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Based in Uxbridge, Ontario, we are your local radio station sharing your favorite music alongside news, events, and information that actually matters to you.

Uxbridge Cosmos

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The Uxbridge Cosmos is an award-winning hyperlocal weekly newspaper that provides readers with updates on the news and events taking place throughout the Township of Uxbridge. We cover a wide range of topics, including municipal politics, sports, entertainment, the arts and cultural events, as well as cover the stories, accomplishments and milestones of people in our community.

The Uxbridge Cosmos is published every Thursday.

Uxbridge Times-Journal

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DurhamRegion.com, a division of Metroland Media Group Ltd., is the primary source for community news in Durham Region, with eight community newspapers, a host of specialty publications and our website, devoted to covering breaking news around the clock.

The Uxbridge Times-Journal, which traces its roots back to 1869, is published every Thursday.


Leaskdale Manse National Historic Site, Home of Lucy Maud Montgomery

11850 Durham Regional Rd 1, Leaskdale

Home of Lucy Maud Montgomery
Home of Lucy Maud Montgomery

The author of the famous Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, was born at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Nov. 30, 1874. She came to live at Leaskdale, north of Uxbridge Ontario, in 1911 after her wedding with Rev. Ewen Macdonald on July 11, 1911 in Prince Edward Island. Her three children were born at Leaskdale, and she wrote close to a dozen books while she was living in the Leaskdale Manse before the Macdonald family moved to Norval, Ontario in 1926. Maud died in Toronto April 24, 1942 and was buried at Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.

– taken from http://www.uxbridge.com/people/maud.html

Historic St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church

11850 Durham Regional Rd 1, Leaskdale

Former St. Paul's Church - 11850 Regional Rd 1 - Circa 1906

St. Paul's Presbyterian Church is where Lucy Maud Montgomery's husband, the Reverend Ewan Macdonald, served as pastor from 1911-1926.


The Roxy Theatres of Uxbridge

46 Brock St W, Uxbridge, ON

The Roxy Theatre
The Roxy Theatre

The Roxy Theatres of Uxbridge was restored, redesigned, and reopened on December 13th, 1996.

It represents a true “labour of love” by a couple of crazy film buffs named Mark and Cathy Christoff. “We love our community but the only thing missing is a movie theatre. A place for folks to meet on a Saturday night, have some great popcorn with real butter in a clean and comfortable environment reminiscent of days gone past with movie nostalgia surrounding them but still with state-of-the-art digital projection and sound equipment. We want a place where the kids can go and meet their friends for a night out, where families can head to the movies on a Saturday afternoon and feel it was a great time spent together, where seniors can walk to the movies and feel comfortable in their hometown seeing a movie at an affordable price, the way it should be – non-threatening and friendly. We want this theatre to be a place where people take pride in knowing this is their theatre, in their town, and it’s special. That is our goal and I think we have accomplished it so far and will continue to provide this service to our community.”

- taken from the Roxy website

York Durham Heritage Railway

19 Railway St, Uxbridge, ON

Our Mandate

The York-Durham Heritage Railway Association is a nonprofit organization operated by a team of dedicated volunteers and passionate staff. Our mandate is to preserve and promote the heritage of Canadian railways of South-Central Ontario.

  • Purchase, preserve and operate railway equipment from the mid-1900’s
  • Offer a unique tourist train experience on our heritage coaches, including on-board entertainment, snack bar and souvenir stand.
  • Establish and maintain a museum of railway memorabilia
  • Promote rail heritage education
Our Train Trips

From our popular open-doors baggage car you can watch the countryside roll by, and in our newly acquired 1950’s snack car, purchase snacks, drinks, and even ice cream. Regular Sunday trains will take you through the Uxbridge-Stouffville corridor, with a brief stop in the town of Stouffville. We have dinner trains, family trains, and kiddie-themed trains such as Day out With Thomas, Winnie Festival, Halloween, and Santa. Check out our complete list trips. Our train is equipped with a wheelchair accessible washroom, and souvenir stand.



Huck Finn Fishing Day

Elgin Pond - 180 Main St S, Uxbridge, ON

April 22 Huck Finn

April 22 - April 29, 2023

The annual Huck Finn Fishing event for youth is now an 8-day festival!

April 22nd-29th, 2023 at Elgin Pond in Uxbridge

Families will now be able to fish at Elgin Pond at their leisure between Saturday April 22nd and Saturday April29th. Daily prizes to be won by submitting pictures on social media of you and your family fishing, of your catch, or of fun around the pond etc. with the hashtag #huckfinnUxbridge. Participants 15 years of age and under will be eligible for daily prizes! Random draws for prizes from submitted pictures to be made by Hits105.5fm radio. REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED!


