Fri, Oct 21|
Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre
Hands On Mental Health History Workshop and Tour
Work with primary documents to better engage with the local 89 year history of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital.
Time & Location
Oct 21, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre, 2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr, Etobicoke, ON M8V 4B6, Canada
About the event
Work with primary documents to better engage with the local 89 year history of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital and explore the patient-built underground tunnels and nineteenth-century cottages. The workshop allows attendees to engage with annual report documents to understand the Hospital history at a deeper level. Tour presents an overview of the 89-years of the Hospital's history, acknowledges the varied experiences of patients and staff across different decades, and traces major treatment changes across time. Tour concludes with an optional entry into one of the un-renovated attics above the cottages.
Tour is offered FREE of charge. Due to space restrictions along the tour route, pre-registration is required. Open to all audiences.
Additional communication and safety updates will be provided to registered attendees prior to the event. More information on how to access campus provided to registered participants prior to tour.
Tunnels and grounds are mobility accessible; attic requires steep set of stairs.