Orangeville is a vibrant community that offers diverse opportunities for new and growing businesses. Centrally located just 45 minutes from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Orangeville provides access to key markets and connections. The Town's small-town charm and big city amenities create a balanced lifestyle that appeals to both workers and entrepreneurs. If you are looking to start or expand your business, we invite you to consider Orangeville and all of its opportunities.

Central location

Orangeville's central location equips businesses with a host of benefits. Situated on the northwest edge of the GTA, Orangeville is less than an hour (80 kilometres) from Toronto. Domestic and international markets as well as transportation networks are all easily accessed. Orangeville sits at the intersection of two major thoroughfares - County Road 109 and Highway 10 – and is within 30 minutes of Ontario's major 400 series highways. As the urban hub of Dufferin County, Orangeville is well-placed in the centre of a growing regional trade area.

Toronto Pearson International Airport is just 45 minutes away. Other nearby air transportation options include the Region of Waterloo International Airport and John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton.

Full rail service via the Orangeville-Brampton Railway connects local business with the CPR mainline in Mississauga, providing a reliable and cost-effective link to all major Can-Am corridors.

Diverse business community

The diversity of Orangeville's business community provides opportunities for businesses across a variety of key sectors. The Town's robust industrial base is complemented by a growing number of small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial operations. An established group of professional service firms foster a collaborative setting for new business ventures. An intensely creative arts and culture sector interacts closely with our tourism industry. Orangeville offers a well-rounded setting for any business.

Exceptional lifestyle and amenities

Orangeville's combination of location and lifestyle makes it an ideal place to live and do business. Surrounded by Dufferin County's rural landscape, the community's amenities and infrastructure combine to create a desirable quality of life.

Housing

Orangeville offers attractive housing options at prices that are competitive with surrounding areas. When compared to the nearby municipalities of Brampton, Caledon and Newmarket, Orangeville ranks lowest across most housing categories.

Education

Orangeville and area is well-served by our local schools and school boards:

There are two secondary schools and an ongoing elementary school building program. There are also several well-respected, privately-funded schools in Orangeville and the surrounding area.

Georgian College and Humber College both operate regional campuses in Orangeville. Many reputable universities are within a short commuting distance of Orangeville including:

  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • McMaster University
  • York University
  • Ryerson
  • University of Guelph
  • Wilfrid Laurier University

Health care

Headwaters Health Care Centre is an innovative, medium-size hospital in Orangeville. The hospital provides a full range of services including 24/7 emergency, diagnostics, obstetrics, palliative care and ambulatory care. Learn more about health care facilities and providers in Orangeville.

Outdoor and recreation facilities

Two community centres – Alder Recreation Centre and Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre - provide a variety of recreational and cultural programs throughout the year. There are over 30 parks in Orangeville and many are equipped with sports fields and play areas. Over 20 kilometres of scenic multi-use trails run throughout Orangeville, connecting to Island Lake Conservation Area and Monora Park.

Downtown Orangeville

Downtown Orangeville radiates charm and character with an impressive collection of shops and restaurants. Broadway, the Town's award-winning main street, features historic buildings and unique features.

Cultural events and attractions

Orangeville hosts a growing number of festival and events that reflect the diversity of interests in our community. The vibrancy of our arts and culture scene is showcased through attractions such as our public art collection and Theatre Orangeville.

Skilled labour force

Orangeville boasts a growing population and skilled labour force working in a number of key sectors. More than 45% of our population has post-secondary education and the average age of our residents is 38 years, below the provincial average.

Community profile

View our community profile to find more details about Orangeville and discover how you can start or grow your business here.