April 19, 1898|
Saint John, New Brunswick
|Died||May 23, 2001(aged 103)|
|Known for||real estate builder and philanthropist|
In 1929, he began a career in real estate brokerage and development. He was responsible for Canada's first strip mall, the Norgate shopping centre in Saint-Laurent (now part of Montreal) and was one of the first Canadians to develop low-cost housing.
He was a prominent member of the Montreal Jewish community. His offspring include the late philanthropist and entrepreneur Jack Cummings and businessman Robert Cummings. Jack's children include Steven Cummings, who like his grandfather has received the Order of Canada, Richard Cummings, Executive Director of Jewish Family and Child Toronto, and Nancy Cummings-Gold, president of The PACCK Foundation.
- "Philanthropist Maxwell Cummings dies". San Francisco Jewish Community Publications Inc. Retrieved March 14, 2005.
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