Guild Park

Guild Park, Toronto: Address, Phone Number, Guild Park Reviews: 4/5

About
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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Cheryl729
Toronto, Canada113 contributions
Nice park with sculptures
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, Canada51 contributions
A Beautiful Legacy.
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
Beautiful
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
Scenic and historical place
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, Canada2,603 contributions
Nice lakeside walk, but it could be improved.
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
Nadine and Todd's reception
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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josieb170
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Went to a wedding which was very well done.
Nov. 2018
A great place to have your wedding and reception. The Guild Park has been renovated and given a new face lift. Lots of good appetizers were served before the dinner of many courses.
Written October 11, 2019
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mariannelofranco
37 contributions
MY DAUGHTERS WEDDING
Jul. 2019
What can i say but WOW the venue the archetecture the food the friendly staff everything was just amazing it was a hot july day and the experience was just beautiful the outdoor atrium was the perfect spot for the ceremony the layout of the banquet rooms were just spectacular very professional well organized and touch of class when the strawberries and champagne came to the bridal suit NOW THATS CLASS thank you to all the staff and planners hope to return once again in the future
Written September 17, 2019
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Thank you for you comments. The Guild Inn site has been hosting weddings since 1932!
Written September 19, 2019
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sai-john1225
Chester Basin, Canada187 contributions
Beautiful Grand Old Estate Property Dating to 1914
Sep. 2019
Beautiful grounds and an immaculate venue for weddings. Lots of history dating back to 1914. Professional staff - very well organized. A nice ceremony and a great banquet for our goddaughters' wedding. Very enjoyable. Everything needed is instantly available at your beckon call!
Written September 7, 2019
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Thank you for your comments. The Guild Inn has been hosting weddings since 1932. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time.
Written September 19, 2019
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sbchand
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India431 contributions
A VISIT TO THE GUILD PARK
May 2019 • Couples
The visit to the Guild Park or the Guild Wood Park near Scarborough in Toronto was an unique experience, with its beautifully laid out gardens, walking trails, gazebo, and a view from the top of thelake and a view of the Bluffers Park. On the day of our visit we met a couple who were planning their wedding at the venue. We wished them luck and also wished if we too had our wedding in such a scenic park. Parts of old and heritage buildings in and around the area which would have been demolished or modified as part of the development over the years, have been erected in the park. Indeed a nice place to spend some time for rest, relaxation and enjoyment.
Written June 17, 2019
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Thank you for visiting and for your review. To clarify, the official name of the site is "Guild Park & Gardens" or simply "Guild Park." This name reflects the site's operation as an artists' community known as the Guild of All Arts. The Guild of All Arts started in 1932 and evolved into the Guild Inn for tourists as well as Guildwood Village, a thriving "garden community" started in 1957 and built in the woods around the Guild (hence the name Guildwood). Using the official name, Guild Park, avoids confusion with a small nearby neighbourhood park named Guildwood Village Park. Hope you get to visit Guild Park again.
Written June 18, 2019
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