THE FILM HISTORY PROJECT

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The Lakeshore Grounds have been a popular setting for films, TV shows, and commercials since the late 1970s. Production companies were encouraged by the province to use the area in the years following the closure of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital but the tradition has continued past the opening of Humber College's Lakeshore campus.

The Film History Project aims to track and locate the productions that have filmed on the Lakeshore Grounds over the years. This ongoing research project will continue to be updated regularly.

Dystopian drama TV series based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood where women are forced into child-bearing servitude in a future totalitarian society.

THE HANDMAID'S TALE (2017 - present)

Canadian comedic drama TV series inspired by G. B. Joyce's The code. Series follows a former hockey player trying to find himself as he teams up with a private investigator who believes people can't change.

PRIVATE EYES (2016 - present)

TV series that follows a grad student and tech superstar as they join forces to save the world after they discover that an asteroid is on a collision course with Earth.

SALVATION (2017 - 2018)
MORE TO COME

She just wants to get into Heaven - but things get complicated for this young angel when she unexpectedly finds herself in a love triangle with two important men in her life.

ANGRY ANGEL (2017)

Political drama TV series featuring the experiences of a politician thrust into the role of President of the United States after everyone ahead of  him in the presidential line of succession dies in an explosion.

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (2016 - 2019)

Action film based on the DC Comic series of the same name in which a group of imprisoned supervillains are recruited by a secret government agency to save the world from danger.

SUICIDE SQUAD (2016)

Sequel to the popular romantic comedy that follows the lives of a Greek American woman, her family, and her marriage to a non-Greek Anglo-Saxon man.

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 (2016)

TV series that follows the experiences of a group of young academy graduates as they navigate life as new police officers in the 15th Division in Toronto.

ROOKIE BLUE (2010-2015)
MORE TO COME

A made-for-TV-movie that followed the story of the trial and subsequent prison time served by domestic superstar Martha Stewart.

MARTHA BEHIND BARS (2005)

Psychological thriller in which a group of friends must solve a series of bizarre on-campus murders that resemble different urban legends.

URBAN LEGEND (1998)

A fraternity prank accidentally releases the man who 25 years previous had murdered seven frat boys. Now he has returned to the house to repeat his crime.

HAPPY HELL NIGHT (1992)

Canadian film loosely based on the true story of the friendship between American poet Walt Whitman and London Asylum superintendent Dr. Maurice Bucke.

BEAUTIFUL DREAMERS (1990)

Romantic drama loosely based on the book Union Street by Pat Barker in which a struggling widow falls in love with an illiterate short-order cook whom she teaches to read and write in her kitchen each night.

STANLEY & IRIS (1990)

High school drama that follows the story of the school's resident bad boy who is convinced to participate in the annual musical production and must learn to work alongside his classmates.

SING (1989)

Canadian comedy featuring a College student who can't choose between his girlfriend and his teacher.

HIGHER EDUCATION (1988)

In the fourth installment of the Police Academy comedy film series, Commandant Lassard has launched a new program to train civilian officers.

POLICE ACADEMY 4: CITIZENS ON PATROL (1987)

Horror movie set in a quarantined hospital where a giant worm is on the loose.

BLUE MONKEY (1987)

Made-for-TV-movie based on the true story of the grisly 1979 murder of Pennsylvania high school teacher Susan Reinert and her two children. The case represented one of the largest homicide investigations in history.

ECHOES IN THE DARKNESS (1987)

In this TV serial, Mr. T plays a streetwise kid turned boxer who was framed for a murder he didn't commit who helps others in trouble with the young public defender who came to his rescue.

T AND T (1987-1990)

Late night police TV drama series featuring the exploits of two big-city police officers who worked the graveyard shift.

NIGHT HEAT (1985-1989)

When funding is cut to police services, two neighbouring police academies must compete against one another to stay in operation in this third installment of the comedy film series Police Academy.

POLICE ACADEMY 3: BACK IN TRAINING (1986)

Comedy film which follows the exploits of a new wave of recruits who enter in the police academy after the new mayor removes all barriers and restrictions for enrollment.

POLICE ACADEMY (1984)

In this cult classic comedy, Canada's most famous "hosers," Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.

STRANGE BREW (1983)

After his ex-wife disappears, Charlie travels to her childhood hometown only to discover nobody knows her. After the FBI fails to believe him, he reaches out to a tabloid - only to end up being chased by aliens. 

STRANGE INVADERS (1983)

A psychiatrist becomes a suspect after his patients receiving a radical new therapy are murdered, each according to their individual phobias.

PHOBIA (1980)

In this dark film drama, a psychiatrist investigates an attack carried out on several horses by a boy who has an unhealthy obsession with the animals.

EQUUS (1977)