This video launched in June 2021 to raise interest in the Oakridge Acres movie project.
The war was over. The economy was booming.
Mowbray Sifton led a newly-incorporated company in an ambitious construction project northwest of the City of London.
Farmland became neighbourhoods pre-populated with churches, schools, parks and retail.
Meet the people who settled in what developers called Canada's First Planned Community.
Discover why, despite its success, a development like this can never happen again.
This multimedia project will combine a feature presentation to be accompanied by an archive of extended materials to be shared with Londoners for all time.
Long-time residents, former residents, new residents and a lot of people who know what they're talking about when it comes to architecture, history, urban planning, trees, turkeys and more.
Oakridge broadcaster Scott Simpson is leading the project. You may know him as the local home-video transfer guy, or from radio stations such as CJBK 1290 and Easy 101.3. More about Scott at Cygnals.com and ScottSimpson.ca.
This project is evolving. We'll have a lot of "does anyone have a ...?" and "does anyone know...?" questions along the way. Please sign up for our newsletter to be alerted to major developments in the Oakridge Acres documentary project.
1955 aerial view of Oakridge Acres, under construction.
Questions, comments, requests and offers are all welcome.
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