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Town endorses Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan

Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville’s first Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) outlines a vision for the municipality as “a thriving, green, healthy, and connected community” and provides direction that will help guide future planning in the Town. Orangeville Council formally received the sustainability plan on June 24 and directed staff to consider implementation of the plan’s recommendations in future planning.

Along with a sustainability vision for the Town of Orangeville, priority goals, strategies...

Cycling and Trails Master Plan sets direction for trail improvements

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:00 AM

The Cycling and Trails Master Plan (CTMP), completed with provincial and municipal funding in 2019, will be considered in future development. The plan, prepared by Dillon Consulting Limited, was presented to Orangeville Council on May 27, 2019. It is a comprehensive update to the Town’s original Trails Master Plan Study from 2008 and the development of a new cycling plan.

Incorporating best practices, the Cycling and Trails Master Plan is a long-range recreation and transportation planning document...

Be entertained by lumberjacks on Canada Day

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2019 12:00 AM

Bring your national pride to Orangeville as the community celebrates Canada Day on Monday, July 1. Enjoy free activities and entertainment at the Alder Recreation Centre at 275 Alder Street from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. and enjoy the fireworks show over Island Lake at 10 p.m.

During the afternoon, at the Alder Recreation Centre, residents and visitors can enjoy a range of activities, including opening ceremonies and birthday cake at 11:45 a.m., the Great Canadian Lumberjack Show, three free one-hour...

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...

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...