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Township of Uxbridge Does Not Extend Lease Agreement with York Durham Heritage Railway

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023 01:11 PM

On December 11, 2023, Uxbridge Council denied York Durham Heritage Railway’s (YDHR) request for a lease extension. Effective December 31, 2023, the lease agreement between the Corporation of the Township of Uxbridge and YDHR will expire.

The decision to deny a lease extension resulted after multiple unsuccessful attempts to resolve outstanding issues and timelines for compliance were not met. The Township provided ample opportunity and warning to the lease holder that failure to act would result...

Fundraising for Uxbridge Firefighter Memorial Statue and Garden Receives a Boost from Federal Grant

Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 08:53 AM

Plans to install a Firefighter Memorial Statue and Garden are closer to reality thanks to a $213,530 federal grant.  The memorial statue and garden will be installed to honour those who have died in the line of duty or while actively serving and will provide a place for reflecting and a connection to the community.

The Uxbridge Firefighters Association envisioned the project in 2018 and has been working with local artist Tyler Briley and landscape designer Adam Hoover to plan a park-like garden...

Off-leash Dogs Not Permitted on Baseball Diamonds

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 10:59 AM

The Township of Uxbridge reminds residents that off-leash dogs are not permitted on baseball diamonds as it causes health and safety hazards.

The main health and safety issues include:

  • The risk of dog attacks on nearby citizens
  • Dogs digging divots in the field causing tripping hazards
  • Dog waste being left behind, harbouring bacteria, and attracting rodents

Baseball diamonds are not designed to operate as dog parks. ‘No Off-leash Dogs’ signs have been posted around the diamonds indicating to...

Major Donation May Bring New Life To Animal Shelter

Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023 11:08 AM

The Townships of Scugog and Uxbridge are very pleased to announce that the Estate of Marlyn Ruth Rennie has made an extremely generous donation of $1,100,674 to the Uxbridge-Scugog Animal Shelter.

The donation brings the amount of funds available for a new shelter to more than $2,800,000. This total includes the Rennie donation, the NASUS (New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge and Scugog) donation, private donations, as well as interest earned and the Township’s of Scugog and Uxbridge’s pledged...

Durham Region encourages the community to continue supporting local non-profits as demand increases

Posted on Tuesday, September 05, 2023 12:07 PM

The charitable and non-profit sector is important for healthy and vibrant communities across Durham. The sector involves community agencies that provide programs and services for many aspects of a resident’s life—at all ages and stages—supporting key issues impacting our community. These include food insecurity, homelessness, mental health, social isolation, addictions, human trafficking, job loss, and housing, among many others.

While local charities and non-profit agencies across Durham Region

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