Explore the Town of Orangeville by following one of our walking tours. Design your own trail using self-guided routes that feature our community's art and culture. Marvel at unique pieces showcased in our public art collection or uncover the history of our buildings and landmarks.

Public art walking tours
Wood carving of bird on pole

Discover the Town of Orangeville's growing public art collection. Our popular tree sculptures can be found alongside colourful utility box art created by local artists. Murals and other large-scale sculptures add to the outdoor exhibit. Use the online map to find over 70 unique pieces and read the stories that add to their charm.

Online Public Art Map

Historic walking tours

Historic court house

Step back in time and take one of three historical walking tours through the Town of Orangeville. Footsteps from our Past outlines Orangeville's history and offers maps and detailed descriptions of the buildings and landmarks that contributed to it.  You can pick up a hard copy of Footsteps of Our Past at the Visitor Information Centre or follow along online to see the sights.

Footsteps from our Past Guide

Booming Broadway tour

The Booming Broadway tour is a 2.2 kilometre walking tour highlighting the businesses that helped the Town of Orangeville grow. Some featured landmarks along the route include:

  • Orangeville Town Hall and Market
  • Graham's Tavern
  • Commercial Hotel
  • Southside of Broadway
  • Bank of Commerce
  • Library
  • Jackson Block
  • Monument Works
  • Post Office
  • Fire Hall
  • Lewis House
  • Castle Leslie
  • Westminster United Church
  • Aiken House
  • Orangeville Business College
  • Fred Webb
  • Ketchum Block
  • Bank of Hamilton
  • Still Block
  • McKim Block

Founders tour

The Founders tour is a 2.5 kilometre walking tour that celebrates the founders of the Town of Orangeville. Some featured landmarks along the route include:

  • Canadian Pacific Railway Station
  • Armstrong Foundry
  • Andrew Mara House
  • Methodist Episcopal Church
  • King House
  • McKitrick House
  • Dod's Knitting House
  • Jull Mill Site
  • Orange Jull House
  • Lawrence Cottage
  • Thomas Jull House
  • Lawrence House
  • McBride House
  • Primitive Methodist Capital
  • Rowan House
  • McKeown House
  • Campbell House

Prosperous years tour

The Prosperous years tour is a 2 kilometre walking tour that focuses on Zina Street and the success of local merchants and business people. Some featured landmarks along the route include:

  • Row Houses
  • Ernest C. Daniels
  • Joseph Riddell
  • Donald McDonald House
  • Thomas and Margaret Williamson
  • Dufferin County Court House
  • The Land Registry Office
  • James McIntire Hogg
  • Robert Mann
  • William Parsons
  • John Bookless
  • Jeremiah Dodds
  • Primitive Methodist Church
  • The John Green House
  • The Green Cottage