Exhibit Archive

Learn more about the past exhibits we've hosted by clicking on the image or text below. Exhibits are listed in chronolgical order.

Digital archive created by Emily Parker, Curatorial Intern (Winter, 2019)


the Bricks


Recovering the Stories of the

Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital

Exhibit explored the ways in which we can  access the history of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital despite the limited records remaining. Also: the very first exhibit we hosted in the Interpretive Centre!

January 26 to May 31, 2017


Through a Lens, Brightly


A Photography Collection by

Nancy Barrett

A beautiful collection of photographs that highlighted the diverse flora and fauna found in Colonel Samuel Smith Park. Also: the inaugural exhibit in the Third Floor Gallery!

January 26 to April 29, 2017

Bird's Eye View


In partnership with

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

An exhibit that showcased the ways in which the Lakeshore community 

works to nurture the habitat of

Colonel Samuel Smith Park to make it more hospitable to the many birds that can be found in the park throughout the year.

July 5 to December 8, 2017

From Land to Table


Guest Curated by

Frances Pereira-Jardine

An exhibit featuring the rich agricultural history of the Lakeshore Grounds region as viewed through historic photographs and heritage recipes.

May 10 to July 29, 2017




Guest Curated by Sage Petahtegoose


In partnership with the

Aboriginal Resource Centre

The exhibit connected the contemporary practice of moccasin-making with its long traditions held by nations throughout the Great Lakes Region.

January 31 to June 2, 2018

Route 501:

A Nostalgic View


Ink and Wash by Sheila D'Atri-Karpis

A unique collection of ink and wash paintings of historic sites formerly found along the Lakeshore from Mimico through New Toronto and out to Long Branch.

August 30 to November 4, 2017


Curated by Nadine Finlay

Exploring a major topic in Ontario's Educational System: The transition between one room school-houses to the now standard style of the contemporary grade-specific classroom.

July 12 to November 3, 2018

The First Light


Featuring the Sunrise Series Collection

by Taku Kumabe

A collection of breathtaking photographs that capturing the sun in the early morning hours, as it rises above the Etobicoke waterfront.

December 6, 2017 to March 17, 2018



In partnership with Humber's

Office of Sustainability

Exhibit supported the #TakeBackTheTap campaign to raise awareness about the environmental effects of single-use plastic water bottles. Also featured special guest, Spyro!

November 12 to December 15, 2018

Life - In Colonel Samuel Smith Park

Nature Photography

by Irene Cholewka

An exhibit that invited visitors on a decade-long journey through the park via the lens of a lifelong Lakeshore resident. 

April 4 to July 7, 2018

Good Grief

Egg Tempura by Susan Schellenberg

An evocative exhibit of dream paintings that examined how the act of painting helped one woman to move through her mental illness towards a path of healing and recovery.

September 20 to December 15, 2018

In Your Eyes


Curated by Nadine Finlay

Our inaugural community art exhibit  featuring the work of 18 artists whose work explored the Lakeshore Grounds through the themes of

History & Legacy,

Space & Place 

or Experience & Memory

January 17 to March 30, 2019

In Your Hands


A sister exhibit to In Your Eyes, this inspiration and creation space challenged visitors to explore the history and present of the Lakeshore Grounds through hands-on art projects.

January 17 to March 30, 2019