In 1927, R.S. McLaughlin (President of General Motors Canada) established these lands as Parkwood Stables and sold it in 1950 to E.P. Taylor, who bred championship horses at Windfields Farm. Ontario Tech University now owns the land. The Windfields Farm Legacy aims to preserve and educate by telling the story of E.P. Taylor, Northern Dancer, Northern Dancer Cemetery, Trillium Cemetery and the Windfields Stone House. Northern Dancer, one of the most recognized names in horse racing to this day, was a Windfields Farm-born, Canadian-bred thoroughbred racehorse who won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness stakes, among other races, and became the most successful sire of the 20th century. He is the only equine to be inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. As part of Digital Doors Open, watch the video below to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Northern Dancer’s death.
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Contact info2370 Simcoe Street North
ArchitectureYear built: 1950
Building type: Cemetery, Historical landmark, Historical house
Dates/hours openFriday May 1 – Wednesday March 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Oshawa