Lakeshore Asylum Cemetery Project “Fall Visit and Clean-Up,” Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Due to the forecast of rain on Saturday, the visit to the Lakeshore
Cemetery is changed. Visit is on Sunday at 1:00pm instead.

Click here for previous posts regarding Lakeshore Asylum Cemetery Project >

The purpose of the visit is to remember and honour in a dignified and respectful way the lives of the 1,511 people buried in the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital Cemetery and to acknowledge their contributions to our community.

The historic Lakeshore Asylum Cemetery is located (and easy to miss unless you know to look for it) at the north-east corner of Horner Ave. and Evans Ave. Jaan Pill photo

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: Brenda Bloore, at Among Friends 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, take the #44 Kipling South bus to Evans Ave. and walk east.

Previous posts

Some previous posts of interest related to the history of psychiatric hospitals include:

Visualizing Absence: Memorializing the histories of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital

Visualizing Absence at Tangled Art and Disability: Message from Tara Mazurk, Curator, Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre at Humber College (Sept. 30, 2015)

Lakeshore Asylum Cemetery links can be found at this blog post

Behind the Bricks: Recovering the Stories (oral histories) of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital – Humber College until May 31, 2017

Each of us views the history of psychiatric hospitals according to our way of seeing the world

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