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

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 - Nov. 29

Saturday, November 29 at 10 a.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

Adult and Youth Centrepiece Workshops - Dec.14

Sunday, December 14 at 10 a.m.
Adults and children 8 to 15 years old make a centrepiece together to take home for their Christmas table. This 2-hour workshop is a unique opportunity to start the season doing a special activity together in the cozy historic ambiance of Colborne Lodge’s19th-century kitchen.  A tour of the decorated parts of the house and light refreshments are included. Pre-registration is required.  $42.50 plus tax for one adult and one child. $12.50 plus tax for an additional youth. Call 416-392-6916 to register.

Christmas Cookie Creation for Children - For 8 to 12 year-olds - Dec. 20

Saturday, December 20, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Children will have fun making unique and tasty treats for the holidays in this historic baking workshop that uses a Canadian gingerbread recipe from the 1830s. While their cookies bake, participants will tour the house and discover Victorian Christmas traditions and stories. Participants will then take home the Christmas cookies they've made. Pre-registration required. $22.50 plus tax (includes supplies and a dozen cookies to bring home). Call 416-392-6916

Christmas by the Hearth - For 5 to 7 year-olds - Dec. 21

Sunday, December 21, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Youngsters enjoy the warmth of an historic Christmas by decorating gingerbread cookies prepared from an 1831 Upper Canadian cook book followed by an enchanting interval of Christmas stories from long ago, snuggled by the kitchen hearth. Afterward, the children will go upstairs to peek at the Howards' Christmas tree and the presents underneath. Pre-registration required. $17.50 plus tax (includes light seasonal refreshments). Call 416-392-6916

High Park Winter FUNshops for Kids - Mornings during the Holidays

Mon, Dec 29, Tues, Dec 30, Wed, Dec 31 & Fri, Jan 2, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Looking to engage your 6 to 10 year old kids over the holidays? Sign them up at Colborne Lodge for four fun-filled mornings preparing for the New Year!  Activities include playing Victorian games, crafts, outdoor interlude, and cooking over the hearth. Pre-registration  required, call 416-392-6916. Parents may book any or all mornings. $25 plus tax per child per morning, no tax if booking more than one morning. Call 416-392-6916.