Thunder Bay

Former Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital on provincial surplus list

CBC News has learned the former Lakehead Psychiatric Hosptial (LPH) has been declared surplus by the province.

One of two properties in Thunder Bay for sale as part of provincial sell-off

The entrance to the former Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. The property has now been deemed surplus by the province. (

CBC News has learned the former Lakehead Psychiatric Hosptial (LPH) has been declared surplus by the province.

The site was one of 243 pieces of property the province announced it would sell off over the next four years.

A portion of the LPH land parcel was deemed by the city's official plan, released earlier this year, as community space.

Any interested group to purchase the LPH lands would have to apply to make changes to the northern portion of the property. That portion of the land includes trails where many people walk dogs, or even ski in the winter. The southern portion of the property, including the section with the former LPH buildings could be easily developed.

The other property offered for sale in the city by the province is the former Riverside Grain complex.

The former Big Thunder ski jump site is not on the province's sale block.

Other properties which have been deemed surplus in northwestern Ontario are:

  • Atikokan: 75 Maple Cres.
  • Fort Frances: Victoria Ave. parking lot
  • Hornepayne: 77 Fourth Avenue, and Murphy Ave. property
  • Kashabowie:  Highway 11 property near Shebandowan
  • Pickle Lake: Property at Hwy 599 and 646, Main St. North of Hwy 599 and Nord Road
  • Red Lake: 35 Delta Road
  • Upsala: Highway 17 OPP detachment
  • White River: 8 Winnipeg St.

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Jeff Walters


Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Jeff is proud to work in his hometown, as well as throughout northwestern Ontario. Away from work, you can find him skiing (on water or snow), curling, out at the lake or flying.


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