Welcome to Downtown Orangeville, where the spirit of small town Ontario thrives! Located at the heart of Headwaters region, only an hour from downtown Toronto, downtown Orangeville is the perfect short stay or day tripper destination. Surrounded by the beautiful sights and awaiting adventures of the Hills of Headwaters area, including the extensive trail system at Island Lake Conservation Area and the Credit Valley Explorer Scenic Train Tours, Downtown Orangeville is also the cultural centre of the region where art takes centre stage. Delight in the culture and creative beauty of more than 50 tree sculptures along the streets of Orangeville, take in some professional first-class theatre at the historic Opera House and performed by Theatre Orangeville, or visit during one of the many summer festivals, including the award winning Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival in early June and the Taste of Orangeville in mid August.
Of course, Orangeville’s beautiful heritage downtown also boasts many examples of late 19th Century and early 20th Century architecture along its main street, Broadway which are now home to restaurants and pubs, bistros and cafes, specialty shops and boutiques. Notice the historic architecture of centuries past and, as you wander in and out of the shops or while enjoying a coffee on an outdoor patio, imagine the thriving mill and market town from days gone by.
Whether you are looking for a unique gift, original artwork from a local artisan, or trendy clothing, you will find it in Orangeville’s busiest shopping district. Known for its excellent food offerings, Downtown Orangeville provides sweet and savoury options for every palate. Gourmet and casual eating opportunities abound and feature locally grown ingredients and global flavours that ensure plenty of deliciously healthy and delightfully decadent options to choose from.
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Experience Downtown Orangeville
Theatre Orangeville, the Credit Valley Explorer tour train, the Art Walk of Tree Sculptures, exceptional shopping, dining from fine to casual, as well as numerous festivals/events are all available in our historic downtown. Our new tourism guide includes a list of all of the great things to see and do as well as a street map of the downtown area.
View an online version OR for a printed version, please contact the Town of Orangeville at 519 941 0440 or the Orangeville BIA at 519 942 0087.
Art Walk of Tree Sculptures
The Art Walk of Tree Sculptures has been popular with residents and visitors since the first tree was carved in 2003. The goal of the program is to re-purpose trees that have reached the end of their life expectancy in a way that allows them to continue adding character to our community.
Carvers from across Ontario have participated and Orangeville, as the centre of a highly talented and diverse artistic community in the region, has put art front and centre with these sculptures. We invite you to come and see the sculptures for yourself.
The best of Headwaters’ seasonal local harvest is available fresh from the farm at Orangeville Farmers’ Market (please imbed link to orangevillefarmersmarket.ca ), the region’s largest, open air Farmers’ Market held Saturdays 8 am to 1, from early May to the late October, in the heart of Downtown Orangeville.
Beginning in early November, our Winter Market, held inside Orangeville’s historic Town Hall at 87 Broadway, is the only off-season Farmers’ Market in the region. The Orangeville Winter Market boasts only locally grown, raised, and produced foods – nothing from auction or the food terminal. Every other Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm until late April.
For Special Events and our Winter Market Dates, please visit our website.