Lakeshore Asylum Cemetery Project – May 11, 2013, 2:00 pm

Following message is from The Lakeshore Asylum Cemetery Project:

The Lakeshore Asylum Cemetery Project

invites you to join us for a

Spring Visit and Clean-Up

Saturday May 11th, 2013

Rain or Shine

2:00pm

To remember and honour in a dignified and respectful way the lives of the 1511 people buried in the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital Cemetery and to acknowledge their contributions to our community.

We will be gathering to do some yard work and freshen up the grounds.

Grass/Hedge clippers and Lawn-edgers will be useful. You are welcome to join us.

Donations of artificial flowers would also be appreciated.

For More information please contact Nancy Barkman at 416-251-8666.

Directions to the Cemetery:

TTC – From the Royal York Subway take the #15 Evans bus to the northeast corner of Evans and Horner Avenue where the cemetery is located.  (From Kipling Subway, taking the Kipling South Bus to Evans Ave. and walking east works as well)

Cars – The cemetery is between Islington and Kipling just at the onramp to the QEW where Evans and Horner meet.  There is a parking lot on the south side of the Evans Ave.

PLEASE NOTE: The graveyard is not wheelchair accessible; there is little shade, and no water supply.

 Comment from C. O’Marra:

A very worthy cause, this Lakeshore Asylum Cemetery project. How
strange that the number of souls buried there matches almost to a
person the number of victims of the Titanic a century ago. Hats off to
the citizens blocking development on that sacred site. I read a list
of the patients buried there. Ironically one of the names was
Goldthorpe. The Lakeshore Psychiatric site was formerly the Goldthorpe
farm.

 

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