Interpretive Centre and Third Floor Gallery


Both the Interpretive Centre and Third Floor Gallery remain closed at this time. 

Upcoming Exhibits

Dates subject to change according to Public Health recommendations.

Foxes, Lisa Compton

Lisa Compton


Spring 2021


Experience another perspective on animals commonly thought to be dangerous or pestilential and develop a new understanding of the influence of urban expansion on local wildlife. Reflect on past assumptions, develop an appreciation for our natural neighbours, and learn how to safely cohabitate in our shared spaces.

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To see more of Lisa's work, visit her website.

Sunrise Titan, Pat Rice

Pat Rice


Fall 2021


Admire the wonder and intrinsic beauty of the trees of the Long Branch neighbourhood where artist Pat Rice grew up. A community that was once lakefront cottage country that could be reached in 45 minutes by steamer from Toronto, a few old growth oak trees still remain hidden in plain sight among the houses in the area. They give a hint to how this land had once been heavily forested.

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Digital Exhibits

We are pleased to host a diverse collection of digital exhibits ranging from original contemporary art collections to archival exhibitions. To view our current offerings, please click here or select one of the thumbnails below.

CHIME Digital Exhibits

A five-part digital exhibit that features the multiple histories that have shaped the development and growth of the Lakeshore Grounds. Exhibit sections include the history of the Lakeshore Teachers' College, the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital, Indigenous communities, Movie productions, and local Ecology.    

Created in 2017 by students in Humber College's Arts Administration and Cultural Management postgrad program. 

Secrets of an Ever Changing Landscape

An original mixed media collection by artists Gary Blundell and Victroia Ward that drew inspiration from the history and changing landscape of the Lakeshore Grounds. Informed by the archival record of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital, Secrets of an Ever Changing Landscape was first shared in 2016 as an Instagram Takeover. When the collection was later exhibited publicly in 2017, it became the inaugural exhibit to be hosted in the tunnels that run under the property of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital. 


Created in 2016 by Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward of Hotspur Studio. 

Our Aboriginal Roots

A visual snapshot of events hosted by Humber College's Aboriginal Resource Centre* on the Lakeshore Grounds between 2014 and 2015. Beautifully photographed by Jeremy Sale and situated within the long Indigenous history of the region by Shelley Charles, the events highlighted exemplify the continued traditions of the local Indigenous community and the bringing together of the wider community. 

Featuring the photography of Jeremy Sale

Informed by the teachings of Shelley Charles

Curated by Ala Asadchaya in 2015.

Exhibit funded in part by the Myseum Intersections Festival

*today, Indigenous Education and Engagement

Yellow warbler

Wings of the Lakeshore

This digital photography gallery brings together the rich diversity of native and migrating birds found in Colonel Samuel Smith Park as captured through the lenses of local birders and photographers Bob and Sandra Hawkins. The spectrum of colours and unique details represented in the photographs is set within the context of the multiple histories that shaped the Lakeshore Grounds and the habitats that draw such a wide array of wildlife to the area. 

Featuring the photography of Bob and Sandra C. Hawkins

Curated by Ala Asadchaya in 2015

Exhibit funded in part by the Myseum Intersections Festival.  

Sketch of cottage renovations

Transformation of the Cottages

A visual exploration of the 16-year transformation of the cottages of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital to Humber College's Lakeshore campus east. Collection includes original photographs of the site during the renovation process along with the renderings and architectural drawings created by Taylor-Hazell Architects. 

Curated by Tara Mazurk in 2015

Exhibit funded in part by the Myseum Intersections Festival

Snapshots of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital

Little archival material survived the closure of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital in 1979. This limited gallery brings together some of the only remaining visual records of the institution's 89-year history. 

Images courtesy of the CAMH Archives

Curated by Tara Mazurk in 2015

Exhibit funded in part by the Myseum Intersections Festival


Propose an Exhibit

We feature solo and group art shows on the third floor of the Student Welcome and Resource Centre and also welcome contributions to our bi-annual exhibits in the Interpretive Centre's main space in WEL104. Themes must connect to one of our four pillars (Indigenous, mental health, education, 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. 

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