The Toburn Mine Property at the east entrance to Kirkland Lake has a great local historical significance. The Toburn was the first operating mine in the Kirkland Lake camp. The Northern Prospectors Association acquired the property from the Crown and entered into an agreement with the Town to operate the site under the auspices of a volunteer committee known as the Toburn Operating Authority. The site is run as a not-for-profit operation with historical and educational displays that highlight the rich mining history of Kirkland Lake.
There are five buildings on the site: the hoistroom, headframe and compressor room contain displays and form part of the guided and self-guided tours. Two buildings are rented to provide operating capital. The self-guided tour brochure describes the contents of the buildings as well as the history and geology of the mine. Several outdoor displays including mining equipment and large rock specimens have been installed on the grounds. A motion-activated video show describes the history of the mine and the Kirkland Lake area. There is a picnic area on the grounds and a wooded area showcasing some of the local flora and fauna. Guided tours are provided on Sundays during the summer months.