Shore Stories, Our Zine

Shore Stories is the official Zine of the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre. We publish three times a year, and use it as a place to feature small stories or tidbits of cool information we come across. We include contributors from our staff and volunteers, as well as community members, and people who are just plain interested in engaging with the Lakeshore Grounds area. 

Please note that we are working on accessible versions of the issues available below and will post soon. 

If you would like to offer feedback on any of our issues, or contribute to a future zine, please, reach out to the Editor, Sarah. She's pretty nice, you can reach her at info@lakeshoregrounds.ca

Happy reading!

Issue 5: Fall 2021

In this issue of Shore Stories:

Sunday Mornings
Vana Chainani 


Disappearing Act

Cheryl Cooke Harrington


Back Home

Naomi Stokes


A Quiet Presence
Nadine Finlay


Funny Bones Camp
Sarah LeFresne & Nadine Finlay

Finger Painting for Relaxation

Sarah LeFresne

Happy reading!

Cover of Shore Stories Volume 5

Issue 4: Fall 2020

In this issue of Shore Stories:

Reaching Across the Sky
Sharon Kawabata


Crafting Personas for the Summer Soundscape Series
Maranda Tippins


A Tidbit of Your Time
Nadine Finlay


Reflecting on the Grounds
Elizabeth Cramp


A Park For All Seasons
Annmarie Vrscaj

Happy reading!

Shore Stories Issue 4 Cover Page

Issue 3: Spring 2020

In this issue of Shore Stories:

Tree Swallows

By Terry Smith

Feeling of Impending Renaissance

By Alex Sein

Streaming the Lakeshore Grounds

By Jennifer Bazar

Going Digital

By Nadine Finlay

New Toronto: Then and Now

By Sheriza Anne de Guzman

Wartime Media Updated

By Jim Tate

Reviewing the Pandemic History of the Hospital

By Jennifer Bazar

We Need Nature

By Irene Cholewka

Happy reading!

Cover of Shore Stories Issue 3 featuring a pink sunset over Lake Ontario as seen from the rocky shoreline

Issue 2: Winter 2020

In this issue of Shore Stories:

Memories

By Maureen Luke

Lest We Forget

By Jim Tate

That Looks Familiar

By Jonny Devaney

A Year In Re(view)

By The Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre

A Woman War Worker

By Nadine Finlay

What To Do With This Space

By Phillip Goodchild

A Winter Birding Checklist

By Jennifer Bazar

Reflecting on the Lakeshore

By Sheila Karpis

Knitting our History

By Jennifer Bazar

Happy reading!

Cover of Shore Stories Issue 2 featuring a tunnel of snow covered trees

Issue 1: Fall 2019

In this issue of Shore Stories:

Conversations with Ron Pickford

By Jennifer Bazar

Creative Destruction

By Caitie McKinnon

Then and Now

By Jonny Devaney

Jonny's Top Pic(k)s

By Jonny Devaney

The Lost Voice of the Passenger Pigeon, Part 1

By Nadine Finlay

The Lost Voice of the Passenger Pigeon, Part 2

By Jennifer Bazar

Retro Reviews

By Jim Tate

The War on Starlings

By Nadine Finlay

Our Fave Birdsongs

By Nadine Finlay

A Soundtrack for Birding

By Jennifer Bazar

Connecting the Dots

By Alex Sein

Happy reading!

Cover of Shore Stories Issue 1 featuring a line of yachts in the water with three ducks swimming in the foreground