Classmates’ Retreats (Shangri-Las) and Interest in Conservation Activities: Gib Blackwell

Living History
Written on: 
Monday, June 4, 2012
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Gib Blackwell, worrying about the increasing concrete sprawl in the environs of Brampton where he practiced for over 50 years as a family doctor, acquired 70 acres of this edge land. He planted a hardwood forest to thwart the so-called ‘developers’. This maturing forest was given to Brampton as a park and will serve its purpose forever.

 

Reference

Barnett, Henry, Joan Borland, Jack Laidlaw, Neil Watters and Bruce Wells. The Epic Journey of University of Toronto Medical Class of 1944. Toronto: University of Toronto, Faculty of Medince, 2012. pg. 128.

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