Built by John and Jemima Howard, two painters, one also an architect and engineer, this Regency-era lakeside summer cottage still holds original collections of their art, architectural drawings, and inventions as well as stories of their eccentric lives. From 19th century science, technology, and medicine, to illness, adultery, and reported hauntings, Colborne Lodge truly has a story to engage all visitors. Colborne Lodge engages in the inclusion of Indigenous narratives and stories through a partnership with First Story Toronto 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, with cottage and garden tours, special events, workshops, and more.
- Getting There
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.
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.