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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...

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Remembrance Day Ceremony to be Held at Alexandra Park on November 11

Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2022 03:53 PM

On Friday, November 11, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 233 will host its annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at Alexandra Park. Orangeville schools and residents are invited to attend the ceremony, which will be publicly held for the first time since 2019. 

This year, the annual parade from the Legion will resume. The parade will begin down Broadway at 10:30 a.m. from the Legion. A rolling road closure will be implemented for the parade.

The ceremony is set to begin at Alexandra Park at 10:40...

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Pricing Strategies

Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2022 01:16 PM

Whether you are producing a product or delivering a service, it is important to have a pricing strategy that is both competitive and profitable. How much your customers are willing to pay for your product or service depends on the quality that you offer, the prices charged by your competitors, the uniqueness of your product, and how passionate your customers are about obtaining your specific offering.

The price you charge can make the difference between a profitable or unprofitable business. When...

Orangeville’s Opera House to be Part of Filming This Week

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2022 04:43 PM

A small area on Broadway will be affected this week as filming continues on the production of the Popularity Papers.

Between November 2 to 4, additional traffic can be anticipated while the film crew delivers sets and equipment. The filming is set to take place in the Opera House from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on November 3 and 4.

Here’s what to expect on filming days:

• OPP will be on site to provide traffic control as well as to manage any intermittent stoppages that could be required.
• Approximately 24...

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The Town of Orangeville receives 5-Bloom Rating in 2022 Communities In Bloom Evaluations

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2022 11:50 AM

The Town of Orangeville is excited to announce it has received a 5 Blooms - Bronze rating during the 2022 National/International Symposium and Awards Ceremonies for its participation in the Communities in Bloom Program.

A special mention was also awarded for the Bravery Garden at Bravery Park. Bravery Park celebrated its unveiling in 2021, and along with an original monument and its gardens, was created to honour Canadian soldiers.

In their evaluation, judges Larry Hall and Berta Briggs wrote their...

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Orangeville Fire to Host Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Sessions in November

Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 09:07 AM

Orangeville Fire will be hosting two upcoming information sessions for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter with the local department.

“Becoming a volunteer firefighter is very rewarding,” said Orangeville Fire Chief Ronald Morden. “Giving back to the community, staying active, making new friends and being part of the ‘fire family’ are just a few benefits. I strongly encourage you to come to one of our information sessions, even if it’s just to learn more about the role.”


Town of Orangeville’s 2022 Municipal Election Certified Results

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 03:52 PM

There were 22,111 registered voters and 5,955 votes cast resulting in a 26.93% voter turnout. 

The candidates listed below have been elected in the 2022 Municipal Election:

Office of Mayor

Lisa Post                                2984 votes

Office of Deputy Mayor

Todd Taylor              ...

Fresh laid bricks on Broadway in Orangeville. A newly planted line of trees has been completed along the bricks.

Broadway Bricks to Wrap Up Ahead of Schedule

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 11:38 AM

Earlier this year, the Town of Orangeville undertook Broadway Bricks, an accessibility and infrastructure project expected to finish at the end of November. Based on the project timelines, the Town is happy to announce Broadway will return to normal as of October 31, 2022.

“We want to thank all our downtown Orangeville businesses for their co-operation throughout the construction project,” said Ray Osmond, Acting CAO. “Our contractors and project teams at the Town have worked very hard over the last...

First Progress Report Released for Orangeville’s Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan

Posted on Monday, October 24, 2022 09:59 AM

In order to help lead the community toward a sustainable future in a cohesive and responsible manner, in 2019 the Town of Orangevile’s Council passed the Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP).

Over the past two years, the guide has been used for municipal decision-making by focusing on the Town’s important assets – natural resources, environment, and its corporate, economic, and social programs. Through the 124 actions outlined in SNAP, the Town of Orangeville is able to prioritize sustainable...

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Handmade Poppies to line Orangeville’s Clocktower ahead of Remembrance Day

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2022 01:30 PM

What began as a grassroots project in early 2022 has grown beyond expectation as the Orangeville Public Library’s Poppy Project prepares to begin the final stages next week.

Created in collaboration between community leader Laura Austin, the library, and the Royal Canadian Legion Col. Fitzgerald Branch 233, members of the community have been invited over the past several months to contribute crochet and knit poppies, which will cover the Town of Orangeville’s clock tower on Broadway.

“It’s been absolutely...