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“Don't judge a book by it's cover.”
Review of Colborne Lodge

Colborne Lodge
Ranked #160 of 505 things to do in Toronto
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 and view the many original furnishings and artifacts and some of John Howard's own watercolours depicting images of early Toronto. Colborne Lodge is one of 11 historic sites operated by the City of Toronto. Toronto's Historic Sites engage visitors, inspire passion, challenge ideas and connect the past to the present.
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“Don't judge a book by it's cover.”
Reviewed 23 July 2010

I had walked through High Park a few times without noticing Colborne Lodge. From the outside it looks a bit dingy and abandoned (except for the beautiful gardens). One afternoon I noticed a woman in a historic costume out front so I walked up to talk to her and ended up on a tour of the house with 3 other people. Our guide was really knowledgeable and friendly and I couldn't believe how big and beautiful the home was from the inside.

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