The lodge was built between 1870 and 1893 by Daniel McDonald. Advertise was it was the finest summer houses in Canada, the lodge overlooked sand and beach of the Sandbanks. It featured an ice cream parlour, a small golf course and a bowling alley. A dinner hall held up to one hundred guest. The popular gathering place was the dance hall and recreational center. The last dance hall built in the 60's and featured a terrazzo dance floor inbedded with the letters "LSL", It's remains can still be seen today. It is said 1 million people visited Lakeshore Lodge over its century of operation. Then in 1971 it was purchased by the National Canadian Resources and closed a year later because of its poor state of repair. Regrettably, the Lodge and dance hall burned down in 1983. Its foundation is still there. Will add photos soon.