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

Living History
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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.



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.