A new way to experience Orangeville

Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 12:18 PM

The Town of Orangeville has partnered with Driftscape to introduce a whole new way to experience the community. Launched on June 28, the partnership offers a unique and safe opportunity for visitors and locals of Orangeville to explore the Town’s sights and activities.

Driftscape is a mobile app that serves as a modern-day method to highlight Orangeville’s diverse set of activities, sites and stories. The app showcases the public art, historic landmarks, and recreational activities that can be found...

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Flags lowered to acknowledge unmarked graves found near former residential school

Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2021 03:10 PM

The Town of Orangeville is lowering its flags to acknowledge the finding of 751 unmarked graves at a cemetery near the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.

The Marieval Indian Residential School operated in the area where the Cowessess First Nation is now located, east of Regina. Children from First Nations in southeast Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba were sent to the school from 1899 to 1997. The Cowessess took over the school's cemetery from the Catholic Church...

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New fire station to be constructed on Centennial Road

Posted on Friday, June 18, 2021 02:06 PM

The Town of Orangeville plans to construct a new fire station at the corner of Centennial and Commerce Roads, to replace the existing fire hall which was constructed in 1971-1972 on Dawson Road. The 2015 Fire Master Plan identified the need for the replacement of the existing fire hall and associated training grounds.

The approximate 20,000-square-foot fire headquarters will address the growing capacity needs of the fire operations and community service area with particular focus on maintaining industry...

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Orangeville student wins top prize in Habitat for Humanity Canada’s writing contest

Posted on Friday, June 18, 2021 01:47 PM

KaraA Grade 6 student at Orangeville’s Montgomery Village Public School is making a difference through her writing. Kara entered the national Habitat for Humanity’s Meaning of Home annual writing contest and was chosen as the 2021 grand prize winner for Grade 6. Her poem, “What home means to me,” has earned Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga-Dufferin a $30,000 grant to help build homes.

This year’s contest drew more than 12,000 entries from students in Grades 4, 5 and 6, raising a record $300,000...

Council Highlights - June 14, 2021

Posted on Friday, June 18, 2021 01:02 PM

Closed meeting minutes – The minutes of the closed Council meeting regarding a site alteration application in Amaranth by Amarlinc resulted in a resolution by Council. Amarlinc Earthworks Inc. is proposing to use its property at 513151 2nd Line in the Township of Amaranth (Township) for an earthworks fill operation that would result in approximately 800,000 cubic metres of fill from construction sites in the Greater Toronto Area being used to fill in the aggregate pit located on the property.


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Water levels lower than usual at Island Lake

Posted on Friday, June 18, 2021 08:45 AM

Water levels at Island Lake will be lower than usual this summer. The historically low levels at this time of year are being attributed to a relatively dry winter and spring. Credit Valley Conservation and the Town of Orangeville will continue to monitor the level of water and reduce the outflow. However, it is anticipated that levels will drop from July to September, unless heavy rainfalls occur.

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Council Highlights - June 7, 2021

Posted on Monday, June 14, 2021 01:09 PM

Replacement of sidewalks and boulevards on Broadway – Howard Wray of Triton Engineering provided an overview of the replacement of sidewalks and boulevards on Broadway from John Street to Third Street. Discussion about the project included issues on the proposed timing of the project, i.e. fall of 2021 or delaying until spring or fall of 2022, the type of materials used, tree planting and placement of bike racks.

Shelley Wishart presented a petition signed by 62 businesses asking that the Broadway...

Council Highlights - May 31, 2021

Posted on Monday, June 14, 2021 01:08 PM

Dissolution of Orangeville Hydro Services Inc. Orangeville Hydro Services Inc. (OHSI) was incorporated in September of 2000 and is a separate entity from Orangeville Hydro Limited (OHL). The Town of Orangeville is the sole shareholder of OHSI. Since the corporation’s establishment in 2000, the OHSI has had no business activity or owned any assets. Council resolved to authorize staff to take necessary proceedings for the dissolution of the corporation.

Audited 2020 Financial Statements – Council...

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Bloomin’ Garden Showcase returns to Orangeville

Posted on Monday, June 14, 2021 09:55 AM

Sustainable Orangeville is inviting residents to show off their gardens as the popular garden showcase event returns this summer. This year will mark the sixth year for the fun competition, as last year the event was not held due to COVID-19.

With eight different categories in private, public or business gardens, there are plenty of opportunities to participate. The event begins June 14 and runs until July 7.

The event offers prizes and bragging rights for Orangeville’s gardeners and property owners....

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Town seeks input on Community Improvement Plan

Posted on Monday, June 14, 2021 08:15 AM

The Town of Orangeville is preparing a new Community Improvement Plan (CIP) to facilitate and encourage economic growth, sustainable development, and enhancement of underutilized areas. The Town has retained Sierra Planning & Management to consult and prepare the CIP.

A Community Improvement Plan is a tool available to municipalities under the Planning Act to facilitate revitalization and redevelopment efforts in a defined area(s). CIPs enable municipalities to establish grants, loans,...

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Downtown two-hour parking to be enforced

Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2021 04:05 PM

The Town of Orangeville would like to remind motorists that two-hour parking is enforced to ensure short-term availability of spaces for shoppers and visitors as Ontario prepares to reopen following the two-month shutdown. The two-hour parking is on several streets and parking lots in the downtown core.

Orangeville Council had implemented a moratorium on downtown parking enforcement as a form of pandemic relief but that ended on April 1, just days before the provincial shutdown was announced.


Community Art Mosaic

Get involved in Orangeville’s largest community art project

Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2021 08:49 AM

To celebrate Canada Day, the Town of Orangeville is inviting Orangeville residents to participate in the creation of a legacy art project. The Town has commissioned Mural Mosaic, an Edmonton-based arts group, to design a mosaic mural showcasing the historic charm of Orangeville.

The mural will be made up of approximately 500 tiles – each a unique hand-painted image – that when combined together create an overall design. The 8-foot by 12-foot ft. mural will be installed at Town Hall upon completion.