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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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Barrie, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
98 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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Pefferlaw
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 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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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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