morning:






  • Customer service hours at Town Hall at 87 Broadway will be reduced to 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • The Small Business Enterprise Centre, by-law officers, and the Divisions of Communication and Economic Development and Culture at 200 Lakeview Court will be closed to public access




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Town closing some facilities as part of COVID-19 response

Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:00 AM

Today, the Town of Orangeville is announcing a number of municipal closures that will take effect as of 6 p.m. on March 14. All recreation facilities and libraries will be closed. In addition, all Council and Committee meetings, public consultations and public gatherings will also be closed until April 6. The Town will also close the Orangeville Town Hall Opera House and the Orangeville & District Senior Citizens Centre.



Currently other Town facilities will remain open but visitors will be asked...

March Break library programs cancelled

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2020 12:00 AM

The Orangeville Public Library is cancelling all programs and events next week including the March Break (March 16-21) programs. The library will offer a full refund for any tickets that have already been purchased for March Break live performances.



Today, the Upper Grand District School Board informed the library that the school venue (Princess Elizabeth Public School) is no longer available for the March Break performances.  In addition, Ontario's chief medical officer of health is recommending...

Town monitoring COVID-19 situation

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville is closely monitoring information with respect to COVID-19. Town managers have met and are following the guidelines provided by Health Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH) and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.



At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population in Canada but this could change rapidly. The Health Canada website has more information about the risk to Canadians,...

Closure of a municipal facility means it's not open to the public

Posted on Friday, March 06, 2020 12:00 AM

In its latest move to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Orangeville shut down some recreation areas — and is prepared to enforce those closures in the interest of public health and safety.



Signage and tape or barricades have been put in place to provide notice that many Town-owned amenities have been closed. To be specific, the following are closed until further notice:












  1. Playgrounds including play structures, swings, teeter-totters, benches, slides and climbers
  2. Skateparks closed to skateboards,...

New transit app allows riders to track their bus

Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:00 AM

Orangeville Transit riders will now be able to find out exactly where their bus is and when it will reach their stop, with the new Orangeville Bus Tracker app.



The new app works through an an AVL (Auto Vehicle Location) system to track the live locations of buses. This lets users know exactly how far a bus is from any given stop at any time.



The app asks riders to select their stop, or alternatively, to select their route first, and then loads a list of the stops from which to select. The app will...