Uxbridge Farmers Market

14 Victoria St, Uxbridge, ON (Second Wedge Parking Lot)

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Every Sunday, May 7 - October 29, 2023

9:00am - 2:00pm

Come celebrate the best locally grown at our award-winning market!

Bonner Boys Cruise-In Car Show

Elgin Park - 180 Main St S, Uxbridge, ON

Bonner Boys Cruise In

Every Thursday, May 18 - September 28, 2023

Gates open at 4:30pm

May 18 Bonner Boys

Udora Leaskdale Lions Canoe River Run

Zephyr Road 2Km West of Durahm Regional Road 1

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Saturday May 6, 2023

Udora Leaskdale Lions Club Canoe River Run fundraiser all profits will go to the Uxbridge Hospital Foundation 14 Km Canoe from Zephyr Road to Pefferlaw Dam. $30.00 Per paddler Min. Download sponsor sheets from our web page http://UdoraLeaskdaleLionsClub.ca Great prizes for the most money raised. 1st Prize a new smoker
Please remember You are required by law to have a lifejacket or PFD (Personal Flotation Device) on board for each person on a watercraft including human powered watercraft


Springtide Music Festival

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June 7 - 9, 2024

ASpringtide Music Festival is a two-day celebration of music and community, featuring a wide range of musical talent from Uxbridge and beyond in a diverse set of downtown venues.

Gardens of Uxbridge - Annual Self Guided Tour

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Saturday June 24, 2023

10:00am - 5:00pm

Join us for a day trip to the Uxbridge Countryside and enjoy a garden experience.  Discover the many benefits of gardening and get some ideas for your own gardens by visiting the beautiful private gardens on the Gardens of Uxbridge  self-guided garden tour.

The Gardens of Uxbridge relies on the kindness and generous support of our sponsors and volunteers to organize and fund our annual garden tour.  All proceeds from the garden tour go to The Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario (LMMSO) which operates a National Historic Site in the nearby hamlet of Leaskdale, Ontario.  If you are interested in volunteering or being a sponsor please email  info@gardensofuxbridge.org.

Run For The Diamond

Run for the diamond

June 25, 2023


The Run for the Diamond will take place June 25th 2023 and will include a 10K and a 5k run. Net proceeds benefit the Uxbridge Hospital. All entrants, 16 years and over, will be entered into the Diamond Draw automatically. Some unique features of the event include:

  • 5K and 10K Run and Walk
  • Unique course in the Trail Capital of Canada!
  • Bib-tag timed for all events
  • Warm up at the Elgin Park stage
  • Finisher medal
  • wicking shirts
  • free parking
  • bag check
  • Post-Race Massage
  • Breakfast included

Strollers, bikes, in-line skates and animals are prohibited on the course.


Uxbridge Lions Present - Art In The Park

Elgin Park - 180 Main St S, Uxbridge, ON

August 19 20 Art in the Park

August 19 & 20, 2023

Presented by the

Uxbridge Lions Club

Come stroll through the beautifully wooded park. Enjoy fabulous works, with some of Ontario’s finest artists artisans / crafts people. 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. This event is a fund raiser, and is sponsored by the Uxbridge & District Lions Club


Uxbridge Fall Fair

Elgin Park - 180 Main St S, Uxbridge, ON

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September 8, 9 & 10, 2023

About the Uxbridge Fair Event

Uxbridge Fair is an annual event hosted by the Uxbridge and Scott Agricultural Society.  Originally, agricultural societies would meet on a regular basis to discuss various concepts of agricultural improvement, such as livestock development and increased grain yields.  Often the Society would collectively purchase a bull or seed grain, made available to members only.  The fall fair would then be an opportunity for the farmers to compete by showing off the fruits of their labour.  Due to increased technology and rapid communication, agricultural societies no longer find it necessary to provide this service.  The Uxbridge Fair continues to create the forum known as the fall fair.

Homecraft, Crops, Livestock Competitions and Entertainment

Uxbridge Fair occurs annually on the weekend after Labour Day, and hosts upwards of 8,000 attendees.  Approximately 1,000 exhibitors will enter more than 2,000 items, judged and put on display during the Fair.  Promoting excellence through competition in this way makes fairs unique compared to other events.

