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When you’re a small organization you’re expected (quite literally) to have a hand in everything - “ability to multitask” is the number one skill we ask of our team #MuseumWeek #ProfessionsMW @MuseumWeek #LakeshoreGrounds #CuratorLife

We were grateful to be named a GEM of Etobicoke-Lakeshore this evening alongside the many incredible organizations and business of Ward 5 and 6. Thank you! @PeterMilczyn #EtobicokeLakeshore Photo courtesy @HumberLakeshore #LakeshoreGrounds

Nature photographer, @irenecholewka, will be giving us tips and tricks for capturing beautiful images of wildlife in Colonel Samuel Smith Park. Check in every Wednesday for the next 8 weeks for photo hints or to learn some of the prime spots in the park to take pics! Don't forget to check out Irene's exhibit, LIFE - in Colonel Samuel Smith Park, on the Third Floor of the Student Welcome and Resource Centre!
#LakeshoreGrounds #HumberLakeshore #LongbranchLife #EtobicokeLakeshore #SouthEtobicoke #ColonelSamuelSmithPark #NaturePhotography #HumberLife

We sometimes forget that heritage is in our natural environment as well - the apple orchard on the Lakeshore Grounds stands as testimony to the lived experience of and on our grounds. The trees are over one hundred years old and still produce fruit!
#heritageMW #lakeshoregrounds #museumweek

On this second day of #MuseumWeek we look to the many lives of the built heritage of the Lakeshore Grounds - from the patient-built cottages of the Mimico Asylum to the student-filled classrooms of Humber College.
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First image circa 1909; second image circa 2015.
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#CityMW #LakeshoreGrounds #HumberLakeshore #HumberCollege #EtobicokeLakeshore #HistPsych #LakeshorePsychiatricHospital @HumberCollege @HumberLakeshore

This fork was recovered on the grounds of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital during a renovation project last year. It is a surviving trace of the history of women’s lives at the former hospital: long days spent indoors engaged in unpaid work.
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In 1895 there were 16 female patients assigned to the kitchen, working an average of 300 days each, and serving a population of 598 patients. The fork reminds us of their unrecognized contributions to the history of the Hospital and the history of mental health care more broadly.
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#womenMW #MuseumWeek @MuseumWeek #LakeshoreGrounds #HistPsych #LakeshorePsychiatricHospital #MaterialCulture #Artefact #EtobicokeLakeshore #HumberLakeshore

This week we are proud to be hosting posters from PR students in PHIL 1501: Public Relations Ethics. These posters were part of a major project led by Professors Lydia Boyko and Rachel Bellotti in which the students explored the ethics of studying on the campus of a former psychiatric hospital. The key research question they explored was: “Understanding we are walking on grounds developed by psychiatric patients and working in buildings they constructed by hand through painstaking labour, how do we respect this history?”
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Come see the results of their work in the lobby of the Student Welcome and Resource Centre all week long! .
#LakeshoreGrounds #HumberLakeshore #HumberLife #HumberCollege #HumberPR @HumberLakeshore @HumberCollege @HumberMediaStudies

It’s Museum Week! Follow #MuseumWeek for the next 7 days as cultural institutions worldwide share posts focused on our shared values of living together, citizenship, and tolerance. This is the first time @LakeshoreGrnds is participating and we’re excited to join the conversation! #LakeshoreGrounds #EtobicokeLakeshore #HumberLakeshore @MuseumWeek

Volunteer spotlight:
Our biggest source of volunteers this past year has been Humber’s Arts Administration and Cultural Management post-grad program. Students in the program have helped with our events, exhibit installation, and research. Pictured is Charlotte who constructed a pop-up exhibit with us this past winter.
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As National Volunteer Week comes to an end, we thank all of our volunteers for everything they do! If you want to join the team, reach out to us - there’s a signup on the volunteer page on our website.
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#LakeshoreGrounds #HumberLakeshore #HumberCollege #NVW2018 #ValueOfVolunteering #EtobicokeLakeshore #LongBranchLife @HumberLakeshore @HumberCollege @NationalVolunteerWeek

