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Overview of Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

Orangeville is a town in south-central Ontario. Orangeville is one of the furthest municipalities still unofficially considered to be part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Orangeville has a unique and historic downtown district and a large selection of urban amenities.

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  • Population: 30 343
  • Population Density: 1 621.5 km²
  • Area: 15.7 km²
  • Latitude: 43°55? N
  • Longitude: 79°38? W
  • Weather: See Forecast
  • Elevation: 450 msl
  • Time Zone: Eastern
  • Language: English
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History of Orangeville, Ontario

Orangeville was thought to be a native hunting ground. No permanent settlements have been found in the area, but minor burial sites have been discovered. Orangeville was founded in 1863, named after Orange Lawrence, who was a businessman that owned several mills in the area. Orangeville was given town status on January 1, 1874.

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Orangeville's Demographics

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Orangeville's Climate

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Education in Orangeville, Ontario

Orangeville currently has eight public and separate elementary schools and there are two secondary schools located within the boundaries of Orangeville as well. Georgian College operates a satellite campus in Orangeville and is currently the only post secondary education facility.

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Transportation around Orangeville, Ontario

Orangeville has its own public transit system and is also serviced by Go buses.

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Tourism and Attractions of Orangeville

Orangeville has various attractions that appeal to people of all ages. There are many bars in Orangeville. Orangeville has a theatre where plays are shown year round. A popular all ages attraction in the heart of Orangeville is Kingpin Bowl, a family entertainment centre which includes a 20 lane bowling alley, kosmic bowling, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, pool and an arcade.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Orangeville
  • Arthur
  • Shelburne
  • Primrose
  • Elder
  • Sheldon
  • Relessey
  • Loretto
  • Athlone
  • Ballycroy
  • Palgrave
  • Lockton
  • Kilmanagh
  • Silver Creek
  • Alton
  • Sligo
  • Cataract
  • Coulterville
  • Garafraxa Woods
  • The Maples
  • Reading
  • Marsville
  • Amarath Station
  • Waldemar
  • Bowling Green
  • Laurel
  • Laurel Station
  • Whittington
  • Crombie
  • Blacks Corners
  • Campania
  • Elba
  • Camilla
  • Cardwell
  • Biggles
  • Glen Cross
  • Blount
  • Mono Mills
  • Tamarack
  • Rosehill
  • McLeodville
  • Melville
  • Sleswick
  • Connor
  • Lucille
  • Achill
  • Hockley
  • Purple Hill
  • Farmington
  • Star
  • Salem

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Geography of Orangeville, Ontario

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Orangeville's Government

Orangeville is governed by a Town Council that is represented by a Mayor, Deputy Mayor and five Councillors.

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Orangeville's Economy and Industry

Manufacturing is Orangeville's biggest industry. The industrial area of Orangeville is primarily located on, and in the area of Centennial Road. Orangeville is superbly situated to take advantage of competitive production costs, skilled labour, and has quick and easy access to major Canadian and US markets.

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Orangeville's Culture and Significant Events

Every Saturday during the summer a farmer's market takes place in downtown Orangeville outside the Town Hall.

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Sports in Orangeville, Ontario

Orangeville has some of the best recreational lands in the province. Golfers can choose from over a dozen . Ski hills and trails are minutes away. Local walking trails, the Bruce Trail, and Trans-Canada Trail offer hiking and bird-watching opportunities. World-class fishing and horseback riding can be found nearby as well.

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Media of Orangeville

There are two local newspapers based in Orangeville, the Orangeville Citizen and the Orangeville Banner.

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