Featured Events in York Durham Headwaters

Jun 21

National Indigenous Peoples Day: Grass Rocking

Jun 21st, 2018 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Vaughan, Ontario L0J 1C0

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In this special celebration, Quentin “Que Rock” Commanda and DJ Creeaisan a.k.a. Matthew Wood will lead a performance that showcases hip hop and powwow dances side- by-side. The true fire keepers of hip hop, who dance to heal and restore, the performers and their two special guests will encourage the audience to participate in this unique experience.

The gallery will be open until 7pm on this special day, and the event will take place outside after the gallery has closed.

Cost: $18 for Adults, $15 for Students

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Jun 22-23

Quilts in the Temple

Starts: Jun 22nd, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Jun 23rd, 2018 4:00 pm

The Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum
18974 Leslie Street
Sharon, East Gwillimbury, Ontario L0G 1V0

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Step into the Temple to take in the sights of the creatively crafted quilts made by the members of the Gwillimbury Quilt Guild. Take a walk on the grounds to see our heritage buildings and enjoy a tea party inspired lunch in the unique Temperance Hall.

Cost: $8

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Jun 23

Antiques ID Clinic - Meet Janet Carilie, June 23

Jun 23rd, 2018 10:00 am to Noon

Uxbridge Historical Centre
7239 Concession 6
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1R2

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Join acclaimed antiques appraiser Janet Carilie for a chance to learn more about the history and value of your fine art object or antique. Janet is best known for her multiple tours with the Canadian Antiques Roadshow. For more information on Janet, please visit: www.janetcarlile.ca

You are invited to bring up to 3 items, at a cost of $15 per item, for Janet to evaluate and appraise.

All are welcome, observers are invited to join in on the educational and interesting morning at an entrance fee of $8

To register online: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/Townshipofuxbridge/

For more information contact the Historical Centre at museum@town.uxbridge.on.ca or 905-852-5854 to reserve your spot.

Cost: $8 per person, $15 per item

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Jun 24

BBQ Day at the Train

Jun 24th, 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Ride the train today and receive a hamburger or hotdog compliments of the York-Durham Heritage Railway at the Uxbridge station from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Enjoy family friendly on-board entertainment!

The train departs Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from Stouffville at noon.

Cost: See website

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Jun 24

Tea & Walk: Garden Tour

Jun 24th, 2018 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Oshawa Museum
1450 Simcoe Street South Henry House
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8S8

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The Henry House Heritage Gardens are in full bloom and now is the time to see them in their entire splendor. Sunday June 24th at 1 pm., visitors pay $10 and OHS members pay $5. Reservations are required for tea & scones. To make a reservation or find out more about joining the Oshawa Historical Society, please phone Jill at 905-436-7624 x.106

Cost: $10 per person, $5 for OHS members

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Jul 1

Canada Day Heritage Train Ride

Jul 1st, 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Special Fares for July 1, 2018

Celebrate Canada Day with a ride on-board a heritage train through the Oak Ridges Moraine. Enjoy our doors open baggage car and on-board family entertainment.

Today only! Adult/Senior/Student: $20 + HST; Child (2-12): $19 + HST; Children under 2: Free

Departures: Uxbridge -10:00 am and 2:30 pm; Stouffville - 12 pm

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Jul 8

Teddy Bear Train

Jul 8th, 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Dr. Bear will be riding the train today to give your child's favourite stuffie a check-up and a clean bill of health. Enjoy on-board entertainment while waiting for the doctor.

Children 12 and under with a teddy bear or stuffie ride for only $2! (maximum of 2 children per adult).

The train departs Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from Stouffville at noon.

Cost: See website

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Jul 8

Sunday FUNday: All About Archaeology

Jul 8th, 2018 Noon to 4:00 pm

Oshawa Museum
1450 Simcoe Street South Lakeview Park, Guy House
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8S8

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On Sunday, July 8, interact with artefacts from Oshawa's Ancestral Wendat archaeological sites at our Sunday FUNday! Found in 1967 and 1992 these excavations have provided us a link to Oshawa's pre-history.

