sign in front of Town Hall municipal offices

As the Town of Orangeville continues to reopen facilities and services under stage 3 of the provincial recovery plan, additional amenities and programs will open to the public. The Town’s facility reopening remains a phased approach to allow for the assessment and implementation of new safety protocols, staff transition, additional training as well as  monitoring of service and program demands.

Town Hall

On August 4, Town Hall opened to the public by appointment only on August 4, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1-3 p.m.  Staff continue to work within Town Hall and from home regular business hours. Town Hall will reopen in a non-appointment format tentatively on August 17. 

Recreation centres and programs

Due to the Alder lap pool liner requiring additional repairs, staff have phased in reopening with the Orangeville Otters Swim Club training at the Tony Rose pool. More aquatic programming will open on August 17 -- public swims and lane swimming during weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Pre-registration through the RecConnect registration portal is recommended for all classes and programs. Pre-registration will open on August 14 for these initial aquatic programs. 

Recreation programs will continue to expand, with September 14 set for the reintroduction of swimming lessons, public skating, shinny, pickleball and the walking track. Program participants will be asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the program start time to allow for the additional time required for screening and attendance. Only one parent/guardian will be allowed to accompany a child into the facility. Spectator areas will remain closed at this time.

Parks and facility Rentals

Indoor facility rentals are currently being accepted for bookings starting August 17 and arena ice rentals starting September 8. Each facility rental request is evaluated and approved on a case-by-case basis. 

Both splash pads opened on June 26 and all park playgrounds opened on July 17.  The Summer Youth Series recreation programs launched July 21 at the Orangeville Lions Sports Park.  

Outdoor sport facility rentals have commenced for soccer and select baseball teams.


The Mill Street Library will expand services and reopen to the public on August 17, Monday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with some restrictions. Patrons will have access to the computers. The popular curbside pick-up service will continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. The Alder Street Branch will remain closed to the public at this time. Library programming will continue online along with numerous digital services.

Lakeview Annex Municipal Office

The Lakeview Annex municipal offices which is comprised of the Small Business Centre, Communications, Economic Development, Tourism and Culture divisions opened by appointment on August 4.  

Operations Centre and Water Pollution Control Plant

The Operation Centre located at 500 C Line, for Public Works and Parks operations and the Water Pollution Control Plant, located on Town Line will remain open by appointment only.


Council has approved free transit with entry only through the rear door of the bus until September 30.  Orangeville Transit will begin collecting fares once again on October 1 which will require passengers to enter through the front doors. Additional safety measures are being considered.

Council & Committee Meetings

Council may amend the procedural by-law for the framework of Council and Committee meeting conduct with options to continue as wholly electronic participation or a hybrid of electronic participation and physical attendance.

Fire Station

For now, the fire station will remain closed to the public as many of the fire permit, prevention and administration services can be conducted online or over the phone. 

Safety Measures

Safety protocols will be requested of guests visiting any of the Town facilities. Any guest visiting a Town facility is requested to use the online public health COVID self-assessment tool prior to arrival. Upon arrival, a greeter/screener will verbally confirm the COVID assessment questionnaire regarding symptoms, recent travel and virus exposure.  Guests are asked to wear a face covering or one will be provided for them.

Additional safety equipment has been installed within all Town facilities including hand sanitizer stations, floor decals for physical distancing and foot traffic flow, plexiglass barriers at all customer service counters, capacity limits as well as additional directional and safety signage.