In addition to the competitive displays of our fall harvest, the community is further brought together to enjoy various forms of entertainment such as horse pull, demolition derby, tractor pull, midway rides, livestock shows and displays of farm animals.

Art On The Fringe

Uxbridge Historical Centre - 7239 Concession Rd 6, Uxbridge, ON

Art on the Fringe

September 16 & 17, 2023

Presented by the

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Artists of Uxbridge is a local art group established in 2005 to bring artists together promoting and supporting art in our community.

Uxbridge Studio Tour

Uxbridge Historical Centre - 7239 Concession Rd 6, Uxbridge, ON

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September 16 & 17, 2023

About the Tour

The Uxbridge Studio Tour is a juried art studio tour featuring a distinguished & award winning lineup of artists who call this beautiful region home. The jurying process means that all artists applying to be on the tour are judged by a dedicated artist committee judged on a range of criteria ranging from creativity, awards, and skill, along with studio access. Only artists exceeding the standards of the Uxbridge Studio Tour acceptance guidelines are accepted to take part as studio artists.

2022 marks the 37th  year of this fabulous weekend long event and will feature over 50 artists showcasing their work either virtually or at their unique studio locations. Each year our studio artists host multiple guest artists from across Canada.

What makes the Uxbridge Studio Tour unique is our dedication to giving visitors an exciting peek ‘behind the curtain’ to where art is created. This is not a gallery tour! This is a tour of remarkable and beautiful creative spaces around our region. With studios surrounded by forests, farmland, and beautiful historic towns visitors get a fascinating tour of spaces normally hidden behind closed doors.

Each year hundreds of dedicated art enthusiasts make their way to each of our studios. With so many different studio locations on our tour it’s just not possible to see them all in one weekend. We want to give visitors a great day or weekend out exploring the Uxbridge area.

Uxbridge Celebration Of The Arts

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September - November 2023

It all started in a local pub, the Hobby Horse Arms, one night in 1985. Owner Ron Tindley and musician Tom Baker, who played a regular piano gig there on Friday nights, cooked up the idea to showcase music, film, visual arts, and theatre. They created a team of local artists and art lovers to make the Celebration a reality. The mandate of the Celebration of the Arts was to bring professional artists and their art to Uxbridge. This would be an opportunity for local artists and art lovers to hear professional musicians and talk to “real” filmmakers in their own backyard.

The original three-day festival has grown to become a three week event, bringing visitors from well beyond the community. The schedule is packed with events of interest to all. The Uxbridge Studio Tour, included in the events each year, is one of the finest in Ontario. Our Juried Art Show attracts artists from all over Southern and Central Ontario. The Gala events attract world-famous musicians and performers. The Roxy Short Film evening features winners from the Worldwide Short Film Festival. Books and Authors Night has showcased writers who have been awarded many prestigious literary prizes. Truly this small-town event is a feast for the senses, cooked up a quarter-century ago by a far-sighted group of visionaries.

The incredible vision of the four founding directors continues in Uxbridge to this day. Countless volunteers contribute hundreds of hours to ensure the Celebration continues. Their perseverance over the past 25 years has resulted in a stellar arts festival. It has truly put Uxbridge “on the map” and transformed it into a town for the arts. People have moved here because they came to the Celebration and liked what they saw. They started friendships, choirs and collaborations as a result of the Celebration of the Arts. The arts community and the wider community of Uxbridge Town and Township has grown and flourished.

-compiled by Wynn Walters

The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

The Book Drunkard Festival

September 10 - November 15, 2023

Presented by

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After 33 years, putting Uxbridge on the literary map in Canada is not a stretch for Blue Heron Books. The store is long accustomed to bringing first-class literary talent to Durham Region.

Former Durham resident, Lucy Maud Montgomery once quipped, “I am simply a book drunkard” — relatable words for readers and writers. The Book Drunkard Festival captures the wonderment of the written word and its ability to intoxicate, transport, and transform; it is meant for all ages and myriad tastes.

The 2019 festival – an unprecedented success – featured literary legends, an exceptional chef, art, theatre, and musical masters, and the 2020 virtual festival delivered the same top-notch literary talent in a new, virtual format.

In 2021 & 2022, the festival kicked it up a notch with a variety of in-person and virtual events, including the Half-Pints Kids events, award-winning authors, much-anticipated book launches, Giller nominees, food, chocolate, beer, and astronaut Chris Hadfield!

As we get ready to kick off a new year with exceptional talent, 2023’s line-up will set you up for a season of exceptional author experiences as well as a great new stack of TBR (to be read) on the nightstand!