Learn about tools of the trade, dating techniques and put together clay pots! View artefacts on display from past digs at the Museum.

Sunday FUNdays are held on the first Sunday of the month. Admission is free and allows you to interact with Museum staff and its collection.

Cost: Free

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Jul 15

Pizza Day at the Train

Jul 15th, 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Ride the train today and receive a free slice of pizza at the Uxbridge station from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Enjoy family friendly on-board entertainment!

The train departs Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from Stouffville at noon.

Cost: See Website

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Jul 15

Grandpa Henry's Picnic

Jul 15th, 2018 Noon to 4:00 pm

Oshawa Museum
1450 Simcoe Street South Henry House
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8S8

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We are excited to throw the fourth annual Grandpa Henry’s Picnic on Sunday, July 15! Plan for a vacation back in time when you and your family spend the day at the Oshawa Museum. Our relaxing gardens, sunny backyard and friendly staff and volunteers will awaken your curiosity for the past!

This year Grandpa Henry’s Picnic is FREE and everyone is welcome. Come along, this is a picnic you don’t want to miss! Find us in the Heritage Gardens of Henry House on Sunday, July 15 from 12 – 4 pm.

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Jul 15

Acoustic Conversations: Michie Mee

Jul 15th, 2018 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Vaughan, Ontario L0J 1C0

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Michie Mee, Canada’s Queen of hip hop, and Big Tweeze in conversation about her rise to fame, the emergence of Toronto as a hip hop epicenter, and her various experiences navigating the recording industry. The conversation will be followed by a live performance.

Following the success of previous intimate Acoustic Conversations, which intertwine conversations and a live performance, the McMichael continues with a series that will provide an in-depth look at the development of the hip hop scene in Toronto. Behind the hype, the videos, and hip hop’s ubiquitous presence are the musical geniuses on stage as well as behind the mixing boards. Producers and Sound Engineers not only make each song precise but work closely with artists to create unique sonic compositions. The conversations will be moderated by Big Tweeze a.k.a Anthony Corsi, Producer and Co-host of Views Before the Six.

Cost: $39, $20 for Students, See Special Rates for McMichael Members

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Jul 29

Heritage Train Ride

Jul 29th, 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Take a trip through time seated in one of our heated/air conditioned heritage coaches from the 1950's and enjoy our doors open baggage car. Each trip also features on-board entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Departures: Uxbridge -10:00 am and 2:30 pm; Stouffville - 12 pm
Adults: $27, Senior & Student: $25, Child: $19

Cost: See event description

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Jul 29

Boxcars and Beer – The ‘Cheese’ Train

Jul 29th, 2018 Noon to 5:30 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Experience a 90-minute 'Taste of Ontario' with fromager Cecilia Smith and brewery owner/certified beer judge Joanne Richter as they lead you through five pairings of delicious Ontario cheeses with artisanal craft beers from local brewery The Second Wedge Brewing Company. The experience also includes a take-home tasting glass and tasting notebook.

Tickets must be purchased on-line.

Cost: $78 + HST per person

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Aug 19

Acoustic Conversations: Fresh Kils

Aug 19th, 2018 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Vaughan, Ontario L0J 1C0

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Fresh Kils, Controllerist and Juno nominated Producer, who has credits with M.O.P, Fabolous, Saigon, The Alkoholiks, and Kool G Rap in conversation with Big Tweeze. Fresh Kils will dive into the world of controllerism (art and practice of using musical software controllers), discuss his touring and production life, and perform a live demonstration showcasing his unique skill set by playing the MPC (Music Production Controller).

