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Town of Orangeville commits to development of Tourism Strategy

Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2020 12:00 AM

Resulting plan set to position the Town for COVID-19 recovery in the short-term, while addressing long-term opportunities

The Town of Orangeville has begun the process of developing a five-year Tourism Strategy & Action Plan which will incorporate COVID-19 recovery measures, as a way to determine important next steps for the community’s short- and long-term economic development.   

The creation of this Strategy & Action Plan follows the findings of the 2018 Orangeville Economic...

Decision made on new transfer point for Orangeville Transit

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:00 AM

The Orangeville Transit Task Force made its final recommendations to Orangeville Council this week, with the most significant being the location of a new transfer point. After years of review, Council voted 5-2 to establish a transfer point for Orangeville Transit buses on both sides of Broadway, between First Street and John Street. The task force was formed in 2019 to review and make recommendations to Council regarding transit operations.

Following the Town of Orangeville Transit Optimization Study...

Inspiration from Gratitude: expressing thanks through children's art

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:00 AM

Area children are invited to say thanks to health care workers/teams through their artwork.

First 30 artwork submissions from children will be transformed into signs expressing thanks and displayed at one of the three entrances to Headwaters Health Care Centre

All artwork submissions will be collected and shared with the hospital or long-term care facilities, and will be part of a collage to be shared on the Town’s Facebook

Submissions may be created in any medium and should be horizontal format, 8.5...

COVID-19 Emergency Measures By-law goes into effect in Orangeville

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville continues to respond to COVID-19. Residents are reminded of the importance of reducing all contact with others as much as possible and staying home except for essential outings to help stop the community spread of the deadly virus.

On April 20, Orangeville Council approved a COVID-19 Emergency Measures By-law to help protect the health and safety of residents. Individuals not adhering to physical distancing regulation can be fined a minimum of $500 and maximum of up to $100,000...

Transition to OPP continues in Orangeville

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville continues to work with the Ontario Provincial Police to move forward with the transition process, tentatively scheduled for October 1, 2020.

On March 5, the Town submitted the extensive brief and request for disbandment to the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC). A decision on the application is slated for mid to late May of 2020.

In early March, the OPP Career Development Bureau held pre-qualification sessions allowing applicants a tour of the OPP General Headquarters...

Town of Orangeville is laying off 143 employees

Posted on Friday, April 03, 2020 12:00 AM

As a result of Town facility closures and service adjustments amidst the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Town of Orangeville has laid off 143 Town employees.

Affected are casual and part-time employees in the areas of recreation and events, libraries, crossing guard services, and recreation facility support. Along with school closures in mid-March, the Town’s libraries, recreation centres and facilities closed on March 14 as part of the Town’s emergency plan to help halt the spread of the...

Social distancing, not congregating, is the rule during pandemic

Posted on Thursday, April 02, 2020 12:00 AM

The public is reminded to maintain social distance and to not congregate in groups -- to protect yourselves and others from COVID-19.

The Orangeville Police Service and Orangeville By-law Enforcement will be monitoring the community.

Whether you’re in mandatory quarantine in your home or dealing with social distancing in public, the community depends on you to abide by the current rules. Group gatherings of more than five people are no longer tolerated, as keeping people apart is vital to slowing...

Orangeville Council will hold its second virtual meeting on April 6

Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2020 12:00 AM

Based on advice from federal and provincial public health officials, and the critical need for social distancing, Orangeville Council will hold its second virtual meeting on April 6. As they occur, virtual Council meetings can be viewed live, or at any time following the meetings, on YouTube (Orangeville Council channel). Council Chambers at Town Hall will not be open to the public to attend Council meetings until further notice.

Members of the public who have an interest in a matter listed on the...

Orangeville Town Hall and facilities closed until further notice

Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2020 12:00 AM

With advice from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG) Public Health and for the safety of our residents, businesses and employees, Orangeville Town Hall and all other Town facilities will remain closed until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Many services are still available and Town staff continue to be available to assist our residents and businesses. The public can still interact via phone with Town staff during regular business hours at 519-941-0440 and press 0 or by email at...

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,...