ATTRACTIONS & ANNUAL EVENTS

Uxbridge Music Hall

Uxbridge Music Hall - 1901

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Ontario, Uxbridge offers a charming array of attractions that captivate both locals and visitors alike. Nature enthusiasts can explore the the many parks, with their pristine trails winding through lush greenery and diverse wildlife. The vibrant Uxbridge Historical Centre invites history buffs to step back in time and discover the town's rich heritage through its interactive exhibits and preserved heritage buildings. Art and culture thrive here too, with the Artists of Uxbridge (a local art group established in 2005 to bring artists together promoting and supporting art in our community.) and galleries showcasing the talents of local artists. Quaint shops, cozy cafes, and a warm community spirit make Uxbridge a delightful destination, where every corner tells a unique story and every experience leaves an indelible impression.

 

Uxbridge received the federal designation of being “The Trail Capital of Canada” in 2009.   The Trans Canada Trail runs right through the town. The town itself boasts over 220 kilometres of managed trails on over 8000 acres of protected greenspace running through or nearby forests, streams, ponds, meadows and wetlands.  One of the larges areas is the Countryside Preserve.  The preserve consists 6km of trails running through 140 acres of meadows, forests and wetlands.   There are many parks throughout the township.  Elgin Park right in town is the site for many activities throughout the year.  Uxbridge Fall Fair,  Rib Fest, Art In The Park, Hits Fest and the Fantasy of Lights are just a few of the big events held every year.

ATTRACTIONS

Historic St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church

11850 Durham Regional Road 1

Former St. Paul's Church - 11850 Regional Rd 1 - Circa 1906

St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, where Lucy Maud Montgomery's husband, Rev. Ewan Macdonald, ministered from 1911 to 1926, now serves as the cornerstone of the L.M. Montgomery National Historic Site. Converted into an interpretive center, it hosts local events and entertainment, featuring a tea room and gift shop. Open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm during July and August, the site also hosts special events throughout the year.

Leaskdale Manse National Historic Site

11850 Durham Regional Road 1

Home of Lucy Maud Montgomery
Home of Lucy Maud Montgomery

Home of Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery, renowned for "Anne of Green Gables," was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, on Nov. 30, 1874. She relocated to Leaskdale, north of Uxbridge, Ontario, after marrying Rev. Ewen Macdonald on July 11, 1911. Living in the Leaskdale Manse, she penned nearly a dozen books before moving to Norval, Ontario, in 1926. Montgomery passed away in Toronto on April 24, 1942, and was laid to rest in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.

The Roxy Theatres of Uxbridge

46 Brock Street West

The Roxy Theatre
The Roxy Theatre

The Roxy Theatres of Uxbridge underwent restoration, redesign, and reopening on December 13th, 1996. Mark and Cathy Christoff, passionate film enthusiasts, poured their hearts into the project, envisioning a community hub where people could enjoy movies in a nostalgic yet modern setting. Their goal was to create a welcoming space for all ages, where families, friends, and seniors could gather for affordable entertainment. Today, the Roxy stands as a cherished symbol of community pride and unity.

Quaker Meeting House

6800 Concession Road 6

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The oldest building in Uxbridge Township, dating back to 1820, is the present board and batten meeting house. Originally divided into separate areas for men and women, it underwent renovations in 1881, creating a small Sunday School area. The west door and window on the South wall were also switched during this time, altering the building's symmetry. The hand-hewn pine pews were crafted with open backs for women's bustles and closed backs for men. Lighting was primarily provided by a central brass lamp and perimeter coal lamps, while heat was once supplied by a wood stove. In 1995, the building was raised and fitted with a concrete block foundation.

Thomas Foster Memorial

9499 Durham Road 1

Thomas Foster Memorial
Thomas Foster Memorial

The Memorial, transcending its role as a mausoleum, honors the accomplishments of Thomas Foster, a hometown hero who achieved success in the city as an MP and Mayor of Toronto. Nestled in the Uxbridge countryside, it's a rare artistic gem blending Taj Mahal and Byzantine influences. With solid bronze doors, hand-painted stained glass, and intricate terrazzo floors, it showcases symbolic designs crafted by master artisans of its era, standing as a unique testament to Foster's legacy.

