Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection

Ontario Hospital / Military Convalescent Hospital
This group contains photographs of the mental health facilities in Whitby, Ontario prior to 1949. The photos contained within this group detail: construction progress at Ontario Hospital at Whitby; construction workers and construction equipment; construction progress at the Military Convalescent Hospital; soldiers at the Military Convalescent Hospital; a visit by the Duke of Devonshire; theatre stage performances at the hospital; interior and exterior views of the hospital facilities and site, including some aerial views; portrait photographs of physicians who worked at the hospital; and group portraits of graduates from the School of Nursing.

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View from Recreation Hall, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of the undeveloped land between the recreation hall at Ontario Hospital Whitby and Lake Ontario. The pavilion and administration buildings were built on this land between 1921 and 1925.
North West View from Recreation Hall at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of the power house and ice house at the north end of the complex of hospital buildings. At right is the Whitby Harbour basin.
Eastern View from Recreation Hall, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  c.1917,   A black and white photograph of the orchard and former John Smith farm with Whitby Harbour in the background. At left is the John Smith barn built in 1901. At right is the "Bayside" home built in 1855 and demolished in 1978. In 1963, a school of nursing was built on this site. The "Bayside" home...
Infirmary and Dining Hall at Military Convalescent Hospital, c.1917 
Image  c.1917,   A black and white photograph of the the infirmary. This picture was during the time when the Military Convalescent Hospital was in operation.
Infirmary and Dining Hall at Military Convalescent Hospital, c.1917 
Image  c.1917,   A black and white photograph of the the infirmary. This picture was during the time when the Military Convalescent Hospital was in operation.
Soldiers Moving In, Military Convalescent Hospital, c.1917 
Image  c.1917,   A black and white photograph of soldiers moving into one of the cottages at the Military Convalescent Hospital. From 1917 to 1919 the facilities were used as a military convalescent hospital for soldiers wounded in the First World War.
Buildings at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  c.1917,   A black and white photograph of the Military Convalescent Hospital buildings during the final stages of construction in the summer of 1917. The view is looking north-west from the recreation hall.
Soldiers at Military Convalescent Hospital, c.1917 
Image  c.1917,   A black and white photograph of some of the soldiers sitting on the front steps of a cottage at the Ontario Hospital. This photograph was taken when the hospital was used by the military as a convalescent hospital from 1917 to 1919.
Nurses at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageComments:Mysteries:  1917,   A black and white photograph of eight nurses seated in two rows on the steps of one of the cottages at the military convalescent hospital.
Soldiers and Nurses at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  1917,   A black and white photograph of nurses and soldiers seated on the steps of one of the cottages at the military convalescent hospital.
Officers at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  1917,   A black and white photograph of two military officers standing on the steps of one of the cottages at the military hospital. The Military Hospital later became known as Ontario Hospital Whitby and then became known as Whitby Psychiatric Hospital, a mental health facility in Whitby, Ontario. Only...
Group of Unidentified Soldiers and a Nurse at the Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  1917,   A black and white photograph of a nurse and eleven unidentified soldiers on the steps of one of the cottages at the military hospital. The Military Hospital later became known as Ontario Hospital Whitby and then became known as Whitby Psychiatric Hospital, a mental health facility in Whitby,...
Vernon Storey and Commanding Officer, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of Vernon Storey, a soldier at the military hospital, and Captain Arthur Wright, commanding officer of the hospital, standing on the steps of one of the cottages.
Several Unidentified Solders on the Steps of a Cottage at the Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  March 1917,   A black and white photograph of soldiers standing on the steps of one of the cottages at the Military Convalescent Hospital. This photo was published in The Toronto Sunday World, April 1, 1917 Bottom: Returned soldiers who are studying at the Whitby, Ont, Military Convalescent Hospital to become...
Female Students at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  March 1917,   A black and white photograph of women students seated on the steps of one of the cottages at the military Convalescent Hospital. Published in: The Toronto Sunday World, April 1, 1917. Bottom: Women students at the Whitby, Ont., Military Convalescent Hospital, who have volunteered and are learning...
Soldiers at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  March 1917,   A black and white photograph of a group of patients seated on the veranda of one of the cottages at the Military Convalescent Hospital. As published in The Toronto Sunday World, April 1, 1917. Bottom: A group of patients at the new Whitby Hospital on the veranda of one of the cottages. Here every...
Visit of the Duke of Devonshire, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  August 31, 1917,   A black and white photograph of troops lined up for inspection by the Governor General. On August 31, 1917, Sir Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire (who at that time was Governor General of Canada) visited the Military Hospital at Whitby. As published in The Toronto Star...
Soldiers Playing Cards at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  March 1917,   A black and white photograph of unidentified soldiers playing cards at the Military Convalescent Hospital. As published in Toronto Sunday World, April 1, 1917. Bottom: A friendly game in which several returned soldiers are interested at the Whitby, Ont., Military Convalescent Hospital.
