Member Update Week of March 7, 2022

Hometown Tourist Selfie Contest, Street Parking for Customers Only Please, Celebrate Holi & more!

Hometown Tourist Selfie Contest

The Hometown Tourist Selfie Contest launches today!   There are 2 ways that you can help us spread the word, and encourage visitors to share their selfies with us:

 1) share your own March Break Selfie  (encouraged! 😊)

 2) share our Hometown Tourist Selfie Contest post on social media

I promise you, there is nothing our Downtown followers like more than to see local business owners and staff getting in on the fun!  It shows how much our local businesses LOVE this community and that there is SO much to do here! 

So don’t be shy, get snapping!  Out on the trails, enjoying lunch Downtown, during your March Break Camp, or at the Theatre – we want to see all the ways you can act like a Hometown Tourist!  Share with us @downtownoville on social media or email your photos to ambassador@downtownorangeville.ca

2-Hour On-Street Parking Limit: A very important reminder to ALL Downtown Businesses

The Town has been receiving complaints from members of the public, alleging that certain Downtown businesses have been occupying on-street parking spots for more than 2 hours – sometimes the whole day. It has been reported that customers are having difficulty accessing the services they need, especially on Mill Street.

This is very unfortunate because if the Town steps up their ticketing efforts as a result of these complaints, it is likely that your customers will be issued tickets also and this is very bad for business! Please DO NOT use on-street parking.  Out of respect for your business neighbours, and to leave as many spaces as possible open for downtown customers, please use one of the conveniently located FREE public parking lots.  You can view a map of the free public parking lots here: https://downtownorangeville.ca/parking/

Thank you very much for your cooperation and understanding in this matter.  Should you have any questions, please contact us!  ambassador@downtownorangeville.ca

Holi Festival of Colours Friday, March 18th, 2022

 

The Town of Orangeville is set to recognize Holi Festival for the first time! Holi, also known as the festival of colours, has cultural significance among various Hindu traditions of the Indian subcontinent. It is a festive day to end and rid oneself of past errors, to end conflicts by meeting others, and a day to forget and forgive. It is symbolic of the victory of good over evil, and it’s a celebration with every colour of the rainbow. Events are planned for March 18 – visit https://orangeville.ca/news for full details!

We encourage all our members to decorate their windows and storefronts in a rainbow of bright colours on Friday March 18th to help celebrate and recognize Holi!

Vehicle for Hire By-Law

A public meeting concerning the Vehicle for Hire By-Law (currently under review) was held last week. A recording of the meeting is available on YouTube and can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/c/OrangevilleCouncil

Members of the public are encouraged to send in comments via email by March 18th, 2022 for Council’s consideration.  Council will debate the issue at the April 11th, 2022 Council meeting (start time 7:00pm) and a decision will likely be made at this time.  

Please send your comments to the Town Clerk’s department at clerksdept@orangeville.ca

Happy March Break & Happy St. Patrick’s Day too!   As you can see, our friends at Carter’s are already in the spirit!

Cheers!