In the Town of Orangeville, we promote public art and culture. You can apply to place a piano on public property so that members of the public can play the piano and share their love of music with the community. Learn more about this program and the rules and guidelines.

Apply for a piano permit

Complete the Pianos on Public Property Application and submit it by email or drop it off at Town Hall:

87 Broadway
Orangeville, ON
L9W 1K1

You must submit all documentation at least 14 days prior to the proposed installation date.

Application details

Please include the following information with your application:

  • name, address and contact information
  • location and dates of the public piano installation
  • description of the piano
  • signed policy and acknowledgement
  • image of the piano
  • certificate of insurance naming the Town of Orangeville as an additional insured for $2 million
  • proof of automobile liability insurance
  • letters of support from adjacent businesses
  • map/image marked to demonstrate the proposed location

Dates, times and locations

Pianos can be displayed on public property for a maximum of three months, from June 15 to September 15 each year. Pianos are available for public use daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. only. The owner must ensure that pianos are uncovered in the morning and then recovered at 9 p.m. so that they cannot be played outside of the approved time.

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

  • south side Broadway in the vicinity of 82 to 114 Broadway
  • either side of Broadway, west of First Street and east of John Street
  • either side of Broadway, west of Second Street and east of First Street

Pianos located on public property can't impede the flow of pedestrian traffic and must have a minimum of 1.5 metres clear and free pathway.