Colborne Lodge

Events at Colborne Lodge


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

Summertime at Colborne Lodge in High Park

Tuesday to Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.
This summer, enjoy one of Toronto’s most popular green spaces, High Park, and when you are in the south end of the park, drop by historic Colborne Lodge. This elegant, yet comfortable home was a summer retreat for John Howard and his wife Jemima. Howard was one of Toronto's first architects, as well as a City engineer and surveyor. He built the original cottage in 1837, with additions being completed in 1843 and 1855.

During your tour you will see many original furnishings and artifacts as well as some of John Howard's own watercolours depicting images of early Toronto.

Colborne Lodge is a rare example of Regency picturesque architecture. Based on the concept of allowing nature into the home, you’ll notice it is designed to allow the optimum view of the lovely grounds surrounding the house. 

Regular admission: Adults: $6.19, Seniors (65 +) and Youth (13-18 yrs.): $3.54, Children (4-12 yrs.): $2.65 (plus tax)


Myths and Legends Walking Tour - Sept. 6

Sunday, September 6, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Colborne Lodge staff lead a walking tour recounting the many myths and legends told about High Park.  By their very nature, myths and legends generate a certain amount of skepticism.  Are they entirely myth, are the simply cautionary tales, is there a modicum of truth somewhere? Join us and decide for yourself! Participants enjoy a light refreshment at the Lodge at the end of the walk.  Meet at the benches across the road from the south side of Grenadier Restaurant.  Free, part of the High Park Walking Tour program. 

Regular admission applies to tours of Colborne Lodge