Wedding in Orangeville
Orangeville is a town in south-central Ontario, Canada. Orangeville is one of the furthest municipalities still unofficially considered to be part of the Greater Toronto Area. It is the seat of Dufferin County.
Orangeville serves as an administrative and commercial hub for Dufferin County, northern portion 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 of Orangeville and surrounding area also commute to the Greater Toronto Area for work.
There are also a number of manufacturing plants located in town. Major industrial employers include Johnson Controls (automotive seats), Greening Donald (automotive airbag components), Resolve Corporation (computer outsourcing), Clorox Company of Canada (Glad garbage bags), Relizon Canada (pressure sensitive labels), Plastiflex Canada Inc. (plastic hoses), Symplastics Limited (plastic sheets) and HiSAN of Canada (automotive components).
The main intersection in the heart of the town is Broadway (formerly Provincial Highway 9) and First Street. Provincial Highway 10 runs through Orangeville on its east side.
Beginning in 2005, a major roadwork project was initiated to resurface Broadway through Orangeville. The downtown section was completed in early 2006, with extensive work still be done on the west end into the Fall of 2006. In conjunction with this project was a plan to build large planters in the middle of Broadway through the downtown section (First-Third Streets [West - East]). This project has been quite controversial. Many people have found the plan to be overambitious and impractical. Safety concerns have also been raised by the Fire Department because the new concrete planters in the middle of the road have made the right of ways too narrow for fire trucks to properly set up in case of a fire in a downtown building. Construction on this project was completed in late Fall 2006.
There are currently eight public and separate elementary schools in Orangeville: Credit Meadows, Mono Amaranth, Parkinson Centennial, Princess Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, St. Andrew's RC, St. Benedict's RC, and St. Peter's RC. Along with these publicly funded schools, there are several private schools in the area: Dufferin Area Christian School, Hillcrest Private School, The Maples Independent Country School, Orangeville Christian School, and Trillium Montessori School.
There are two Secondary Schools located within the boundaries of Orangeville: Westside Secondary School and Orangeville District Secondary School (ODSS). Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School is located about 20 minutes away in Caledon East.
The local radio station formerly targeted its news and variety programming out of Orangeville to Southern Huronia. CIDC later became a top-40 station targeting the Toronto, Ontario and Area. The signals have been moved southeast to increase coverage into Greater Toronto, and studios have been moved to the Toronto community of Etobicoke.