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)