Picnic Perfect, Parking Update, Downtown Orangeville Gift Certificate Program Update and more!

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Picnic Perfect!

We launched an exciting summer promotion this week!  Participating restaurants are featuring Picnic Packs on their menus & we’re encouraging everyone to make their weekend Picnic Perfect & discover why Downtown Orangeville is becoming known as a culinary hot spot!

All you have to do is order a Picnic Pack from a participating restaurant, pick up, and enjoy in one of our local parks!  Every Picnic Pack comes with $5 Downtown Orangeville coupon. Bring your own blanket, bring a book, maybe a friend or two & you have the perfect afternoon planned!  Friday, Saturday & Sunday all summer long!

View the full details, including participating restaurants, on our website: https://downtownorangeville.ca/picnic-perfect/

Restaurant members: Would you like to be added to the list?  Please reply to this email and let me know ASAP!

Retail & Service members: Do you offer something that is perfect for picnics?  Maybe a blanket, a basket, sunscreen, sun hat, a good book?   Feel free to get in on the picnic promotion too by sharing your picnic items on social media & tagging us!  #picnicperfect #downtownorangeville 

Thank you to everyone who has shown support for our local restaurants by sharing our Picnic Perfect post on Facebook & Instagram!  The more people we can bring downtown with this promotion, the more we ALL benefit!

Parking Update

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. 

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/

This parking poster can be helpful for reminding your customers of the 2- hour on-street parking limit, re-instated back in April.

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

Downtown Orangeville Gift Certificate & Coupon Program Update

NEW! $5 Off Coupons

We have a new coupon in circulation, as part of our Picnic Perfect promotion.  Please look out for these $5 off coupons all summer long, accept them at face value, and we will re-imburse you the full amount.   Downtown Dollars and older Downtown Orangeville Gift Certificates are still in circulation, please accept these as well and let us know if you receive any so that we can re-imburse you! 

Julia will be stopping by to pick up and reimburse you for any that you currently have in the coming days.  Thanks for hanging on to them during the shut down!

Here is a quick reminder of how the program works, if you have any questions please get in touch!

How Does the Gift Certificate/Coupon Program Work?

  • Customers may purchase items or services from your business using Coupons or Downtown Gift Certificates.
  • The BIA will reimburse the full face-value of the Coupons or Gift Certificates.
  • Please retain the Coupon or Gift Certificate and a copy of the sales receipt.  If it is not possible to make a copy, you may:
  1. Take a picture of the sales receipt and email/text it to us OR
  2. Provide the transaction date, sales amount and customer signature on the back of the gift certificate.
  • The BIA will collect the Coupons/Gift Certificates at the end of each month.  Simply reply to the reminder email that you will receive from us and let us know how you would like to be reimbursed.
  • You may choose to be reimbursed via cheque or Visa payment, (please note that cheques may take up to 2-3 weeks to arrive).

Participant List

Go to: https://downtownorangeville.ca/coupons/ for the most up-to-date list of businesses who are currently accepting Downtown Gift Certificates and Coupons.  

Please review the list and let us know if you would like to join or be removed from the program.  If we do not hear from you, we will assume that you wish to continue, but please note that you may choose to opt in or out of the program at any time by sending us an email.

Save the Date: Next Member Meet Up Tuesday June 22nd @9am

June 22nd will be our last Member Meet Up until September, don’t miss it!   Special guests include David Nairn from Theatre Orangeville & Sara May from True Nature Media. More details coming soon, look for the official invitation coming out next week!