Volunteer spotlight:
Sharon is one of our community volunteers who has spent the past several months digging through archives across the city for information about the film history of the Lakeshore Grounds. Her research is helping to inform a new event we’re preparing for May (stay tuned!) #LakeshoreGrounds #NVW2018 #ValueOfVolunteering #EtobicokeLakeshore #SouthEtobicoke #LongBranchLife #HumberLakeshore

‪Bought a polarizer today for my DSLR. So I thought I would test it on an overcast, gloomy day. Sunny on Friday, I’ll give it some learning time. Can you tell the difference? Cheers.‬ #toronto #etobicoke #lakeshoregrounds #friendsofsamsmithpark #photography #polarizer #reflection #test #lakeontario #water #photographyisart #getoutside

A few pics of various storm damage from Samuel Smith Park on April 19th. The problem with land made from landfill is that it needs decades to settle. I think I lost my favourite tree?#toronto #etobicoke #spring #ontario #storm #stormdamage #photography #landscape photography #lovetoronto #takeonlypictures #naturephotography #getoutside #torontoguardian #torontophoto #tree #stump #bestoutdoorphotos #friendsofsamsmithpark #naturepic #lakeontario #lakeshoregrounds #cold #weather #lakefront #greatlakes

Volunteer spotlight:
Jennifer is one of our dedicated tour guides who has painstakingly studied 89+ years of history to share with our visitors. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow have slowed her down! We simply couldn’t manage without her. (In her spare time, Jennifer is a Humber faculty member shaping the minds of our Public Relations students) @HumberLakeshore @HumberCollege @HumberMediaStudies #NVW2018 #ValueOfVolunteering #LakeshoreGrounds #Volunteer #EtobicokeLakeshore @NationalVolunteerWeek #HumberPR

Volunteer spotlight:
Bill is one of our behind-the-scenes exhibit installation experts. Translation: we come up with a random idea and Bill helps us make it a reality! He’s a power tool master who has left his mark on every exhibit we’ve hosted in our main space. This National Volunteer Week, we tip our hat to Bill!
#lakeshoregrounds #nvw2018 #valueofvolunteering #volunteer #volunteerspotlight #humberlakeshore #etobicokelakeshore #longbranchlife @nationalvolunteerweek

Went for a walk at Humber Bay Park East today. What a mess! Lots of recent storm damage but a lot of garbage everywhere. Bits of styrofoam throughout the park. C’mon Toronto... at least the birds seem happy? #toronto #Etobicoke #erosion#garbage #stormdamage #torontoparks #humberbaypark #spring #ontario #photography#urbanwildlife #lovetoronto #urbanlandscap #takeonlypictures #birdphotography #naturephotography #birds #wildlife #getoutside #lovetoronto #torontoguardian #torontophoto #lakeshoregrounds #trca_trails #trca_humber #birdsofinstagram

Volunteer spotlight:
Kara has been one of our most active volunteers over the past year - she has been a staple at nearly every one of our events! She is always one of the first to sign up to help, arrives with a smile, and is ready to jump in anywhere that’s needed (we would still be trying to figure out that popcorn machine if it weren’t for her!). And congratulations are in order: Kara is graduating from the Social Service Worker program at @humberlakeshore this year! @humbercollege @nationalvolunteerweek @karaseguin #lakeshoregrounds #nvw2018 #valueofvolunteering #volunteer #volunteerspotlight #humberlakeshore #etobicokelakeshore #humberlife #longbranchlife

We have been spoiled with many dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers over the past year - our thanks goes out to each of them. This week we’ll be sharing stories of their contributions #lakeshoregrounds #nvw2018 #valueofvolunteering #humberlakeshore #etobicokelakeshore #humbercollege #southetobicoke #longbranchlife #humberlife

We will be closed today due to the anticipated storms - be careful out there!
#lakeshoregrounds #humberlakeshore #southetobicoke #etobicokelakeshore #humbercollege

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