FCM funding for women in leadership – Council approved that The Town apply to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for a Canadian Women in Local Leadership grant to increase the participation of women, and particularly women with intersectional identities, in elections for Town Council.  Also, as a partner the Canadian Federation of University Women provides the resources to complete the application and the proposed program.

 Opening of College Avenue to connect with Hansen Boulevard – A motion to open College Avenue to traffic to allow travel from those properties west of the Hansen Boulevard missing link was defeated.

Council referred the consideration of a by-law regarding an all-way stop at the intersection of College Avenue and Fieldgate Drive together with the following intersections:

  • Spencer/Cornwall Gate and/or Spencer/Sherwood
  • Alder/Glengarry or Alder/Sherwood
  • Meadow Drive/Pheasant Drive

to obtain additional information regarding safety and a re-examination of the warrants. Staff is to report back to Council as soon as possible.

Free transit during festival – Council approved free transit be provided throughout the Town for the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival on June 3 and 4.

Ontario Land Tribunal – Council agreed that the Town requests the Ontario government dissolve the Ontario Land Tribunal immediately to eliminate the red tape delaying the development of more attainable housing in Ontario. The motion will be sent to Premier Doug Ford, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Leaders of the Liberal and Green Party, Ontario MPPs , the Ontario Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus, the Ontario Small Urban GTHA Mayors and Regional Chairs, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and all Ontario municipalities for consideration.