Hello Guildwood Village
Guildwood, also known as Guildwood Village, is a residential neighbourhood in South Scarborough, located along the Scarborough Bluffs.
The neighbourhood was developed in the 1950’s after Rosa and Spencer Clark sold their 450 acres of land to create subdivisions. Building began in 1957 and the neighbourhood was formed with a number of original designs in both housing and streetscapes. The entrance to Guildwood was marked with original cast-iron gates, which still stand today. It further establishes the community as small village – separated from the rest of the borough.
Today Guildwood is a quiet, family-oriented pocket, which features large lots, windy streets and cul-du-sacs with a combination of bungalows, split-level and two-storey homes. Prices here are relatively reasonable compared to many other areas of the city with the “average” detached home ranging from $600,000 to $1,000,000.
The community spirit is strong here – a long-standing community association organizes various events throughout the year and even has a local newspaper. During the summer, the association hosts a farmers’ market called Markets by the Bluffs. And each year the community hosts Guildwood Day – a staple event for the local residents.
At the heart of the village is the Guild Inn, a former artist colony inside the Guild Parks and Gardens that was built in 1914 and now owned by the City of Toronto. The Inn was closed in 2001 and was the subject of debate and speculation with respect to its future.
Guildwood is a lovely community for families because of its highly-ranked elementary schools and community spirit. It’s the perfect fit for those looking for more space who still want to be in the city. Guildwood also has its own GO Station and easy access to TTC.
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