Call for Artists, Clean Sweep Postponed & Sidewalk Reconstruction – Have Your Say!
To all members,
The long weekend is here! Many of us will be celebrating with “stay-cations’ this year - backyard BBQ’s, hiking the trails, enjoying the Farmers’ Market, getting out in the garden, and enjoying some great local take-out. And while it’s not possible to relax and unwind on one of our downtown patio’s yet, those days are coming soon! The first few weeks of the Farmers’ Market were very well attended, and we suspect that people are hungry to be out and about experiencing life again. This can only mean good things for Downtown after the shut down. Your customers miss you and will be heading Downtown to experience all that our businesses have to offer just as soon as they can!
Call for Artists
Our BIA Better Together Task Force has been busy planning some amazing things behind the scenes! Next up: A large, interactive mural on the side of the building at 114 Broadway!
The purpose of this interactive mural is to attract visitors and to offer them a unique Downtown Orangeville experience while promoting Theatre Orangeville.
In partnership with Theatre Orangeville, the Task Force has put out a Call to Artists, looking for artists to submit their original artwork for the space. In particular, they are looking for artwork that showcases the Theatre Orangeville stage, creates awareness for Theatre Orangeville and its productions, and is interactive in nature. The art must engage the audience by inviting them into the scene. Successful artist submissions must be innovative in design, foster community pride, and contribute to a sense of identity for residents and businesses.
The Orangeville BIA Better Together Task Force will award the successful artist $1,500.00 for the design of their work.
To view the full project details, please go to: https://theatreorangeville.webflow.io/submissions/mural-at-114-broadway
Clean Sweep – Postponed
Originally scheduled for mid-May, we decided it would be best to hold off on our Clean Sweep event until most of our businesses are open again. When the province-wide shut down is over, we will welcome customers back to our streets and into our businesses with a Clean Sweep photo op. Date to be announced when the stay-at-home order is lifted, stay tuned!
In the meantime, we encourage everyone to keep their entranceways looking neat and tidy. Thank you to everyone who has gone the extra mile, keeping their walkways safe, clean, and sprucing things up with flowers & sparkling windows. Every little bit of effort helps to contribute to the overall beauty of Downtown & shows the community that we care. If you need a corn broom, we have some at the office and would be happy to provide you with one, just let us know!
Sidewalk/Boulevard Redevelopment Project – Have Your Say!
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.
You can find the project report here: 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.
First Virtual Member Meet up a Success!
Thanks to everyone who attended the Meet-Up on Tuesday! Having a platform to connect with each other, share thoughts and ideas and learn from one another, is so important! We plan to continue the Meet-Up’s each month - June’s date & special guests to be announced in the coming weeks! If you have any suggestions for topics or special guests, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Cheers to a great long weekend!