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Council Highlights - November 30, 2020

Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2020 11:38 AM

Transmetro and Aldenhill Subdivision Applications – Brandon Ward, Manager of Planning, outlined the applications submitted by Transmetro Properties Limited, Aldenhill Developments Limited and Edgewood Valley Developments Limited c/o Hughes Management. These are applications for two plans of subdivision with related Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments. The proposed subdivisions are in the vicinity of Blind Line and Hansen Boulevard.

The proposed plans would include 152 detached dwelling lots,...

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MarCom recognizes Town of Orangeville twice in 2020

Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2020 11:25 AM

The Town of Orangeville is being recognized twice in 2020 for Marketing and Communications Excellence. The Town is the recipient of an international MarCom Award for its COVID-19 Recovery plan winning a gold award in the category of Strategic Communications; the Town also received an Honourable Mention for the 2020 Budget Document which redesigned how the budget is presented. 

Corporate Services General Manager Andrea McKinney announced...

Brenda Boulevard Road Closure

Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2020 04:30 PM

Brenda Boulevard, between C Line and Cambridge Avenue, will be closed Dec. 9, starting at 7 a.m. This is to accommodate emergency work to replace a deficient valve on Brenda Boulevard. No through traffic. Local traffic may be permitted. Please avoid the area. For further inquiries, contact Public Works at 519-941-0440 ext. 2248 or ext. 4500.

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Santa releases schedule to visit Orangeville neighbourhoods

Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2020 08:41 AM

Santa Claus is coming to Town on a vintage 1934 Bickle fire truck on two days leading up to Christmas.

The jolly fellow will travel three routes and cover a large portion of Orangeville to allow for social distancing. Families can join the fun at a location on the route nearest to them. Check out the online map for Santa’s plan.

Sunday, December 13 
Route 1 – 11-11:30 a.m.
Route 2 – 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Saturday, December 19

Route 3 – 12-12:45 p.m.  

Please visit the online map and remember...

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Local artists featured in new murals at Alder Recreation Centre

Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2020 04:55 PM

Four new installations of locally created artwork are now on display at the Alder Recreation Centre’s walking track. The murals brighten four different walls along the track and contribute to the Town of Orangeville’s growing public art collection.

Each piece stands eight feet tall and features artwork created by these local artists:

  • Anthony Fenech of Orangeville who painted Uptown Theatre, a depiction of the community landmark located in downtown Orangeville. Originally commissioned as a retirement...

Council Highlights - November 23, 2020

Posted on Friday, November 27, 2020 08:36 AM

Orangeville Transit transfer point undecided – Council heard several delegations requesting that the Orangeville Transit transfer point not be located on Broadway. On April 22nd of this year, based on a recommendation by the Orangeville Transit Task Force, Council had voted to establish the transfer point for Orangeville Transit buses on both sides of Broadway between First Street and John Street. Following public concerns about safety, on October 19 Council voted to put the location of the transit...

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Decision reversed on location for Orangeville Transit transfer point

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020 04:17 PM

Orangeville Council has voted to reconsider its decision to locate the transfer point for Orangeville Transit on Broadway, in the downtown core. In a 4-3 vote, Council voted on November 23 to reconsider the motion that supported a Broadway location, and then defeated the previous motion.

On April 22nd of this year, based on a recommendation by the Orangeville Transit Task Force, Council had voted to establish the transfer point for Orangeville Transit buses on both sides of Broadway between...

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Town seeks volunteers for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020 04:04 PM

The Town of Orangeville is committed to building an inclusive community and is recruiting volunteers for an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee to provide advice and make recommendations to Town Council. The EDI Committee will also work externally with the community, with a focus on liaising with groups that have historically experienced discrimination, and internally with staff, to progress EDI initiatives.

The Town is seeking volunteers to serve on this new EDI Committee that will represent...

Shop local, support your community

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020 09:49 AM

There have always been good reasons to shop at local stores and services. Studies have shown that when consumers spend their money at independent, locally owned businesses, more of that money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms, contributing to a stronger economic base in the community. Local business owners create jobs and hire local residents. They live in the community and are invested in its future, supporting community organizations and fundraisers,...

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Orangeville Office of the OPP now open

Posted on Friday, November 20, 2020 12:53 PM

The Orangeville Office of the OPP located at 390 C Line is now open to the public between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Citizens can contact the office during business hours at 519-942-1711.

Residents of Dufferin County wishing to make application for a criminal record check are advised that they may attend either 390 C Line in Orangeville or 506312 Highway 89 in Mono to do so. At this time the OPP only accepts cash for payment at these locations.

Anyone wishing to speak to an officer...

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Celebrate International GIS Day with a showcase and contest

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 04:25 PM

November 18, 2020 is International GIS Day, which falls in the middle of National Geographic’s Geography Awareness Week each year.

Even though celebrating looks a little different this year, sharing GIS is more important than ever. The Town has put together a brief GIS Day Story Map to help residents understand the basis of GIS and how it has become pervasive throughout our Town and society. Explore GIS at the Town of Orangeville, highlighting some of the web apps that support and engage the public.

Do...

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Pop-up Santa Visits

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 03:06 PM

Santa is gearing up to visit the Town of Orangeville with pop-up visits around town this year. Watch and listen in the days leading up to Christmas as Santa will be a special guest of Orangeville Fire, riding on a vintage 1934 Bickle fire truck.

Due to physical distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, no dates or locations will be provided in advance. If you hear a siren and see a vintage fire truck you may indeed be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the jolly old fellow.

“This is going...