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Discovering Roots of Orangeville: A Time Lapse Town



Discovering Roots of Orangeville: A Time Lapse Town

“We are not makers of history but made by history”

It’s quite true what they say about history. If we come to look at different places all around us than we will come to discover how each place stars differently

If you take a look back at history, many civilizations with time were drowned, destructed or simply wiped out of existence but there have been those as well that just prospered.

What you will find in Ontario?

Towards the south-central Ontario’s, is the small town of Orangeville with its history laid out naked for everyone to marvel at. Quite moderately populated area of just over 28,900 people, this town is an epic example of a “Thriving Historical Town”.  It’s rather easy to move around on Orangeville limo if you are visiting the town for the first time, you will get the sense of déjà vu.

To all historical explorers, Orangeville is a gem of History

Established somewhat in 1874, this town is the head seat of Dufferin County. Its name intrigues one’s mind. But just so you know, it was named after Orange Lawrence, a pioneer miller, back when this town was just a village. But since the railways arrived back in the 1870s much changed afterward.

Orangeville is not known for its well-preserved buildings, industries producing appliances, wires, and cables, and especially for glass and furnaces.

It feels like time traveling

Once you get to visit the town, you can see it for yourself how early history is proudly displayed along Broadway.

Town Hall

The local government hub had several departments placed in this historical building. Just so you guys know it was built in 1875, serving as the multipurpose serving as a town hall, municipal office, and the market area as well.

If you get to visit it now you will it has the leg space for an old market wing. The market has been quite popular in its time until the town of Orangeville eventually outgrew from its former state. The building in itself is historically decorative with its ample awesome architecture leaving the impression of heritage. However, the most stunning factor about this building is the projective roof eaves with paired cornice brackets. The contrasting color of the rooftop is Italian which was quite popular back in the late 1800s.

Jackson Block

After reaching down the historical site of Town Hall I firmly had routed the Orangeville limo to take me to Jackson Block, Broadway.

Built by Thomas Jackson, it’s an amazing Italianate style commercial and residential area. Not to forget the fact that it’s one of the finest examples of architecture in Orangeville. What intrigued me most about this place was the scene after the fire, new blocks were constructed bearing the former name.

The place is buffed with a brick bracket at the roofline, and the elaborate design at the cornice top compliments the building structure as well.

Public Library

Taking a round shot to another historical figure, the Public Library, established in 1895, is a marvelous house with a collection of books and information that can’t be found online. Although we live in the world of technology, something is beguiling about a public library with its rustic smell of books and its accessibility to every person…

For a bookworm (like myself) I ought to say that the building in itself is quite impressive has been around for more than 80 years. You can see that the library underwent renovation, while the original structure of the library collaborated with the Bank of Commerce Building, its still one of the best historical notions around this town.

The style and structure are still popular and visited by many every year.


“Who doesn’t love the look of old towns and buildings?”

Orangeville Theatre

For the old patrons, the theatre was the source of entertainment, back in the day. Located inside the historic Town Hall Opera House, it is situated in the heart of downtown Orangeville. Making it a final stop by the day, I enjoyed excellent supper here, with people happily chatting their way. This theatre has been able to achieve fame internationally and has been around for many years.

The historical décor is maintained thoughtfully with care and precision and the props used are beautifully designed as well. you will know once you get to see this place.

Feel alive in this Old Town

There is nothing rotten about Orangeville; it’s a journey in history-making you feel very much alive within the boundaries. Orangeville is a small town with a big heart.

I am William. I hail from Toronto, Canada. I am a travel enthusiast with an avid likeness towards expressing my travel experiences. I am an entrepreneur as a professional who'd like for people to benefit from my experiences and grow manifolds.

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