The culture of maple syrup production
Kleinburg is an unincorporated village in the city of Vaughan, Ontario. It includes a narrow section of hilly landscape occupied between two branches of the Humber River and features dense forests. Its northern and western brinks are mainly agricultural.
The historic commercial district of Kleinburg has many heritage construction, as well as modern developments with diverse residential and commercial uses. Main street has local shops, restaurants, and national chains.
Local interests include McMichael Art Gallery which accommodates a comprehensive collection of paintings by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, and First Nations and Inuit artists. Formerly the home of Robert and Signe McMichael this 40-acre site and log home called "Tapawingo" was donated to the Province of Ontario by the McMichaels.
The area where Kortright Centre is situated is predominantly forested. Between March and mid-April the Centre for Conservation hosts its annual Maple Syrup Festival. The focus of the festival is to inform the public on how Maple Syrup production has changed over time.
Other attractions are Humber River Trails and Binder Twine Park in which an annual festival is held. It is one of the most attractive festivals in southern Ontario and points the beginning of the harvest fair season in the Greater Toronto Area. The festival is organized and operated exclusively by volunteers, which once included author Pierre Berton, a famous resident of the village.