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®#:E4818979 Status:For Sale Type:Condominium Community:Guildwood - Toronto
500-599 Sq Ft
Brand New Spacious 1 Bedroom Plus Den( Has A Door. Operates Like A 2nd Bed). With 598 Sft Of Living Space. Enjoy Great Views From Gorgeous 96Sft Balcony. Opportunity To Live A Luxurious Lifestyle In A Scenic Neighborhood, Close To Parks, Shopping, Restaurants, Mall, Schools And So Much More. Drive To Bluffers Beach In 10 Mins. 24 Hours Transit At Y....More details
MLS®#:E4360834 Status:For Sale Type:Commercial Community:Guildwood - Toronto
* Rare Buying Retail Property Opportunity * In Mature Neighbourhood Of Guildwood * Corner Unit With 12 Parking Spots * With Side Yard * N.C Zoning For Restaurant, Retail And More * Beside School * Surrounded By Newly Renovated Houses *
MLS®#:E4819796 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
Location ! Location ! Location! Big Lot With 3+1 Bedroom. 3 Washrooms, Renovated Kitchen (2018), New Windows (2018), Hardwood Floor (2018), Hi-Efficiency Gas Furnace (2018), And Finished Basement. Walking Distance To Ttc, Close To University Of Toronto (Scarborough Campus),Park, Shopping Centers, And Etc.
MLS®#:E4850482 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
Great Bungalow In Sought-After Guildwood Village, Overlooking The Forest! Reno'd Roof, Kitchen, Baths, Pot Lights, Basement, Gas Fireplace, Cozy Office. Sept. Entrance Could Make 2-Unit Rental (Potential $4000+ Income.) Perfect For Top-Up/Build Your Dream Home, Or Just Move In And Enjoy. Location Is As Good As It Gets: Great Schools,Ttc At Doorstop....More details
MLS®#:E4852072 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
1100-1500 Sq Ft
Detached 2 Story Home In Quiet Guildwood Area. 2019 Upgrades Include: Modern Kitchen With Wood Cabinets, Built In Stove, Hood And Oven, Granite Counter Top, Fresh Paint. Master Bedroom Includes Renovated Stand Up Shower (2019). Second Floor Washroom Renovated With Deep Soak Tub And Vanities (2019).Finished Basement Newly Painted (2020) With Bedroo....More details
MLS®#:E4714224 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
3500-5000 Sq Ft
Spacious Home On Expansive Lot In The Guildwood Community. Separate Entrance To Basement With Two Separate In-Law Apartments - Fully Tenanted. 2 Gas Fireplaces, One In The Master. Sunken Den On Main Floor Living Space. The 4th Bedroom Has Its Own Balcony Overlooking The Front, And The Master Bedroom Overlooks The Expansive Backyard. Close To Go, Tt....More details
MLS®#:E4816060 Status:For Sale Type:Condominium Community:Guildwood - Toronto
600-699 Sq Ft
Brand New 1 Bedroom+ Den Suite **This 9 Storey Boutique Condo Building S Beautifully Situated In A South Scarborough Neighbourhood Boasting Many Multi Million Dollar Homes. 660 Sq Ft Interior Space With Upgraded Bathroom & Kitchen. Note: Den Is Large Enough To Be Used A 2nd Bedroom
MLS®#:E4815165 Status:For Sale Type:Condominium Community:Guildwood - Toronto
900-999 Sq Ft
**Brand New Two Bedroom Corner Suite**This 9 Storey Boutique Condo Building Is Beautifully Situated In A South Scarborough Neighbourhood Boasting Many Multi-Million Dollar Homes. 937 Sq Ft Plus A 212 Sq Ft Wrap Around Balconey With Upgraded Kitchen And Bathrooms
MLS®#:E4679637 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
Quaint 3 Bedroom Bungalow On Huge Lot With Builder's Potential & Large Backyard Oasis! Features Detached Garage And 1 Bedroom Nanny Suite In Basement With Second Kitchen And Separate Entrance. Sparkling Eat-In Kitchen On Main Floor Includes Stainless Steel Appliances. Living Room With Walk Out To Porch. Newer Roof '17 And Cac '18. Close To All Amen....More details
MLS®#:E4776493 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
*Super Spacious, Bright & Fully Renovated 4+3 Bedroom, 5 Bath Home On A Huge 50 X 210 Ft Lot *Beautiful, Big Park Like Setting Backyard Oasis *Large Living, Dining, Modern Eat- Kitchen W/Huge Island, Family Room W/Fireplace ,W/O To Patio& Garden *Main Floor 4Pc Bath & Laundry *R/I Cvac*Large Finished Basement W/3 Bedroom, Huge Eat In Kitchen, Livin....More details
MLS®#:E4851015 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
A Gorgeous Home With Quality Upgrades In The Perfect Neighborhood- "The Guild". Open Concept Liv/Din/Kit Area. Stunning Kitchen, Gleaming Walnut & Ceramic Floors. Pot Light, Crown Molding, Family Room With Walkout To Spectacular Pool, Stamped Concrete Deck, Artificial Turf, Child Fence & Shed. Beautiful Rec Room With Stone Fireplace & Gas Insert, B....More details
MLS®#:E4851172 Status:For Sale Type:Condominium Community:Guildwood - Toronto
700-799 Sq Ft
Brand New Guildwood Condos! Located Along The Lake Ontario Shoreline On The Southside Of Kingston Road, Surrounded By Lush Parks, Shops, Grocery, Cafes, Restaurants And 24-Hour Transit At Your Door, Including Guildwood Go Station. Only 25 Mins To Downtown, Lake Ontario/South Facing 1 Bedroom + Den (Den Is Large Enough To Be A 2nd Br) Suite With Two....More details