The Uxbridge Advantage

Community Information

Learn why the Township of Uxbridge within the Region of Durham is an exceptional place to live, play and do business.

Township of Uxbridge

Durham Region

Reports and Strategies

Strategic Plans

Uxbridge Industrial Park (Uxville)

Located on the Uxbridge side of the Uxbridge-Stouffville border, the Uxbridge Industrial Park is one of Durham Region’s most sought-after employment areas just minutes away from Highway’s 404 and 407.

See where the Uxbridge Industrial Park is located!

Downtown Uxbridge

In August of 2020, the Township of Uxbridge launched the Uxbridge Downtown Revitalization project with the goal of developing a cohesive long-term vision for the downtown area along with a Strategic Plan and Action Plan outlining how to get there.

The following reports were also produced as part of the data collection and analysis process:

For more information on all of these reports and the project in general, please visit the Downtown Revitalization project webpage.

Starting or Expanding Your Business

Site Selection

Contact the Region of Durham’s Rural Economic Development Specialist to discuss your site selection needs.

Development and Planning

If the establishment or expansion of your business in the Township of Uxbridge involves any new development or construction, applicants are encouraged to review our Development and Planning webpage, and book a pre-consultation meeting prior to submitting any planning applications.

Building Permits

You may need a building permit for any building and construction project in the Township of Uxbridge. Building permits ensure that your project is built safely and follows the Ontario Building Code.

  • Learn about Uxbridge’s building permit process.
  • The Township of Uxbridge is pleased to offer the business community, builders and residents Cloudpermit – an online system to apply for and track building permit applications anytime and anywhere. Learn more about the new online system!
Development Charges (DCs)

DC information is current as of March 31, 2023.  Regional Development Charges are scheduled to change on July 1, 2023.  Contact the Township to determine the final development charges that may be applicable to your project.

Discover municipal and regional development charge rates for your type and size of project.

Note: Both municipal and regional development charges apply

Community Improvement Plan Incentives

Learn about the incentives available to developers, property owners and business owners in the two designated Community Improvement Policy Areas in the Township of Uxbridge.

Business Licences
Some types of businesses need a licence to operate in the Township of Uxbridge. Learn more by visiting the Business Licences webpage.

BizPal helps business owners understand what municipal, provincial and federal licenses and permits they may need to consider when starting, operating or expanding their business.

Sign Permits

If you plan to erect a permanent or temporary sign for your business including, but not limited to, wall signs, ground signs, soffit signs and/or canopy signs, make sure to review the Township’s Sign By-Law first.

It is recommended that businesses contact the Development Services Department prior to submitting a Sign Permit Application.

Home-Based Businesses


Those currently operating or looking to start a home-based business within the Township of Uxbridge should review Zoning By-law 81-19, specifically page 343 referring to Home Occupation and page 356 referring to Home Industry to ensure they are operating in accordance with these regulations.

Business Directory

Count your home-based business in and grow your exposure by completing the Durham Region Business Count and opting-in to having your business listed on the Durham Region Business Directory.

Entrepreneurship Resources

Durham Region’s entrepreneurship support organizations have the resources to help take your business to the next level.

Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD): Durham Region entrepreneurs can take advantage of BACD’s free business support programming as they start or grow their business. From online or in-person workshops, one-on-one sessions or specialized programming, BACD has helped launch more than 1,700 local businesses and counting.

Georgina Association for Business (GAB): Businesses located in the Township of Uxbridge who are looking for capital to assist with business expansion, the purchase of new assets, the purchase of an existing business or to start-up a new business are encouraged to explore business financing options through the GAB. Approved businesses may receive business loans up to $400,000 in value.

Spark Centre Innovation Hub & Business Incubator: Durham Region’s business incubator providing advisory services, office space and day-to-day operational support to early stage and rapidly growing innovation and technology companies.

Spark Angel Network: Spark Angel Network is a group of investors whose aim is to build economic growth within Durham Region by investing in innovative early-stage technology businesses.

1855 Whitby: Located in the former provincial Land Registry Office in Whitby, 1855 Whitby is Durham Region’s first and only technology accelerator whose mission is to position high potential tech companies for the global stage.

Brilliant Catalyst at Ontario Tech University: Open to all Ontario Tech students, faculty, recent alumni and staff, Brilliant Catalyst offers a range of programs that help founders turn their innovative ideas into successful ventures.

FastStart at Durham College: Open to all Durham College students, fast start is designed to help entrepreneurial students develop and launch their own business, while studying at DC.

Government of Canada - Business and Industry: Provides information on Business taxes, permits and regulations, intellectual property, business support and how to sell to government agencies.

Township Presence at Business Events

Opening a new business? Holding a business event? We are here to help.

The Township of Uxbridge is pleased to support our local businesses and industries. If you are hosting an event of significance or opening a new business, please contact the Office of the Mayor and let us know what you are planning. Supports available include:

  • On-site visits by Township Councillors and/or the Mayor
  • Liaison with Regional, Provincial and Federal dignitaries
  • Connections to our Rural Economic Development Specialist for Regional Economic Development support
  • Connections to local business support groups such as the BIA or the Chamber of Commerce
  • Resources for planning local promotion

We recommend contacting the Office of the Mayor at least 4 weeks prior to requesting public appearances to aid with scheduling. Contact:

Nadine Messina
905-852-9181 ext 202

Operating Your Business

Hiring Local Talent
Post Secondary Talent

Durham Region is fortunate enough to be home to three world-class post-secondary institutions educating students in a wide variety of in-demand fields. Explore how your business can Tap into Talent.

Diversity in the Workplace

Review the resources below for tips on how to effectively recruit, hire, onboard and integrate newcomers into your business.


Employment Ontario Office

Connect with your local Employment Ontario Job Developer to help get your job postings filled!

Shop Local Initiatives

Shop Local Initiatives

Shopping locally has never been more important – or easier! Take part in region-wide shop local initiatives.

Digital Adoption

Discover what digital adoption programs are available to Ontario small businesses through Digital Main Street

Business Support Organizations

Connect with local or regional business support organizations to be seen, heard and supported in the Township of Uxbridge.

Uxbridge BIA

Discover Uxbridge

Uxbridge Chamber of Commerce

Invest Durham

Durham Tourism

Central Counties Tourism

Connect With Us!

Still have questions? Connect with us and we will be happy to chat!

Glen Macfarlane
Rural Economic Development Specialist
Invest Durham (Region of Durham)

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