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Colborne Lodge

About Colborne Lodge

This rare Regency picturesque cottage is a graceful monument to John and Jemima Howard, the couple who founded High Park. Looks for special events, programs and camps for kids..

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This rare Regency picturesque cottage is a graceful monument to John and Jemima Howard, the couple who founded High Park. John Howard, one of Toronto's first architects, as well as a City engineer and surveyor, built Colborne Lodge in 1837.

DROP-IN VISITS

Drop in and view the many original furnishings and artifacts and some of John Howard's own watercolours depicting images of early Toronto.

From the 1830s to the 1880s, John Howard and his wife Jemima gardened extensively around Colborne Lodge, their country home at the south end of High Park. Thanks to Howard's practice of keeping detailed records of the plantings, visitors to the Lodge today can enjoy a re-creation of their ornamental, kitchen and tomb gardens.

Colborne Lodge is an active hub for community events in High Park, with cottage and garden tours, special events, workshops, and more. Locals and visitors alike are welcomed to see the place where the vision for High Park was born. The museum also offers March Break, Summer and Winter Camps as well as Birthday Parties for Kids.

CAMPS

Colborne Lodge provides engaging day camps for inquisitive kids who like to make, bake, express and explore. Inspired by the landscape of High Park and the historic home of its founders, our diverse programs get kids learning and having fun through storytelling, artifacts, creative projects, nature exploration and games!

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Birthday Party Programs at Colborne Lodge. Ignite imaginations! Create memories! Kids' imaginations will run wild as they step into the past while exploring Toronto's Historic Sites. 

For admission rates, hours of operation and to find out more, visit our website.

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