Demolished Structures


Several structures that made up the physical plant of the former hospital have not survived to the present day due to demolition, vandalism and deterioration.

A number of small outbuildings that were most likely constructed by the asylum carpenter without any plans include several garages and storage sheds as well as scales building, which was situated to the rear of the main complex.

List of Structures

Structure Constructed Demolished
rear building 1890 not known
root house 1890 not known
Lakehouse 1891 early 1990s
engine house 1893 not known
greenhouse 1893 not known
Ladies’ Pavilion 1896 not known
engine house 1893 not known
barn 1908 not known
paint shop 1917 not known
laundry 1931 not known
Nurses’ Residence 1931 not known
washrooms 1937 not known
Moorehouse 1967 not known
boathouse not known not known
Gatehouse garage not known not known
conservatory not known not known
incinerator not known not known
storage not known not known


Anonymous. “History of Ontario Hospital, New Toronto, Henceforth to be Known as Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital” [Unpublished, written by an unnamed patient with assistant of John Sutherland, Chief Attendant, c. 1964].
Ontario Heritage Properties Program. Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital, Etobicoke, Ontario: N00406. April, 1986.
Peter Barnard Associates, in Association with A.J. Diamond Planners Ltd. Lakeshore Planning Study, Final Report: Future Use Options for the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital Property. Prepared for the Ministry of Government Services and the City of Etobicoke. Toronto: Ministry of Government Services, September 1986.

Additional information and corrections were provided by Ed Janiszewski.