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Hancock Woodlands, Cooksville
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Title: Hancock Woodlands, Cooksville
Identifier: B236
Date of Original Photo: 1978
Date Built: ca 1930
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Nurseries (Horticulture) - Ontario - Cooksville (Mississauga)
Location: 2151 Camilla Road, Pt Lots 7 & 8, Plan B27 - Pts 1-3, 43R32995

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Description: Pt Lots 7 & 8, Plan B27 - Pts 1-3, 43R32995. This property of approximately 10 acres was a commercial site known as Hancock Woodlands, a nursery, but also residences to the Hancock family. Leslie Hancock, founder of Woodland Nurseries with his wife Dorothy, was an internationally noted horticulturist, plant breeder, teacher, soldier and politician. Their son Macklin was a landscape architect and planner, responsible for planning Don Mills in the 1950s and Meadowvale and Lake Aquitaine in the 1960s and 70s; their second son Don is a landscape architect and their daughter Marjorie was an artist and nurserywoman. The property exists as an oasis of natural and built heritage under civic ownership and a future park. It is listed on the Heritage Register. Description as of May 2014.
Agency: Mississauga Library System