Following the success of previous intimate Acoustic Conversations, which intertwine conversations and a live performance, the McMichael continues with a series that will provide an in-depth look at the development of the hip hop scene in Toronto. Behind the hype, the videos, and hip hop’s ubiquitous presence are the musical geniuses on stage as well as behind the mixing boards. Producers and Sound Engineers not only make each song precise but work closely with artists to create unique sonic compositions. The conversations will be moderated by Big Tweeze a.k.a Anthony Corsi, Producer and Co-host of Views Before the Six.

Cost: $39, $20 for Students, See Special Rates for McMichael Members

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Sep 2

Heritage Train Ride

Sep 2nd, 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Take a trip through time seated in one of our heated/air conditioned heritage coaches from the 1950's and enjoy our doors open baggage car. Each trip also features on-board entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Departures: Uxbridge -10:00 am and 2:30 pm; Stouffville - 12 pm
Adults: $27, Senior & Student: $25, Child: $19

Cost: See event description

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Sep 9

Grandparent’s Day Heritage Train Ride

Sep 9th, 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Treat that special grandparent to a family outing on-board our historic railway.

Today only, Grandparents ride for ½ price when accompanied by a fare-paying grandchild.

The train departs Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from Stouffville at noon. There are boarding facilities in Uxbridge only for people requiring assistance.

Cost: See website

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Sep 9

Acoustic Conversations: Maestro Fresh-Wes

Sep 9th, 2018 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Vaughan, Ontario L0J 1C0

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Godfather of Canadian hip hop music, Maestro Fresh-Wes, and Big Tweeze in conversation about his early years in Toronto’s hip hop scene, his longevity in the industry, and his burgeoning acting career. Maestro will also discuss his artistic journey as a Canadian emcee in New York as he worked on his 1994 release ‘Naaah Dis Kid Can’t be from Canada?!! The conversation will be followed by a live performance.

Following the success of previous intimate Acoustic Conversations, which intertwine conversations and a live performance, the McMichael continues with a series that will provide an in-depth look at the development of the hip hop scene in Toronto. Behind the hype, the videos, and hip hop’s ubiquitous presence are the musical geniuses on stage as well as behind the mixing boards. Producers and Sound Engineers not only make each song precise but work closely with artists to create unique sonic compositions. The conversations will be moderated by Big Tweeze a.k.a Anthony Corsi, Producer and Co-host of Views Before the Six.

Cost: $39, $20 for Students, See Special Rates for McMichael Members

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Sep 16

Teddy Bear Train

Sep 16th, 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Dr. Bear will be riding the train today to give your child's favourite stuffie a check-up and a clean bill of health. Enjoy on-board entertainment while waiting for the doctor.

Children 12 and under with a teddy bear or stuffie ride for only $2! (maximum of 2 children per adult).

The train departs Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from Stouffville at noon.

Cost: See website

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Sep 23

Heritage Train Ride

Sep 23rd, 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Take a trip through time seated in one of our heated/air conditioned heritage coaches from the 1950's and enjoy our doors open baggage car. Each trip also features on-board entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Departures: Uxbridge -10:00 am and 2:30 pm; Stouffville - 12 pm
Adults: $27, Senior & Student: $25, Child: $19

Cost: See event description

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Sep 29

Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour

Sep 29th, 2018 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Various Locations

The Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour was imagined as an innovative means to marry our small town community feel with our unique agricultural assets to present an authentic experience for tourist to our area.
The 3rd Annual 2018 Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour starts at the Sharon Temple in East Gwillimbury and is a self-guided tour to participating farms.

Cost: TBA

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Sep 30

Heritage Train Ride

Sep 30th, 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Take a trip through time seated in one of our heated/air conditioned heritage coaches from the 1950's and enjoy our doors open baggage car. Each trip also features on-board entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Departures: Uxbridge -10:00 am and 2:30 pm; Stouffville - 12 pm
Adults: $27, Senior & Student: $25, Child: $19

Cost: See event description

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Oct 6-7

Fall Colours Train

Starts: Oct 6th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Oct 7th, 2018 5:00 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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If you enjoy fall colours then this experience is for you!

