The Commercial Hotel – 1868
The above photo taken in 2020 shows the Commercial Hotel in its present location at 37 Main Street N. The building was home to the Hobby Horse Arms for many years, which featured one of the largest single malt scotch collection in the greater GTA. There was a pub located on the lower level serving their full menu along with the patio in the summer months. There was also a Wine Bar located on the main level and was available on request for private parties & special events. After serving the Uxbridge Community and visitors for many years the building was sold in 2020 and is now home to Main Street Pools.
History of the The Commercial Hotel
The images below show the building at its original location on Brock Street E just east of Main Street. Here is where it had a long history of as a hotel, a livery stable and later apartments and offices.
Photographer Unknown, taken from the Growing Up In Uxbridge Facebook Group.
In November of 1981 the building was raised and moved to its present day location. The photo below taken Al Dunlop, photographer for the Toronto Star shows the building being moved west along Brock Street and then north on Main Street to its new home.
The original site is now home to Trinity Manor Apartments, a 40 unit apartment building comprised of one bedroom apartments for seniors who are living independently.