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info@lakeshoregrounds.ca

 

416-675-6622 x. 3801

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Upcoming Events

Monthly: Tunnel Tour

​Thursday, January 23 (registration opens Jan 2 at 10am)

5pm-6:30pm

Thursday, February 13 (registration opens Feb 1 at 10am)

5pm-6:30pm

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

6pm-7:30pm

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.

Film History Tour

​Thursday, January 23 (registration opens Jan 2)

5pm-6pm

Thursday, March 26 (registration opens March 1)

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: Police Academy

​Wednesday, January 29

6:30pm-9pm

Curious to see how the Lakeshore Grounds locations look on the silver screen? Come gorge yourself on popcorn as we introduce Police Academy's connection to the grounds, screen the film, and wrap up with a post-viewing discussion. Seating is limited, and registration is a must. As Lieutenant Harris would say, "Move it, move it, move it!" 

FREE event

Pre-registration is required

The event space is mobility accessible

Park History Tour

Thursday, February 13 (registration opens Feb 1)

5pm-6pm

Thursday, April 30 (registration opens April 1)

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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