Places We Love in Uxbridge

Lucy Maude Manse

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.

Foster Memorial

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.

Foster Memorial
York Durham Railway

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!

Fal Fair
historical centre

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 Uxbridge Optimist Club Fantasy of Lights

December 3rd, 2022 to January 1st, 2023

Nightly from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Elgin Park, Uxbridge, Ontario

For the past fourteen years, the Uxbridge Optimist Club has hosted this brilliant event, which is now one of the largest Christmas light displays in Canada. No ticket or fee required. The event is drive-through, and donations are gratefully accepted. All proceeds go to Uxbridge youth groups and events.

Uxbridge Lions’ Art In The Park

August 20th and 21st, 2022

Elgin Park, Uxbridge

For over 20 years The Uxbridge Lions Club has hosted Art in the Park in Elgin Park the third weekend in August. This is the 26th year that Art-in-the-Park has been held in Elgin Park, Uxbridge. Come stroll through the beautifully wooded park. Enjoy fabulous works, with some of Ontario’s finest artists artisans/craftspeople. 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. Donations at the gates are gratefully

appreciated. Funds from the Silent Auction going entirely to the Dog Guides Program. This event is a fundraiser sponsored by the Uxbridge and District Lions Club. This will help the Lions in supporting many worthwhile community and district projects.

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 –

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This unforgettable seasonal tradition is presented by the Uxbridge Messiah Singers, a volunteer organization which exists solely to bring Handel’s much-loved oratorio to area music lovers every two years. The production is conducted by Thomas Baker, with a chorus of 85 voices from around the Durham and York regions, with a 15-piece professional orchestra. Over 1200 people enjoyed the live concert in 2018 and many tuned into the virtual event, An Evening With The Uxbridge Messiah Singers, in 2020. For 2022 Messiah is back! Join the Uxbridge Messiah Singers for another glorious live performance on December 19th and 20th at Uxbridge Baptist Church.

Living Nativity 2023

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.

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