Throughout the year, the Town of Orangeville undertakes numerous construction and infrastructure projects in order to maintain or improve elements in the Town. 

This page will provide updated information on any construction projects that may create disruptions for residents.

Parks and Facilities Projects

Rotary Park - Anticipated start Spring 2024

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

  • 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 renovation work, tentatively scheduled for late summer 2024. The project is being completed by a private sector contract, RK & Associates Consulting Inc.

Walsh Crescent Park - Begins June 17, 2024

Work on the replacement of the Walsh Crescent Park's playground equipment will be completed the week of June 17, 2024. 

The old playground has been dismantled and taken away, and the sand around the playground is scheduled for removal on June 18. 

Installation of the new structure is expected to begin on June 19 with an anticipated completion by the end of the week.

Building Infrastructure Projects

Road Infrastructure Projects

Culvert Rehabilitation - C-Line at Broadway (Anticipated start: July 1, 2024)

Rehabilitation work on C-Line at Broadway is scheduled to resume on July 1, 2024. 

The project was initiated in September 2023 and work continued until December 2023, when it was stopped due to the winter season. 

The following closures will occur for the project:

  • C-Line at Broadway for approximately 3 weeks
  • Single Lane closures at C-Line and Broadway for approximately four weeks following the initial closure

Culvert Rehabilitation - John Street (Resumed Spring 2024)

Work on the rehabilitation of the culvert on John Street resumed as of May 6, 2024. 

The project was initiated in September 2023 and work continued until December 2023, when it was stopped due to the winter season. 

A portion of John Street will be closed for the duration of the work. 

  • John Street – Little York Street to Church Street

Hansen Boulevard Connection

A map indicating the remaining portions of the Hansen Boulevard Connection in the Town of OrangevilleThe alignment of Hansen Boulevard was planned through a municipal class environmental assessment completed through 2006-2007.

The western stretch of Hansen Boulevard, between Blind Line and Veteran’s Way, has been constructed in incremental segments over a 10-year period. Segments were completed as surrounding residential subdivision developments were constructed, by the project developers.

Segments completed to date (February 2024) include: 

  • Eastern segment near Blind Line and Meyer Drive and Mason Street (Plan 7M-42), completed in 2008; 
  • Western segment adjacent to Veteran’s Way and the western leg of Parkinson Crescent (Plan 7M-47), completed in 2012; and 
  • West-central segment near Drew Brown Boulevard and the eastern leg of Parkinson Crescent (Plan 7M-70), completed in 2016. 
  • The road also crosses over a tributary of the Lower Monora Creek. This crossing was designed by the Town and constructed in 2023 in anticipation of the completion of the road. 

The last remaining stretch of Hansen Boulevard falls within future subdivision lands owned by the developer. 

Why is the work not being completed now?

  • The developer has been unable to proceed with building the subdivision, as it requires the sale of homes within the development to begin. Construction economy and the current challenges in the real estate market have delayed this. Similar delays have occurred in other jurisdictions.
  • The Town cannot build the road itself as the lands are owned by the developer, not the Town.
  • Provisions can be put in place to allow construction to be completed in a timely matter, such as the Town completing approvals. When the developer is ready to move forward, all the steps are in place from the Town’s end for them to proceed.

Victoria Street and Ontario Street Reconstruction (Beginning June 3, 2024)

A map of the scope of work for the Victoria Street and Ontario Street reconstruction projectsA private sector contractor hired by the Town of Orangeville will begin the reconstruction of Victoria Street and Ontario Street on June 3. Reconstruction will include, but is not limited to the following: roadway, curbs, sidewalks, streetlighting, concrete curbs and gutters, and storm sewers. Both streets will be closed to traffic for approximately 5 months. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.

Road Closure: Victoria Street and Ontario Street will be closed as of June 3, for approximately 5 months. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.

Scope of work:

  • Earth excavation
  • Granular base
  • Hot mix asphalt
  • Storm sewers
  • Concrete curb and gutter
  • Concrete sidewalk
  • Streetlighting
  • ...any other work necessary

Pre-Construction Elements:

There will be some project-related work that will occur ahead of the road work. This includes the installation of tree protection and environmental fencing, locates, surveying, and utility daylighting. A single lane closure will be required ahead of June 3 to complete this work.

Resident Impacts:

  • Some driveway access may be interrupted throughout construction. On-site personnel will be present to coordinate. 
  • Surveys of the area have resulted in the identification of some trees that will be impacted by the reconstruction projects. Residents affected by this will be notified in advance of the work. 
  • Some delays may be experienced. Detour routes and construction signage will be erected.

Frequently asked questions: 

What are the construction work hours?
Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Work may take place after hours or on weekends in the event of extreme or emergency situations. This will only occur with the Town's approval and in accordance with the noise by-law.
What kind of inconveniences are expected during construction?
You may experience dust, noise and other inconveniences. Every effort will be made to reduce and mitigate the impacts. 
What if I have mobility challenges or require other special accommodations that may be impacted by restricted driveway access during construction? 
If you require special accommodations, please contact the Town's Infrastructure Services team at 519-941-0440 ext 4250.

Will our general garbage, yard waste and recycling service be disrupted during construction?  

Waste and recycling bins should be at the end of your driveway prior to 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. The private sector contractor will relocate the bins as necessary to enable the County’s solid waste collectors to gain access to them. Please label your municipal address on all bins to assist us in returning them. 

Will our mail delivery be disrupted during construction? 

Mail delivery will continue throughout construction and the Contractor will coordinate any required mailbox relocations with Canada Post. If mailbox relocations are required, further notice will be provided to residents.  
Will the school bus services be disrupted during construction? 
Road closures will be communicated to the bussing agencies in advance of the road closures. Any interruptions to bussing will be communicated through these agencies.
Will my utilities be disrupted during construction?
Telephone, electrical, cable TV and gas services should not be affected by the construction, barring any unforeseen circumstances. 
Who do I call if I have a problem with the Construction activities? 
 Please contact our Infrastructure Services team at 519-941-0440 ext 4250.

 

Other Projects in Orangeville

The projects in this list are not Town of Orangeville projects but may have a direct impact on residents. Where necessary, the Town will work with the private sector contractors to minimize any negative impacts on its residents and increase safety.

 Avalon Care Centre - Started 2023

On August 28, 2023 the Ontario government announced a full redevelopment of the Avalon Care Centre, Orangeville's 40-year-old long term care facility.

The project will bring more long-term care beds to Orangeville, addressing a critical shortage.

  • Construction-related traffic, including large material deliveries will be present during the project. 
  • The current Primary access route for work is off Preston Drive.
  • Work is under-way to open an entrance off Broadway — this will occur once the culvert work on site is completed. Culvert work is expected to resume in Summer 2024.

Mitigating traffic disturbances on Preston Drive

In response to traffic concerns raised by residents on Preston Drive in 2023, the Town of Orangeville has been working with the project contractor to mitigate negative impacts, safety, or the quality of life for residents. 

The following measures have been put in place to honour the contractor's commitment, including:

  • Construction vehicle speed limit reduction signage of 20km/hr along Preston & other residential streets
  • Safety fencing, hoarding and signage to address hazards and protect public from inadvertent site access
  • Limiting number of vehicles accessing the site from Preston Drive by offering a second entrance and parking off the existing Long Term Care facility
  • Minimizing truck traffic after significant rainfall events and sweeping the street as necessary
  • Ensuring the storage of all Construction materials and equipment is within site boundaries

Constructing the building structure:

  • Construction on the building will begin in early 2024.
  • Scope of work includes concrete floor slab pouring and deliveries on steel, pre-cast and masonry materials.