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Tag Archives: Humber College
Sculpture Saturday – February 26, 2022
This cute little sculpture sits outside the Welcome Centre at Humber College, South Campus. It is in honour of the residents who lived in the buildings when they were part of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital.
When the hospital opened in the late 1800s, it was considered a progressive institution; patients actively tended the grounds, worked on an on-site farm and assisted in operating the facility. The apple orchard that lines the path to the A and B buildings is lasting evidence of the patients’ work.
The hospital closed in 1979 and when Humber College signed a 99 year lease they agreed to preserve the grounds and the buildings. The old buildings were restored to their original beauty and turned into classrooms and administrative offices.
Monday Window – Humber College -South Campus
….this is all about the old vs the new
Most of the buildings on the south campus of Humber College are from the late 18th century when the grounds were the Psychiatric Hospital. Originally built as a branch of the Toronto Asylum for the Insane, the hospital officially opened its doors in 1890 as the Mimico Asylum — the first such institution in Canada to be built on the cottage system. After the hospital closed in 1979 the buildings stood empty and in 1988 it was declared a heritage site.
When Humber signed a 99-year lease for the land and buildings in 1991, it began a complete restoration of the cottage buildings. Today the buildings have been restored to their original beauty and serve as classrooms and studios for the students. In between some of the old building a few new modern structures have been built. It’s a nice contrast between new and old.
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Sculpture Saturday – January 9, 2021
…not sure if Ruined for Life is still hosting Sculpture Saturday but if he is, thanks https://smkelly8.com/2020/11/07/sculpture-saturday-43/
On a recent walk to Humber College my husband and I came across this amazing bronze sculpture. What was almost more interesting was the artist’s statement about this larger than life size piece. Please take a moment to read the significance of the man’s stance and how the artist saw people interpreting it in different ways.
Wordless Wednesday – December 30, 2020
Humber College Through the Trees
….today’s walk with Kevin
While the weather is still somewhat pleasant and my husband is feeling relatively well, we’ve been taking walks together around the neighbourhood and over to the parks. Today we got as far Col. Sam Smith Park and headed up towards Humber College.
I love the grounds and the old buildings of the south campus. These building used to be part of the old psychiatric hospital that closed down in the the late 70s. The buildings were all restored to their former glory but instead of hospital wards they became classrooms and offices for Humber College. Some of you might even recognize one of the buildings that was used in the Police Academy movies before the restoration took place.
Now that the leaves have all fallen I found it interesting to shoot some of these old buildings through the branches for a slightly different perspective.
Monday Windows – July 13, 2020
…thanks to Ludwig for hosting Monday Windows
From big to small, modern to old and plain to ornate. A mix of styles from in the neighbourhood and beyond.
Pull Up a Seat…but keep your distance – Week 12
…. outdoor seating is well underused
In this day and age of social distancing sitting down in public places is getting almost taboo. On my walk yesterday I did come across some unused garden furniture (still too cold to enjoy) and park benches.
The first three shots were taken a few weeks ago before people were asked to social distance themselves.
Taking a break from my walk but as you can see no one is out and about.
Thanks to Xingfu Mama for hosting this challenge.
Silent Sunday – March 8, 2020
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