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Fourth annual Public Bike Ride set for June 15

Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2019 12:00 AM

This year’s Public Bike Ride begins at Kin Family Park (485 College Avenue), at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15. The ride follows parts of the Rotary Way bike route and the Town’s trail system, and will end at the Orangeville Farmers’ Market at 9:30-9:45 a.m.

Building on the success of the last three years, the annual bike ride seeks to raise awareness of the Town’s bike routes and to promote bike/car safety. With the establishment of three bicycle routes and the continued development of the trails system,...

Mill Street turns into Orangeville’s Jurassic Park on Sunday night

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:00 AM

The country's only NBA team is playing for a championship for the first time, and all of Canada is rooting for them.

The Town of Orangeville received permission from Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), that owns the Toronto National Basketball Association franchise, to broadcast the game on Mill Street Sunday night (June 2) on a large viewing screen. This marks the first time in franchise history that Toronto has hosted the NBA Finals.

“The Raptors making it to the NBA Finals may be a once...

Town initiates road construction projects for 2019

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2019 12:00 AM

Several road construction projects are slated for the summer months in the Town of Orangeville.

Construction has resumed on the second phase of Second Avenue reconstruction.  The first phase of the Second Avenue project, from Second Street to Third Street, was undertaken in the fall of 2018.  Phase two, from First Street to Second Street, got underway this spring with completion set for the first week of June 2019. The overall project is expected to wrap up in early September, with the top...

Town announces appointment of General Manager of Corporate Services

Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:00 AM

Andrea McKinney has been appointed as the General Manager of Corporate Services for the Town of Orangeville, effective June 10, 2019.

Currently the Chief Digital Officer for the City of Hamilton, Ms. McKinney is accountable for digital transformation and government modernization at the city. In this role since 2017, she started with the City of Hamilton as the Director of Communications & Corporate Initiatives in 2016.

Previously, Ms. McKinney worked at eHealth Ontario from 2010-2016 as the Senior...

2019 Utility Box Art Display Program opens for artists

Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville has announced its Call for Artists for the 2019 Utility Box Art Display Program. With a submission deadline of June 14, the Town is looking for local artists to help beautify the community and celebrate the Town’s vibrant arts culture. Since this popular program began in 2016, thirteen functional utility boxes have been transformed into colourful works of art for residents and visitors to enjoy.

The Utility Box Art Display Program is designed to recognize local artists, celebrate...

Town presents 2019 Environmental Sustainability Awards

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:00 AM

Several members of the Orangeville community were recipients of the Town’s 10th annual Environmental Sustainability Awards this week. The presentations were made at a meeting of Orangeville Council, by Councillor Grant Peters who chairs Sustainable Orangeville. The awards, presented by the Town on an annual basis, recognize those who have made a positive environmental contribution to the community.

The 2019 Environmental Sustainability Award recipients are:

Business – Déjà Vu Restaurant

Déjà Vu is recognized...

Fire hydrant flushing and maintenance program runs from May to July

Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville will commence its fire hydrant flushing and maintenance program on May 1.

This will affect the users of the following water systems:

  • Orangeville Water System
  • Cardinal Woods Water System (Mono)
  • Coles/Island Lake/Purple Hill Water System (Mono)

Please be aware that from May 1 to July 31, 2019 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday each week, Orangeville Water Works staff will be completing fire hydrant flushing and maintenance programs in the municipal water...

Check out local by-laws and obtain a permit before open air burning

Posted on Monday, April 08, 2019 12:00 AM

Orangeville Fire is advising residents to contact the service regarding any restrictions governing open air burning, before starting any fires.

“With spring outdoor clean-up starting and warmer weather finally here, we know some folks are excited to sit around the backyard fire and burn brush and yard debris on their property,” said Fire Chief Ronald Morden. “Cleaning up debris and limiting the level of flammable vegetation surrounding your home is good practice. But make sure the way you do it is...

Earth Week activities scheduled for April 23-28

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:00 AM

Residents can participate in Earth Week this year through many of the local programs and events to be held April 23-28 – and at a spring clean-up on May 4.

Sustainable Orangeville will have Earth Week displays throughout the week at Alder Recreation Centre (275 Alder Street) and Orangeville Public Library (1 Mill Street). A book/DVD exchange will be available during regular business hours from April 23-28 at Alder Recreation Centre and the Edelbrock Centre (30 Centre Street). Bring in any unwanted...

Town’s Salt Management Plan continues to evolve

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville continues to monitor its winter maintenance activities and consider new technologies and practices without compromising roadway and pedestrian safety.

Road salt is used as a cost-effective de-icing chemical to maintain roadway and pedestrian safety in the winter, however, when released into the environment in large quantities, road salt can have adverse impacts on ecosystems, soil, water supplies, vegetation, and wildlife.

The development and implementation of a Salt Management...

Town awarded grant to take action on climate change and resilience

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville has been granted up to $125,000 in funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Climate change staff grants initiative to help address staffing gaps and increase our capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change or reduce greenhouse (GHG) emissions.

Orangeville is among 59 communities across Canada benefitting from this initiative.

The Town will direct the funding towards a Climate Change Co-ordinator contract position to develop a Climate Adaptation Plan...

Town officially opens Saputo Health & Lifestyle Centre

Posted on Friday, February 01, 2019 12:00 AM

Following the January 31 grand opening, the Saputo Health and Lifestyle Centre offers a wide range of recreation programs. The 5,000-square-foot multi-purpose space, inside the Alder Recreation Centre at 275 Alder Street, offers a court for pickleball, badminton, floor hockey, and three-on-three basketball, while two smaller multi-purpose rooms can accommodate a variety of health and lifestyle program offerings and a number of fitness classes including POUND® fitness, yoga, Zumba burst and dance...