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The Uxbridge Downtown Revitalization project (#myuxbridgedowntown) was launched in August of 2020 to develop a cohesive long-term vision for the downtown area.  The Project will deliver a Strategic Plan and an Action Plan that will focus on the longer-term economic development and social well-being of the downtown. The project is made possible with a partnership between the Township of Uxbridge, the Region of Durham, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs and the Uxbridge Business Improvement Area (BIA).

The project objective is to renew and improve the economic, physical and social well-being of Uxbridge’s town centre by:

  • Strengthening local business and encouraging investment by property owners;
  • Creating enjoyable public streets and spaces animated by a variety of creative and civic activities; and,
  • Providing work and living opportunities that fulfil people’s needs across a spectrum of ages and interests.

The Downtown Revitalization Plan will provide Council and staff with a strategic plan to guide future decisions, actions and investment that will improve the historic downtown area for residents, business owners and visitors. 

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Have Your Say!

If you are a resident of the Township of Uxbridge, tell us what amenities and services you would like to see in the downtown. Please complete the survey.

  • Paper copies of the survey are available upon request, or pick up a copy at the Library or at the Town Hall. Completed copies can be returned by mail or dropped off in the Township ‘Red Barn Drop Box’ (in front of the Township Office) or at the Library.
  • Participate in our virtual Community Workshop on June 28th, hosted by the Planning Partners, our design consultants. There are two identical workshops, choose the one that suits your schedule.  Choices are either 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm or 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Register for this free on-line workshop at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/uxbridge-downtown-visioning-public-session-tickets-158610731969.
  • Later this summer, additional information will also be collected from local businesses owners and shoppers in our downtown.

About the Project

#myuxbridgedowntown Study Area

The Downtown Revitalization Program area has been drawn to include key natural features of the Downtown core such as parks, trails, streams, and other naturalized areas. The area also captures the key business corridor and major road network feeding the downtown as well as key tourist locations.

The study area will be used to determine which business and property owners will be surveyed, and where customer and street surveys will be conducted.

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Uxbridge Downtown Revitalization Advisory Committee

The UDRAC serves as an advisory body that promotes opportunities for engagement and collaboration within the community in support of the Uxbridge Downtown Revitalization Project (UDRP), also referred to as #myUxbridgeDowntown. Membership is determined by the Terms of Reference and is comprised of 9 community members, three members of Council and one representative each from:

  • Uxbridge Business Improvement Area (BIA)  
  • Uxbridge Chamber of Commerce  
  • Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC)  
  • Tourism Advisory Committee (TAC) 
  • Uxbridge Public Library Representative  
  • Representative for Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)  

The Committee also includes resources from the Township of Uxbridge Public Works, Development Services, Treasury and Communications staff, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Foods and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), Durham Region Economic Development, Durham Region Transportation Planning and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. Other existing committees and groups, such as Heritage Uxbridge, the Age-Friendly Committee, Active Transportation, Youth Groups and the Uxbridge Town Trails Committee etc. will be called upon in an advisory capacity. Contact us for a list of committee members.

Vision Statement

The Uxbridge Downtown Vision Statement was approved in December 2020:

Uxbridge features a vibrant and thriving downtown that is rich in history and recognized as an inclusive and accessible community.

View the full Vision Statement

Reports and Studies

Active Transportation Plan

Downtown Uxbridge Flood Reduction

Uxbridge 2020 Tourism Plan

 

2020-2021 Agendas and Minutes

October 1, 2020

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October 29, 2020

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November 26, 2020

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January 28, 2021

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February 25, 2021

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March 25, 2021

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April 29, 2021

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May 27, 2021 Agenda Minutes to come
 

Judy Risebrough, Project Manager 
jrisebrough@uxbridge.ca

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