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Conceptual Ideas for Downtown Revitalization

See the full Public Consultation and Visualization Report (referred to as QR code in video).

Watch the Highlights Video to learn about the project. 

The Uxbridge Downtown Revitalization project (#myuxbridgedowntown) was launched in August of 2020 to develop a cohesive long-term vision for the downtown area. Council approved the Strategic Plan and an Action Plan in March 2022 that focuses on the longer-term economic development and social well-being of the downtown. The project is now in the implementation phase. The project was 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 will 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 provides 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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Read the Strategic Plan and Action Plan Report, updated December 2022.

Read the March 28th, 2022 Presentation to learn more about the scope, actions and recommendations of the project. Other project deliverables are included below.

The Highlights of What We Heard!


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Community Engagement Highlights

View the synopsis


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Planning and Visualization Report

Read the Planning Partnership's Public Consultation and Visualization Report that provides recommendations for how our downtown could look! 
The Uxbridge Town Square Concept Plan provides drawings for what could be accommodated within the proposed Town Square, based on different activities.  It also includes drawings for an interim Town Square.  All these drawings are conceptual and should not be considered final design documents.


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Resident Survey

830 residents shared their ideas for the downtown. View their survey results


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Business Survey

53 Business Owners shared their ideas and perceptions. View their survey results.


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Customer Origin Study

857 Residents and Visitors were asked where they lived and what they would like to see in our downtown. View the results


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Market Area Data Report

This report provides information about the residents that shop in Uxbridge and the types of new businesses that the Township might be able to support. View the results.

Implementation - Making it Real

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 Project Committee (2020-2022)

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. View the full list of UDRAC 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

2022 Agendas and Minutes

January 14, 2022



January 27, 2022



February 24, 2022



March 2022



2020-2021 Agendas and Minutes

October 1, 2020



October 29, 2020



November 26, 2020



January 28, 2021



February 25, 2021



March 25, 2021



April 29, 2021



May 27, 2021 Agenda Minutes
June 24, 2021 Agenda Minutes
October 7, 2021 Agenda Minutes
October 28, 2021 Agenda Minutes
November 25, 2021 Agenda Minutes

Judy Risebrough, Project Manager

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