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Signature Park Walks TO: Guild Park and Gardens

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Guild Park and Gardens

201 Guildwood Parkway

Toronto, ON M1P 4N7

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Set on the edge of the Scarborough Bluffs, Guild Park and Gardens is an incredible green space filled with the architectural remnants of 20th century Toronto. Created from a former artist's colony, the park includes pieces of buildings demolished throughout Toronto's history that might otherwise have been lost, set within the stunning natural setting of the bluffs and a unique forest environment. It is invariably on the "must see" lists of Toronto parks, yet it's one that many Torontonians themselves haven't experienced.

During the walk of this signature Toronto park, we will explore the park's origin story, the cultural and architectural significance of the sculptures within the park, and the challenges and opportunities inherent in such a unique public space.

We will be joined on the walk by John Mason, President of the Friends of Guild Park and Gardens--a local volunteer-led group that works to improve and animate the park.

Getting there

On-site parking is severely constricted on the site, please avoid driving if possible.

The site is accessible through public transit by two means. The 116 bus leaving from Kennedy Station will drop you off right at the park. You can also take the Lakeshore East GO train to Guildwood Station and walk (20 min) or bike (5 min) to the park. Please note that there is a subway closure on Line 2 between St. George and Broadview Station. There are shuttles running between those stations.

For those who want to take the TTC together, we will meet at 11:50am at Broadview Station directly inside the station to catch a noon train. Your walk leader will be wearing a green Park People t-shirt.

About the Signature Park Walks TO series

This walk is the second in a series of walks exploring some of Toronto's signature park spaces: how they came to be, what makes them special, and their importance to not only the neighbourhoods around them, but the entire city. The first walk imagined the future Rail Deck Park--a proposal to deck over the rail corridor between Bathurst Street and Blue Jays Way and create a new 21-acre park. Still to come in this walking series in August and September are walks exploring Etobicoke's Centennial Park and North York's Earl Bales Park.

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