The Town of Orangeville, has a series of medians along Broadway that tell the story of Orangeville's development. Our community has grown from a forested area into a mill village, and later, an urban centre. Check out the medians and explore the history of our community. For an interactive experience, use the Driftscape app to find the median features.

About the medians

The historic medians on Broadway were designed by landscaping students at the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Eastern median

The median in front of Town Hall features a pergola with stone columns and a white cedar roof structure. It includes a statue of Orange Lawrence, the founder of the Town of Orangeville. The 7.5-foot sculpture stands on a base and towers above street level to welcome those coming to Town. The statue, created by Grand Valley artists Donna Pascoe and Peter Turrell, shows the Town's founder with his coat over his left shoulder, sleeves rolled up and working plans in hand symbolically ready to build his mill on Mill St.

Centre median

The central median features the clock tower. The clock was originally built and installed on the old post office in 1936 where it remained until the post office was demolished in 1963. It then sat atop Town Hall from 1980 to 1993 when the building was renovated. The marble timepiece weighs about 2,000 pounds.

Western median

The westerly median features a waterfall. Water falls in four directions, which represents the fact that Orangeville sits at the headwaters of four river systems. The design of the waterfall includes rougher features on the east and west faces so the water cascades more. Some water runs along a chute to the top of a symbolic waterwheel, which represents the emergence of the mill and its energy source.