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Plan Your Visit

We like to think of ourselves as a small space with a big presence. Whether you're in need of a short break away from the stress of the day or are looking for a longer escape, the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre has you covered.

Our main gallery space, the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre, is staffed with members of our team and volunteers. If you have any questions, please email, call (416) 675-6622 ext. 3801, or stop by to visit!

Front entry to the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre

Plan Your Visit - Patterns & Parallels: The Great Imperative to Survive

Patterns & Parallels: The Great Imperative to Survive is on display in The Fashion Institute at 3166 Lake Shore Boulevard West, at the northwest corner of Kipling and Lakeshore. 

Please see below for photographs guiding you to the space!

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The Fashion Institute is at the northwest corner of Kipling & Lakeshore.

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Upon entering the Fashion Institute, head in a straight line to the back of the building.

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It is on the right hand side of the image above.

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Follow the whimbrel designs on the wall to find the exhibition!

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Facing the street is a window display curated by fashion students at Humber College!

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At the end of the hallway you will find Patterns & Parallels, with Interpretive Centre staff available to greet you and answer questions.


Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre

Tuesday to Friday

10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Second and Third Floor Galleries

Monday to Friday

7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Patterns & Parallels: The Great Imperative to Survive

The Fashion Institute, 3166 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke, ON M8V 1L6.

Tuesday to Friday 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Wednesday 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closed Sundays, evenings by appointment

Closed Statutory Holidays in Ontario.


All our exhibitions, events, tours, and programs are available for free!

Some activities like tours and workshops will require pre-registration.

Group or class tours, workshops, and events are free! Please connect with our team at

Please include any themes, or curriculum goals (if applicable) in your email so we can tailor your experience!

Safety & Access

Humber College and the Interpretive Centre are  mask-friendly environments.

Please postpone their visit should you be feeling unwell.

For the latest information from Humber College, please visit


Our aim is to create a space where everyone can feel welcome at the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre.

Visit our Accessibility Page for more.

For questions, comments, or more information on accessibility and how we can help you best experience history please contact us at:

Tel: (416) 675-6622 ext. 3801


​​Student Welcome and Resource Centre

Room WEL104, First Floor

2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive

Toronto, Ontario M8V 4B6

  • Mobility accessible building and gallery spaces

  • Parking beside building (free on weekends)

  • Gender-free, accessible washrooms

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