Member Update Week of August 24, 2020

Back to School, Event Calendar, Gift Certificate Collection, Open Sundays & more


Photo: Mind Over Math, Orangeville


Hello everyone!


Back to School time is upon us, and many shoppers are out looking for back to school supplies, first day of school outfits, lunch boxes, notebooks, backpacks, face masks, and any products or services that will make the transition back to school easier!   If your business is featuring some great products for back to school, or offering special services, please TAG US in your social media posts and we will share with our 5000+ followers on Facebook and Instagram.

Facebook: @downtownorangeville 

Instagram: @downtownoville 

We are all hoping for a safe return to school for our kids and recognize that September will bring changes for many of us, we wish you well in this time of transition and encourage you to join the OBIA Member Facebook Group where we share the latest updates and information.  This is a private group (members and OBIA staff only) where you can post questions and discuss current events with your business neighbours, share your concerns and good news stories too! See you there!


Post your event on!


Did you know, that as part of your BIA membership, you receive free event promotion via’s event calendar? Please submit any upcoming in-store events by completing the form here: .  Events may include Anniversary Sales, Grand Opening’s or Re-Opening’s, Classes, Virtual Events or Workshops.


Gift Certificate & Coupon Collection Next Week


If you have any Downtown Gift Certificates or Coupons that were redeemed at your store, please email Julia ( and she will collect them from you and issue your re-imbursement via cheque or Visa payment.   Please ensure that a copy of the original transaction receipt is attached.


Open Sundays – Good News Story 😊


We have been encouraging shoppers to come Downtown on Sundays and so far the response has been very positive!   Happy customers and tourists, and record sales reported from several of you on Sundays!    While we recognize that this is not possible for all of you, if you have been thinking about opening Sundays, now is a great time to try it!  Please contact me if you would like to add your business to the list!


“A Sunday well spent brings a week of content”


Did you know that many of our Downtown businesses are open on Sundays? Start your day with brunch or coffee Downtown, visit some of our unique shops, enjoy the tree sculptures and Heritage Walking Tour, stop for ice cream, have your nails done or attend a yoga class, and stay for dinner at one of our incredible restaurants! Here is the current list of Downtown Orangeville shops, restaurants, and services that are open on Sundays!  Be sure to check back often for new additions!



A Touch Of Class By Mags

Bulk Barn

The Chocolate Shop

Doogans Pet Emporium

Framed x Design Custom Picture Framing & Art Gallery

Global Pet Foods

Greenhawk Orangeville Equestrian Supplies

M & M Meats

Orangeville Outlet Centre

Readers’ Choice 151 Broadway

Sproule’s Emporium

The Altered Native Orangeville

The Gauntlet Comics & Games Inc.



Angel’s Diner

Bar on Broadway

Barley Vine Rail Co.

The Black Wolf Smokehouse

Boston Pizza

Coriander Kitchen

Guest Wok

Mill Creek Gardens

Mill Creek Pub & Restaurant Orangeville


RJ’s Taste of Asia

RustiK local bistro

Top Hat Tea Room



Century 21 Millennium, Inc. Brokerage

Kala Yoga

Kar Bath

Orangeville Nails & Spa

Orangeville Wellness Clinic

RiverEdge Dental

Seven Crowns Tattoo

Tri County Driving Academy


Best Western Plus Orangeville Inn & Suites


#NowOpenSundays #DowntownOrangeville


COVID-19 Business Resources


We are continually updating the COVID-19 Business Resource Section on the Downtown Orangeville Website, and recently added a few articles from Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) that have some really great tips & practical advice.  You may wish to print these out and have them handy for quick reference.


5 Ways To Create A Safe And Inclusive Workplace During The Pandemic


Small Business: COVID-19 Questions & Answers


What To Do If A Worker Shows COVID-19 Symptoms


Arts & Culture Awards – Deadline Extended

It’s not too late to nominate a deserving individual or group!  Please continue reading below:

Recognize a deserving business, organization, or individual who has contributed to arts and culture in Dufferin County.

The nomination deadline for the Town of Orangeville’s 2020 Arts and Culture Awards has been extended to Wednesday, September 9.

This year’s awards provide a unique opportunity to support the creative sector and feature the many ways it has helped the community to cope and thrive during these unprecedented times. Nominators are encouraged to think beyond traditional artistic ventures and consider how arts and culture have been presented, taught, and enjoyed in new and different ways.

How can I nominate?

The simple nomination form is available for completion online. Anyone may complete a nomination form. Self-nominations are accepted and nominator information is confidential. There are eight different award categories:

Who is eligible?

The definition of arts and culture is wide-reaching and can include visual, music, dance, film, theatre, or written mediums, but also embraces culinary arts, design, parades, festivals, and community events.

Past award recipients are not eligible to be nominated for the same award; however past nominees are eligible to be nominated again. Nominees must be residents of the County of Dufferin.

Nominees will have the opportunity to provide further information to the judges and will be contacted by the Town for next steps.

What is the deadline?

Nominations will now be accepted until Wednesday, September 9 at 4 p.m. Please help us spread the word about this unique opportunity to recognize deserving recipients. Forward this email to everyone who may be interested in completing a nomination.

Complete your nomination today!

Save the Date

2020 Arts & Culture Awards Virtual Presentation

Thursday, October 22, 2020

For more information or any questions, contact Katrina Lemire at or 519-941-0440 Ext. 2258.

Thank you for your support of arts and culture in the Town of Orangeville.


Thanks everyone!