Places We Love in Uxbridge
Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario in Leaskdale (10 minutes north of Uxbridge) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the beloved author of Anne of Green Gables who lived in Leaskdale from 1911-1926.
The Society operates the Leaskdale Manse National Historic Site and the Historic Leaskdale Church, the former St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church where Lucy Maud Montgomery’s husband, Ewan Macdonald, was the minister from 1910 to 1926. The Society offers tours, programming and events dedicated to preserving the history and literature of the beloved Lucy Maud Montgomery.
In 1935, former Mayor of Toronto Thomas Foster had a memorial temple constructed between Leaskdale and Uxbridge, known as the Foster Memorial Temple, as a tribute to his late wife and young daughter.
The temple was designed by Foster with the help of architects H.H. Madill and James H. Craig, drawing inspiration from the Taj Mahal and Byzantine architecture. The beautiful structure features solid bronze doors, handmade stained glass windows and terrazzo floors with marble mosaics, making it a sight to behold. The Foster Memorial plays host to the popular “Fridays at the Foster” concert series that runs every Friday from May – September.
York Durham Heritage Railway
York-Durham Heritage Railway is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage of Canadian railways of South-Central Ontario. The railway plays host to numerous train-themed events throughout the year, including the popular Day Out With Thomas and The Polar Express.
Uxbridge Fall Fair
For over 155 years, the Uxbridge Fall Fair has celebrated the rural life and agriculture of Uxbridge. During the first weekend after Labour Day, families can enjoy the midway rides, tractor pulls, demolition derby, livestock shows and tons of exhibits in beautiful Elgin Park. Combined with delicious farm-fresh and fair food options from local vendors, it’s easy to understand why the Uxbridge Fall Fair is the most popular event in Uxbridge!
The Uxbridge Historical Centre
The Uxbridge Historical Centre preserves the history and heritage of Uxbridge Township through artifacts, documents, and photographs related to the history of the area.
Consisting of more than 6,000 artifacts, 10 buildings and a 5-acre site overlooking the beautiful Uxbridge Valley and Oak Ridges Moraine, the Uxbridge Historical Centre gives its visitors a glimpse of the lives of the early settlers of Uxbridge, the Quakers.
Our Favourite Local Events
The Living Nativity 2019
The Living Nativity, a free gift to the community from Uxbridge Baptist Church, has been a Christmas Tradition since 1974. The show is presented every two years. The outdoor performance depicts the birth of Christ with a cast of more than 125 people. Centennial Park.
The Optimist Club of Uxbridge Fantasy of Lights – 2019
For the 12th fabulous year, The Optimist Club of Uxbridge presents the Fantasy of Lights in Elgin Park, Uxbridge. A wonderful family event to drive or walk through … people from miles around travel to Elgin Park to see the festive displays. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted. All proceeds support youth of Uxbridge. For more information on the Fantasy of Lights, visit the Optimist web site at www.uxbridgeoptimist.com
Santa Claus Parade
The parade takes place on the 3rd Saturday of November each year – Downtown Uxbridge.
Uxbridge Bruins Junior C Hockey Club
Friday night is Hockey Night in Uxbridge – come out and see your team play – www.uxbridgebruins.com
Over 1200 people enjoyed the 2018 concert. Conducted by Thomas Baker, this 100 voice chorus is accompanied by a professional orchestra and performs in the beautiful Trinity United Church every two years. Please plan to attend the 2020 performance at Trinity United Church on December 14th & 15th, 2020. Tell your friends! www.uxbridgemessiahsingers.com