On Saturday May 26, Humber College’s Lakeshore Campus, Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre and the City of Toronto’s Assembly Hall collaborated in participating in this year’s Great Gulf Doors Open Event. The event featured a self-guided tour with information booths detailing the history of movies and television that were shot on the grounds, everything from cult comedies like Police Academy to 2016’s Suicide Squad.
A record-breaking 660 people toured the campus’ underground tunnels as part of the event. Following their "Map to the Stars of the Lakeshore Grounds,” participants toured several shoot locations across campus. Thirty knowledgeable volunteers were ready to share the highlights including exhibits on Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Martha Behind Bars,featuring actors in costume and craft activities.
The tour took visitors past the “cottages” on the campus’ east side, which have been used in many ways, such as from frat houses to police precincts over the years. A visit to the tunnel system connecting the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital buildings provided a cinematic history of the grounds and the movies and TV shows filmed on campus.