Classmates’ Retreats (Shangri-Las) and Interest in Conservation Activities: Neil Watters

Living History
Written on: 
Monday, June 4, 2012
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Neil Watters retired to a working farm near Bond Head. The original log-house built in 1834 is illustrated here and is faithfully conserved by Neil. In his clear stream, watercress is abundant and in the moist areas close to the forest’s edge, showy lady-slipper is always to be found. Woodcock are regular nesters and well-camouflaged, while Lobelia Syphilitica was once regarded as a cure for syphilis. Neil was a key player in saving from dismantling the church in nearby Bond Head built by Sir William Osler’s father.



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.