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Town of Orangeville Receives $250,000 from Rotary Club for Rotary Park Redevelopment Project

Posted on Monday, January 15, 2024 09:50 AM

The Rotary Club of Orangeville (RCO) has committed to donating $250,000 to the redevelopment of Rotary Park, a Town of Orangeville project slated to begin this spring.

The Rotary Park project, approved by Orangeville Council in June of 2022, is planned over six phases (pending budget):

  • Watermain Work
  • Play Structure
  • Tennis and Pickle Ball Courts
  • Parking Lot and Artificial Skating Loop
  • Sports Fields (baseball and soccer)
  • Club House

Watermain work will commence in Spring 2024, followed by the playground...

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Digital Transformation Grant Application Portal Temporarily Open

Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2024 09:58 AM

Business owners – Don’t miss out on this opportunity to receive $2,500 to support your digital marketing needs. 

The application portal has reopened temporarily from Wednesday, January 10, 2024, to Wednesday, January 31, 2024, for Digital Main Street’s (DMS) Ontario Grants Program. There are approximately 300 grants available that will be administered on a first come first served basis. Applications will be accepted throughout the three-week period; however, the portal will close early should the...

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Winter holidays are here; Town of Orangeville's modified hours, holiday family-friendly activities

Posted on Monday, December 18, 2023 09:51 AM

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the Town of Orangeville is excited to offer several events and activities over the holiday break through the Orangeville Public Library and Orangeville Recreation. Town facilities and services will also observe modified hours during the week of Christmas. Orangeville Recreation

Dec. 27 to Jan. 7

A number of family-friendly activities will be available at both Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre and the Alder Recreation Centre, including swimming, skating,...

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Town of Orangeville appoints new General Manager of Corporate Services

Posted on Friday, December 08, 2023 09:24 AM

The Town of Orangeville is pleased to announce the appointment of Antonietta Minichillo as the General Manager of Corporate Services. Minichillo brings more than 16 years of experience in municipal government, most recently as Chief Planner and Director of Planning with the Town of Caledon.

Over the course of her career, Minichillo has also worked for the Town of Grimsby and the City of Brampton. Minichillo served on the Board of Directors Ontario Association of Heritage Professionals and has a...

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Town of Orangeville passes 2024 Municipal Budget Fiscal sustainability a focal point of 4.5% levy

Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2023 06:39 PM

On December 4 and 5, Orangeville Council met to review the proposed 2024 Budget, as tabled on November 27. After deliberation of the documents, the budget was unanimously passed, resulting in a 4.5 per cent net levy increase, which equates to $145 annually for the average property owner.

During its development, Town Staff faced a number of challenges to present a reasonable levy adjustment, including inflation, growing demands for services, and low assessment growth. Although Orangeville is a...

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Winner announced: Town of Orangeville reveals the name of its newest snow plow

Posted on Friday, December 01, 2023 12:11 PM

After much anticipation, the Town of Orangeville has revealed the winner of its snow plow naming contest. Ryan Ondusko, Manager of Public Works, made the announcement at Mayor Lisa Post’s public Town Hall meeting on November 29.

The new 2023 International Workstar plow, the first of its kind in Orangeville, will be known going forward as Snowbe Gone Kenobi.

“Our current fleet is assigned based on numbers – this will be the first plow we can call by a name,” said Ondusko.

Over the fall, residents...

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New tree sculpture celebrates Orangeville’s agricultural roots

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2023 02:30 PM

The Town of Orangeville has added a new tree sculpture to its unique collection of public art.

The Farmer stands at 64 Broadway, at the corner of Wellington Street in downtown Orangeville. He is dressed in overalls, a shop hat, and sturdy boots. The Farmer contemplates his day of hard work as he leans against a wooden fence post. In front of him are the finished fruits of his labour, a sack of flour labelled Anchor Mill.

The sack represents the grain mills that once operated along Mill Creek in...

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Orangeville Council Receives Proposed 2024 Budget

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2023 09:03 PM

At its November 27 meeting, Council received the Town of Orangeville’s proposed 2024 budget. If passed, taxes for Orangeville residents would increase by 4.5%, or $145 annually for the average property owner.

“Effective budgeting in any year requires staff to balance strategic priorities, fiscal prudence, and value for money for the taxpayers,” said David Smith, Chief Administrative Officer. “To build a balanced budget during a period of economic instability requires resiliency. This has been a...

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Organizational Review Completed for Town of Orangeville; Focus on Modernization Moving Forward

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2023 08:09 PM

The Town of Orangeville, in partnership with Blackline Consulting, has now completed an extensive organizational review to ensure the Town’s service delivery model is prepared to manage future growth.

John Naas, partner at Blackline Consulting, shared the review’s findings with Orangeville Council on November 27.

“Based on our analysis, it is evident that for the Town to efficiently manage growth, it should continue to focus on modernizing how it delivers services through process redesign and...

Town and Library partner with Orangeville Food Bank to bring easier access to healthy food downtown

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2023 04:31 PM

Variety of options continue to be available for just 25 cents at Mill Street Library

In June, the Orangeville Food Bank partnered with the Town of Orangeville and Orangeville Public Library to launch a community vending machine. The machine was housed in Town Hall temporarily until construction was completed at the Mill Street branch of the Orangeville Public Library.

The healthy food vending machine has now moved to its permanent home at the Mill Street Library, which re-opened on November 21....

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Stitching love into action: Orange thREADs donates to Family Transition Place

Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2023 04:10 PM

Orange thREADs, the Orangeville Public Library’s stitchery group, made their annual donation of knitted, crocheted, and quilted items to Family Transition Place (FTP) on November 21. The group has made spreading warmth throughout the community – and beyond – a focal point each year.

The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month and is made up of members from around the community who are passionate about knitting, crocheting, or quilting. It’s an opportunity for fabric artists to come...

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Orangeville Water Pollution Control Plant to undergo rehabilitation

Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2023 10:01 AM

The Town of Orangeville’s Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) is embarking on a rehabilitation project, ensuring the plant can continue to perform at maximum efficiency and reducing emissions.

“The rehabilitation project will explore opportunities for energy recovery from the wastewater treatment process,” said Tim Kocialek, General Manager, Infrastructure Services. “For example, the design of the roof replacement on the digester that uses anaerobic digestion to treat solids; the anaerobic...