Press Release

The Gatehouse Child Abuse Investigation & Support Site commonly referred to as “The Gatehouse” Celebrates 25 Years of Service

For Immediate Release

Toronto –The Gatehouse is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2023! The vision of The Gatehouse and restoration of this space started with Founder Arthur Raymond Lockhart, listening to a survivor share their story. He inspired many people with his idea to reach out to survivors of childhood sexual abuse within this community. The Gatehouse vision is to give all survivors a place to tell their stories, to give them back their voices, to heal their wounds, and to inspire them to see their own potential.

Since June 20, 1998, The Gatehouse has helped thousands including children, youth, and adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. The Gatehouse programs save lives and foster a safe space for survivors to share in group, practice coping and grounding techniques to address stress, anxiety, nightmares, depression, and isolation that occur as a result of childhood sexual abuse.

Celebration Details: We will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary with a BBQ event on Saturday, June 24th, 2023, from 1 pm to 3 pm at The Gatehouse Healing Garden located at 3101 Lake Shore Blvd W., Toronto, ON, M8V 3W8. Registration is required to attend. Free event. Donations welcome. Reserve your ticket here

For more information about The Gatehouse programs and services, please visit

To register to attend the event

Media Contacts

Maria Barcelos, MA

Executive Director

Cell# 647-270-5429


Lia Antonova

Dama Event Management

Cell# 416.878.1306