In 1928, Hance Roy Ivor (1880-1979) moved to Erindale where he soon dedicated all his time and efforts into the care and protection of birds by building "Winding Lane Sanctuary". During the fifty years that he ran the sanctuary, Ivor, affectionately known as the 'Birdman of Mississauga', wrote numerous articles in various magazines including National Geographic and The Auk. Ivor's work and writings gained him much notoriety and acclaim. He received the Order of Canada and an honorary Doctorate of Sciences from the University of Windsor. He gained the love and respect of many people. In 1970, a devastating fire left him and his birds homeless. An outpouring of support came from across the country as people donated money to help rebuild his sanctuary to help take care of him and his birds. The Roy Ivor collection includes many photographs, bird specimens, smoking pipes, personal items and letters.