Train Station

9 Railway Street

Uxbridge Train Station - York-Durham Heritage Railway
Uxbridge Train Station - York-Durham Heritage Railway

The original Uxbridge station, constructed in 1870 by the Toronto & Nipissing Railway, served as a hub until 1904 when the iconic "witch's hat" roofed station was built by the Grand Trunk Railway. Passenger service commenced in 1871, with Canadian National Railway taking over in the 1920s, maintaining operations until the late 20th century. In 1996, the Township of Uxbridge acquired the station, which later became the location of the the York-Durham Heritage Railway, which offered historical train rides between Stouffville and Uxbridge.

Uxbridge Historical Centre

7239 Concession 6

Histotrical Centre

Established in 1972, the Uxbridge Historical Centre (UHC) is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Township of Uxbridge. Situated on a 5-acre site overlooking the picturesque Uxbridge Valley and Oak Ridges Moraine, the UHC comprises 10 buildings housing over 10,000 artifacts and archives. Through exhibitions, programs, and tours, the UHC engages audiences with the rich history of Uxbridge Township, connecting them to its heritage through a variety of educational initiatives and interpretive displays.

Uxbridge Music Hall

16 Main Street South

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Renowned for its exceptional acoustics, the Uxbridge Music Hall serves as a vibrant cultural hub. Hosting various theatrical and musical groups including OnStage Uxbridge, Ryleepuss Productions, and Pineridge Chorus, it stands as a proud symbol of local heritage. Restored interiors feature original opera chairs in the balcony, accented by intricate iron railings. A centerpiece cut glass chandelier adorns the hall, while modern amenities like air conditioning make it a premier venue for spring and summer events.

Uxbridge Public Library

9 Toronto Street South

Uxbridge Public Library

The Uxbridge Public Library, established on December 9, 1887, serves as a vital center for knowledge, community, and enrichment in Uxbridge, Ontario. Offering a diverse array of books, digital resources, and multimedia materials, it caters to all ages and interests. Through its engaging programs and events, the library fosters learning, creativity, and social connection, making it a cherished space for residents and visitors alike to cultivate a lifelong love of learning and belonging.

ANNUAL EVENTS

MARCH

MapleFest at Brooks Farms

122 Ashworth Road

APRIL

Easterfest at Brooks Farms

122 Ashworth Road

Huck Finn Fishing Day

Elgin Pond - 180 Main Street South

Uxbridge Huck Finn Youth Fishing Days returns this spring on a reduced scale. This year there will be no official contest taking place, instead, families will now be able to fish at Elgin Pond at their leisure all season long, starting April 27th, with the chance to win pop-up prizes! Elgin Pond will be stocked with 500 Brook trout for all the fishing fun, courtesy of the Ministry of Natural Resources.

MAY

Uxbridge Farmers Market

14 Victoria Street (Second Wedge Parking Lot)

Every Sunday - October

9:00am - 2:00pm

Come celebrate the best locally grown at our award-winning market!

Bonner Boys Cruise-In Car Show

Elgin Park - 180 Main Street South

Every Thursday, May 18 - September 28, 2023

Gates open at 4:30pm

Udora Leaskdale Lions Canoe River Run

Zephyr Road 2Km West of Durham Regional Road

Udora Leaskdale Lions Club Canoe River Run fundraiser all profits will go to the Uxbridge Hospital Foundation 14 Km Canoe from Zephyr Road to Pefferlaw Dam.
JUNE

Springtide Music Festival

Multiple Venues

June 13 - 14, 2025

Springtide Music Festival is a two-day celebration of music and community, featuring a wide range of musical talent from Uxbridge and beyond in a diverse set of downtown venues.

Gardens of Uxbridge Self Guided Tour

Saturday, June 15, 2024  

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a day trip to the Uxbridge Countryside and enjoy a garden experience.  Discover the many benefits of gardening and get some ideas for your own gardens by visiting the beautiful private gardens on the Gardens of Uxbridge  self-guided garden tour.

