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Pianos on Public Property

The Town of Orangeville has a policy for the placement of pianos on public property. Approved pianos are permitted to remain on Town property for a maximum of three months, from June 15 to September 15 annually.

Pianos may be available to the public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The owners are to ensure that pianos are uncovered in the morning, as weather permits, and that they are covered and secured to ensure that pianos cannot be played after 9 p.m.

The policy outlines the conditions under which a piano may be placed on public property in Orangeville, provides program details regarding location, ownership and responsibilities, piano specifications, program duration and hours of operation, insurance, removal of pianos, revocation/suspension, and application procedures.

Applications to install a piano on public property can be obtained by visiting the Customer Service desk at Town Hall (87 Broadway, Orangeville, ON) or by downloading the required documents.

Applications will not be reviewed or approved until the following documents are completed and submitted to the Economic Development Manager for the Town of Orangeville:

  • Completed application form
  • Signed policy and acknowledgement
  • Photo/image of piano
  • Certificate of Insurance naming “The Corporation of the Town of Orangeville” as additionally insured for $2,000,000
  • Proof of automobile liability insurance
  • Letters of support from adjacent businesses to the property
  • Map/image with proposed location clearly marked

All application documents must be submitted a minimum of 14 days prior to proposed installation date.

Questions regarding the Pianos on Public Property program can be directed to Ruth Phillips, Economic Development Manager, 519-941-0440 Ext. 2291 or [email protected].

Completed application forms and additional required documents can be submitted by email to [email protected] or completed and delivered to the Customer Service Desk at 87 Broadway, Orangeville, ON.

While public locations throughout Town can be considered, a maximum of three locations may be permitted annually within Orangeville’s downtown core, should sufficient owners supply the instruments and the location be agreeable to adjacent business owners.

The approved downtown locations for pianos are subject to the approval of Town staff and include:

  • south side of Broadway in 82 -114 Broadway vicinity,
  • either side of Broadway, west of First Street, east of John Street,
  • either side of Broadway, west of Second Street, east of First Street.

A piano on municipally owned outdoor property shall not impede the flow of pedestrian traffic. A minimum of 1.5 metres wide free and clear pathway must be maintained on the sidewalk at all times.