Communities / Orangeville
Orangeville’s early history can still be seen along Broadway. Buildings such as the Town Hall, Fire Hall, Jackson Block, Sun Office, Ketchum Block, Fead Block, Greystones, and Public Library.
Orangeville serves as an administrative and commercial hub for Dufferin County, the northern portion of Peel Region and the surrounding area. Orangeville’s downtown core is home to several retail stores, and there is a cluster of big-box stores in the Fairgrounds Shopping Centre. Many residents in and around Orangeville also commute to other areas of the Greater Toronto Area for work.
Orangeville is the cultural capital of Dufferin County. Orangeville hosts the annual Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival which is renowned throughout the region.
The Town Hall building contains the Orangeville Theatre. This facility hosts plays and concerts throughout the year. A number of performances have given the Orangeville Theater a reputation for excellence.
Local artists have made their mark on Orangeville as well. Numerous old maple trees which had died due to age in recent years were carved into large sculptures.
There are a number of manufacturing plants located in the town. Major industrial employers include Greening Donald (automotive airbag components), Resolve Corporation (computer outsourcing), Clorox Company of Canada (Glad garbage bags), Relizon Canada (pressure-sensitive labels), Rochling Engineering Plastics (formerly Symplastics Limited )(plastic sheets) and Sanoh Canada (automotive components). Orangeville is also the main banking centre for residents in the area.
Other nearby cities:
Brampton – City (pop. 523,911, 34.6 km )
Caledon – Town (pop. 59,460, 17.2 km )
Halton Hills – Town (pop. 59,008, 34.2 km )
Georgetown (pop. 40,150, 33.3 km )
New Tecumseth – Town (pop. 30,234, 31.9 km )
Centre Wellington (pop. 26,693, 31.4 km )