Wood handled garden spade with metal scoop. Was used in the ceremonial sod turning for the new Wellesley student nursing residence.
It has two plaques on handle. First one is stirling silver and says:
"Presented to The Honourable Dr. Herbert A. Bruce on the occasion of he turning of the first sod for the Nursing Residence Wellesley Division Toronto General Hospital November 5, 1951."
The second plaque is brass coloured and says:
"Donated to the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association in recognition of their caring contribution to the people of Toronto and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Wellesley Hospital Presented by Dean Emeritus, Susanne Williams, RN BNSc.Med Co-Chair, Wellesley Institute This 26th of May 2012."