Run For The Diamond

Sunday, June 23 2024  

The Run for the Diamond will take place June 23rd 2024 and will include a 10K and a 5k run. Net proceeds benefit the Uxbridge Hospital. All entrants, 16 years and over, will be entered into the Diamond Draw automatically. Some unique features of the event include:

JULY

Canada Day Celebrations

The Township of Uxbridge will celebrate Canada Day on July 1st in Elgin Park. The event will include fun family activities, facepainting, food trucks and the evening will be capped off with fireworks at dusk. The evening fireworks display offers the flexibility of being able to spend the day with family and friends celebrating however desired while still being offered a great way to finish off the day with a bang!

Uxbridge Scottish Festival

Saturday July 27, 2024

Our goal is to bring a wee bit of Scotland to Uxbridge for the day, for everyone to enjoy. Experience the skrill of the bagpipes or the gracefulness of highland dancers. Treat your taste buds to some delicious Scottish fare.

A wonderful day to celebrate your Scottish heritage with family and friends.

AUGUST

Uxbridge Lions - Art In The Park

August 17 & 18 2024

Elgin Park - 180 Main Street South

Come stroll through the beautifully wooded park. Enjoy fabulous works, with some of Ontario’s finest artists artisans / crafts people. Talk with the artists and watch as some will be demonstrating their talent. Take the children to the children’s play/art and performance area. All this, with FREE admission and parking. This event is a fund raiser, and is sponsored by the Uxbridge & District Lions Club

Harmonia Fest

August 17, 2024

122 Ashworth Road

SEPTEMBER

Uxbridge Fall Fair

September 6, 7 & 8 2024

Elgin Park - 180 Main Street South

Uxbridge Fair occurs annually on the weekend after Labour Day, and hosts upwards of 8,000 attendees.  Approximately 1,000 exhibitors will enter more than 2,000 items, judged and put on display during the Fair.  Promoting excellence through competition in this way makes fairs unique compared to other events.

Art On The Fringe

September 14 & 15, 2024

Uxbridge Historical Centre - 7239 Concession Rd 6

Artists of Uxbridge is a local art group established in 2005 to bring artists together promoting and supporting art in our community.

Uxbridge Studio Tour

September 14 & 15, 2024

The Uxbridge Studio Tour is a juried art studio tour featuring a distinguished & award winning lineup of artists who call this beautiful region home. The jurying process means that all artists applying to be on the tour are judged by a dedicated artist committee judged on a range of criteria ranging from creativity, awards, and skill, along with studio access. Only artists exceeding the standards of the Uxbridge Studio Tour acceptance guidelines are accepted to take part as studio artists.

Uxbridge Celebration Of The Arts

The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

Presented by Blue Heron Books

OCTOBER

Cooper’s Farm Fall Fun Festivities

266 Ashworth Road

We are the Cooper Family and we have been farming in the Greater Toronto Area for almost 200 years. 7 generations of Coopers have been earning a living in agriculture. So yes, we have a little bit of experience.

We keep it pretty simply here on our farm. We love to grow & raise REALLY GOOD FOOD. We combine all forms and styles of farming practices so that our farm can produce amazing products while taking care care of the land that we farm on.

Brooks Farm Fall Fun Festival

122 Ashworth Rdoad

Come out and enjoy the beautiful autumn season Brooks Farms style!

For over a decade, Brooks Farms hosts an awesome Fall Fun Festival that gets bigger and better every year. 

Fall Fun Festival runs weekends in September and October

Open Thanksgiving Monday!

NOVEMBER

Santa Claus Parade

Downtown Uxbridge

Outdoor Christmas Market

291 Brock Street West (Uxbridge Arena)

Sundays in November, 10am to 3pm. 291 Brock St. W. Uxbridge Arena Hall. Indoor & Outdoor. Holiday Series Market featuring your favourite market Vendors and Event Vendors. Come fill your bags with local produce & products. One of a kind creations to check off your lists.

Uxbridge Rotary Christmas Home Tour

Multiple Locations

So get into the festive spirit on November 12th 2023, check out some of the most (if not THE MOST) divine Christmas decor in all of Uxbridge.

DECEMBER

Uxbridge Optimist Fantasy of Lights

Elgin Park - 180 Main Street South

For the past fourteen years, it has been our honour and privilege to host this event put on by the people of Uxbridge for the people of Uxbridge. Our light display is one of the biggest exhibits of Christmas lights in Canada.