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Public/Stakeholder Open House to discuss potential development at 82-86 & 90 Broadway

Posted on Friday, September 04, 2020 11:09 AM

An electronic public and stakeholder open house is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. to provide members of the public and Business Improvement Area (BIA) stakeholders with an overview of potential development options for the properties at 82-86 and 90 Broadway. The presentation will include:

  • Project overview
  • Land use planning framework
  • Concept designs, including considerations for each
  • Q & A (submitted online)
  • Next steps in process/contact information should participants...

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Face coverings requested on Orangeville Transit

Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:00 AM

Face coverings are requested for anyone riding a transit bus in Orangeville, effective September 8, 2020. The move to facial coverings for transit riders is meant to ensure passengers feel safe using the system as use increases with the start of the school year.



Some municipal transit systems report high voluntary compliance with respect to facial coverings. The new practice is be implemented as an educational campaign and the Town will work to ensure riders are aware of the request for facial coverings.



“We...

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More recreation programs and facilities set to reopen

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

Recreation programs will resume at Alder Recreation Centre, effective August 24.



Participants are asked to pre-register in advance online. The leisure pool will re-open with movement enhancement, family leisure swims, parent and tot swims/programs. Additional fitness classes will be introduced in the coming weeks. Program dates and times will be available online as of Friday, August 21 at 8 a.m. Pre-registration will be available 72 hours in advance at www.orangeville.ca/parks-and-recreation.



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Drive-in Summer Concert Series launches August 21

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:00 AM

Following the approval of the Provincial Government for drive-in events, including music concerts, Orangeville Council has endorsed an exciting line-up of concerts for the end of August. The drive-in concerts will be held in the parking lot at Rotary Park, with a limited capacity. Performances are set for August 21-23 and 26-28 through advance online ticket sales. E. Hofmann Plastics is the presenting partner of the six-concert series. Wightman is the show sponsor for the August 27 and 28 concerts....

Small Business Enterprise Centre launches Digital Service Squad to help small businesses

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville, in partnership with the Orangeville, Shelburne and Grand Valley Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), has received a $40,000 grant from Digital Main Street (DMS) Ontario for a Digital Service Squad (DSS). The grant will help main street small businesses use digital technologies to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.  Funding for the grant is provided by FedDev Ontario. The Squad will be administered by the Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre and...

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OPP recruitment process nears completion, building upgrades under way

Posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville’s transition to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remains within budget and on schedule for October 1, 2020.



In a report to Orangeville Council, Chief Administrative Officer Ed Brennan said the staff transition and recruitment process to OPP is under way. The OPP’s Career Development Bureau has completed the final review stage of uniform applicants. Letters to offer or decline will be sent to applicants the week of September 7. Training for the transitional officers will take...

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Town continues to reopen facilities and programs

Posted on Monday, August 10, 2020 12:00 AM

As the Town of Orangeville continues to reopen facilities and services under stage 3 of the provincial recovery plan, additional amenities and programs will open to the public. The Town’s facility reopening remains a phased approach to allow for the assessment and implementation of new safety protocols, staff transition, additional training as well as  monitoring of service and program demands.



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On August 4, Town Hall opened to the public by appointment only on August 4, from 9 a.m. to...

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Town Hall to reopen August 4, by appointment

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

Orangeville’s Town Hall will open for public appointments for the first time since closing in late March to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Now in stage three of the provincial recovery plan, the Town Hall will reopen August 4 to accommodate public appointments and to welcome staff back on staggered and alternating shifts to reduce numbers of people in the building at one time. The capacity in the building will be 50, including staff and public, at any given time.



To book an appointment, members of...

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Nominations are open for the 2020 Arts and Culture Awards

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2020 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville has opened nominations for the annual Arts and Culture Awards. The awards celebrate the vibrancy of the community’s cultural scene and aim to recognize contributions made by businesses, organizations and individuals in Dufferin County.



Since 2010, over 70 awards have been presented to an impressive selection of deserving recipients. “This year, we felt it was more important than ever to recognize arts and culture in Orangeville and the surrounding area,” says Councillor Lisa...

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Everykids playground opening set as Town reopens all play structures on July 17

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:00 AM

Given the greenlight to proceed to stage 3 by the Province of Ontario, the Town of Orangeville is currently readying all 27 of the Town’s playgrounds for reopening tomorrow.



In preparation, parks crews have been completing a full inspection of all necessary structures and equipment prior to reopening as well as ensuring that all pre-engineered fibre (fall areas) are levelled and checked. The new playground at Everykids Park includes a junior playground with slides, climbers, low level monkey bars,...

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Orangeville's moving to stage 3: Town works with Public Health on guidance for reopening protocols

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:00 AM

The Province of Ontario has announced plans for stage 3 of reopening, as the spread of COVID-19 continues to slow. Orangeville is on the list of communities that can enter stage 3 as of July 17.



Ontario has identified this stage can include reopening outdoor playgrounds and play structures, movie theatres, indoor restaurant dining, and gyms, as well as relaxing restrictions on public gatherings, subject to physical distancing requirements. Indoor and outdoor gathering limits will also be increased...

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Town introduces smart technology in open spaces to support reopening

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville, in partnership with IRIS R&D, an Ontario-based technology start-up company, is launching an innovative smart open space pilot this week. The goal of the pilot is to support the reopening of public places in a way that is in line with Public Health guidelines on social distancing and to understand the flow of people in public spaces.



As part of the Town’s Digital First initiative and COVID-19 recovery efforts, smart cameras have been installed at the community garden and...