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A tour of Orangeville's Top Ten Public Art Pieces

Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2021 11:31 AM

Orangeville has an impressive collection of public art with over 70 pieces on display at locations throughout the town. Taking on the task of finding each piece is certainly a worthy endeavour, but we wouldn’t want you to miss out on some of our favourites if your time runs short. To help narrow your search, we’ve created a tour of the top ten public art pieces in Orangeville. All of the artwork was selected by art-loving community members who believe that...

Exterior image of the Dufferin County Courthouse. Photo was taken on a sunny summer day.

The lure of local landmarks

Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2021 09:49 AM

Many of Orangeville’s most prominent landmarks are easily found, recognized, and admired. Town Hall acts as a showpiece in the center of Orangeville, adorned by its distinguished cupola. The medians along Broadway add both natural and historical elements to the expansive main street. The Mantis Queen sculpture invites drivers to stop in for a visit and the statue of Orange Lawrence greets downtown visitors. While these recognizable elements certainly add to Orangeville’s character, there are many...

Supercrescent performs live at Taphouse in Orangeville

The soundtrack to your summer

Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2021 08:28 AM

Photo: Supercrescent performs live at Taphouse Craft Beer + Kitchen in July 2021

Eager ears rejoice! Live music is back and those long-awaited sounds may be just what you need to get back into the swing of things. Here is a list of local live experiences to add to your summer bucket list.

Patio vibes

The team at Taphouse Craft Beer + Kitchen is saying so long to streaming and hello to live music all summer long. The stage is set, the patio is open, and local musicians are ready to perform....

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The Town of Orangeville celebrates local arts and culture with call for nominations

Posted on Monday, July 19, 2021 02:08 PM

The 2021 Arts and Culture Awards celebrate the creative talent and cultural richness of the local community. The awards, which are in their 12th year, recognize outstanding contributions made by businesses, organizations, and individuals in Dufferin County.

Nominations for eight award categories are now open and, as with the interpretation of art, the award categories themselves are broad and inclusive. Artists can be recognized...

Blue sky with silver metal statute of a praying mantis, titled the Mantis Queen

Experience Orangeville in a whole new way

Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 04:25 PM

The Town of Orangeville has partnered with Driftscape to introduce a whole new way to experience the community. Launched on June 28, the partnership offers a unique and safe opportunity for visitors and locals of Orangeville to explore the Town’s sights and activities.

Driftscape is a mobile app that serves as a modern-day method to highlight Orangeville’s diverse set of activities, sites and stories. The app showcases the public art, historic landmarks, and recreational activities that can be found...

Garden with four raised beds arranged in a circle surrounded by trees. A stone table sits in the middle of the circle.

Discover local Indigenous culture

Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2021 01:12 PM

June 21, 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, an annual celebration that invites Canadians to recognize and learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences, and histories of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. While there are virtual celebrations happening across the country this year, you can also discover local Indigenous culture right in Orangeville with a visit to the Mino Kamik Medicine Wheel Garden

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Island Lake Conservation Area

Six simple ways to savour spring

Posted on Monday, May 03, 2021 12:26 PM

For many of us, Spring can be an inspiring time of year. Green grass, budding blooms, and chirping birds stir up a sense of spring fever and send us on a search for something new. We dust off any final remnants of winter and open our doors wide to welcome fresh air, sunshine, and opportunity. This year, we may need a little extra inspiration to come up with projects, activities, and ambition to get us in the spirit. So we’ve put together six suggestions to get you started. 

Put your green thumb...

Boardwalk at Island Lake

Green spaces to discover during Earth Week

Posted on Monday, April 19, 2021 10:44 AM

It's Earth Week and we're celebrating by showcasing some of Orangeville's favourite green spaces. The natural landscape around our community is well-known and appreciated. Easy and convenient access to popular spots like the Bruce Trail, Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, and Albion Hills Conservation Park may entice you to explore outside of Orangeville's borders. But there are also spaces right here in Town that offer connections to nature and opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.  

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Family time

Weatherproof ways to fill April Break

Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2021 03:42 PM

While the first signs of spring may beckon us outside, April’s weather forecast doesn’t always produce that perfect spring day. But as they say, April showers bring May flowers so let’s patiently look on the bright side and defy Mother Nature with these fun ways to stay busy, no matter what the weather brings.

Hit the books

School may be out for the week but selecting a book to enjoy during April Break may be the perfect boredom buster. Discover a new author with a visit to BookLore or...

Utility box art display program in Orangeville

Call for Artists announced for 2021 public art installations

Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2021 09:27 PM

The Town of Orangeville has issued its annual Call for Artists to offer local artists an opportunity to help beautify the community through the installation of public art. This year, up to five utility boxes will be transformed into colourful works of art. Up to six new mural installations will also be added to Alder Recreation Centre’s walking track.

The objective of the Call for Artists is to promote the talent of local artists and enhance their connection with the community. Initially...

Snowshoeing on the Sugar Bush Trail at Island Lake Conservation Area

Five ways to experience maple syrup season in Orangeville

Posted on Monday, March 01, 2021 12:15 PM

March greets us with thoughts of spring, new beginnings, and yes, a multitude of ways to enjoy maple syrup. Be prepared to treat yourself throughout the month with Orangeville’s sweet selection of treats, products and experiences. How do we love to enjoy maple syrup?  Let us count the (five) ways!

1. Drizzle It.

Breakfast is the obvious place to start your maple adventure and there are several restaurants in Orangeville serving up Canada’s liquid gold. Pure maple syrup accompanies hearty breakfast...

Scavenger hunt locations in downtown Orangeville

On the hunt for details in downtown Orangeville

Posted on Friday, February 12, 2021 09:20 PM

Many families have been spending a lot of time together lately. If you’ve run out of ideas to keep everyone entertained, you're in luck. Grab your phone and get ready to explore downtown Orangeville in a new way.

We've created a digital scavenger hunt to help you discover some of the details that make downtown Orangeville unique. Your quest is to solve 16 clues about public art, local businesses, and historical elements located in the downtown area. The hunt begins near Town Hall and takes you along...

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Take-out options in Orangeville

Posted on Monday, February 01, 2021 05:26 PM

We may miss the experience of dining out, of being served by friendly people, and relaxing in the atmosphere of our favourite restaurant surrounded by appetizing sights, sounds and smells. But ordering take-out is the next best thing and with Orangeville’s incredible selection of food and drink options, it is a tempting solution. Many restaurants and pubs have prepared new offerings just for the take-out occasion, inviting you to savour safely at home. Below are just a few of the many at-home...