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Wed, Jul 05


Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre

Guided Public Tunnel Tour

Explore the 89 year history of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital as we explore the patient-built tunnels and 19th-century cottages.

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Guided Public Tunnel Tour
Guided Public Tunnel Tour

Time & Location

Jul 05, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre, 2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr, Etobicoke, ON M8V 4B6, Canada

About the event

Learn about the history of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital as we explore the patient-built underground tunnels and nineteenth-century cottages. Tour presents an overview of the 89-years of the Hospital's history, acknowledges the varied experiences of patients and staff across different decades, and traces major treatment changes across time. Tour concludes with an optional entry into one of the un-renovated attics above the cottages.

Tour is offered FREE of charge. Due to space restrictions along the tour route, pre-registration is required. Open to all registrants.

Visit the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre exhibitions before the tour with our bonus evening hours on the same day from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm.

Additional communication and safety updates will be provided to registered attendees prior to the event. More information on how to access campus provided to registered participants prior to tour.

​Tunnels and grounds are mobility accessible; attic requires steep set of stairs and may not be available for access for every tour.

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