The town of Orangeville, Ontario is located an hour northwest of Toronto. Home to spectacular views and an historic downtown, the south-central Ontario town conveniently lies in the Hills of Headwaters – one of the province’s most scenic natural regions.
Recreation, Arts and Culture in Orangeville
With a thriving arts community and a vast offering of natural landscapes, there are many things to do in Orangeville.
• Orangeville Public Library – the library serves residents of Orangeville and its outlying areas from two branch locations: Mill Street (at Broadway) in downtown and Alder Street (at Riddell Road).
• Island Lake Conservation Area – accessible during all four seasons, Island Lake offers an idyllic escape for active individuals. From kayaking and canoeing in the summer to ice fishing and snowshoeing in the winter, visitors can get their adrenaline pumping in this natural landscape. There are also trails along the 162-hectare reservoir where visitors often bike, walk, jog and/or hike.
• Credit Valley Explorer Tour Train – one of southern Ontario’s most scenic rail tours operates out of Orangeville. Each season, riders take in unique views of Credit Valley and the Hills of Headwaters in the heart of Ontario’s Greenbelt.
• Theatre Orangeville – since 1994, Theatre Orangeville has attracted some of the best thespians from across Canada to its stage. Past performers include Michael Burgess, Michael Therriault, Rod Beattie, Avery Saltzman, Douglas Chamberlain, Lally Cadeau, and Ted Follows, to name a few.
• Hills of Headwaters – “Ontario’s authentic countryside” is located 45 minutes north of Toronto. This breathtaking landscape proudly boasts rolling hills, thousands of kilometres of trails, deep valleys and gorgeous fall colours.
• Headwaters Arts Festival – for two weeks, the region’s emerging and existing artists, artisans and performers are celebrated with 65 events in more than 30 venues.
• Art Galleries and Museums
• Walking Tours
Education in Orangeville
Students can find apartments for rent in Orangeville, Ontario close to its post-secondary institution:
• Georgian College – one of Georgian’s seven locations in central Ontario, Orangeville’s campus offers full- and part-time courses as well as GED testing.
Transportation in Orangeville
If you’re renting in Orangeville, you can use the fully accessible Orangeville Transit System every day of the week, except Sundays and holidays.
Residents can also connect to other parts of Ontario via Brampton, with the help of GO Transit.