The history of Guildwood revolves around The Guild Inn which was founded in 1932 by Rosa and Spencer Clark as a retreat for artists and craftsmen. "The Guild of All Arts," as it was then known featured workshops and studios, in a picturesque setting atop the Scarborough Bluffs.
During World War II, The Guild Inn was used as an official naval base called "HMCS Bytown II, and then later as a specialized military hospital known as "Scarborough Hall." After the war, The Guild Inn was returned to the Clarks and its popularity rose to new heights.
In the 1950's rising taxes forced the Clarks to sell 400 acres of their property to the developers who built the present day Guildwood neighbourhood. In 1978 the Metropolitan Toronto and Region Conservation Authority purchased the remainder of the Guild Inn estate, thus preserving its beauty for future generations to explore and enjoy.
Guildwood is one of Toronto's most beautiful and exclusive neighbourhoods. The main entrance to the Guildwood neighbourhood is marked by a formal stone pillar and cast iron gateway, situated at Kingston Road and Guildwood Parkway.
The major landmark in this neighbourhood is the historic Guild Inn, located at 201 Guildwood Parkway. The Guild Inn is situated on ninety acres of property overlooking the Scarborough Bluffs. Tourists and local residents come to the Guild Inn to enjoy its historic architectural walking tour and rustic woodland nature trail.
Guildwood has an active community association that produces its own newsletter as well as sponsoring various neighbourhood events. One of these events is Guildwood Day, which is held in June and features a pancake breakfast, games, races, crafts, a parade along Guildwood Parkway and an evening barbeque.
Guildwood Village features an excellent mix of houses, including bungalows, split-level and detached two-storey homes built in the 1950's and 60's, and newer custom designed homes . Many Guildwood Village houses feature front porches that look out onto the tree-lined streets and lush gardens that are trademarks of this neighbourhood. Also noteworthy are the many houses situated on the south side of Guildwood Parkway that command a spectacular view of Lake Ontario.
When Guildwood Village was developed a bylaw was in place stipulating that tall tress were not permitted to be removed from properties. So while the housing stock generally dates from 45-60 years old, many of the trees in the neighbourhood are much older, which accounts for the picturesque beautiful tree canopy found throughout the neighbourhood.
The stretch of Guildwood Parkway west of Livingston Road contains a mix of townhouses, multi-plex dwellings, and low-rise apartment buildings. There is also a luxury condominium apartment building just south of Kingston Road, at the entrance gates to this neighbourhood.
MLS®#:E5141659 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
3000-3500 Sq Ft
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MLS®#:E5179476 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
Legal 4-Plex With Four Townhouse-Type Units In The Guildwood Neighbourhood. Each Unit Has 2 Floors Plus Basement, 3 Bedrooms And Its Own Backyard. Tenants Pay All Bills Including Water, Gas, Hot Water Tank Rental, Utility, And Electricity. Easy To Manage,Very Low Maintenance And High Return. One Of The Units Has Been Completely Renovated Recently ....More details
MLS®#:E5178241 Status:For Sale Type:Condominium Community:Guildwood - Toronto
800-899 Sq Ft
One Of The Highly Desirable Community To Live In Guildwood Scarborough, A Boutique Style Building, With A Clear Lake Side View. 865 Sq. F (760+105), With A Over Sized Living Room Combined With Kitchen, Den Is Perfect Size For 2nd Bedroom, Perfect Sized Master Bedroom Is With 4Pc Ensuite Bath. You Will Loved The Open Concept Kitchen And Brand New Ap....More details
MLS®#:E5182257 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
Beautiful South Facing Corner Lot, Located In Sought After Hill Crescent Neighbourhood! Fantastic Opportunity To Build Or Renovate Your Dream Home! Property Is Being Sold In An \"As Is\" \"Where Is\" Condition.
MLS®#:E5173329 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
Absolutely Stunning Bungalow In High Demand Guildwood Surrounded By Multi-Million Dollar Homes! Big Privete Lot 44.X165 Ft. Custom Made Kitchen And Cooking Island ,Caesarstone&American Cherry Counter Tops,Custom Window Seat With B/I Shelves And Entry Bench In Hallway. Cust.Vanity W/Twin Vessel Sinks.Custom Media Room In Bsmt W/ Engineered Hardwood....More details
MLS®#:E5187046 Status:For Sale Type:Condominium Community:Guildwood - Toronto
1000-1199 Sq Ft
Fantastic 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Condo In Sought After Guildwood Neighbourhood With Lake Views!! Fabulous Layout With Many Upgrades! Stunning Kitchen With Newer Cupboards And Gorgeous Black Quartz Counters. Engineered Hardwood Floors, Updated Doors And Trim Throughout. Granite Counters In Both Bathrooms! Ensuite Storage Room And Tons Of Closet Spac....More details
MLS®#:E5184345 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
Fully Renovated Mid-Century Family Home On One Of Guildwood's Most Sought-After Streets W/ Super-Rare Double Attached Garage! Beautiful O-C Flrpln W Sun-Drenched Principal Rms, Newly Renovated Kitchen W S/S Appliances & W/O To Deck & Award-Winning Fully Landscaped Zen Garden Backyard Oasis. 3 Spacious Bdrms, Renovated Baths, Finished Bsmt W Huge Re....More details
MLS®#:E5181047 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
2000-2500 Sq Ft
Ideally Located In Guildwood Village. Very Rare Huge Wide Double Lot - 73 X 117 Ft Plus 63.27 X 100 Ft With Double Garage. Total Lot Size 14,875 Sq Ft. Original Charming Home With Large Extension & Finished Basement That Can Be Moved Into Or Renovated, Or Sever And Build Two, Possibly Four Custom Homes. Steps To The Lake, Bluffs & Nature Trails. St....More details
MLS®#:E5125213 Status:For Sale Type:Condominium Community:Guildwood - Toronto
900-999 Sq Ft
Bright And Modern 941 Sq. Ft. 2 Bedroom Corner Suite Complimented By A 212 Sq. Ft. Wrap Around Terrace . Enjoy This Condo's Great Floorplan And Its Many Upgrades Including Beautiful Laminate Flooring, 9 Ft. Smooth Ceilings, Bathroom Tiles, Kitchen Cabinets, Granite Counters And Undermount Lighting. Perfectly Located With The Ttc At Your Door Step ....More details