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Original Campus layout in harmony with Cootes Paradise and the RBG

"McQuesten….was uncomfortable with the dubious strength of the agreement that purported to preserve the park-like aspect of McMaster campus. He foresaw it being ignored by future university governors and wanted the agreement enshrined in provincial legislation. A provincial act would then be required to make changes, establishing a significant roadblock to change, McMaster applied to the legislature for a special Act of Legislature validating the general scheme of building and landscape improvement and planting, as in the agreement dated February 11, 1932, between the Parks Board and McMaster Board."
Love, Sweat and Soil: A History of Royal Botanical Gardens from 1930 to 1981
Dr. Leslie Laking, 

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