Guildwood Park - Toronto

From WikiTO - The Toronto Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search
Recommend This Article:
   


Please help Expand this article by adding additional content and photographs.


Useful Info

Address: 201 Guildwood Parkway , Toronto

Main intersection: Morningside/Kingston Road and Guildwood Parkway

Nearest subway: take bus from Kennedy Station

Neighbourhood: Guildwood

Telephone: (416) 397-2628

Website:

File:Guildwoodpark.jpg
Guildwood Park - Toronto


Guildwood Park is a Toronto waterfront park and woodland area west of Guild Inn. It contains a mature forest and pleasant walking trails, historic stone sculptures and arches. The interesting attractions are popular for wedding photography.

Contents

How to get there

The park is located on the south side of Guildwood Parkway between Morningside Avenue and Kingston Road. By public transportation, take the 116 eastbound bus from Kennedy station.

Log Cabin

The Guild Log Cabin is a single room, 1.5 storey structure. It is designed in a simple, solid 19th century construction.

Amphitheatre Façade

The columns at the amphitheatre are taken from the Bank of Canada building.

Corycliffe House

Original home to the Guildwood School of the Arts and Crafts.

Main Building

The original building was known as Ranleigh Park when it was built in 1914. After being bought by Rosa Breithaupt, it became a private museum to her and her husband Spencer Clark and soon their home and property was known as the Guild of All Arts. A six storey, 100 room addition was built to the Guild Inn to accommodate the increasing number of visitors who came to see the craftsmen at work and the beauty of the property.

The Studio

Most of the artists’ crafts were practiced in what had been the garage and stables.

Sculptor’s Cabin

The Sculpture Studio was built by Aage Madsen, a Danish wood sculptor. Over the years it has been home to a number of artists and sculptors.

Activities

  • Hiking

See also Hiking Trails - Toronto Recreation and Outdoors

Nearby

Personal tools