Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Louis Thomas, Lost Childhood, 2007, digital, 8  x 10
Louis Thomas, Lost Childhood, 2007
2008 Open Exhibition

Louis Thomas
The Heights

May 1–31, 2008
Community Living Toronto
20 Spadina Road

In 1999, Prince Edward Heights Institution, near
Belleville, closed. Doors were locked, supplies
were left and the building was abandoned as its
residents, some of whom had lived there since
birth, moved home to their communities. This
exhibit shows the beginning of the end of a darker
chapter in Ontario’s history – where people
considered “less than perfect,” or who we used to
call “retarded,” were shut away and ignored.

Curated by Karen Bell

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.