Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 04:06 PM
Now is the time to add a day trip to Orangeville to your summer to-do list. Our central location and scenic surroundings make for a pleasant journey and once you’ve arrived, get ready to explore. Our charming community shines throughout the day, with sights, sounds, and tastes always ready to impress. Start planning a memorable visit with these ideas for your day-long adventure.
A morning feast
Fill your morning with food! Orangeville’s long list of culinary offerings should...
Posted on Monday, May 02, 2022 01:40 PM
Posted on Monday, April 04, 2022 03:29 PM
Who’s ready to get outside? For many of us, the arrival of Spring creates a renewed enthusiasm for the outdoors. Fresh air, budding blooms, and green grass are reminders of the myriad of activities and sights that can be enjoyed when that anticipated warmer weather arrives. Here are four outdoor locations in Orangeville that deserve a spot on your to-do list this Spring.
Beyond the boardwalks
Outdoor enthusiasts love Island Lake Conservation Area for its dynamic views along expansive boardwalks. ...
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2022 04:29 PM
Orangeville’s exhibit of outdoor public art is much more than a collection of pretty faces. Displayed along our boulevards and intersections, you’ll find intriguing expressions and intricate details in our tree sculptures, utility boxes, murals, and statues. If you look a little further, you’ll also find stories. Many of the installations reveal tales of history, celebration, and recognition. Take a closer look at these six pieces to find something more.
Second time’s a charm
Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:25 AM
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...
Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2022 04:54 PM
Now is the time to embrace winter! If you need some inspiration to get outside this time of year, take a look at these local options.
Outdoor Ice Skating
There are six outdoor rinks in the Town of Orangeville, ready for some good old fashioned winter fun. Find the location of the rinks and confirm ice conditions before heading out.
You can also get on the ice at Island Lake Conservation Area. Some rinks are available for reservation while others are available on a first-come, first-served basis....
Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2022 09:00 AM
The Town of Orangeville has created a fresh way to engage with visitors and residents and we are excited to share it with you.
When we set out to develop a new tourism brand for the town, we asked people just like you – those who live here, work here, and visit our community - to share what you love most about Orangeville. The answer was clear – it’s not a single...
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 06:56 PM
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...
Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2021 03:29 PM
As the temperatures drop and the first snowfall settles, a sense of anticipation for the holiday season awakens. Capturing that festive spirit is easy to do in Orangeville, especially this year as we welcome back some of our favourite local traditions. Combine these with new experiences and activities to make the most of this spirited season.
Throughout November and December, check back here for updates and details about all of the festive fun happening right here in Orangeville. We don’t want you...
Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2021 02:26 PM
A Canada flag proudly marks the location of Orangeville’s new Bravery Park. Officially opened in September, it is a meaningful place where the realities of war, bravery, freedom, and healing are embedded in the park’s many features. The open space invites visitors to explore each element while offering opportunities for reflection and appreciation.
The story behind the space
The creation of Bravery Park was inspired by the life and service of Cpl. Matthew McCully, a member...
Posted on Monday, November 01, 2021 01:01 PM
‘Tis the season to shop local, but why not take your gift giving to the next level by choosing items that are also created right here in Orangeville? Our local artists and entrepreneurs would be delighted to make a mark on your gift list this year and there is no shortage of great ideas. These unique choices make thoughtful presents, but also come with a story, about the people and places that made them, and offer an added layer of sentiment that you truly can’t find anywhere else. So, make your...
Posted on Friday, October 01, 2021 09:10 AM
The history of a place is made of its people and the stories that they share. This time of year, those stories may venture a little further from the facts and entertain us with eerie interpretations. We asked the team at the Museum of Dufferin (MoD) to help us dig a little deeper into Orangeville’s past to see what might be lurking in the corners of our community. We learned that with just a short walk along Broadway, you’ll find four historic locations with some spirited stories to share.
Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2021 09:24 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...
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2021 08:28 AM
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...
Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2021 01:12 PM
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2021 12:26 PM
Put your green thumb...
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.
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...
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...