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Council Highlights - March 1, 2021

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021 03:17 PM

Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment – Brandon Ward, Manager of Planning provided an overview to Council of the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments and Site Plan Approval relating to 780 Broadway. The proposal is for a mixed-use development featuring 54 three-storey back-to-back townhouse dwellings, a single-storey stand-alone commercial building, 154 parking spaces (108 residential and 46 commercial spaces). The current Official Plan does not permit residential uses and the...

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Orangeville marks one-year anniversary of COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:30 AM

The Town of Orangeville has lowered flags at municipal facilities today to mark the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. The flags are lowered to mark the impact of the pandemic and to honour those affected by COVID-19.

The pandemic has been devastating. More than 7,000 people in Ontario have lost their lives to this deadly disease. The Town acknowledges this loss of loved ones and offers condolences to all those impacted by this loss...

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WDG Public Health opens vaccine pre-registration to phase two eligible groups

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 02:01 PM

Eligible groups in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph under phase two of Ontario’s Vaccination Plan can nowpre-register online at In addition to ongoing pre-registration for phase one Priority Groups, pre-registration is now available for these additional groups:

• Adults 60-79 years of age (80+ can still pre-register as well)

• Congregate settings staff

• Congregate settings residents and their primary caregivers

• Individuals with select health conditions

• Essential caregivers...

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Call for Artists announced for 2021 public art installations

Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2021 01:03 PM

The Town of Orangeville has issued its annual Call for Artists to offer local artists an opportunity to help beautify the community through the installation of public art. This year, up to five utility boxes will be transformed into colourful works of art. Up to six new mural installations will also be added to Alder Recreation Centre’s walking track.

The objective of the Call for Artists is to promote the talent of local artists and enhance their connection with the community. Initially...

Small Business Centres Ontario Launches Covid-19 Economic Recovery Network Website!

Posted on Monday, March 01, 2021 02:47 PM

Small Business Centres Ontario (SBC Ontario) is pleased to announce the launch of their new website which serves as a hub for 54 existing Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centres (SBECs). Through funding from the Ontario Government under the Ontario Together Fund initiative, the site has been created to increase access and awareness of Small Business COVID Recovery services available to small businesses.

“Supporting small businesses and keeping the entrepreneurial...

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Town receives Festivals and Events Ontario award for drive-in concerts

Posted on Monday, March 01, 2021 09:17 AM

The Town of Orangeville is the recipient of a Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) Achievement Award for the 2020 Summer Concert Series. The Service Excellence Award for the Town of Orangeville was announced at the annual FEO conference, in a virtual format. FEO recognized organizations across the province, with a focus on adapt-pivot-evolve.

The Town of Orangeville, in partnership with Theatre Orangeville and B Social Snack Bar Dufferin/Community Living Dufferin offered a six-day Summer Concert...

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Library opens to public at the Mill Street Library

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 02:42 PM

The Mill Street Library will open its doors on Monday, March 1 so the public can browse the collection and use public computers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

Patrons are required to wear a mask and complete a screening with a greeter. Library capacity will be limited to 25 individuals at a time with a maximum visit of 45 minutes daily. Regular cleaning of high touch surfaces will occur throughout the day.

The Library has a limited number of public computers available for a 45-minute...

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Commercial COVID compliance blitz in Orangeville Feb. 25-28

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 02:01 PM

As part of the provincial government’s education campaign for the reopening of small businesses, an inspection team will be in Orangeville February 25-28.

To ensure businesses are helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, provincial offences officers will be visiting area businesses, with a focus on commercial businesses that were closed during the provincial shutdown. The provincial offences officers, health inspectors and by-law officers will be carrying out inspections for four...


Orangeville hosts Dufferin COVID-19 Vaccination Centre

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2021 12:08 PM

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, Dufferin County and the Town of Orangeville are completing preparations for a COVID-19 Hub Vaccination Clinic at the Alder Recreation Centre. Preparations for the clinic are underway now with the clinic expected to open on March 3, 2021.

“Moving quickly and strategically is essential to getting our region vaccinated against COVID-19. I thank our partners at the County and Town for their commitment to ensuring the people of Dufferin County have local access...

Council Highlights - February 17, 2021

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021 04:32 PM

Orangeville minor ice user groups fees review – At its meeting on February 8, 2021, Council had deferred a report by staff regarding a request by the Orangeville Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), the Orangeville Girls Hockey Association (OGHA) and Skate Canada Orangeville for a 50 percent reduction in ice permit fees from December 14, 2020 to the end of the 2020/2021 ice season. The three groups delegated to Council.

Michelle Whyte, Don Williamson and James Herr, represented the Orangeville Girls...

Council Highlights - February 8, 2021

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021 04:29 PM

Orangeville minor ice user groups fees review – At its meeting on January 11, 2021, Council had requested that staff prepare a report regarding a request for a 50 percent reduction in ice permit fees by the Orangeville Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), the Orangeville Girls Hockey Association (OGHA) and Skate Canada Orangeville from December 14, 2020 to the end of the 2020/2021 ice season. Council decided to defer the report to a special meeting to be held on February 17, 2021.

OPP transition update...

Orangeville’s Innovative Finishing Solutions Inc. wins business award

Posted on Friday, February 12, 2021 01:34 PM

Innovative Finishing Solutions Inc. (IFS Inc.) announced that it has been named the winner of the 2020 North American Awards for Best Automotive Robotics Finishing Solutions Company presented by New World Report.

Located at 41 Centennial Road in Orangeville, the company was formed in 2002 and is now North America's leading paint shop solutions company. IFS Inc. is an exclusive Level Four (4) FANUC Robotics Automotive paint process integrator specializing in turn-key robotic and electrostatic finishing...