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Etobicoke Lakeshore

Ward 3

The Third Garden
2 Colonel Samuel Smith Drive
An art installation consisting of five cast iron seating forms, eight concrete pavers inlaid with bronze text, and landscaping. The couch forms are playful improvisations on a cliché associated with psychiatric care. The text in the pavers is based on oral and recorded histories of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital facilities on the Lakeshore Grounds, a prominent landmark setting in Etobicoke for more than 100 years.

Humber College Lakeshore Campus
2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive
Many of the heritage listed buildings which now make up much of the Humber College Lakeshore Campus were once part of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital. When visiting this site, it’s important to reflect upon and acknowledge that many of these buidlings were constucted by the patients themselves through forced labour. Long before the hospital was built, this location was also an important Indigenous travel way and trading path.

Colonel Samuel Smith Park
3145 Lake Shore Boulevard West
A large park situated on a stretch of wooden shoreline along Lake Ontario. The park is considered to be a top bird watching spot, has many urban wetlands trails, and has a popular ice skating trail in the winter.

Cliff Lumsdon Park
101 Lake Shore Drive
A hidden gem park on the shore of Lake Ontario offering fantastic views of downtown Toronto. The park is named after Cliff Lumsdon, a famous Canadian swimmer.

Prince of Wales Park
1 Third Street
Another park on the shore of Lake Ontario featuring fantastic views of downtown Toronto. This park also has a playground and artificial ice rink.

2938 Lake Shore Boulevard West
A heritage listed building housing a local business that has a mural on the side. This mural was commissioned by the Lakeshore Village BIA to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag.

Untitled (Bell) at New Toronto Library Branch
110 Eleventh Street
An art installation of a bell from artist Francis Muscat in front of the New Toronto TPL Branch.

Eighth Street Skate Park
160 Eighth Street
A skateboard park that also features plenty of murals as part of the Eighth Street Skatepark Mural Project, headed by Lakeshore Arts. The first mural was painted in 2017, and several more are due to be added in summer 2020.

Boxer Building
222 Islington Avenue
A large heritage listed industrial building primarily constructed in the late 1800s/early 1900s. The building is a noteworthy example of Romanesque Revival architecture and acts as an important visual manifestation of the strong working class and manufacturing history of the area. The building now houses several different local businesses.

80 Birmingham Street
A heritage listed building that dates to 1926 and designed in the Edwardian Classical style. The building was originally home to Bell Telephone, who required additional space to facilitate their rapidly expanding service in the area. The building is now known as the Birmingham Business Centre.

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Explore Etobicoke Lakeshore

Now is the time for residents to experience all that tourists have been raving about for years. Discover shops, stops, places and spaces on city main streets. Stay curious, Toronto.

DON’T MISS
BigArtTO
September 23 – 26
8pm – 11pm
Amos Waites Park (Mimico Square)

Neighbourhood Stroll: New Toronto

This stroll features historic sites such as the Humber College Lakeshore Campus – which was the site of the Lake Shore Psychiatric Hospital – as well as plenty of greenspace along Lake Ontario – such as Cliff Lumsdon Park and Prince of Wales Park. The stroll also reflects the working class history of the area with historic designated buildings such as 100 Birmingham Street and 80 Birmingham Street. A number of fantastic local businesses can be visited along Lake Shore Boulevard West in the area’s Lakeshore Village BIA.

Main Streets: Lake Shore Boulevard West

Note: Some neighbourhood strolls may cross over into more than one ward.

  1. The Third Garden
    2 Colonel Samuel Smith Drive
    An art installation consisting of five cast iron seating forms, eight concrete pavers inlaid with bronze text, and landscaping. The couch forms are playful improvisations on a cliché associated with psychiatric care. The text in the pavers is based on oral and recorded histories of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital facilities on the Lakeshore Grounds, a prominent landmark setting in Etobicoke for more than 100 years.

  2. Humber College Lakeshore Campus
    2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive
    Many of the heritage listed buildings which now make up much of the Humber College Lakeshore Campus were once part of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital. When visiting this site, it’s important to reflect upon and acknowledge that many of these buidlings were constucted by the patients themselves through forced labour. Long before the hospital was built, this location was also an important Indigenous travel way and trading path.

  3. Colonel Samuel Smith Park
    3145 Lake Shore Boulevard West
    A large park situated on a stretch of wooden shoreline along Lake Ontario. The park is considered to be a top bird watching spot, has many urban wetlands trails, and has a popular ice skating trail in the winter.

  4. Cliff Lumsdon Park
    101 Lake Shore Drive
    A hidden gem park on the shore of Lake Ontario offering fantastic views of downtown Toronto. The park is named after Cliff Lumsdon, a famous Canadian swimmer.

  5. Prince of Wales Park
    1 Third Street
    Another park on the shore of Lake Ontario featuring fantastic views of downtown Toronto. This park also has a playground and artificial ice rink.

  6. 2938 Lake Shore Boulevard West
    A heritage listed building housing a local business that has a mural on the side. This mural was commissioned by the Lakeshore Village BIA to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag.

  7. Untitled (Bell) at New Toronto Library Branch
    110 Eleventh Street
    An art installation of a bell from artist Francis Muscat in front of the New Toronto TPL Branch.

  8. Eighth Street Skate Park
    160 Eighth Street
    A skateboard park that also features plenty of murals as part of the Eighth Street Skatepark Mural Project, headed by Lakeshore Arts. The first mural was painted in 2017, and several more are due to be added in summer 2020.

  9. Boxer Building
    222 Islington Avenue
    A large heritage listed industrial building primarily constructed in the late 1800s/early 1900s. The building is a noteworthy example of Romanesque Revival architecture and acts as an important visual manifestation of the strong working class and manufacturing history of the area. The building now houses several different local businesses.

  10. 80 Birmingham Street
    A heritage listed building that dates to 1926 and designed in the Edwardian Classical style. The building was originally home to Bell Telephone, who required additional space to facilitate their rapidly expanding service in the area. The building is now known as the Birmingham Business Centre.

Accessibility information: Colonel Sam Smith Park has unpaved and uneven surfaces.