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Bird's Eye View

In partnership with Friends of Sam Smith Park, CCFEW, Humber Arboretum, and Humber's Office of Sustainability

July 5 to December 8, 2017

Silhouette cut-outs of birds in flight

About the Exhibit

The Bird’s Eye View exhibit showcased the ways in which the Lakeshore community have worked to nurture the habitat of Colonel Samuel Smith Park to make it more hospitable to the many birds that live in, and migrate through the park throughout the year.

Interpretive Centre team:

Jennifer Bazar, Curator

Ben Mitchell, Curatorial Assistant
Nadine Finlay, Programming Intern/Curatorial Assistant

Exhibit Partners:
Nature's Dance Photography

Friends of Sam Smith Park (FOSS)

Humber Arboretum

Citizens Concerned with the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront (CCFEW)

Humber Office of Sustainability

Exhibit Artists:

Nancy Barrett

Terry Smith

Ala Asadchaya

Irene Cholweka

Kaitlin Keaney

Marilyn Campbell

Birds Eye View 360
360 view of the Bird's Eye View exhibit

Exhibit Launch

The Whimbrel Watchers

Documentary short featuring the annual Whimbrel Watch in Colonel Samuel Smith Park in Etobicoke.

Created by the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre and Humber Arboretum.


With special thanks to Tim McCarthy, Wayne Renaud, Beth Jefferson, Terry Smith, Nancy Barrett, Irene Cholewka, the Toronto Ornithological Club, Friends of Sam Smith Park, the Hamilton Naturalists' Club, and the Whimbrel Watchers of Colonel Samuel Smith Park.

The Binocular Program

Come by the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre located at the Wellness Centre, room 104 at

2 Colonel Samuel Smith Drive.

Rent some Binoculars before heading out on the Lakeshore Grounds to catch a glimpse of the wildlife around us!

Check out these resources to help you succeed in your search for bird sightings!

Balancing Bird Craft

Check out the Balancing Bird Craft that you can print off and make at home! 

Provided by CCFEW (Citizens Concerned About the Etobicoke Waterfront) and created by Jem Cain

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