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Upcoming Events

Weekly Social Knitting Circle

Weekly on Wednesdays

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Lobby of the Student Welcome and Resource Centre

2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive

Until December 18th

In connection with our current exhibit, Women's Work, we are hosting a weekly social knitting circle featuring WWII-era patterns. Participants are encouraged to donate their knits to local Out of the Cold program.


Bring your own yarn and needles; we'll supply the tea and cookies.

Monthly: Tunnel Tour

Wednesday, November 20 (FULL)


Wednesday, December 4 - Register Below


​​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

Wednesday, November 20


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


Film History Tour

Registration opens on the 13th of November at 10am

Wednesday, December 4


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

New Toronto Holiday Market

Saturday, December 14th

10am - 3pm

2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive

Join us for the second annual New Toronto Holiday Market on Saturday, December 14th. Local vendors and artisans + free holiday craft activity for the kids. Gift wrapping station by donation.

100% of sales from vendor tables support the LAMP Community Health Centre

Free admission.

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