Lakeshore Asylum Cemetery Project: Spring Visit and Clean-Up, Saturday June 26, 2021 (north-east corner of Horner Ave. and Evans Ave. in Toronto)

Click here for previous posts regarding Lakeshore Cemetery Project >

Of the previous posts, the following features several links of interest:

Links of relevance to Lakeshore Asylum Cemetery can be found at this blog post


Following message is from Ed Janiszewsk:

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


“Spring Visit and Clean-Up”

Saturday June 26th, 2021
(Rain Date: June 27th)

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.

New markers for WW1 Veterans were recently installed by “Last Post”.

We will be gathering to do some yard work and freshen up the grounds.
Grass/Hedge clipper and Lawn-edger will be useful. You are welcome to join us. Donations of artificial flowers would also be appreciated.

For More information please contact:
Deb Quiggin at 647-881-7066

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.
Cars – The cemetery is just south of 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 cemetery is not wheelchair accessible; there is little shade, and no water supply.

4 replies
  1. Susan Crew
    Susan Crew says:

    I am trying to reach Ed Janiszewski. My great great grandfather is buried in the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital Cemetery. If someone could please give me Mr. Janiszewski’s contact information I would appreciate writing to him directly with a request for more information.
    Thank you and thank you for this work to honor the ancestors.

  2. Glenn Tomlinson
    Glenn Tomlinson says:

    My 3x great grand uncle, John Zdanuke, is buried in this cemetery (J34).

    Could you please send me Ed’s contact info?

    • Jaan Pill
      Jaan Pill says:

      Good to read your message, Glenn. I have sent an email with Ed’s contact information. I am very pleased that information about the cemetery is being shared.


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