Orangeville, Ont, incorporated as a town in 1874, population 27 975 (2011c), 26 925 (2006c). The Town of Orangeville is located 58 km northwest of Toronto in Dufferin County. Named for Orange Lawrence, a pioneer miller, the community became a village in 1863. The Toronto, Grey & Bruce Railway arrived in the 1870s. The town is now noted for well-preserved buildings. Industries produce appliances, wire & cable, chemical products, business forms, glass and furnaces.