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.
Roy Ivor and Bernice Inman-Emery at Winding Lane Bird Sanctuary
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Join us as we transform the Square Amphitheatre into a live children's theatre every Tuesday night in August. From Rock the Arts Puppets to Beauty and the Beast, watch and be dazzled as your favourite children stories are brought to life!
Whether you're a musician, spoken word artist, comedian or dazzling performer, the stage is yours! Share your craft or enjoy the great talent Mississauga has to offer at open mic nights on the Square, every Wednesday in August.
Canadian Celtic rock group Screeched Inn began over a decade ago as a trio. With a focus on tight three part harmony and audience interaction, they perfected their sound through classic rock, top 40, and country genres.
Drop by the Bradley Museum to learn more about our Heritage Kitchen Garden, representing the foods early settlers grew in Upper Canada in the 1830s. On the last Sunday of the month, Museum Interpreters are on site to lead curated garden tours and demonstrations in Bradley House kitchen.