Colborne Lodge

11 Colborne Lodge Dr
Toronto ON

Outdoor artwork available 24-hours a day.

  • Accessibility

    Public washrooms and ramp

  • Getting There

    By Car:
    There is limited free parking on site during the week. Currently, High Park is closed to vehicles on the weekends.

    From the south: Take The Queensway or Lakeshore Boulevard to Colborne Lodge Drive. Proceed north on Colborne Lodge Drive into High Park for 200m. Colborne Lodge will be on the right.

    From the north: Take Bloor Street West to Colborne Lodge Drive and proceed south into High Park. Continue south on West Road for 1km, then turn right and proceed south on Colborne Lodge Drive for 750m. Colborne Lodge will be on the left.

    By Transit:
    From the south: Take the 501 streetcar or bus to Colborne Lodge Drive. Proceed into High Park for 200m. Colborne Lodge will be on the right.

    From the north: Take the Bloor/Danforth subway to High Park Station. Follow Colborne Lodge Drive south through High Park for 1.7 km. Colborne Lodge will be on the left.

    For specific TTC route and schedule information call 416-393-4636 (INFO) or visit the TTC website.

About Colborne Lodge

Colborne Lodge, a nineteenth-century Regency-era lakeside summer cottage, was built by two painters, John and Jemima Howard, one also an architect and engineer. The Lodge still holds original collections of the Howards’s art, architectural drawings, and inventions as well as stories of their eccentric lives – from science, technology, and medicine to illness, adultery, and reported hauntings. Through a partnership with First Story Toronto, Colborne Lodge now includes Indigenous narratives and stories, where Indigenous guides embark on a truth-telling journey through their own lens. Nearly 200 years later, Colborne Lodge is an active hub for community events in High Park.

Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Marguerite Humeau’s work will not be exhibited in the glass house. For more information, please reach out to info@torontobiennial.org.

Audio Site Introduction:

Artworks at Colborne Lodge

Image of works by Eduardo Navarro
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Eduardo Navarro at Colborne Lodge

For the 2022 Toronto Biennial, Eduardo Navarro presents a newly commissioned public sculpture titled Wind Oracle (2022), which invites audiences to interact with the wind and consider the animacy of…

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