Setting our course with reference to an art route app of High Park provided by Dan, we circled the central portion of the park with its variety of statuary and displays, most of them works by international artists commissioned for Canada’s ‘67 Centennial. By the time we were admiring the peacocks at the park’s zoo, the rain had stopped and we were good to go for the rest of the tour.
It included a brief stop at Colborne Lodge, built in 1836 by renowned architect John Howard. Its extensive property and home had been deeded to the city in 1873, along with the Howard family’s tomb, which arrived at the site in the park under tortuous conditions. We also toured the gorgeous gardens of the park, then retired to Grenadier Restaurant for a delicious lunch. Thanks Josie for a most interesting walk, and all for the companionship on an ultimately sunny day.
by Rene Laukat