Saturday, May 26th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Last Admittance: 4:30 pm
Style: Revival (1800 – Early 1900)
Original Architect: Kivas Tully
The Gothic and Romanesque-style brick “cottage” buildings that comprise the Lakeshore campus of Humber College have had many lives. They were initially constructed by patients as the Mimico Branch Asylum beginning in 1888, have served as a community park, have formed part of a post-secondary educational institution and have been a popular site for film and television shows. The hospital was initially comprised of 10 residential cottages and a series of service buildings that were connected by underground tunnels. They were restored between 1991 and 2016 by Humber College after receiving heritage designation in 1989.
Visitors will experience exclusive access to the filming locations of hit movies and local favourite television series alike through a unique, self-guided tour around the historic grounds. The tour will feature buildings and underground tunnels of Humber College’s Lakeshore campus and the City of Toronto’s Assembly Hall. Following a “map-to-the-stars,” visitors will be directed to animated stations where film secrets, behind-the-scenes insights, and location details will be revealed. Access will also be granted to a photography exhibit of film scenes running the length of the oldest section of the underground tunnels. Among the films and television shows to be highlighted are cult-classics “Police Academy” and “Strange Brew”, local favourites “Echoes in the Darkness” and “Night Heat”, and recent blockbusters “Suicide Squad” and “The Handmaid’s Tale”.
Photography / Filming
Interior photography permitted, without tripod
Interior filming is not permitted
For more information
Contact Seeret Samra, Event Coordinator/Community Liaison at Seeret.firstname.lastname@example.org