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Outdoor ice rinks are open for use with restrictions

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:45 AM

The Town constructs and maintains several outdoor ice rinks. Regular updates are provided on the Town’s website indicating which outdoor ice rinks are open. When a rink is closed, the public is asked to stay off the ice. For those that are open, please enjoy this winter activity and be sure to follow protocols. Keep in mind that rink operations are weather dependent and are also affected by snow accumulation and dependent upon people following the municipal regulations and COVID-19 protocols. 

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Default speed limit in Orangeville changes to 40 kph

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 08:52 AM

Orangeville motorists are being asked to slow down. The speed limit on most municipal streets will be 40 kilometres per hour, effective March 1, 2021.

Orangeville Council voted on January 25, 2021 to amend the Traffic By-law, revising all 50 kph roadways to 40 kph. Excluded streets will include major town roads: Hansen Boulevard, First Street, Town Line, C Line, Riddell Road, Centennial Road and Broadway.

The by-law amendment will take effect March 1, 2021 once required signage is erected. Council...

Heritage Week February 15-21, 2021

Heritage Orangeville celebrates Heritage Week, February 15-21

Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2021 09:55 AM

This year our heritage will be celebrated nationally with Heritage Week from February 15-21, 2021. Locally, Mayor Sandy Brown has proclaimed the same period as Orangeville's Heritage Week.

The theme Heritage Canada has chosen for this year’s Heritage Day is “Resiliency: relying on our heritage foundations to hold strong and help us pivot in a changing present for the well-being of future generations”. In keeping with this theme, Heritage Orangeville asks the community to reflect that the “Heroes...

Council Highlights - January 25, 2021

Posted on Friday, February 05, 2021 12:15 PM

New Detachment Commander for Dufferin OPP detachment – Inspector Terry Ward was introduced to Council as the new Dufferin Detachment Commander.

Recognizing front-line workers – Resident Allan Luiker spoke before Council, outlining his suggestion that a tribute to front-line workers and the risks they take be made at the Alder Recreation Centre, if not through renaming the facility, then in the form of an acknowledgement above the entrance doors to the centre. Council directed staff to investigate...

Council Highlights - January 18, 2021

Posted on Friday, February 05, 2021 12:08 PM

Tabling of the 2021 budget – The 2021 budget was presented by the Treasurer.

The net levy increase for the draft 2021 consolidated budget is 0.97% or $356,000. Council will hold budget discussions at its meetings on February 1 and 2.

Guide rails on Rolling Hills curve – Council voted to have temporary safety measures installed on the bend along Rolling Hills Drive, and to include funding in the 2021 capital budget for the design and installation of a steel beam guide rail on the bend alongside Rolling...

Council Highlights - January 11, 2021

Posted on Friday, February 05, 2021 12:04 PM

Dufferin Service Delivery Review – The County of Dufferin conducted a comprehensive service review of shared municipal services/resources, internal county operations, and human/community services. The consultant, Optimus, provided an overview of the results of the Dufferin Service Delivery Review, focusing on shared services identification, review, and recommendations. The report was received by Orangeville Council.

Orangeville Tourism Strategy & Action Plan – Terrilyn Kunopaski, Director...

Council Highlights - December 14, 2020

Posted on Friday, February 05, 2021 11:56 AM

COVID-19 Community Recognition Award Recipients Mayor Sandy Brown congratulated all award recipients for their contributions to the community’s well-being during the pandemic and thanked them for their service. The award winners are:

  • My FM Radio
  • Branching Out Support Service Participants
  • Cedar Heights Dental
  • Community Response Team
  • Curry Mantra Restaurant
  • Heritage Dental
  • Déjà vu Diner and Boxed Meats
  • Dufferin Autism Committee
  • Orangeville Caremongering
  • Orangeville Minor Hockey
  • Pita Pit
  • Marifa MacMullen
  • Simran...

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Get Active Orangeville

Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2021 04:46 PM

Get outdoors and keep active this winter. The Town of Orangeville Recreation & Events Division and the Orangeville Public Library have lots to offer. There are lots of ways to participate in keeping active right here in Orangeville. Check out the outdoor skating rinks, local parks and trails, virtual babysitting training and home alone courses for youth, take a walk through town and enjoy the public art, check out the 25 activities to do together or enjoy a story during virtual...

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Town approves budget with less than one percent net levy increase

Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2021 03:51 PM

The Town of Orangeville’s 2021 budget was approved at the February 2nd meeting of Orangeville Council, with a 0.97 percent (or $356,417) increase to the net tax levy of $36.9 million.

Each year, Council and municipal staff work to balance the cost of providing Town services with existing resources. The consolidated budget of approximately $70 million requires $37.4 million in net tax levy before assessment growth. This represents a $839,775 (2.29 percent) increase from the 2020 levy requirement....

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Town of Orangeville achieves three AVA Digital Awards

Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2021 08:55 AM

The Town of Orangeville has received recognition for three recent projects in the 2021 international AVA Digital Awards program.

  1. The “Open Orangeville – COVID-19 Recovery Plan” has won a Platinum Award in the AVA Digital Awards in the category of digital marketing/COVID-19 digital response.
  2. The “2020 Town of Orangeville Budget” won a Gold Award in the AVA Digital Awards, in the category of digital marketing/content marketing e-annual report.
  3. The third AVA Award was an Honourable Mention for the...

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Town continues to construct outdoor rinks

Posted on Tuesday, February 02, 2021 11:26 AM

The Town continues to maintain and construct several outdoor ice rinks. Daily updates are provided on the Town’s website informing the public of which outdoor ice rinks are open. When a rink is closed, the public is asked to stay off the ice. For those that are open, please enjoy this winter activity and be sure to follow protocols. Keep in mind that rink operations are weather dependent and are also affected by snow accumulation and dependent upon people following the municipal regulations...

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Outdoor rinks under construction

Posted on Monday, January 18, 2021 11:23 AM

The Town is currently working to construct and/or maintain several outdoor ice rinks, thanks to Parks staff. When it comes to those that are being built, the public is asked to stay off the ice. For those that are open, please enjoy this winter activity and be sure to check orangeville.ca before heading out to ensure rinks are open. Keep in mind that rink operations are weather dependent and also dependent upon people following the municipal regulations and COVID-19 protocols.

The first four locations...