Uxbridge [Durham Region] - Community Summary
Located in the Greater Toronto Area, Uxbridge is a township in the Regional Municipality of Durham.The community centre in the township is its namesake, Uxbridge. Other communities include Coppins Corners, Goodwood, Leaskdale, Sandford, Siloam, Victoria's Corner, and Zephyr.
Major employers include Pine Valley Packaging, Koch-Glitsch Canada and Hela Canada. Uxbridge residents also commute to other centres in Durham and the GTA.
Uxbridge Township is designated by Industry Canada as The Trail Capital of Canada, thanks to the over 220 kilometers of managed trails within its borders.
The Lions Club hosts Art in the Park, held the second week in August every year. Also known as Summerfest, this juried art show attracts artists from across the province.
Another annual event is Uxbridge Fall Fair, held the weekend after Labour Day in Elgin Park. Attractions include home craft, vegetable and flower exhibits, cattle, goat, sheep, poultry and rabbit shows, the midway, tractor pull, demolition derby, heavy horse pull and barnyard rodeo.
Public elementary schools include Joseph Gould Public School, Quaker Village Public School, Scott Township Central School, Uxbridge Public School, Goodwood Public School.
Other separate elementary schools include St. Joseph's Catholic School. The high school is Uxbridge Secondary School.