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Thomas Foster Memorial

Regional Road 1, Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
905-640-3966
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Uxbridge
Type: Architectural Buildings
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- Jun 30, 2014
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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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Pefferlaw
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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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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Built in the 1930's in an a wonder to see. Taj Mahal in India. Wonderful architecture and the mosaic and stained glass windows are amazing. A must see just north of Uxbridge on 1A or Main Street North. Just past the road to Sandford.

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Uxbridge, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

An amazing structure with a great story. Very beautiful inside and worth stopping in to see. Went to see a Friday night acoustic guitar performer and it was nice. Wooden chairs were not very comfortable, but still worth visiting. Admission was by donation.

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Barrie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

While I am somewhat partial ( I am descended from one of the pioneer families buried on this property), a visit to the Foster Memorial leaves a lingering impression. It is a piece of unique architecture for this region of Ontario and I encourage anyone travelling in the Durham/Uxbridge region to check it out. It was inspired by The Taj... More

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uxbridge
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14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Small memorial just north of uxbridge went for choir singing but very packed space was too small for crowd of people.

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Uxbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I have lived in Uxbridge for many years but had never known the story behind the building or the marvel that was within. The marble floors and pillars are magnificent and the detail is intoxicating along with the interwoven stories of it all. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and I was mezmorized by the intricate splendor and look forward... More

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Uxbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

If you visit Uxbridge, you must stop in to see the Thomas Foster Memorial, its breathtaking. The craftmenship is very unique. They hold music concerts there every friday night.

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Penetanguishene, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I really enjoy the yearly Memorial service provided here.... I've been going since before I got married and now I bring my children here every summer with the rest of my family

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