The projects below highlight our local history. Many different histories share the Lakeshore Grounds and have influenced its built and natural development.

The Lakeshore Grounds are located within the traditional territory of the Ojibwe Anishinaabe. They were also:

~ comprised of the Gouldthorpe and McNeil family farms

~ the site of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital

~ home to the former Lakeshore Teachers' College

~ extended to create Colonel Samuel Smith Park

~ and the backdrop to many movies and TV shows 

Situated in New Toronto and bordered by Mimico to the east and Long Branch to the west, the Lakeshore Grounds are likewise part of the unique region of Etobicoke-Lakeshore and its history.

Learn about the History of the Lakeshore Grounds

The Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre is continually researching the histories that share the Lakeshore Grounds; this research informs all of our exhibits and events. To help you explore these histories in-depth, we've organized all of our digital exhibits, resources, and in-person offerings by topic below - simply click a link to start exploring! 

Indigenous Heritage of the Lakeshore Grounds

Digital Exhibits:

CHIME Digital Exhibits: The Carrying Place; Trails of Toronto

Our Aboriginal Roots 

Video Playlists:


Moccasins Re-vamped

These projects have all been created in partnership with Humber College's Indigenous Education & Engagement

Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital

Natural History of the Lakeshore Grounds

Lakeshore Teachers' College

Lakeshore Grounds on Film



Film History Project

Digital Exhibits:

CHIME Digital Exhibits: The Location Scout; Movies @ Humber

Soundscape Experience:

A Mystery at Humber College

On-site Tours:

Film History Tour

Histories of the Etobicoke-Lakeshore Neighbourhoods

Interior Wood Decorating

Digital Exhibit: 

Then-and-Now New Toronto


Who was Colonel Samuel Smith? 

Exhibit Guide: 
The Cottage Years (Long Branch) 

External Sources

We're not the only ones interested in the histories of the Lakeshore Grounds and Etobicoke-Lakeshore communities! Below are a few of the sites we recommend to learn more about the area. 

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