High Park, in the very center of the city, is an oasis where many are gathered citizens in the winter and summer. For everybody at a glance at all times of the year: sports grounds, zoo garden, skating rink, swimming pools, long walkways, children's castle, indoor parts for smooth running of dogs. The peace, thanks to the unspoilt nature, the hilly terrain, the river, and the lake sprinkled with space, can be felt on a concrete or earthy path.
This park is a rare endowment of a fellow architect and artist of art and nature, John Howard. On the plane, the highest point of this park, is the beautiful, simple and picturesque weekend of John and Jamie Hallard built in 1837 - its name is Colborne Lodge. John Howard was one of the first architects in Toronto, as well as a city engineer and geometer. The house itself is famous for its three chimneys, an unusual architecture, a very functional solution to life in it, as well as an interior that besides artistic values also has innovative - small home appliances for the kitchen. All designed, innovated and handled by Howard is done.
The house is designed to have three levels. The entry level, the anteroom from which it enters the living room, then the study room, the sewing room, the dining room, the grocery stores and then the three rooms with wardrobe, tools and painting material. The position of the living room is set up to look at Lake Ontario and exit the large veranda. The stairs are descending into the kitchen, which was deliberately built lower than the ground level, because with this inclination, rainwater was collected and water from the lake could be used for drinking, bathing, as well as for the toilet. Otherwise, it was also the first toilet and bathroom in the house in Toronto.
The house museum is open for visits and on holiday days it is equipped with dishes, food, or decorations depending on the time of the year and holidays. Very nice and magical looks like December, decorated fir, wooden toys and the smell of hot apple juice with cinnamon, which is served with holiday cakes to visitors. If you missed Christmas, come for Easter, but do not miss to smell the atmosphere of this beautiful museum.