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Exhibitions

We host exhibitions and art shows across the Lakeshore Grounds. Our permanent galleries include the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre, and the Third Floor Gallery in the Student Welcome and Resource Centre at Humber College Lakeshore.

We have also hosted pop-up shows in the Tunnels and Cottages, and online. Use the images below to navigate and learn more.

On Now
On Now
The Fashion Institute
Colt and Parent, Roberta Bondar Foundation

Patterns & Parallels: The Great Imperative to Survive

May 6, 2024 - July 26, 2024

On Loan from the Roberta Bondar Foundation

  

Patterns & Parallels: The Great Imperative to Survive features photography from Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first female Canadian astronaut, to tell the story of the migratory patterns of three bird species: the Whooping Crane, Lesser Flamingo and Piping Plover.

 

The exhibition is a key part of the Roberta Bondar Foundation’s Space For Birds project, which uses photography to create a visual story that will help us understand the biodiversity of nature and the impact of human actions and climate change on bird migration and habitat loss.

Hosted in The Fashion Institute, the exhibition will be on display at 3166 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON M8V 1L6.

 

Interpretive Centre
A paper lampshade with 1,511 artistic pinpricks beside text title

Grace: One Story of Thousands

September 2023 - July 2024

  

Grace: One Story of Thousands follows the life and experiences of Grace, one of the 1,511 people buried in the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital Cemetery at the corner of Horner and Evans Avenues in south Etobicoke. Through personal letters and surviving hospital records gathered by Grace’s great-niece, you are invited to pause and reflect on a life lived – not defined – by the institutional system in Ontario.

With a shift toward historical accuracy, personhood, and agency, the Interpretive Centre invites you to experience history through a new perspective.

 

Second Floor Gallery
Encore! Rediscover the Collection

Encore! Rediscover the Collection

May 6 2024 - August 16 2024

From the Collection of the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre

  

Revisit your favourite artworks from our past exhibitions from 2017 to 2024. Journey along the waterfront at Colonel Samuel Smith Park, explore the flora and fauna of the Lakeshore Grounds, and take a tour around the historic red brick cottage buildings through the perspectives of local artists.

 

Encore! Rediscover the Collection will be on display in the Second Floor Gallery from May 6 to August 16, 2024.

Third Floor Gallery
Michelle Parsons 2024 Northern Flicker

Passages: Field Notes from Colonel Samuel Smith Park

May 13, 2024 - August 6, 2024
Featuring the artwork of Michelle Parsons

  

Passages: Field Notes from Colonel Samuel Smith Park features the watercolour illustrations of local artist, Michelle Parsons! Parsons shares many bird species that migrate through, or are found in Colonel Samuel Smith Park with field notes to build awareness of the importance of local ecosystems and environmental awareness locally.

 

Passages: Field Notes from Colonel Samuel Smith Park will be on display in the Third Floor Gallery from May 13 to August 2, 2024.

Propose an Exhibition

We feature solo and group art shows on the second and third floor of the Student Welcome and Resource Centre and also welcome contributions to our exhibitions in the Interpretive Centre's main space in WEL104.

 

Themes must connect to one of our four guiding themes of Indigenous heritage, mental health history, educational heritage, or ecology, and/or highlight the local history of the Lakeshore Grounds region. Submissions are encouraged both from community members and students. We support artists of all experience levels. 

For more information about exhibition opportunities or to submit a proposal, please contact us at info@lakeshoregrounds.ca

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