This community is part of the Integrated Communities Stream.

Quick Facts

  • Location: On the traditional territory of the Petun, Haudenosaunee, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Mississauga and Wendake-Nionwentsïo peoples.
  • Population: 27, 000
  • Access: 1 hour drive to Toronto. Public transit.
  • Nearest Tertiary Centre: Toronto

Program + Community Highlights

Hospital Teaching Sites:

  • PGY-1: Toronto East Health Network- Michael Garron Hospital
  • PGY-2: Headwaters Health Care Centre

Number of Residents (for all 4 mid-Ontario Communities): 

  • CMG: 8
  • IMG: 0

Elective time: 

  • PGY-1: 1 block
  • PGY-2: Flexible,1 off-site block

Recreation: Annual Jazz and Blues Festival, local Theatre and growing outdoor public art collection. Local boutique shopping experiences. Nearby trail systems, conservation area and Parks. Two full sized recreation centers in town.

Cultural Notes: Predominantly Caucasian population.

Cost of Living: The cost of living in Orangeville is lower than in Toronto but is still about 9% higher than the national average. Rent and housing costs in particular are more expensive relative to the national average.


Type of curriculum: Horizontal. PGY-1 in Toronto, PGY-2 mid-Ontario community.

Curricular Outline:

  • PGY-1: 5 blocks of Family Medicine. Rotations of one block each in Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Ob/Gyne, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. Half block rotations in Geriatrics and Palliative Care.
  • PGY-2: 6 blocks Family Medicine. Opportunities for horizontal experiences in Ob/Gyne, Geriatrics, MSK, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesia.

Unique features: Lots of independence to allow for competency/confidence, limited residents in town, flexible program to meet learner’s objectives, ER exposure.

Research: Requirement to complete academic project. Formal Quality Improvement (QI) curriculum.


For contact details please see the Integrated Communities Stream webpage.