Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021 09:37 AM
The Town of Orangeville has developed a new Tourism Strategy and Action Plan. Adopted by Town Council on January 11, the plan highlights the top tourism drivers in the community and provides insights and actions that will help the Town support this key sector.
The process of developing the five-year plan began in May 2020 as a way to determine important next steps for the community’s short- and long-term economic development. The plan's creation follows the findings of the Town's...
Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2021 11:28 AM
As a result of the provincial shut-down which came into effect on December 26, the Town of Orangeville has laid off 46 Town employees. These staff members, previously laid off in March, had been recalled in the fall to facilitate the reopening of facilities and relaunch of a number of programs.
The Town is also continuing the lay-off of 32 employees who have not been recalled since March 2020. Affected are casual and part-time Community Services employees in...
Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 12:26 PM
The Ontario government will be providing more support to small businesses that are required to close or severely restrict their operations due to the necessary Provincewide Shutdown. This will help ensure they can continue serving their communities and employing people once COVID-19 has been eradicated.
The new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which will provide a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to help small business owners during this challenging period.
Small businesses required to close...
Posted on Monday, December 21, 2020 04:57 PM
The Town of Orangeville will close those facilities that had reopened as the Province of Ontario gets set to enter shutdown, due to COVID-19, for 28 days, starting December 26.
Additional restrictions will necessitate the closure of Town Hall, the library, and the recreation centres which had reopened. Most services will continue to be available to the public -- by phone, by email, virtual and personal appointments, and online services. For inquiries or more information please contact Customer Service...
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 04:47 PM
The Orangeville Brampton Rail Access Group (OBRAG) has provided formal notice that it will terminate its agreement with the Orangeville Railway Development Corporation (ORDC) and GIO Railways Corporation Inc., effective December 31, 2021. Rail service will cease on that date, nine months in advance of the Sept. 2022 expiration of the current agreement. Under the tripartite agreement, dated June 27, 2018, the parties will continue to fulfill their obligations with respect to maintaining rail freight...
Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 09:26 AM
The Town of Orangeville has announced Community Recognition Awards for 15 recipients this week. The recognition program, aimed at deserving residents, businesses and organizations for outstanding efforts within the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, was approved by Orangeville Council in September.
Deputy Mayor Andy Macintosh, who brought the idea forward originally, says he’s proud of all the recipients. “It has been tough on everyone during these times, but these groups and individuals have...
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020 05:07 PM
In the interest of transparency, the Town of Orangeville is providing notice that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The Town and the staff member (who is now in isolation) are currently working with Public Health. Public Health is the process of completing their protocols and is expected to contact individuals who may have been potentially exposed. Public Health has advised based on their work so far that it is low risk.
The Town has an active approach to cleaning and staff protocols...
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:45 AM
The Orangeville Fire Service is better equipped to keep all community members safe, thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada. The grant, totalling almost $23,000, will be used to purchase a Bullseye Digital Fire Extinguisher Training System, fulfilling a critical need within the service’s public education section.
“This state-of-the-art unit will provide the community with simulated fire extinguisher training,” said Fire Chief Ron Morden. “The opportunity to train...
Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2020 11:38 AM
Transmetro and Aldenhill Subdivision Applications – Brandon Ward, Manager of Planning, outlined the applications submitted by Transmetro Properties Limited, Aldenhill Developments Limited and Edgewood Valley Developments Limited c/o Hughes Management. These are applications for two plans of subdivision with related Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments. The proposed subdivisions are in the vicinity of Blind Line and Hansen Boulevard.
The proposed plans would include 152 detached dwelling lots,...
Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2020 11:25 AM
The Town of Orangeville is being recognized twice in 2020 for Marketing and Communications Excellence. The Town is the recipient of an international MarCom Award for its COVID-19 Recovery plan winning a gold award in the category of Strategic Communications; the Town also received an Honourable Mention for the 2020 Budget Document which redesigned how the budget is presented.
Corporate Services General Manager Andrea McKinney announced...
Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2020 04:30 PM
Brenda Boulevard, between C Line and Cambridge Avenue, will be closed Dec. 9, starting at 7 a.m. This is to accommodate emergency work to replace a deficient valve on Brenda Boulevard. No through traffic. Local traffic may be permitted. Please avoid the area. For further inquiries, contact Public Works at 519-941-0440 ext. 2248 or ext. 4500.
Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2020 08:41 AM
Santa Claus is coming to Town on a vintage 1934 Bickle fire truck on two days leading up to Christmas.
The jolly fellow will travel three routes and cover a large portion of Orangeville to allow for social distancing. Families can join the fun at a location on the route nearest to them. Check out the online map for Santa’s plan.
Sunday, December 13
Route 1 – 11-11:30 a.m.
Route 2 – 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Saturday, December 19
Route 3 – 12-12:45 p.m.
Please visit the online map and remember...