Enjoy the beautiful forests and captivating fall colours of the Oakridges Moraine from the comfort of a classic heated 1950’s heritage train car. Don’t forget to check out our doors-open baggage car.

Fall Colours trains operate Saturdays and Sundays from October 6th through to October 14th.

Saturdays: 90-minute round trips departing Uxbridge. Sunday: 2-hour round trips departing from both Uxbridge and Stouffville.

Cost: See website

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Oct 20-21

Halloween Train

Starts: Oct 20th, 2018 9:00 pm
Ends: Oct 21st, 2018 9:00 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Put on your costumes and join us for a spooktacular heritage train ride with on-board entertainment. Children will receive a treat bag upon departing the train.

Children 12 and under in costume ride for only $2! (maximum of 2 children per adult)

Saturday round trips departing from Uxbridge are 90 minutes long. Sunday trains depart the Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from Stouffville at noon. Round trips are 2 hours long.

Cost: See website

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Oct 27-28

Halloween Train

Starts: Oct 27th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Oct 28th, 2018 5:00 pm

York-Durham Heritage Railway
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Put on your costumes and join us for a spooktacular heritage train ride with on-board entertainment. Children will receive a treat bag upon departing the train.

Children 12 and under in costume ride for only $2! (maximum of 2 children per adult)

Saturday round trips departing from Uxbridge are 90 minutes long. Sunday trains depart the Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from Stouffville at noon. Round trips are 2 hours long.

Cost: See website

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Nov 24-25

Santa Train

Starts: Nov 24th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Nov 25th, 2018 4:00 pm

19 Railway St., Uxbridge Ontario L9P 1E5
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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We have received news from the North Pole that Santa will be joining us on our decorated and heated heritage train! This popular train ride is a great family holiday experience!

Enjoy on-board entertainment while waiting for Santa’s arrival. The highlight of the ride is a visit from Santa with each child, big and small. Upon leaving the train, each child will also receive a gift bag full of goodies.

Create a new family tradition and lasting memories!

Cost: $25 + HST per person

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Dec 1-2

Santa Train

Starts: Dec 1st, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Dec 2nd, 2018 4:00 pm

19 Railway St., Uxbridge Ontario L9P 1E5
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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We have received news from the North Pole that Santa will be joining us on our decorated and heated heritage train! This popular train ride is a great family holiday experience!

Enjoy on-board entertainment while waiting for Santa’s arrival. The highlight of the ride is a visit from Santa with each child, big and small. Upon leaving the train, each child will also receive a gift bag full of goodies.

Create a new family tradition and lasting memories!

Cost: $25 + HST per person

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Dec 8-9

Santa Train

Starts: Dec 8th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Dec 9th, 2018 4:00 pm

19 Railway St., Uxbridge Ontario L9P 1E5
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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We have received news from the North Pole that Santa will be joining us on our decorated and heated heritage train! This popular train ride is a great family holiday experience!

Enjoy on-board entertainment while waiting for Santa’s arrival. The highlight of the ride is a visit from Santa with each child, big and small. Upon leaving the train, each child will also receive a gift bag full of goodies.

Create a new family tradition and lasting memories!

Cost: $25 + HST per person

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Dec 15-16

Santa Train

Starts: Dec 15th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Dec 16th, 2018 4:00 pm

19 Railway St., Uxbridge Ontario L9P 1E5
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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We have received news from the North Pole that Santa will be joining us on our decorated and heated heritage train! This popular train ride is a great family holiday experience!

Enjoy on-board entertainment while waiting for Santa’s arrival. The highlight of the ride is a visit from Santa with each child, big and small. Upon leaving the train, each child will also receive a gift bag full of goodies.

Create a new family tradition and lasting memories!

Cost: $25 + HST per person

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