The Town of Orangeville’s population is experiencing steady growth, and it’s easy to understand why. Set amid rolling countryside in the picturesque Hills of the Headwaters, just moments from the breathtaking Niagara Escarpment, Orangeville embodies small town charm and urban amenities just outside of the Greater Toronto Area. With Toronto less than an hour away, this location is attractive to commuters seeking an alternative to hectic city living without sacrificing convenience. Orangeville offers all of that, and more.
With tremendous respect for the past, many historic buildings in the town remain today, and a Heritage Walking Tour is available for a firsthand appreciation of their beauty. Residents and visitors can also enjoy the Art Walk of the trees in Town to view old trees that have been repurposed by being carved into sculptures of historical figures.
This culturally rich municipality is home to an active community of artisans who appreciate their inspiring surroundings. The arts are so important that the Town has adopted the “Orangeville Cultural Advantage” – its first Municipal Cultural Plan and Cultural Map. Each year, Orangeville is the site of special events such as the Farmers’ market, Agricultural Fall Fair, Headwaters Arts Festival in the Hills, and the Blues and Jazz Festival.
Amenities in Town extend to exquisite dining, trendy boutiques, live theatre, modern shopping centres, the state-of-the-art Headwaters Health Care Centre, excellent schools, and proximity to 15 golf courses. For recreation, residents have two community centres, plus acres of passive and active parkland with sports fields, an outdoor skateboard park, BMX park, splash pad and picnic areas. The Town is also home to multiuse trails, and throughout Dufferin County, you will find access to the Bruce Trail. Nearby Island lake Conservation Area offers hiking trails, fishing, canoeing, swimming, cross-country skiing, birding, and more.
One of the best ways to appreciate the beauty and vibrancy of Orangeville and its surroundings is to hop onto the Valley Explorer Train, which runs through the Forks of the Credit and the Hills of Headwaters.
For more information on this inviting area, visit www.Orangeville.ca.
Photos Courtesy of the Town of Orangeville.