The Christopher Chapman Park is located on Apple Tree Crescent in Uxbridge. The parkette has a playground and access to the Maple Bridge Trail.

About Christopher Chapman

Christopher Chapman was born in Toronto, 24 January 1927; son of distinguished Toronto architect Alfred Chapman, and mother Doris, a concert pianist.

Christopher, a self taught filmmaker since 1952, was a renowned Director/Producer, cinematographer, editor and writer.  His wide variety of films are in 16mm, 35mm, 70mm, Multi-Dynamic Image, 3D, IMAX, and multi media.  He created major films for expositions, film companies, corporations and governments. 

His very first film THE SEASONS won the Canadian Film of the Year Award in l954; the Salerno Film Festival, and other International awards.

Christopher Chapman Ltd. was incorporated in 1965.

His film A PLACE TO STAND (1967) had two Academy Award nominations and won an OSCAR; and again the Canadian Film of the Year, ETROG in 1968

Christopher was appointed a Member of the ORDER OF CANADA in 1987; and awarded a DOCTOR OF LAWS by Ryerson Polytechnic University in 2000.

He was a Past President of The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts; and Directors Guild of Canada.

In 1953 he co-founded Land Fellowship (The Canadian Organic Soil Assoc.) the first organic farming organization in Canada, and produced two influential Canadian documentaries, UNDERSTANDING THE LIVING SOIL, and A SENSE OF HUMUS.

Over his lifetime his awards included: the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts medal for 'distinguished contribution to the art of cinematography’; the first Ontario Film Institute award for his 'distinguished achievements and significant contribution to the development of the Canadian film’; the 1967 Centennial medal; the 1977 Jubilee medal; the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation medal; and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.

In later years Christopher turned his innovative eye towards the Reflected Image capturing 'another way of seeing' using his still camera.  REFLECTED IMAGES hang in executive offices and private homes.

Christopher was a founding member of Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts, and a lifelong advocate of the arts.

Christopher passed away at age 88, in 2015 in Uxbridge, Ontario

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