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.

Haunted High Park - Various dates & times

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

18 years & Up: 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.


High Park Conveyance Day - Nov. 15

Saturday, November 15, 12 to 4 p.m.
November 15, 1873 John and Jemima Howard signed the conveyance to transfer their High Park property to the City of Toronto three years hence.  Since then, High Park has been the jewel of Toronto's parks. Join Colborne Lodge in celebrating the Howards' generous legacy to the citizens of Toronto and discover the motivation behind, as well as the terms of the conveyance. Sample treats from the historic kitchen in the spirit of the Howards' wishes for "wholesome" refreshments in the park. Included with regular admission.

Join Colborne Lodge at Toronto Public Library - Nov. 15

MAP Family Saturdays Afternoons at Toronto Public Library
Time Travel with Colborne Lodge
Saturday, November 15, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Locke Branch - 3083 Yonge Street

Travel in time with Colborne Lodge: Enjoy games and toys from more than 150 years ago. Share your favourite riddle and listen to a story or two. Fun for the whole family! Free.


Christmas at Colborne Lodge - Nov. 22 to Jan. 4

From Saturday, November 22 to January 4
Tuesdays to Sundays: Noon to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays, Dec 25, 26 and Jan 1
Warm up by the hearth at Colborne Lodge and take in the sights and smells of a Victorian Christmas.  Enjoy the natural greenery decorations, toast the season with a glass of hot mulled cider by the wood stove and nibble on special holiday treats.  The Lodge is nestled at the south end of High Park.  Holiday admission prices apply: Adults $7.08, Seniors/Youths/Children $4.42 (plus tax).


Christmas Open House - Nov. 27 - FREE!

Thursday, November 27, 5 to 7:30 p.m
Join us in celebrating the start of the Christmas season at our biennial Open House. Everyone is welcome to drop by to tour the Howards' 1837 home decorated for a 19th-century Christmas and enjoy period refreshments by the hearth in the winter kitchen.  Bring your family and friends. Free.

Christmas Wreath-Making Workshops - Adults - Dates vary

Saturday, November 22 & Sunday, November 23 at 2 p.m.;
Saturday, December 6 in the Coach House* at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Start your Christmas preparations by creating your very own Christmas wreath using nature’s bounty. This 2-hour workshop is a popular pre-Christmas get-together activity for groups of friends and families. Set in picturesque High Park, the house offers a cozy historic ambience for this seasonal craft. A tour of the decorated parts of the house and light refreshments are included. Pre-registration required. $32.50 plus tax.

*The Coach House is fully accessible, the tour in Colborne Lodge can accommodate wheelchairs up to 33" in width.


Christmas Wreath-Making - Adult and Youth (Ages 10 to 15) - Dates vary

Saturday, November 22 at 10 a.m. and Saturday, December 6 at 2 p.m.
Adults and youths make their own Christmas wreaths. This 2-hour workshop is a unique opportunity to start the season doing a special activity together in the cosy historic ambience of Colborne Lodge’s 19th-century kitchen. A tour of the decorated parts of the house and light refreshments are included. Pre-registration required. Youths must be accompanied by an adult, maximum of 2 youths per adult. $55 plus tax for one adult and one youth, $22.50 plus tax for an additional youth.