|Matthew James Boylen|
|Born||August 10, 1907
Weston, Ontario, Canada
|Died||July 7, 1970
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mining & smelting
Jim Boylen was born in Weston, Ontario and raised in Alberta. In his early teens he left home and returned to Northern Ontario where he and elder brother Fred eventually operated a trading post. By the time he was twenty years old, Boylen had become a full-time prospector and in 1934 established business offices in the city of Toronto. He would be the founder of Brunswick Mining and Smelting Corp. Ltd in Bathurst, New Brunswick, an operation later acquired by Noranda which is now known as Xstrata.
Boylen died at his Toronto home in 1970 and was buried in that city's Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
During the 1950s and 1960s, Jim Boylen operated Lanson Farm in Malton, Ontario, a large Thoroughbred racehorse operation. He and brother Phil both were involved in the sport and famously passed on the opportunity to buy the great Northern Dancer when he was part of the E. P. Taylor annual yearling sale.
- time.com: "Art: Beaver's Greatest Landmark", 28 Sep 1958