Colborne Lodge is located in High Park, on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the Haudenasaunee and the Huron-Wendat. In 1836, British settlers and city builders John and Jemima Howard purchased 165 acres of land that they named High Park, and began construction of their home, Colborne Lodge. In 1873 the Howards gifted their home and the surrounding land to the citizens of Toronto to be used as a public park.

Now a museum, Colborne Lodge provides opportunities to explore 19th-century innovation and creativity as exemplified by surveyor John Howard. Toronto life and society, as exemplified by the Howards, their household, friends and community, and the wider histories told by the land that became High Park, are explored. This home of inquisitive people welcomes inquisitive students.

Customized tours and programs available.

To book a school trip to Colborne Lodge, please contact the museum directly:

11 Colborne Lodge Drive
clodge@toronto.ca
416-392-6916