Orono is actually country living close to city work life. Orono is a community in the Municipality of Clarington, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the southern stretch of Highway 35/115, approximately 87 km (54 mi) east of Toronto. The beauty of the home styles and lifestyle is truly a place hidden away from everyone else. The GO Transit, close approximately to 401 and the 35/115 and the 407 being complete in a short time makes Orono a place to consider. You have home types for those with an eye for awe. When it comes to charm and country style living Orono has a lot of it.
Orono is a great option as an option for your next move. This is one of many reasons why Orono is home for all sorts of people. If you’re thinking about moving to Orono the time to do so is now to take advantage of growth starting now. This area of Durham region is starting to become one of the fastest municipalities in the area. Factors affecting this positive move are the of the improvements to the 401, the expansion eastward of the 407, and plans of extension of the GO Train system. This place is also very notable for those who wish to live a more serene and rural lifestyle. These areas have been noted for many rural and lakefront communities and affordable homes are very keen for young families
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The town was founded in 1832. A post office was opened at Orono in July 1852 (postmaster: Joseph Tucker), when the village contained about 200 residents, and was named after Orono, Maine since the landscape seemed similar. The name for the post office is said to have been selected in 1852 when a visitor from Maine suggested Orono— the name of a town near Bangor, Maine. Declared a police village in 1854, the village remained small but vibrant. Significant to the village's growth in the opening decades of the twentieth century was the arrival of the Canadian Northern Ontario Railway in 1911. Farming was, and remains, an important economic activity in the area. Many motorists stopped in the town on their way from Lindsay to Newcastle before the 35/115 was built. The population is approximately 1800.
The Municipality of Clarington, in which Orono is located, was formed through the union of the Townships of Clarke and Darlington. Historically, Orono was the seat of government for Clarke Township. Now Clarington's fourth largest urban community, Orono is attractive to those who prefer a quiet, more rural lifestyle. The downtown consists of several small shops and a central town hall that are typical of villages throughout Ontario and the northern United States.
Most of Orono's youth residents who attend public school move onto The Pines and Clarke High School, located just off the Highway 115 on the border of Newcastle; both are among the oldest active Middle and Secondary schools in the area.
The Clarke Raiders, who are the local high school hockey team, are one of the best in the district. The team boasts AAA players, and players from the local clubs of Newcastle and Orono.
The Orono Leafs, the local CC hockey club, began in the late 1990s, and still have a popular program that is successful.
Orono has been a popular filming location for many years:
Deranged (1974)- used one farm at 3926 Concession Rd 6
Dead Zone (1983)- used Orono Town Hall in the film's finale
Wind at My Back (1996)- used various buildings in the village
First Do No Harm (1997)- starring Meryl Streep
Orono is the locale for some of the most enjoyable and popular yearly events in Clarington: the Orono Fair hosted by the Orono Agricultural Society the first weekend after Labour Day every year. The fair draws nearly 30,000 annually to celebrate the area's agricultural roots and features equestrian events, Livestock shows, School and Children's exhibits, Agricultural Education, Art Show Competition, Pie and Cake Auction, Woodworking, Cooking Demonstrations, Live Entertainment, Truck and Tractor Pulls, Horse Pulls, Demolition Derby and much more. Orono. Ontario Country Kennel Club Dog Show
This picturesque setting has attracted several filmmakers, and Orono's film credits include David Cronenberg's The Dead Zone (1983), Patrick Lussier's Dracula 2000 and Jim Abrahams' ...First Do No Harm (1997 - TV), starring Meryl Streep. Furthermore, many of the town scenes from the CBC drama Wind at My Back (1996-2001) were filmed in downtown Orono.
With 82 antique stores in the downtown core of the village, Orono has become an antiquing Mecca, drawing people from far and wide to shop for antique and vintage treasures.
Notable landmarks include:
The Village Bakeshop
Orono Country Cafe
Jungle Cat World
The Apple Blossom Shop
The Trillium Morgan Horse Farm
Orono Forestry Station
Ray's Barber Shop
Orono Community Centre (Hockey Rink)
Orono United Church
The Fire Hall Bistro (located in the old fire hall that was built in 1896)
Terrenes Wellness Centre
Orono Antique Market (located in the old Orono Armoury)
Main Thru Church Antique Mall
It Is What It Is - Antiques & Collectables
Producing millions of evergreen seedlings annually for restoring Ontario's forests, the Orono Forestry Station (founded in 1922) was a prominent feature in the town until it closed down in 1996. The trails that snake throughout the station are walked daily be residents and geocaches alike.
At the centre of the village, residents and tourists enjoy the Sydney B. Rutherford Woods Walk Park, one of the many wooded areas in the village. Orono is surrounded by several pastoral hamlets, such as Kirby, Kendal, Newtonville, Leskard, Starkville; and larger towns like Newcastle and Bowmanville.
Despite its size, Orono boasts a popular zoo called Jungle Cat World, located on the north side of Orono, as well as the Orono Fair which draw people from miles around.
The nearby Brimacombe (Oshawa Ski Club), locally known as the Kirby ski hill, is a popular winter attraction, and has a dramatic landscape view of the Oak Ridges Moraine's rolling hills and farmlands at the top of the hill in the Summer season. The ski hill boasts 4 chairs, and one T-Bar. The club also provides 22 trails and two terrain parks for the paying public to use.
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MLS®#:E4931757 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Orono - Clarington
3000-3500 Sq Ft
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MLS®#:E4970646 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Orono - Clarington
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MLS®#:E4914267 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Orono - Clarington
A Great Opportunity! This Package Totals 3.14 Acres & Includes 4 Seperate Lots Being Sold Together. 3 Lots Are 100X150 & The Other Is 2.11 Acres. Beautiful Country Location Just North Of Orono & Just South Of The Hwy 35/115 Split. Property Can Easily Be Accessed By The Southbound Lanes Of The 115 @ Skelding Road. Easy Access To The 401 & 407. Prope....More details
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MLS®#:E4957172 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Orono - Clarington
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