Spring is officially here, and we couldn’t be more excited! As the sun comes out more and more, and the winter blues fade away, the streets of Downtown fill with smiling customers eagerly awaiting patio season. With this increase in pedestrian traffic, windows can be real attention grabbers.  Thank you to all the businesses who are housing bunnies in their windows for this year’s Spring Bunny Hop. Many families are kicking off springtime by hopping around Downtown searching for your bunnies, so they are checking out your pretty spring window displays at the same time! Reminder that ballots for the Spring Bunny Hop can be picked up at Sproule’s Emporium and Moguls in Mocean, while customers are there, they can Guess How Many Candies in the Jar for more chances to win. Customers who are Downtown on Saturdays can also stop by the Orangeville Winter Farmers’ Market for a chance to win a spring Vendor Basket to whoever can Guess the Spring Things in the big jar. Make sure your customers know all the ways they can WIN in Downtown Orangeville this Spring.

Your Feedback Matters

What are your favorite events? What would you like to see in the future? Have your voice heard! We are conducting our first survey of the year to see how the OBIA can continue to do our best for Downtown Orangeville and its members. Please click the button below and fill out the survey (completely anonymously). It won’t take long, and it will contribute to the decisions we make for the betterment of Downtown going forward. Thank you to all who choose to participate!


Where: Theatre Orangeville

When: May 9th at 8pm

What: Theatre Orangeville’s Production of “The New Canadian Curling Club”

Who: YOU! All OBIA Members!

Price: FREE!

How: Email Eve at ambassador@downtownorangeville.ca

Details Below!

As a business owner you can claim 2 tickets right away, you can do whatever you like with these tickets, give them away to your employees, friends, in a contest, or enjoy them yourself! Upon RSVP Your Name and Business Name will be added to the list of attendees! The production is a hilarious and inspiring story of a group of unlikely athletes who face off against prejudice to become a true team; a reflection of what it truly means to be a Canadian. It’s a show you won’t want to miss!  You’ll have lots of laughs, an opportunity to chat with your business neighbors, and to enjoy a delicious treat or two! We will see you there!

Attention All Retail Businesses!

Reminder that Good Friday (April 7th) and Easter Sunday (April 9th) are Mandatory Retail Business Closure Days here in Ontario, that means unless you sell books, tobacco, antiques, handicrafts, or flowers you must be closed! Did you know you will get fined for staying open on a Mandatory Holiday? If you don’t celebrate Easter or honor Good Friday kick back and enjoy your Friday and Sunday off, you have 361 other days to be open! To find out more information on Mandatory Retail Business Closures and what days you must close visit:  https://www.ontario.ca/page/retail-business-holidays and click the button to view the Town of Orangeville’s Retail Holidays Exemption by-law.

Orangeville & Area SBEC

Remember to check out the Orangeville & Area SBEC calendar for upcoming events on everything from scaling a start-up, building your dream team to understanding your taxes! There are so many amazing learning opportunities for brand new business owners and experienced business owners. April is Jam packed with so many fantastic sessions you won’t want to miss, you can even meet up in person! Click the button below to view a full roster of in person and virtual upcoming events in April and register!