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2019 Arts & Culture Award winners announced

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2019 12:00 AM

As a kick-off to Culture Days, the 10th annual Town of Orangeville Arts & Culture Awards were announced on September 26. The event celebrated the local art and culture sector and paid tribute to the outstanding contributions made by individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the region.

Several nominations were received for eight award categories, with judging completed by an experienced independent panel from outside Dufferin County.

The recipients of the 2019 awards are:

  • Established...

Other municipalities to speak about policing services

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:00 AM

Mayors and Chief Administrative Officers of other Ontario communities have been invited to participate in the October 7 meeting of Orangeville Council to discuss their experiences with policing services and/or the Ontario Provincial Police costing proposal exercise.



Confirmed to attend the meeting are Brockville Mayor Jason Baker, Pembroke Mayor Mike LeMay and Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson. The City of Pembroke transitioned to OPP in 2013. The Town of Caledon is policed by OPP and the City of Brockville...

Humber College to close doors in Orangeville in 2021

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12:00 AM

Humber College has announced that it will close its Orangeville operations, based inside the Alder Recreation Centre, in June of 2021.



In a news release today, Humber president Chris Whitaker said the college is grateful to have had the Town of Orangeville as a supportive partner. Mr. Whitaker recently met with the Orangeville Mayor Sandy Brown and Chief Administrative Officer Ed Brennan to provide advance notice of the decision.



The closure is slated for the end of the spring semester in 2021, when...

Four art submissions chosen for utility box displays

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:00 AM

Four art submissions have been selected by Orangeville’s Cultural Plan Task Force to be featured on utility boxes throughout Orangeville.

The Utility Box Art Display Program recognizes local artists, celebrates the Town’s culture and history, and promotes Orangeville as an arts and culture hub for the region. The program launched in 2016 with three unique art installations in downtown Orangeville.  Including this year’s additions, there are now 17 pieces of colourful public art adorning utility...

Town retains new police costing consultant

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville has retained Pomax Consulting Inc. as the police costing consultant for the review of the Orangeville Police Service (OPS) and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). This follows an amicable parting of the ways with the original consultant who is supporting the transition.



Pomax Consulting has reviewed the terms and conditions of the Request For Proposal and scope of work, and has validated that their understanding is aligned to the full expectations of the Town. This includes...

Town of Orangeville and police costing consultant part ways

Posted on Monday, September 16, 2019 12:00 AM

In July of 2019, the Town of Orangeville retained MPM Consulting to complete a study and analysis of policing services models and deliver a report to Council. At this point, there is a different interpretation of requirements for the deliverables and both parties have decided to amicably part ways.



The Town will retain a new consultant to complete the work, and MPM Consulting has agreed to assist with a successful transition.



The Town expects to be able to maintain the original schedule for the Orangeville...

Traffic signals to be upgraded at two Broadway intersections

Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:00 AM

As part of the 2019 budget, Council approved a project that includes updates to two sets of traffic signals located at Broadway and Dawson, and Broadway and Second Street. The upgrades are part of an ongoing multiple year program that ensures that traffic signals are upgraded to current regulations and are maintained in accordance with Municipal and Provincial requirements.



This year’s program includes the replacement of 20-year-old equipment that has come to the end of its service life. Specifically,...

Nominees announced for 2019 Arts and Culture Awards

Posted on Monday, September 09, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville received 30 nominations for the 2019 Arts and Culture Awards.  An impressive selection of individuals, businesses and organizations have been acknowledged for their contributions to arts and culture in Dufferin County. 



The nominees for the 2019 awards are:



Established Artist of the Year:









  • Darlene Hassall
  • Heather Katz
  • Roland Kirouac
  • Beckie Morris
  • Emilia Perri


Emerging Artist of the Year:








  • Julie Harwood-Jones
  • Emma Pink
  • Sara Rose
  • Gil Sipkema


Student Artist of the Year:









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Notice of Passing of a by-law to amend by-law 70-2014 Respecting Development Charges

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:00 AM

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Orangeville passed a by-law to amend By-law 70-2014 respecting development charges, being By-law No. 042-2019 on the 26th day of August, 2019 under section 2 (1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, as amended;

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal under section 14 of the Act, in respect of the development charges by-law, by filing with the Clerk of the Town of Orangeville on...

Notice of Passing of a by-law to establish Development Charges for Town wide and area specific services

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:00 AM

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Orangeville passed a by-law to establish development charges for Town wide and area specific services, being By-law No. 043-2019 on the 26th day of August, 2019 under section 2 (1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, as amended;

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal under section 14 of the Act, in respect of the development charges by-law, by filing with the Clerk of the Town...

Small Business Enterprise Centre launches Digital Main Street Service Squad

Posted on Monday, August 26, 2019 12:00 AM

The Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre today announced that it has received a $30,000 grant from the Ontario Government to fund a Digital Service Squad to help downtown small businesses in Orangeville, Shelburne and Grand Valley improve their online capabilities.



The Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre received the Digital Main Street grant from the provincial government to establish a Digital Service Squad to help main street small businesses enhance their...

Ontario Government investing close to $700,000 in a transit project in Orangeville

Posted on Friday, August 16, 2019 12:00 AM

Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones is pleased to announce that the Town of Orangeville will receive provincial funding for a project that includes construction of a new transfer terminal including a new glass shelter, seating, a concrete pad and a layby bus lane. Also included in the funding is the purchase of a new low-floor bus and specialized transit bus.



Jones shares the news that Orangeville has been nominated to receive funding through the Public Transit stream and Rural and Northern stream...