Classmates’ Retreats (Shangri-Las) and Interest in Conservation Activities: Jack Crawford

Living History
Written on: 
Monday, June 4, 2012
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Jack Crawford, from his retirement home in Collingwood, spotted an eyesore at the edge of town. It was the remnants of the old dump. He managed to acquire these eight acres of wasteland and proceeded to have it leveled off and to have the area covered with generous layers of good topsoil. He then personally planted 145 native young trees and shrubs, many of them flowering. All this was given back to the town as The Collingwood Arboretum. For this he received the rare honour of “The Order of Collingwood”. He has served as President of the Collingwood Horticultural Society.



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. 126.