Colborne Lodge all dressed up for Christmas, Dec 2012. Built in 1836 by City Surveyor John George Howard and his wife Jemima Frances Meikle. Three image galleries follow. Use the “i” symbol under the pictures to display the information for each picture.
The house is a classic example of the Regency cottage style. Georgian architecture was then the standard Toronto style.The house was named after Sir John Colborne, Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada from 1828 to 1836 and first Canadian patron of Howard’s architecture. Howard and Jemima deeded the park to city in 1873 and retained the residency until 1890. They named it High Park.