Famous Burlingtonians

Margaret Lindsay Holton - Artist, Author, Activitist

Margaret Lindsay Holton is a multi-disciplined Canadian artist, author and community activist. She is an award-winning Canadian fine furniture designer & manufacturer, a fine art painter, and collectible pinhole and photo-collage photographer. Holton has authored books of photography, poetry and prose, including Canadada: A Painter’s Nature. She has also produced two musical CDs, and written & directed a WW1-focused film, The Frozen Goose, based on a published short story that was shot in Burlington, Milton and Westfield Heritage Village. One of her original typeface designs was licensed to graphic giant, Letraset. In 2017 she was awarded a Burlingon’s Best Award as Arts Person of the Year. Her third novel, TRILLIUM appointed an ‘Alumni of Influence” by University College at the University of Toronto in 2018. Lindsay has an arts studio on the Hamilton Beach strip on the shores of Lake Ontario.