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info@lakeshoregrounds.ca

 

416-675-6622 x. 3801

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Upcoming Events

Film Screening Series: Urban Legend

​Wednesday, March 4th (Registration opens February 5th at 10am)

6:30pm-9:15pm

Curious to see how the Lakeshore Grounds locations look on the silver screen? Come gorge yourself on lovely snacks as we introduce Urban Legend's connection to the grounds, screen the film, and wrap up with a post-viewing discussion. Seating is limited, and registration is a must. 

FREE event

Pre-registration is required

The event space is mobility accessible

#WeAreIndigenous Artist Reception

​Friday, March 20th

6:00pm-8:00pm

​#WeAreIndigenous highlights storytelling in its diverse expression. Please, join us for an evening with the artists with a panel discussion, remarks from the artists, and - of course - art.  Hosted at 2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto ON.

FREE event

The event space is mobility accessible

Light Refreshments available

Film Screening Series: Beautiful Dreamers

​Wednesday, March 25th (Registration opens February 26th at 10am)

6:30pm-9:15pm

Curious to see how the Lakeshore Grounds locations look on the silver screen? Come gorge yourself on fun treats as we introduce Beautiful Dreamers' connection to the grounds, screen the film, and wrap up with a post-viewing discussion. Seating is limited, and registration is a must. 

FREE event

Pre-registration is required

The event space is mobility accessible

Monthly: Tunnel Tour

​Thursday, March 26 (Registration opens March 1 at 10am)

6pm-7:30pm

​​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.

 

FREE tour

Pre-registration is required

Tunnels and grounds are mobility accessible; attic requires steep set of stairs.

Film History Tour

Thursday, March 26 (Registration opens March 1 at 10am)

6pm-7pm

The Lakeshore Grounds have served as a popular filming location for movies, television shows, and commercials since 1977. Step behind the scenes of your favourite productions as we highlight the locations and stories of these productions. Tour route includes the oldest section of the underground tunnels.

FREE tour

Pre-registration is required

Tunnels and grounds are mobility accessible

Film Screening Series: Strange Brew

​Wednesday, April 29 (Registration opens April 1 at 10am)

6:30pm-9pm

Curious to see how the Lakeshore Grounds locations look on the silver screen? Come gorge yourself on popcorn as we introduce Strange Brew's connection to the grounds, screen the film, and wrap up with a post-viewing discussion. Seating is limited, and registration is a must. 

FREE event

Pre-registration is required

The event space is mobility accessible

Monthly: Tunnel Tour

Thursday, April 30 (Registration opens April 1 at 10am)

6pm-7:30pm

​​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.

 

FREE tour

Pre-registration is required

Tunnels and grounds are mobility accessible; attic requires steep set of stairs.

Park History Tour

Thursday, April 30 (Registration opens April 1 at 10am)

6pm-7pm

This walking tour through Colonel Samuel Smith Park traces the many histories that can be located to the shoreline of the Lakeshore Grounds. We discuss the traditional lands of the Ojibwe Anishinabe, the military tract of Colonel Samuel Smith, the boundary of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital, the expansion of the grounds into Lake Ontario, and the creation of Colonel Samuel Smith Park.

FREE tour

Pre-registration is required

Park paths are a mixed of paved and hard-packed surfaces that are mobility accessible

 

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