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H  I  S  T  O  R  Y

The history of Guildwood revolves around The Guild Inn which was founded in 1932 by Rosa and Spencer Clark as a retreat for artists and craftsmen. "The Guild of All Arts," as it was then known featured workshops and studios, in a picturesque setting atop the Scarborough Bluffs.

During World War II, The Guild Inn was used as an official naval base called "HMCS Bytown II, and then later as a specialized military hospital known as "Scarborough Hall." After the war, The Guild Inn was returned to the Clarks and its popularity rose to new heights.

In the 1950's rising taxes forced the Clarks to sell 400 acres of their property to the developers who built the present day Guildwood neighbourhood. In 1978 the Metropolitan Toronto and Region Conservation Authority purchased the remainder of the Guild Inn estate, thus preserving its beauty for future generations to explore and enjoy.

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O  V  E  R  V  I  E  W

Guildwood is one of Toronto's most beautiful and exclusive neighbourhoods. The main entrance to the Guildwood neighbourhood is marked by a formal stone pillar and cast iron gateway, situated at Kingston Road and Guildwood Parkway.

The major landmark in this neighbourhood is the historic Guild Inn, located at 201 Guildwood Parkway. The Guild Inn is situated on ninety acres of property overlooking the Scarborough Bluffs. Tourists and local residents come to the Guild Inn to enjoy its historic architectural walking tour and rustic woodland nature trail.

Guildwood has an active community association that produces its own newsletter as well as sponsoring various neighbourhood events. One of these events is Guildwood Day, which is held in June and features a pancake breakfast, games, races, crafts, a parade along Guildwood Parkway and an evening barbeque.

H  O  M  E  S 

Guildwood features an excellent mix of houses, including bungalows, split-level and detached two-storey homes built in the 1950's and 60's, and newer custom designed homes . Many Guildwood houses feature front porches that look out onto the tree-lined streets and lush gardens that are trademarks of this neighbourhood. Also noteworthy are the many houses situated on the south side of Guildwood Parkway that command a spectacular view of Lake Ontario.

The stretch of Guildwood Parkway west of Livingston Road contains a mix of townhouses, multi-plex dwellings, and low-rise apartment buildings. There is also a luxury condominium apartment building just south of Kingston Road, at the entrance gates to this neighbourhood.

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S  H  O  P  P  I  N  G

The Guildwood Shopping Plaza located at the south-east corner of Guildwood Parkway and Livingston Road, serves the immediate needs of the residents of this community. This shopping plaza has an upscale tone and friendly neighbourhood appeal. The mix of stores here includes a large supermarket, a pharmacy, a barber shop, a bakery, a bank, a beauty salon, a travel agency, a postal outlet, a veterinarian clinic, and professional and medical offices. The Guildwood Public Library is also located at this shopping plaza.

R  E  C  R  E  A  T  I  O  N

The Guild Inn at Guildwood Park is a former artists' colony that now serves as an Inn with a restaurant, and banquet and conference facilities. The picturesque Guild Inn gardens are decorated with sculptures and architectural remnants from Toronto's past. A promenade on these grounds leads to the Scarborough Bluffs, overlooking Lake Ontario. The Guildwood Park also features nature trails that wind their way through a majestic century old Carolinian forest.

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S  C  H  O  O  L  S

Editor's Note. If you are using the TorontoNeighbourhoods.NET website as a resource to buying or renting a home in the City of Toronto, please note that the schools listed below have very definite enrollment boundaries. Prior to buying or renting , you should phone the school you are interested in enrolling your child, in order to confirm that they will accept children from the address you are considering moving to.

(P) Guildwood, 225 Livingston Rd., (416) 396-6295

(P) Jack Miner Sr., 405 Guildwood Pkwy., (416) 396-6375

(P) Poplar Rd., Jr., 66 Dearham Wood., (416) 396-6525

(PH) Sir Wilfred Laurier C.I., 145 Guildwood Pkwy., (416) 396-6820

Legend:
(P) Public School
(PH) Public High School
(CA) Catholic School
(PR) Private School
(PC) Private Catholic School
(PJ) Private Jewish School
(C) College
(U) University 

T  R  A  N  S  P  O  R  T  A  T  I  O  N

Guildwood has its own Go Train station which is part of a Lakeshore service that links up with Union Station in downtown Toronto. Guildwood residents are also served by bus routes on Guildwood Parkway and on Kingston Road.

Motorists can get to downtown Toronto in approximately twenty-five minutes via Kingston Road.

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