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Originally settled by Pennsylvania Quakers in 1805, Uxbridge has an abundance of sites honoring its heritage. The Uxbridge Quaker Meeting House, constructed in 1820 on the site of an earlier meeting house, is at 6800 Concession Rd. The Thomas Foster Memorial, a Byzantine-design mortuary chapel with a copper dome roof, bronze doors and stained glass–windows, was built in 1936 by former Toronto mayor Thomas Foster. The memorial is on Durham Road 1.
Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of “Anne of Green Gables,” wrote 11 novels while living at Leaskdale Manse 1911-26. The 1886 house is open daily noon-4, June-Aug. and by appointment, rest of year; phone (905) 852-43517, (905) 852-5284, (705) 288-8155 or (647) 991-3276.
York-Durham Heritage Railway offers sightseeing excursions to Stouffville in 1920s and 1950s railway cars. Trips depart from a restored 1904 depot on Spruce Street at 10 and 2:30 on Sundays in June-Oct. and during special events; phone (905) 852-3696.
Seven area trails provide unlimited opportunities for hiking, bicycling and pleasure walking. The Trans-Canada Trail intersects with the Oak Ridge Moraine Trail just south of Uxbridge.
Visitor Info
Uxbridge Tourist Information Centre 7239 Concession 6 UXBRIDGE, ON L9P 1R2. Phone:(905)852-0400
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