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
These projects have all been created in partnership with Humber College's Indigenous Education & Engagement.
Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital
Natural History of the Lakeshore Grounds
#TidbitTours Archive: Trees of Colonel Samuel Smith Park
Lakeshore Teachers' College
Lakeshore Grounds on Film
CHIME Digital Exhibits: The Location Scout; Movies @ Humber
Histories of the Etobicoke-Lakeshore Neighbourhoods
The Cottage Years (Long Branch)
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.