To all members, Summer is flying by and we are just a few days away from our Shop the Sidewalk event!  Thank you to everyone who has confirmed their participation!  It’s going to be a really exciting 2-day event with over 35 businesses participating, live music, balloons, kid-friendly programming & more!  Whether you will be participating, or just coming down to enjoy the event, we can’t wait to see you there!

Shop the Sidewalk Friday August 27 & Saturday August 28

Shop the Sidewalk PosterOur two-day Shop the Sidewalk event will be similar to a sidewalk sale, but shops are not required to put items on “sale”.   Customers will get to experience an array of sidewalk activities – everything from special displays to live music, “meet the artist”, raffles, clearance tables, new fall inventory & more!     Click here for a list of participating businesses and the full event schedule!


  • If you did not get a chance to RSVP to this event, it’s not too late to join in the fun! Email Julia: by Thursday at 5pm and we will add you to the participant list!
  • Last minute ideas include: handing out coupons, getting creative with some sidewalk chalk art, setting up a selfie station (fun backdrop or furniture piece), or a simple table with sale items!


Even if you are unable to participate in the event, you can still show your support for your business neighbours and the Downtown Orangeville community by:

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) Resource Hub

The WSPS Online Resource Hub is a great source of information when it comes to navigating COVID-19 & the workplace.   Here are a few articles that you may find useful.

Canada-Ontario Job Grant Information Sessions

Georgian College’s Career and Employment Community Services is holding free online information sessions about the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG). This government grant can fund up to 83% of the cost of upgrading the skills of your staff with a third-party trainer (please see attached flyer). For more information, or to register for an information session, please contact Stacey Kovios: or 705-728-1968 ext. 4108 . Additional Resources: Canada-Ontario Job Grant ( COJG Employer Questions & Answers (


Support our local theatre in the great outdoors! Click the image for show times & tickets! Thanks everyone!