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Splash pads open June 26, with new protocols

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2020 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville is working to open splash pads at Fendley and Everykids parks on Friday (June 26) at noon. The splash pads will operate daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Following the provincial announcement that splash pads could re-open, the Town has worked with Public Health to identify and satisfy their requirements for a safe re-opening. That means these popular recreation amenities will have some new rules. Some of the safety measures will include splash pad ambassadors, physical distancing,...

Orangeville patios can open – Downtown will see patios expand

Posted on Friday, June 12, 2020 12:00 AM

On Monday, June 8, the Province of Ontario announced that Orangeville, as part of the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit, can move to Stage 2 of the Province’s reopening plan. Monday night Council acted swiftly to approve an expanded patio program that will enable patios to be available on-street within the Downtown.

Outdoor dine-in services at restaurants, bars and other establishments, including temporary patio spaces are permitted to open beginning today, Friday, June 12, with proper...

Orangeville plans to re-open some recreation amenities using phased approach

Posted on Friday, June 12, 2020 12:00 AM

Premier Ford announced on June 8 that the area served by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit, which includes the Town of Orangeville, is included in the Stage 2 re-openings that will be permitted starting Friday, June 12. Stage 2 allows for the re-opening of some recreation facilities including pools and splash pads. 

What does this mean for Town of Orangeville recreation programs and facilities? Town staff are currently reviewing the guidelines as set out by the province and seeking...

Medical Officer of Health orders face coverings be worn in commercial establishments

Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:00 AM

During the pandemic, from response to recovery, the Town of Orangeville has taken the direction of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. Community members are advised of an order issued today by Medical Officer of Health Dr. Nicola Mercer.

Under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, Dr. Mercer has issued an order to ensure our area is able to move safely to phase two of the Ontario Framework for Re-opening, effective Friday, June 12.

The order requires owners or operators of a...

Mayor Brown's statement on racism

Posted on Monday, June 08, 2020 12:00 AM

Mayor Sandy Brown made a statement on racism at the beginning of the June 8 meeting of Orangeville Council:

"It was is with great sadness, and with anger, that I have reflected on the events of the past two weeks. The death of George Floyd was wrong. The events that have followed have shone a light on the fact that we collectively, as a society, have work to do. Protestors have marched in the United States and in Canada to raise attention to an issue for which there is no place in today’s world. Protesting...

Wightman commits $56 million to bring high-speed Internet to Orangeville

Posted on Monday, June 08, 2020 12:00 AM

Wightman Communications Ltd. announced today it will bring next-generation telecommunications to Orangeville that will enable high-speed Internet throughout the Town.

Construction for this $56 million fibre project will begin with the Orangeville Business Park in late 2020, with Wightman planning to bury more than 350,000 metres of fibre optic lines throughout the Town of Orangeville during the project.

Wightman is able to provide customers with multiple gigabit Internet speeds, high definition TV...

Improvements planned for Broadway medians

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2020 12:00 AM

The Broadway medians are due for some planting improvements. Orangeville Council received a report May 25 on plans to replace the large overgrown mature trees in an effort to improve sightlines across Broadway and the visibility of pedestrians and businesses.

Phase one of the project is scheduled to begin on June 4 with the removal of designated trees. Motorists, pedestrians, and businesses are advised that some street closures will be required and the Town is making efforts to minimize disruptions...

Orangeville BIA introduces digital downtown marketplace

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:00 AM

Orangeville’s Business Improvement Area (BIA) has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by launching The online shopping experience offered by the BIA, in partnership with Green Monkey Creative, bridges the gap between Orangeville’s downtown businesses and their customers. The digital downtown marketplace showcases a wide variety of local businesses – 22 so far, with ongoing additions.

When the province shut down all non-essential activities and services, Orangeville’s residents...

Orangeville Farmers’ Market re-opens with online ordering, Saturday pick-up

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:00 AM

The Orangeville Farmers’ Market re-opens with advance online orders for pick-up on Saturday, May 30. Customers will place their orders by noon on Thursdays for pick-up on Saturdays between 9 and 11 a.m. in the parking lot at 94 Broadway, across from Town Hall. Pick-ups will be either drive-through or curbside walk-up, with specific timeslots depending on customers’ surnames.

Due to COVID-19, a plan was created for a market model with physical distancing and safe handling measures, based on the requirements...

Town of Orangeville prepares pandemic recovery plan

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:00 AM

Orangeville Council received a report on COVID-19 recovery planning at its May 25th meeting. To prepare for a reopening of facilities, programs and services following an unprecedented lockdown due to the novel coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Town of Orangeville is preparing a recovery plan that will reflect the Province’s phased reopening approach and is in alignment with guidance from Provincial and Public Health Officials.

Over the past couple of months, the Town took measures to alter service...

OCPC consents to application to disband Orangeville Police Service

Posted on Monday, May 25, 2020 12:00 AM

The Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) has approved the application to disband the Orangeville Police Service. The consent of the OCPC is required under the Police Services Act.

This follows the December 2, 2019 acceptance of an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) costing proposal by Orangeville Council.

The Town of Orangeville submitted an application to the commission on March 5, 2020 requesting the disbandment of the Orangeville Police Service as Orangeville intends to enter into an agreement...

Library launches curbside pick-up service

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2020 12:00 AM

The Orangeville Public Library will offer curbside pick-up service, by appointment, effective Monday, May 25. Library customers can reserve items through the online catalogue or library app, by emailing [email protected] or by calling or 519-941-0610 -- and then collect their materials through a curbside pick-up service offered Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular loan periods apply.

The library has designed a contactless system to provide materials to clients. All materials, once...