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Four ways to make the most of maple season

Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2023 02:31 PM

It’s maple season in Orangeville! Our small town is known for its big taste all year round, but the flavours are even sweeter when you add in spring's favourite ingredient. We’ve prepared a list of four maple-inspired ways to make the most of the season right here in Orangeville.

A sweet start

Adding real maple syrup to the first meal of the day is a delicious way to begin your experience. Take your pick from a sweet selection of breakfast spots in Orangeville. AtThe Green Apple Café, pancakes,...

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Local love notes

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 09:02 AM

Over the past year, we’ve been sharing our love for Orangeville. We’ve introduced you to people who live, work, and contribute to our community and have given some of them the opportunity to explain why they love our town. The reasons are plentiful and diverse, but one theme seems to run through them all. It’s not a single place, person, or activity that makes Orangeville so special. Instead, it’s the collection of people, sights, sounds, and tastes that create...

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A vegan and eco-friendly adventure in Orangeville

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 09:39 AM

As a lifelong vegetarian and longtime vegan, Lauren Yakiwchuk knows how to track down the best plant-based meals. She recently visited Orangeville and shared some of her top food and drink picks with us. Here's what she had to say:

Do you love small town charm, awe-inspiring nature, and delectable plant-based eats? You will adore Orangeville, Ontario! Orangeville is a very vegan-friendly and eco-friendly place to visit with so many things to see and do. I’m going to show you how to plan an epic...

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A local arts experience

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 09:12 AM

Dragonfly Arts on Broadway was established in 2002 by two local artists who had a vision of promoting Orangeville’s art community. Twenty years later, the popular shop is known for its stunning selection of artwork, its friendly customer service, and its ability to create an exceptional experience for every visitor.

Dragonfly Arts on Broadway features the works of over 200 Canadian artists, many of them local. The careful curation of this collection is managed by business owner and founder, Joan...

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The stage is set

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2022 08:15 AM

As you settle into the plush, red seats in Orangeville’s historic Opera House, your gaze will naturally be drawn to the stage. For the team at Theatre Orangeville, this is often when the performance begins. The carefully designed set is much more than a functional performance space for the cast. It sets the mood for the show, establishes the place, and helps to build the audience’s anticipation for the performance.

The creative mind behind many of Theatre Orangeville’s sets is Beckie Morris. For...

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Three ways to add some fun to your Family Day

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 10:01 AM

Family Day is on Monday, February 20 and is the perfect opportunity to spend time together.  If you're looking for fun ways to enjoy the special day, here are three options happening right here in Orangeville:

1. Take to the lake.

Island Lake Conservation Area invites you to get outside. Enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, ice fishing and skating. Then warm up by the campfire or treat yourself to a hot chocolate. All activities are based on winter conditions. Find full details and advisories


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24 ways to get festive in Orangeville

Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2022 04:53 PM

December is here and there’s no denying that it’s most magical time of the year. No matter how you choose to celebrate, Orangeville offers an abundance of options to help you experience the wonder of the holidays. We're counting down with 24 local ways to create that festive spirit. 

  1. Start in the kitchen by decorating cookies.Son of a ChefandQuest for Cakesmake it easy with ready-to-use kits. They come complete with cookies, icing, and colourful sprinkles.
  2. Get crafty at a studio workshop hosted...

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Holiday shopping at its best

Posted on Friday, November 04, 2022 12:57 PM

As the countdown to the holidays gets shorter, our shopping lists seem to get longer. Luckily, the search for the perfect gift is made easier with a multitude of merry options available right here in Orangeville.  

GoYoga Annual Holiday Market - Saturday, November 12

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at GoYoga’s Annual Holiday Market. Visit the studio on Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to find one-of-a-kind gifts from a variety of artisans, service providers, and makers. 


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Four cozy corners to discover in November

Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2022 08:50 AM

November is here and so starts our search for the perfect spot to get comfortable, warm up, and settle in. To lead the way, we’ve found four of Orangeville’s coziest corners. We welcome you to and experience each one in your own way.

1. GoYoga

The bright and airy space at this downtown yoga studio is filled with stunning features and perfectly placed décor. Arched doorways and warm spaces welcome yogis all of levels to practice. The charming retail boutique offers comfortable clothing and accessories...

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A spirited past

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2022 01:11 PM

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...

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Top tastes

Posted on Monday, August 29, 2022 04:19 PM

In August, our friends at Explore Ontario visited Orangeville to discover our exceptional selection of food and drink offerings. While they were here, they compiled a foodie-friendly itinerary to showcase some of our must-eat spots. We invite you to follow along and treat yourself to some delectable local fare.  

Start your morning off with a latte and Nutella donut from Greystones Café. With a gorgeous interior and hidden patio, it’s a dreamy spot to begin your adventure....

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On the search for sculptures

Posted on Tuesday, August 02, 2022 03:08 PM

Of all the pieces featured in Orangeville’s public art collection, our tree sculptures may be the most popular. There are over 40 carvings installed throughout town, each one an impressive display of intricate details and creativity. Crafted by 17 different artists, many sculptures tell stories about our community’s history, people, and places. Although you’re likely to encounter a sculpture by chance as you explore Orangeville, you may prefer to add some structure to your search. Here are three...

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Listen live this summer

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2022 05:20 PM

Doesn't live music seem to sound even better when enjoyed during the sultry days of summer? Orangeville’s impressive roster of local talent and upcoming events makes it easy to take in a live performance. Here are our favourite spots to listen live in Orangeville.

At the pub

There are plenty of pub options in town and many amplify their offerings with live music. Check out these venues for the perfect mix of good music and good food:

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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...

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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. ...

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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...

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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....

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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 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...

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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...