Custodial to Curative Care: Rockwood and the Evolution of Mental Health Treatment

Colloquially known as Rockwood, the city’s first psychiatric hospital has had many names over the years. With artifacts, panels, and even supplementary media links, this small exhibit provides a short overview of the hospital’s history from its beginning all the way to closure.

This exhibit is the inaugral one in our new temporary gallery space.


This new exhibit and temporary gallery conversion were sponsored by the Paul Robertson Memorial Fund. The Museum of Health Care would like to thank Oyedeji Ayonrinde, Nicholas Delva, Ian Fraser, Janine Schweitzer, KAM, and Linda Reason, as well as the other staff at Providence Care, for their help in putting this exhibit together.