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Lakeshore Grounds in the Classroom

Did you know that your class could learn about the histories and local art of the Lakeshore Grounds at the Interpretive Centre? 

Through guided tours and hands-on workshops, the we aim to meet the professional learning needs of educators and provide valuable tools for teachers-in-training.


Educators are welcome to explore our growing collection of teacher programs, educational resources and activities, or book a school visit all year around! 

Educational Resources 

Explore Our Digital Exhibitions 

The Interpretive Centre offers a number of digital exhibitions that you can explore from your classroom. These exhibitions can be used to prepare for any one of our tours, or simply learning more about the histories that make up the grounds.  

View our digital exhibitions. 

Teacher Programs

Permission to Ponder Program 

JK-Grade 5 ​

Explore our Third Floor Gallery featured artist with an Interpretive Centre team member and your class to engage Visual Thinking Strategies for art learning. 

View our program. 

Book your tour. 

Tunnel Tours 

Grade 8-12


Engage your class to explore the 89 year history of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital, discussing topics surrounding the history of mental healthcare and historic cottage buildings and tunnels.  

Book your tour.  

Sustainability Tour 

Grade 6-12


Take your class to explore the natural and built environment of South Etobicoke’s changing landscape through a sustainability and ecology lens. Discover sustainability initiatives made by Humber’s Lakeshore Campus and reflect on the diverse environment in Colonel Samuel Smith Park that local groups aim to protect, enhance, and promote. Your class will advance their understanding of the rich ecosystems and sustainability initiatives at the Lakeshore Grounds.  

Book your tour.  

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