Looking Back on the Lake Shore: Presentations on preservation of local history resources: Thurs., Nov. 2, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. at The Assembly Hall

The Assembly Hall is located near Kipling Avenue and Lake Shore Blvd. West. Formerly part of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital, the century-old building is now used for community activities. Gay Chisholm photo

The purpose of the current post is to bring attention to a message of Oct. 20, 2017 from Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes’ Office:

Click here to access Ward 6 Councillor’s Message entitled: Looking Back on the Lakeshore >

The text of the message (which I for one think is important) reads:

Dear Neighbour,

Right now, there’s much discussion about the future of our city. While these conversations are vital, it is equally important that we reflect on and remember our past.

On November 2, I invite you to join me in celebrating the rich history of the Lake Shore and its distinct communities. My goal is to see the stories, photographs and memories of our community preserved.

Over the years, I’ve heard from many residents who have items and photos stored in their attics, garages, basements etc. that are important to the history of Etobicoke. I believe we should create a collection of our shared history to ensure these items and memories are not lost.


A May 4, 2013 Jane’s Walk in Long Branch included a visit to the Power Plant in New Toronto at the Lakeshore Hospital Grounds. The building, located south of the Assembly Hall, serves as a dressing room for skaters at the Colonel Samuel Smith Ice Trail during the winter months. Gay Chisholm photo

To achieve this, I have invited several historical, preservation and cultural associations to share information regarding the Lake Shore’s historic communities. Attendees also have the opportunity to learn more about preservation and archival processes, including how to contribute to the City’s archives.

The event will take place on Thursday November 2, 2017 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at The Assembly Hall.

If you have historic artifacts, photos or information you would like to be preserved, please do not hesitate to contact me at councillor_grimes@toronto.ca or 416-397-9273.

Have a great weekend!





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