Well, I can check one thing off my December to do list. This past Saturday my sister, my sister-in-law and I attended a wreath making workshop at Colborne Lodge. Colborne Lodge is a historic building located in High Park, in Toronto. High Park is a lush, large green space near downtown that has a pond, a huge children’s playground, a swimming pool and many hiking and cross country skiing trails. If you have children and come to visit Toronto you really should pay High Park a visit…and of course the charming and hip shops along Roncesvalles too!
Our class was conducted by Kate, a local history buff. You can tell that she loves her work at the Lodge. We followed a few simple steps and in the end we had a beautiful wreath.
5. once the entire frame is covered make a knot in the wire and cut the wire, tuck the end into the frame
7. attach a bow…done!
Once our wreaths were done, we enjoyed a glass of warm cider and homemade shortbread cookies while hanging out by the fire.
Then a charming man gave us a tour of the home.
We were able to see how the Howard’s would have celebrated the holidays…I told you it was charming.
The museums in Toronto have been in the news a lot lately…threats to their funding from the city. They really are the jewels of our city. Run primarily by passionate volunteers, these homes should be visited by everyone. I hope you have an opportunity to step back in time and visit a local museum this holiday season.