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Address: Regional Road 1, Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 905-640-3966
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A diamond just north of Uxbridge.

A real gem within the countryside of rural Uxbridge. Enjoy the magnificence of Thomas Foster's final resting place amidst the gold mosaics, stunning architecture and rolling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A real gem within the countryside of rural Uxbridge. Enjoy the magnificence of Thomas Foster's final resting place amidst the gold mosaics, stunning architecture and rolling seven second echo.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A small yet beautiful mausoleum built in 18th century by Thomas Foster is a hidden gem and a must see historic site beautiful and very interesting. There is a donation of 5$ each for adults to take a brief tour of the grounds and inside. Travis gave a well detailed and interesting account of the history and it's architecture. Thanks.... More 

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Uxbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

An interesting historical memorial in Uxbridge Township. The architecture is very beautiful. There are free concerts held during the summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Absolutely beautiful place - great views of local countryside, beautiful building, exquisite marble, frescos, stone pillars, domed roof, stained glass. A piece of Byzantium nestled in rolling hills of Ontario farm counrty. An hour from Toronto - it's a destination NOT to be missed.

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Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is like stepping into Yesterday and Far Away. This memorial was beautifully designed and built for the wife and young daughter of Thomas Foster - former mayor of Toronto. It's worth a lovely drive in the country and then to happen upon this. Plan your drive for a weekend when the Memorial is open or for a Saturday night... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

At least that was my first impression. However once you step inside you'll see that this building draws from numerous artistic styles and really stands out as something unique and special. From the floor to the roof the detail and artistry is exquisite. My favourite part would have to be the colourful floral motifs stretching up to the central dome.... More 

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Newcastle, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We spent an interesting hour with the tour guide on Saturday and the architecture, mosaic tile, stained glass and the history of this mausoleum is well worth an hour and the small admission fee, a short drive north on main street just outside of Uxbridge.

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Uxbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A stunning gem; soaring architecture, beautiful stonework, and delightful mosaic tiles. Concerts every Friday evening in the warmer months provide an opportunity to sit and admire the design whilst ones ears are treated by local folk, pop, and classical musicians. Entrance is by donation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I lived in the area all my life and took this attraction for granted. It is very well maintained and a must see if you are in the area. Just down the road is another attraction, the Lucy Maude Montgomery home, so doing both is very easy. Plus one of the famous 7 painters lived in the area also.

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Uxbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you have any interest in buildings and architecture, you have to see the Foster. Yes, it's a mausoleum and yes, it's located in a cemetery. But the story of its origin (built by a former Mayor of Toronto) and the design and construction (Byzantine, modeled after the Taj Mahal, with unique details), make it a place to see. COme... More 

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