Dufferin County Court House

Construction of this imposing brick court house was begun in the spring of 1880. Designed by C.J. Soule, a Guelph architect, it was built by the contracting firm of Dobbie and Grierson. Although the first provisional county council meeting was held here on November 24, 1880, the two-storey rectangular building constructed to house the judicial and administrative office of the newly created county of Dufferin was not completed until early 1881. Its impressive exterior is distinguished by a prominent central tower, projecting gable ends, irregular roof treatment and decorative white brick. Except for the addition of a new wing in 1973, the building remains largely unaltered and still serves as the centre for the administration of justice in the county.


At the court house, 51 Zina Street, Orangeville

Region: Greater Toronto Area

County/District: County of Dufferin

Municipality: Town of Orangeville