This article is about the township. For the former town, see Uxbridge, Ontario (town). Uxbridge is a town in Uxbridge Township. History The Village of Uxbridge was incorporated in 1872.
Uxbridge is a township in south-central Ontario, in the Regional Municipality of Durham in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec The Greater Toronto Area (locally abbreviated as the GTA) is the most populous Metropolitan area in Canada. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The main centre in the township is the town of Uxbridge. Uxbridge is a town in Uxbridge Township. History The Village of Uxbridge was incorporated in 1872.
Uxbridge was surveyed in 1805 as part of York County. York County is a historic county in Upper Canada, Canada West, and the Canadian province of Ontario. It was named for Uxbridge, England. Uxbridge is a university town in the London Borough of Hillingdon in West London, England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland
The first settlers in the area were Quakers who started arriving in 1806 from the Catawissa area of Pennsylvania. The community's oldest building, the Uxbridge Friends Meeting House, was built in 1820 and overlooks the town from Quaker Hill, a kilometre to the west. Year 1820 ( MDCCCXX) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year
The Township was incorporated as a municipality in 1850 and became part of the newly-formed Ontario County two years later. For the game see 1850 (board game. 1850 ( MDCCCL) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link Ontario County was the name of two historic counties in the Canadian province of Ontario.
The first passenger carrying narrow gauge railway in North America, the Toronto and Nipissing Railway arrived in Uxbridge in June 1871, and for over a decade Uxbridge was the headquarters of the railway. The Toronto and Nipissing Railway was chartered in 1868 to build a narrow gauge railway in Ontario, Canada from Toronto to Lake Nipissing Year 1871 ( MDCCCLXXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common In 1872, the Village of Uxbridge was separated from the Township and incorporated as a separate entity. Year 1872 ( MDCCCLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year
With the creation of the Regional Municipality of Durham in 1974, Uxbridge Township was amalgamated with the Town of Uxbridge and Scott Township to create an expanded Township of Uxbridge. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. Scott Ontario is a geographic township and former municipality located in in what was Ontario County (now Durham Region) Ontario, Canada
Today, Uxbridge serves as an important community in northern Durham Region. Major manufacturing employers include Pine Valley Packaging (packaging, containers and portable shelters), Koch-Glitsch Canada (mass transfer systems) and Hela Canada (spice and ingredient manufacture). Many residents commute to other centres in Durham and York Regions and beyond.
The 30-bed Uxbridge Cottage Hospital is a site of the Markham Stouffville Hospital Corporation. Uxbridge Cottage Hospital is a Hospital in Uxbridge Ontario, opened in 1958 with additions in 1967 and 1996. For the York Region Transit bus terminal see Markham Stouffville Hospital (YRT.
Uxbridge is twinned with Catawissa, PA in the United States, from which many of its settlers originated. Catawissa is a borough in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
According to the 2006 Census, The township has a population of 19,169 over an area of 420. 65 km². The population has increased 10. 3% since 2001 and has a density of 45. 6 people per square kilometre.
The Uxbridge-Scott Museum and Archives possesses a number of artifacts, mostly related to the township's agricultural heritage and the genealogy of its residents. The Museum also includes nine heritage buildings as well as heritage herb and flower gardens.
There are also a number of attractions related to the history of the area. Uxbridge's Elgin Park, named after Lord Elgin, was the site of a picnic held by 19th century Prime Minister John A. Macdonald in a re-election bid. The title Earl of Elgin (IPA /ˈɛl gɪn/ was created on June 21, 1633 in the Peerage of Scotland for Thomas Bruce 3rd Lord Kinloss. The Prime Minister of Canada ( French: Premier ministre du Canada) is the primary Minister of the Crown, chairman of the Cabinet, and thus Sir John Alexander Macdonald GCB, KCMG, PC ( January 11, 1815 – June 6, 1891) was the first Prime Minister In addition, the Thomas Foster Memorial Temple, erected in 1935-36 by the former mayor of Toronto, is situated a short distance north of town. Thomas Foster ( July 24 1852 &ndash December 10 1945) was the Mayor of Toronto, Ontario, Canada from 1925 to Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Inspired by Foster's visit to India, the Temple was designed by architects J. H. Craig (1889-1954) and H. H. Madrill (1889-1998). Finally, the former home of famed author Lucy Maud Montgomery of Anne of Green Gables fame is situated in Leaskdale. Lucy Maud Montgomery CBE, (always called "Maud" by family and friends and publicly known as L Anne of Green Gables is a book by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery published in 1908 Leaskdale is a small community in the Township of Uxbridge, Durham Regional Municipality in Ontario. Montgomery lived in the area from 1911 to 1926, and wrote half of her books at what is now the site of the Leaskdale Manse Museum. Year 1911 ( MCMXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Uxbridge is the northern terminus of the York Durham Heritage Railway, which runs from Stouffville. The York Durham Heritage Railway is a Heritage railway in Uxbridge Ontario, just north of Toronto.
The Uxbridge Trail System includes a number of trails that explore the outdoors, connecting residents to the Oak Ridges Trail and the Trans-Canada Trail systems.
Since 1995, the Lions Club has hosted Art in the Park, held the second week in August. Lions Clubs International (LCI is the world's largest Secular service organization with over 44500 clubs and more than 1 Also known as Summerfest, this juried art show attracts artists from across the province.
The Uxbridge Fall Fair is held annually during the second week in September. Events include a tractor pull and a demolition derby. The Uxbridge Studio Tour and Sale is also held in September, giving visitors an opportunity to meet with local artists in their studios and explore the creative process.
Since 1988, Uxbridge has hosted an annual Heritage Christmas Craft Show, held the second Saturday in November. A Santa Claus Parade is also held annually in late November.
Throughout the year, a number of theatrical and musical productions are held at the Music Hall. Movies are shown at a local unique movie theatre, named The Roxy.
Near the end of July the Highlands of Durham Games are held in Elgin Park. These games focus on Celtic traditions and offer a variety of entertainments. Celts (ˈkɛlts or /ˈsɛlts/, see Names of the Celts Visitors under the age of eighteen are allowed to enter free of charge.