<Group of Seven painter A.J. Casson’s depiction of the Kleinburg General Store.>
VAUGHAN, the sprawling mass north of TORONTO, is trying hard to become a city. Within the sprawl are a number of small villages and towns, one of which is KLEINBURG. Home to the superb McMichael Canadian Art Collection which focuses on the famed Group of Seven painters, the historic village has a population of roughly 1,000.
Much of the old town is gone or gentrified, but there are still some traces of the past. KLEINBURG is a popular spot for weddings, art aficionados, and visitors to the nearby Kortright Centre for Conservation and the Humber River Trails.
<KLEINBURG’s McMichael Canadian Collection is one of Canada’s finest art galleries.>
Developers and gentrifiers are updating the village streetscapes. Bungalows are at the gates.