Brock and Toronto Street
The above Brock and Toronto Street photo shows what Brock Street from Toronto Street to Main Street looked like in the early 1890’s. On the left side you can see the Market Building that was built in 1884 and then torn down in 1955 so that the building there today could be built. Other notable structures are the Fire Hall, The Bascom House and the Trinity United Church in the background.
The Santa Claus Parade runs along Brock Street around 1954 in the above photo.
In 1955 the Market Hall was torn down. The above photo shows the corner of Brock St and Toronto St fenced off for safety. In the background you can see the George Wheler Residence before it was surrounded by other buildings. Built in 1878 by George Wheler, it was one of the largest and most impressive homes in downtown Uxbridge. It has seen numerous owners over the years and today is divided into apartments.
This 1965 photo shows the new building being constructed on the corner of Brock and Toronto Streets. In the middle of the photo you can also see the construction of the Texaco garage and gas station that we know today as the Circle K and Coffee Time.
In the above photo taken in 1970 you can see the business along the south side of Brock Street. On the left you can see Canadian Tire, Davie Rexall Drug Store and Moore’s Pro Hardward (now Getaway Travel, The Foggery Vape Shoppe, The Lemonade Stand, Cycle Solutions, Main Street Realty and the Mondo Hair Salon). The vacant buildings in the middle were the former Uxbridge Dry Cleaners, Len’s Variety Store and Burk Dyson’s Meat Market. These buildings were torn down in 1971 and rebuilt. In 2020 the Police Station and the Uxbridge Shoe and Repair building (in the middle) was torn down to allow the new culvert to be built.
Taken in 2020 the above photo shows the view on Brock Street just before the Police Station and the Uxbridge Shoes and Repair building was torn down for the culvert construction.
This is the view east on Brock St from Toronto St. The culvert is nearing completion. A lot has changed over the last 137 years, and it is continuing changing to this day.
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