The Shaw House

The Shaw House has sat vacant for more that 20 years. Originally a large lakeshore home. it was taken over by Metropolitan Toronto in the late 1960’s and saved from demolition only because it was given over to house the Island Park Superintendent. Abandoned by Metro in the 1970’s, it remained vacant and vandalized, its beautiful lakeshore garden overgrown, and was finally turned over by the Toronto Island Residential Community Stewardship Act 1993 to the Island Trust, who are responsible for the management of the lands and public buildings in the Island Community. The Island Pioneers took and avid interest in the dilapidated, but still valuable, home and determined to renovate it for seriously needed seniors housing. Designed by architect Martin Liefhebber out of Toronto.

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