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© 2019 Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre


Interpretive Centre:

Women's Work: The Lakeshore during Wartime

On until December 20, 2019
2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive
Mon-Fri 10am-4:30pm
Wed 10am-6:30pm
Sat 10am-2pm
Visitors are invited to explore the many demands placed on women during the Second World War by stepping into an imagined break room filled with newsletter clippings from local factories, period pamphlets, and photo albums of the women who met the calls to action head on.
Knitting Circle: Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:30pm
Join us for a social knitting circle featuring WWII-era patterns every week through the run of the exhibit. Bring your own yarn and needles; we'll supply the tea and cookies. Participants will be encouraged to donate their knits to local Out of the Cold program.

Third Floor Gallery: This is Garbage.

By Sandra Van Ruymbeke and Constant Van Ruymbeke

Launching Nov 14, 2019
Third Floor
2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr.
Mon-Fri 7am-7pm
Sat 10am-2pm

Items found along the shoreline of Lake Ontario, have been transformed into things of aesthetic value. Using gold leafing technique garbage becomes invested with curious importance. The artists employ the hyper-visibility of photography to reframe garbage encouraging the viewer to investigate the detailed information. Two contemporary commercial tools, a light box and posters, have been selected to showcase and illuminate, destabilizing culturally constructed notions of waste. The participatory art installation, black and white imprints of garbage piles from a city dump, encourages the viewers to connect with this discarded material by colouring between lines. These artworks raise the question--Is this garbage or something else? By using painterly lines and aesthetics, the artists aim to create a new space to consider and relate to garbage.


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.

Sketch of cottage renovations
Yellow warbler
Close-up of embroidered word "Mother" on cloth

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. 

For more information about exhibition opportunities or to submit a proposal, please contact us at

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