Located about one hour north of Toronto, and comprised of the Town of Caledon and Dufferin County, the riding of Dufferin-Caledon is home to over a dozen unique towns, villages, and hamlets. This is why the riding is often referred to as a community of communities where so many are proud to call home.
Dufferin County, located in the northern half of Dufferin-Caledon, consists of several towns and townships, the largest being the Town of Orangeville. Located at the southern edge of the county, Orangeville is home to approximately 28,000 people and serves as the administrative hub for Dufferin County. Orangeville also boasts a vibrant and unique main street filled with interesting shops, restaurants and small businesses. Situated at the centre of Dufferin County is the charming Town of Shelburne which is home to approximately 6,000 people. In 2006, Statistics Canada listed Shelburne as the fastest growing small town since 2001. Shelburne is also known as Fiddleville, as it hosts the annual Canadian Open Old-Time Fiddle Championship Contest, attracting thousands of visitors to our region every August. While Dufferin’s communities continue to grow and thrive, and non-agricultural industries like tourism expand, the County continues to pride itself in its environmental stewardship and agricultural roots. The Headwaters Tourism Area is an exciting area for visitors, with equestrian events and many scenic routes throughout the region. Dufferin-Caledon is fast becoming a premier destination for visitors and a sought after region to live and raise a family due to its outstanding schools and excellent quality of life.
The Town of Caledon makes up the southern half of the riding and is home to approximately 60,000 residents. It is one of three municipalities that make up the region of Peel, along with the cities of Brampton and Mississauga. In contrast to its southern neighbours, Caledon is primarily rural in nature, with its largest urban centre being Bolton in the south-east corner of the region. Caledon consists of many small towns including Belfountain, Inglewood, Alton, and Caledon East. Caledon is home to a flourishing equestrian community which hosts international equestrian events, and was a venue site for the 2015 Pan American Games. Rolling landscapes dotted with charming historic towns, villages, hamlets, a vibrant agricultural community and many access points to the famous Bruce Trail are the hallmarks of Dufferin-Caledon. Be sure to visit as soon as you can! To learn more about the County of Dufferin please visit: www.dufferincounty.ca To learn more about the Town of Caledon please visit: www.town.caledon.on.ca