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.
The Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre is continually researching the histories that share the Lakeshore Grounds; this research informs all of our exhibits and events. Interested in following history in action? Below you will find the records of our current research projects. These pages will be updated regularly with details of our most recent work.
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: