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Filming for TV series resumes in Orangeville

Posted on Friday, May 21, 2021 01:23 PM

Filming for a new television series began in Orangeville in early May and will resume on May 31. Marblemedia OU Productions Inc. is using Orangeville for some of their exterior location base for the series called “Overlords and Underwoods”. Filming is planned for May 31, necessitating some rolling stoppages on Broadway between First Street and Mill Street. The production company also requires parking on the north side of Broadway between First and Mill Streets, on the south side of Broadway between...

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Ontario announces three-step road map to reopen the province

Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2021 05:12 PM

The Ontario government has released its Roadmap to Reopen, a three-step plan to reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the province-wide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators.

More outdoor recreational amenities to reopen, with restrictions in place, effective May 22, 2021, with restrictions in place, such as the need to maintain physical distancing. These amenities include but are not limited to golf courses and driving...

Dufferin County residents are asked to contact police about public safety matters

Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:08 AM

 The Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding citizens to contact police directly regarding public safety matters. Community members are vital partners in community safety.

 Recently, the Dufferin OPP has been notified of incidents indirectly. Reports and complaints have been shared on social media or through other agencies without immediate or direct police contact. Members of the public are reminded to call police directly regarding any public safety...

Council Highlights - May 10, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 02:07 PM

7-Eleven application to Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario – Council heard a delegation from Sania Wadalia, President of the Orangeville and District Labour Council. She spoke in opposition to the application by 7-Eleven to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to sell and serve alcohol on the premises.

Final tax rates for 2021 – Council heard a staff report outlining the proposed taxation rates for the 2021 fiscal year. The report recommended an increase in the total residential tax...

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Orangeville budget wins gold in 2021 NYX Marcom Awards and AVA Digital Awards

Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:41 AM

After an intense judging period featuring 2,163 entries from 33 countries, the Town of Orangeville has been named as a Gold Winner in the 2021 NYX Marcom Awards for the 2021 Budget document. The winning work was a collaboration of information of all municipal divisions, along with a budget team from Finance and a design team from Communications. The budget document is enhanced with the addition of vivid imagery and community profile articles.

“The 2021 budget and forecast are built using long-term...

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New GIS platform provides information on Town’s major capital projects

Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2021 10:30 AM

Updated information on the Town of Orangeville’s major capital projects can be found on an ongoing basis on a new online platform. The GIS (Geographic Information System) site can be accessed directly or through the Town’s website, under the Town Hall tab.

Two public information centres will kick off the new information portal. The first virtual public information centre is on May 11 from 4-6 p.m. for the reconstruction of Centennial Road, from C Line to Dawson Road.

Centennial Reconstruction link...

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Outdoor Farmers' Market opens May 8

Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2021 10:26 AM

The outdoor Orangeville Farmers’ Market opens for the season on May 8, at 90 Broadway (parking lot across from Town Hall), running from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday.

The location offers more physical distancing for shoppers and vendors, compared to the traditional venue on Second Street. There will be approximately 28 vendors at the market every Saturday and some vendors may change from week to week. Visit orangevillefarmersmarket.ca for the weekly vendor line-up.

The market will operate under...

Council Highlights - April 26, 2021

Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2021 09:13 AM

Mayor's Special Committee on Men's Homelessness – Council heard presentations by Terrance Carter and Pastor Matthew McLean about the need to address men’s homelessness. Pastor Matthew McLean outlined programs relating to men's homelessness that The Lighthouse is currently offering and outlined some additional supports that are required. The two presenters advocated the creation of a Mayor's Committee on Men's Homelessness.

Council passed a resolution that a Mayor’s Special Committee on Men’s Homelessness...

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Town wins top honours with two Hermes Creative Awards

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2021 03:38 PM

The Town of Orangeville has received recognition for two recent projects in the 2021 international Hermes Creative Awards program.

  1. The “Open Orangeville – COVID-19 Recovery Plan” has won a Platinum Award in the Hermes Creative Awards in the category of Communications/Strategic Programs, Pandemic Response.
  2. The “2021 Town of Orangeville Budget” won a Platinum Award in the Hermes Creative Awards, in the category of Print Media/Publications, Annual Report.

Hermes Creative Awards is an international...

Fire division partnership with McDonalds

Orangeville Fire and McDonald’s partner to deliver safety messages, coupons

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2021 09:20 AM

McDonald’s customers, using McDelivery, will receive coupons for treats and some fire safety messages, thanks to a new partnership between McDonald’s Orangeville locations on Riddell Road and at Walmart and Orangeville Fire.

Customers using the McDonald’s delivery app will get their order, along with a postcard coupon offering one free ice cream cone, any size fries, or any size of premium roast coffee. Two versions of the postcard will permit Orangeville Fire to share messages about planning and...

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Dates revised for filming new television series in Orangeville

Posted on Monday, April 26, 2021 03:33 PM

Filming for a new television series is now scheduled for early May, with revised dates announced by the production company. Marble Media OU Productions Inc. will be using Orangeville for some of their exterior location base for the series called “Overlords and Underwoods”. Marblemedia will be filming in Orangeville from May 4-6, necessitating some traffic stoppages and some recreation park closures.

The family comedy follows the Underwoods, a North American family whose life is turned upside down...

Council Highlights - April 19, 2021 Public Meeting

Posted on Monday, April 26, 2021 01:04 PM

Public Meeting re 200 Elizabeth Street – Staff outlined a Zoning By-law amendment application that seeks approval for the development of four semi-detached dwelling units fronting on Ada Street, and an 80 square metre convenience retail store fronting on Elizabeth Street. The lands are zoned Neighbourhood Commercial (C2) with Special Provision 24.46A and permit convenience retail and dwelling units on upper floors. The application seeks to amend the zoning to permit convenience retail along Elizabeth...