Massage Room at Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  March 1917,   A black and white photograph of unidentified soldiers under massage treatment for their ailments at the Military Convalescent Hospital. From The Toronto Sunday World, April 1, 1917. Bottom: In the massage room of the splendid new hospital at Whitby, Ont., three patients undergoing treatment for...
Female students practicing massage treatments at the Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  March 1917,   A black and white photograph of women students from Toronto providing massage treatments to soldiers at the Military Convalescent Hospital. This photograph was printed in the Toronto Sunday World newspaper on April 1, 1917.
Recreation Hall and Cottages looking west from roof of Power House, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of the Military Convalescent Hospital (later known as Ontario Hospital Whitby) looking west from the roof of the power house on the west side of Gordon Street. At left is the recreation hall. The recreation hall was built in 1917.
Recreation Hall, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of the Recreation Hall at Military Convalescent Hospital shortly after its completion. The red tile blocks of which it was constructed, can clearly be seen. The recreation hall was built specially for the military forces at the hospital during the First World War. ...
Recreation Hall Under Construction, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of the construction of the Recreation Hall at the Military Convalescent Hospital. The recreation hall was built specially for the soldiers in 1917 when the hospital was a military convalescent facility. Some time after this photograph was taken, stucco was put over...
View of Harbour from Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of a view looking east from the Recreation Hall at the Ontario Hospital, Whitby. The orchard in front is part of John Smith's Bayside farm. The Ontario Hospital was built in 1917. The barn at left is the site of the new nurses' residence, built in 1961-63 and...
Cottages, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of the Ontario Hospital cottages looking west from the roof of the recreation hall. The recreation hall was built at the hospital in 1917. The lawns were not yet sodded and there is a man with a team of horses grading the road in the foreground.
Soldiers with musical instruments on stage at Military Convalescent Hospital, c.1917 
ImageMysteries:  c.1917,   A black and white photograph of the Military Convalescent Hospital band, shown on the stage of the recreation hall. The Ontario Hospital was used as a military convalescent hospital from 1917 to 1919. The recreation hall was built in 1917.
Recreation Hall under construction at the Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of the recreation hall at the Military Convalescent Hospital. Scaffolding can be seen along the north wall. The recreation hall was built in 1917 for soldiers. Bottom Left: NEW THEATRE, MILITARY CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL, WHITBY, ONT.
Military Convalescent Hospital Annex Buildings, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of the Military Convalescent Hospital annex buildings. The annex buildings were dormitories built at the northern extremity of the hospital building complex. The building in the foreground was demolished about 1961 and the building in the background in 1970. Bottom...
Cottages at Military Convalescent Hospital, c.1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of the cottages at the Military Convalescent Hospital. Nurses, soldiers and tents can be seen in the background at left. Bottom Right: Circle of Cottages, Military Hospital, Whitby Ont., Canada.
Band at Military Convalescent Hospital, c.1917 
ImageMysteries:  c. 1917,   A black and white photograph of the a band on the steps of a cottage at the Military Convalescent Hospital.
Infirmaries, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of the infirmaries at the Military Convalescent Hospital. Bottom: INFIRMARIES, MILITARY CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL, WHITBY, ONT.
Military Hospital Cottages, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of some of the cottages at the Military Convalescent Hospital. There is an unidentified man walking to the left of the photograph. Bottom Left: COTTAGES AT THE MILITARY CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL, WHITBY, ONT., CANADA
Visit of the Duke of Devonshire, 1917 
ImageMysteries:  August 31, 1917,   A black and white newspaper print taken on the occasion of the Duke of Devonshire's visit to the Military Convalescent Hospital on August 31, 1917. At left, the Duke is pinning a D.C.M. on Corporal W.G. Smith. At right, the Duke is pinning a medal (or decoration) on Sergeant F.T. Fraser. On...
Soldiers from Military Convalescent Hospital on Brock Street, March 1917 
ImageComments:Mysteries:  March 1917,   A black and white photograph of soldiers from the Military Convalescent Hospital at the corner of Brock Street and Dunlop Street. In the background at left is T. J. McCann's Grocery Store on the east side of Brock Street north of Dunlop Street. The Joseph Mitchell farm was located on the south...
Photo of Soldiers at Military Hospital, 1917 
Image  1917,   A black and white photograph of soldiers at the Whitby Military Hospital. This photograph was on the back of the third leaf of Alex Brown's album and located in the top right pocket. This leaf had 4 pockets for photos on each side. In the top left pocket was a photo of a death notice for Joseph...
Visit of the Duke of Devonshire, Military Convalescent Hospital, 1917 
ImageComments:Mysteries:  August 31, 1917,   A black and white photograph of the Governor General talking to the nurses at the hospital. On August 31, 1917, Sir Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire (and Governor General of Canada) visited the Military Convalescent Hospital at Whitby. As published in The Toronto Star...
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