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Saturday, May 26th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Last Admittance: 4:30 pm


Year: 1888
Style: Revival (1800 – Early 1900)
Original Architect: Kivas Tully

Building Description

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.

Visitor Experience

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


On a campus that cherishes its past, the next generation of history-makers prepares for the future. Located in Toronto's vibrant west end, Humber is one of Canada's largest and most diverse colleges. 


The Lakeshore Campus is home to more than 10,600 full-time students. Students study in historic buildings called cottages that have been retrofitted with state-of-the-art classrooms. Each cottage is dedicated to an academic stream. In the same way, three buildings on nearby Lake Shore Boulevard West have been purchased and repurposed into dedicated centres of excellence. 


Humber Lakeshore Campus is always striving to be a community partner. Students have the opportunity to volunteer with the South Etobicoke community and its members through various local BIAs, community partner events and festivals. 


It is, on the whole, distinctly Lakeshore.

Upcoming Events

She Boss
  • April 11, 2018
  • 6:00-9:00 PM

For a complete listing of events: 
Humber Event Calendar