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Seize the day trip

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...

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A creative connection

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2022 01:40 PM

When artist Christina Clare moved to Orangeville from Toronto, she was thrilled to discover the Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival. “I love music festivals, so I was delighted to find this world-class event right here in my new small town.” Attending the festival every year has become an anticipated tradition for Christina. “The Blues Cruise on Friday night is always a family-favourite,” she says. The event kicks off the festival in style, attracting residents and visitors who stroll along Broadway...

Stone wall sculpture

Four ways to explore the outdoors

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. ...

Woman's face in a tree sculpture

More than just a pretty face

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

The Victorian...

A tree trunk carved with different animals into it - wolf faces, wooden birds are perched on top and a human face into a giant leaf. The titled of the tree sculpture is Nature's Unity.

Experience Orangeville in a whole new way

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...

Outdoor skater on lake ice

Embrace Winter

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....

A display case full of pastries and mini cheesecakes decorated with fruit. A hand holding tongs is selecting a tart out of the case.

A new way to #LoveOrangeville

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 townwe asked people just like you – those who live here, work hereand visit our community - to share what you love most about Orangeville. The answer was clear – it’s not a single...

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

The lure of local landmarks

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...

A young boy sitting in the dark with his legs out in front of him. He has a Santa Claus figure in his lap and holding his cheeks with his hands in disbelief at the lit up figurine.

Holiday spirits are bright in Orangeville

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...

Statue of a soldier kneeling down in front of a boy and a girl. The girl is holding a butterfly in her hand.

A dedication to bravery

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...

A giftbox wrapped in white paper with silver stars and a red box is being passed from one set of hands to another. On the wooden table under the gift there is a collection of festive items including pinecones, candles, bells, ribbon, and greenery.

Think local for your holiday gift list

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...

Historic photo of Orangeville Town Hall

A spirited past

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.

Town Hall...

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

A tour of Orangeville's Top Ten Public Art Pieces

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...

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....

Woman presenting a man with an award.  Both individuals are wearing masks.

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...

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

Located...

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...