Stay-at-Home Order Extended
The Province-wide Stay-at-Home Order has been extended until at least June 2nd. You can view the official new release here: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000124/ontario-extending-stay-at-home-order-until-june-2
We will continue to promote that our members are open for curbside pick up, take-out & virtual classes/appointments. If there is anything we can do to help YOU get the word out that you are open for business, please email us or tag us in your posts @downtownoville so that we can share your message with our followers!
Please check our website categories to ensure that you are listed!
Curbside Pick Up: https://downtownorangeville.ca/curbside-pickup/
Virtual Classes/Appointments: https://downtownorangeville.ca/virtual-classes/
To our retailers, we’ve noticed that many of you are still busy working in your shops on a regular basis. Don’t be shy to let people know that you are open for curbside and window shopping! Spell it out in your window, use a sandwich board, balloons, a product display - whatever it takes to let passersby know that they can still shop with you!
Monthly Member Meet Up May 18th Please RSVP!
Our very first virtual Monthly Member Meet-Up is happening on Tuesday May 18th @9am! Grab a coffee, jump on zoom and chat with us!
Please rsvp to email@example.com and we’ll send you the meeting link!
You can find the meeting agenda and invitation details here.
Alison has been keeping us up to date with the Sidewalk/Boulevard Redevelopment project via email. Be sure to check your inbox for the complete details and updates on the project and don’t miss the opportunity to have your voice heard regarding the timing of the project or any of the design elements.
For example, the draft project plan includes the recommendation for the removal of approx. 10 boulevard trees (trees that are currently heaving the boulevard or are not healthy) and the current project budget does not include the replacement of these trees (approx. $10K per tree). For more info about the boulevard trees, please read pages 3-5 in the project report: https://services3.arcgis.com/pCmV4YWmyIH9CmGq/arcgis/rest/services/InfrastructureProjects_VIEW/FeatureServer/0/50/attachments/11
The first Virtual Public Information session took place this past Wednesday May 12th, but there are still several opportunities to get involved and have your say!
- Participate in a very brief Town survey regarding this project.
- We strongly urge all affected BIA business members to participate. You will find the survey
- Public Meeting on Monday, June 7th . The project plans will be presented at a Public Meeting on June 7th. Members of the public are invited to ask questions at the end of the presentation.
- The meeting Agenda and participation information will be available here a few days in advance of the meeting and you will find it here: https://calendar.orangeville.ca/meetings OR https://calendar.orangeville.ca/meetings/Detail/2021-06-07-1900-Public-Meeting
- Council Meeting at 7 pm on Monday, June 28th The staff recommendations for this project will be presented to Council on Monday, June 28th at 7 pm. If you would like to speak on this matter, you must register a delegation by 10 am the morning of the meeting.
- You will find information on how to register your delegation here: https://www.orangeville.ca/en/town-hall/presenting-before-council.aspx
If you feel strongly about any aspect of this project, please read the information provided in the links above and participate in the public engagement process. In the meantime, if you have questions concerning the report or the project, please contact Tony Dulisse firstname.lastname@example.org or (519) 941-0440 ext. 2248.
Alternatively, you can post your comments/questions here.
Kindness Rocks Project
The Kindness Rocks Project has officially been launched in Downtown Orangeville and we would love if you could share our posts on Facebook and Instagram to help spread the word about this fun and safe activity!
Bring your rocks to the raised garden beds outside of Readers’ Choice and Broadway and help us share a little positivity throughout our great community!
Read the full story here to learn more about the project and find out which of our members have rock painting supplies available for purchase via curbside pick up!
Via website link:
Share this link with your followers: https://downtownorangeville.ca/kindness-rocks/
Go to: https://www.facebook.com/downtownoville . Find the post at the top of our news feed and click Share!
Visit our Instagram page: @downtownoville . Find the post near the top of our news feed and click the paper airplane icon to share to your stories!
Town of Orangeville Tourism Brand Survey: Closes Friday May 14th!
The Town of Orangeville is building a new tourism brand to celebrate and showcase the beauty of our town. They would love to hear from you about why you love Orangeville. This simple, short survey gives you a chance to tell them what you think distinguishes Orangeville from other communities. The Town is looking for input from business owners, residents, visitors, and other stakeholders so please feel free to share this survey far and wide. If you'd like to share more of your ideas and be included in upcoming interviews or focus groups, please include your contact information at the end of the survey.
The online survey can be found here. The survey takes about four minutes to complete and is open until Friday, May 14.
For more information about the tourism brand strategy, please visit www.orangeville.ca/tourism-brand and don’t miss our conversation with Katrina Lemire, Tourism and Culture Officer for the Town of Orangeville, at our Monthly Member Meet Up on Tuesday!
Have a great weekend everyone!