Colborne Lodge

Events at Colborne Lodge


PLEASE NOTE: Starting Monday, June 9, Colborne Lodge Drive is closed to vehicles between the Grenadier Restaurant and The Queensway for several weeks. Pedestrian traffic will not be affected. 

Colborne Lodge is open throughout the repair period for regular hours and programs.For further information call 416-392-6916.


Colborne Lodge holds community events and seasonal workshops that highlight its location in High Park. Call 416-392-6916 or e-mail

PLEASE NOTE: Colborne Lodge is open throughout the road repair period in High Park for regular hours and programs. You can access the Lodge via The Queensway as that work is completed. The road closures are for repairs in conjunction with infrastructure upgrades related to the Pan Am Games.

The Howards of High Park – A Guided Walk - Sept. 21

In Association with Heritage Toronto
Sunday, September 21, 1:30 p.m.
Explore the life of John Howard, one of the first architects to come to York (early Toronto) and who, along with his wife, Jemima, founded High Park. See their home and gardens in High Park and other historical landmarks. Meet near the blue Colborne Lodge museum entrance sign at the south end of High Park, on Colborne Lodge Drive. Approximately 2 hours. Free, donations welcomed.


High Park Harvest Festival - October 5

Sunday, October 5, 12 to 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy the harvest in High Park with crafts, music, horse and wagon rides, warm apple cider, roasted potatoes and more. Purchase honey from local beekeeper, Brian Hamlin, art prints from local artist David Crighton, and photo cards and calendars from High Park photographer David Allen. Redpath Sugar will be handing out free cookies from their Acts of Sweetness Truck. Members of the Metis Fiddler Quartet will perform and dance mistress Karen Millyard will lead Regency dance workshops for the whole family. Visit the Mackenzie House table for information about their museum program and the opportunity to print a special Harvest Festival souvenir on our historic proof press! Tours of Colborne Lodge are pay-what-you-can.

Free admission to grounds, activity and merchandise fees apply. Cash is required for most purchases. Please note there is an ATM at the Grenadier Restaurant in the middle of the park.
Activities take place at the south end of High Park at Colborne Lodge and the Children's Garden.

Haunted High Park - Various dates & times

(Not recommended for children under 8 yrs. of age)

18 years & Up: Friday, October 24, Thursday, October 30 & Friday, October 31 at 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Pre-registration required. $17.50 plus tax.

Families, Children: Saturday, October 25 at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m.

Pre-registration required. Adults: $12.50 plus tax, Children $7.50 plus tax

Visit Colborne Lodge and its grounds at night and hear about legends and ghost stories that have been told about the Lodge and High Park.  Period refreshments included.