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Two new tree sculptures added to municipal art inventory

Posted on Tuesday, July 07, 2020 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville has unveiled two new tree sculptures on Broadway. The coyotes are howling at 216 Broadway, in front of the post office. The eye-catching sculpture is carved out of white pine and took more than a week to complete.



Up the street, at 305 Broadway, is a whimsical sculpture of pelicans. They look like they are sitting on individual posts but the sculpture’s elements are all carved from one log, of white pine. This sculpture also took more than a week to complete.



Both sculptures...

Everykids Park project completed ahead of schedule

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00 AM

Everykids Park, originally opened more than two decades ago, has a brand new look. Redesigned and re-imagined over the past year, the park’s features, inside the larger Harvey Curry Park, are ready for children to enjoy once the province signals that COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.



Openspace Solutions Inc. was awarded the contract to replace the Everykids Park play structures and splash pad at Harvey Curry Park (90 Dawson Road). Work began in September, with much of the preparation work completed...

Fire dispatch transfers to Tillsonburg on July 27

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00 AM

The Orangeville Fire dispatch service is switching from the Orangeville Police Service to the Tillsonburg Fire & Rescue Service’s communications centre. The transfer of dispatch and communication services is effective July 27, 2020 at 8 a.m.



Orangeville Police Service is the current dispatch provider, however with the Town’s transition to Ontario Provincial Policing this October a new provider was needed for the fire dispatch service. The Town issued a Request for Proposals, with the Town of Tillsonburg...

Reopening of pools, ice, summer programs being evaluated by Town

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:00 AM

The Town continues to evaluate opening recreation programs, including swimming pools. Information is being shared with the community as it is available and things continue to evolve.



The business model for recreation centre aquatics programs is based on large participant volumes and today that traditional model of program delivery is not possible due to the pandemic and related safety protocols. Although the province recently announced that municipal pools could reopen, the number of participants...

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 ShopDowntownOrangeville.ca. 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...