Guild Park
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A unique 88-acre (36-hectare) public park where art meets nature. Located atop the Scarborough Bluffs, Guild Park includes formal gardens, forest areas and architectural fragments preserved from notable - and now demolished - buildings. Landmarks include the Greek Theatre, created from the marble arches of the 1912 Bank of Toronto; the facade of the 1895 Temple Building, once the tallest structure in the Britsh Empire, and public artwork, including sculptures by E. B. Cox, Sorel Etrog, Emmanuel Hahn, Frances Loring and Florence Wyle. Guild Park is operated by the City of Toronto and open 24/7, year- round. Check Guild Park's website for park events and activities.
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Neighbourhood: Scarborough
Situated astride Lake Ontario, Scarborough is a district heavily influenced by immigration. With a number of low-rent shopping and dining options making it a highly affordable part of town, and boasting one of Toronto's largest shopping malls, the otherwise green suburban neighborhood is a good place to go for bargains and discounts. It also draws in photographers. The spires, archways, and cavernous rooms of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Palace are filled with breathtaking art, architecture, and detailed reliefs – it’s like entering a different world, The ruins of columns and installation art at the Guild Inn makes a free-for-all exploration site, while the big-name draw for young photographers is the menagerie at the Toronto Zoo. While many visitors shirk Scarborough as too suburban, its houses are some of Toronto's most mystical and haunting architectural beauties. And for adventure lovers, it has river-rafting and some unique hiking trails.
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sheila270
Toronto, Canada1,843 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
We visited this park on a Saturday morning. There is plenty of parking and it’s free. The Guild inn is on the property and they have weddings going on. The grounds are well maintained with lots of flowers, sculptures and relics saved from demolitions. Lots of history. And there’s trails leading off along the bluffs. It’s great to visit when the flowers are in bloom.
Written August 20, 2022
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Sophie S
Carmel, IN62 contributions
Jul. 2022
This park is an amazing place for taking a walk in the morning, not too crowded, big parking lots. There are plenty of sculptures to take pictures with, and also a short walk down to see Lake Ontario. We took lots of excellent pictures put down below, but the pics don't do this place justice. 100% would recommend!
Written July 29, 2022
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betty l
Brampton, Canada10,413 contributions
Jun. 2022
We spent a weekend at my sisters place in Scarborough and before we left for home she invited us to see Guild Park in Scarborough, a favourite spot for photographers taking wedding, prenuptial, debut and graduation photos.

This is one place to visit if you want to take photos with good background. However make sure you are early to escape others who are there also to take photographs
Written June 30, 2022
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Peter A Morrell
Unionville, Canada3,097 contributions
Sep. 2021
Amazing Place for an Evening Stroll

Guildwood Park and Gardens is a nice little spot for a stroll. With nicely kept walking paths, gardens, sculptures and an outdoor stage give it a try yourself. It is also home to the Guild Inn Estate, where you book events and rent it out as a banquet facility. We spent the day exploring the water and were looking for somewhere to take a nice walk just before we left the area. This park is connected to other parks and trails along the Scarborough Bluffs. It's good for groups, families, couples, bike riding and the solo traveller. If you're ever in the area check it out yourself.
Written December 14, 2021
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Cheryl729
Toronto, Canada113 contributions
Sep. 2021
This park is part of Scarborough Bluffs, lots of sculptures to explore, a good place for wedding photos. There are parking lots (free). The washroom is clean. The lake can be seen, but there are ropes along the bluff edges, with signs warning people unstable bluffs, not go closer.
Written September 6, 2021
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Bibi H
Toronto, Canada61 contributions
Oct. 2020
Thanks to conservationists and philanthropists - Rosa and Spencer Clark - for leaving us this beautiful legacy of stone fragments and pieces of architecture which would have otherwise been demolished. I was lucky to go there on a beautiful Fall day and it was just spectacular. I enjoyed reading the bits of information about the pieces displayed and marvelled at the intricate craft by stone makers and others to create the pieces which would been doomed for demolition. In a world of glass and straight lines, these are indeed artifacts. Later, a kind Scarborough native guided us to a trail to get to the shoreline of Lake Ontario and also to see a few glimpses of the Bluffs. A wonderful outing.
Written October 27, 2020
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Cat58
6 contributions
Aug. 2020
A beautiful and serene place Most if it accessible for wheelchairs. A last minute decision, so happy we decided to go
Written September 1, 2020
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Travelholic.dr
Mississauga, Canada11 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Couples
Very beautiful and scenic place to visit and spend time with family, lots of historical objects to enjoy. A famous spot for photography and wedding shooting, always busy with lots of couples and photographers. Dogs are not allowed inside the park and laid down picnic not allowed but can have lunch, coffee or drinks on benches.
Written August 22, 2020
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,743 contributions
Aug. 2020
The grounds are very pleasant, and some of the sculptures retrieved from buildings downtown that have been demolished, are very appealing. We particularly liked the skunk from the mid-1940s BMO building on King Street. The walk down to the lake, though challenging for older people, especially those taking the steep path, leads to some nice views. The walk along the lake would be more agreeable, however, if there were occasional benches. There are precious few places to just sit and contemplate the surroundings.
Written August 9, 2020
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Catherine1Phil
Vancouver, Canada8 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Friends
Great food, location, staff,parking,views,decor, grounds,everything about this place was nice. Highly recommend.
Written December 8, 2019
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