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®#: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®#:E4759176 Status:Sale Pending Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
Welcome To Prestigious Guildwood Village, This Detached 3+3 Bedroom Bungalow On A Premium Pie-Shaped Lot Features A Newly Renovated Main-Floor, Open Concept Living/Dining Room, Upgraded Kitchen With Breakfast Counter, Separate Side Entrance And A Finished Basement Ideal For In-Law Suite Or Extra Income. Walkout To A Large Deck, A Huge Backyard To C....More details
MLS®#:E4756262 Status:For Sale Type:Condominium Community:Guildwood - Toronto
900-999 Sq Ft
Welcome To 90 Dale Ave, Beautiful Large 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Stunning And Upgraded Unit Offers An Open Concept Layout With South-West View Of The Lake And The City. Only The Very Best Selected For The Upgrades, Which Includes Custom Kitchen Cabinet, Quartz Counter Top, Samsung Black Stainless Steel (Fridge, Stove, Built-In-Microwave, Dishwasher, W....More details
MLS®#:E4773456 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®#:E4726657 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
Unique Opportunity;One Of The Best Areas Of Scarborough. Spacious Home With Large Yard, Backs Onto 7-Acre Park, On Quietest Street In The Area. Short Walk To Guildwood Go & Ttc. The Guild, Beach-Side Walking/Biking Trail, Stores, Amenities, Parks, Schools, All Nearby. All Options Built In: Can Be Used As Duplex, With Rents Of $2100-2200 (At Least) ....More details
MLS®#:E4767072 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
Exquisite And Totally Renovated Corner Detached Home Located In The Prestigious And Historical Guildwood Village. Features Maple Hardwood And Marble Floors, Stunning Designer Kitchens W/ Granite Counter Top/Back Splash And Top Of The Line Appliances. Modern Bathroom W/ Marble Counter Top And Tiles + Glass Doors. Basement Apartment With 2 Bedrooms &....More details
MLS®#:E4718142 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
:***Location, Location, Location- 3 Bedroom Bungalow With 2 Finished Bedroom Basement Apartment- Separate Entrance & Kitchen ***Rare Opportunity For All Buyers & Investors To Own This 62 X 119 Ft Lot In Scarborough Bluffs In A Surrounding Area With Over Million Dollar Custom Homes.**Great Potential***Walking Distance To All Amenities And Public Tr....More details
MLS®#:E4747779 Status:Sale Pending Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
Solid Bungalow In Great Guildwood Pocket. Renovated Main Floor With New Hardwood Flooring, Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances And Stone Countertops, Gas Fireplace. W/O To Huge Private Deck. Bright Basement With Great Height And Separate Entrance Contains Large Bedroom, Cedar Closet, Living/Dining Space, 4Pc Bath & Additional Kitchen.
MLS®#:E4735555 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
2500-3000 Sq Ft
Custom Built Home In Desirable Guildwood Village! Set Sought-After Guildwood Village Neighbourhood. Within Walking Distance To The Lake And Parks. Master Suite Boasts A Sitting Area, 6-Piece Ensuite And A Walk-In Closet With Built-In Shelves And A Built-In Laundry Chute. One Of The Family Bedrooms Offers A Private 4-Piece Ensuite.Wainscotting And C....More details
MLS®#:E4725946 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
This Is Home, Beautiful Large Open, Bright Kitchen, Cushion Floor In Kitchen And Bathroom, Hardwood Throughout, Very Well Maintained And Just Waiting For Your Personal Touch. Prime Location In Guildwood, Great Curb Appeal In A Safe Neighbourhood. Steps To The Lake, Bluffs And Nature Trails. Stroll To Guild Inn Estates For Brunch...Steps To Ttc And ....More details
MLS®#:E4767322 Status:For Sale Type:Condominium Community:Guildwood - Toronto
900-999 Sq Ft
Spectacular Tridel Built Condo In Sought After Gates Of Guildwood Community! Rarely Offered Toynbee Model 980 Sq Ft, Huge 1+1 Bedroom - Den/Solarium Suite Has Been Completely Renovated With All High End Finishes, Beautiful Panoramic View! Large Mater Bedroom With Double Closet, 4 Piece Ensuite And Walk-Out To Balcony. This One Shines!!
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®#:E4755912 Status:For Sale Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
2000-2500 Sq Ft
Spectacular Guildwood Residence - Home Of Your Dreams! Steps To Guild Park/Gardens/Art Centre And The Lake. Oversized 70' X 120' Lot! Suberbly Renovated Throughout! Super Bright Unobstructed Sunfilled South View. Modern Kitchen With Quartz Countertops Family Rooms Galore! Gleaming Hardwood Floors. Gas And Wood Burning Fireplaces, 4 Deluxe Baths, So....More details
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®#:E4770015 Status:For Sale Type:Condominium Community:Guildwood - Toronto
700-799 Sq Ft
On Bed Luxury Boutique Low Rise Condo On The Southside Of Kingston Road. Nestled Amongst Multi Million Dollar Homes In The Guildwood Area, Close To The Water And Also Walking Distance To Guildwood Go, Just 19 Minutes To Union Station, Ttc Bus Stop Outside The Building, Just 20 Minutes By Ttc To U Of T And Centennial College, Low Maintenance Fees. I....More details
MLS®#:E4772140 Status:For Sale Type:Condominium Community:Guildwood - Toronto
500-599 Sq Ft
\"Assignment Sale\" 1 Bed Luxury Boutique Low Rise Condo On The South Side Of Kingstone Rd. Nestled Amount Multi-Million Dollar Homes In Guildwood, Close To The Water And Also Walking Distance To Guildwood Go. **1 Parking & 1 Locker**
MLS®#:E4740781 Status:Sale Pending Type:Residential Community:Guildwood - Toronto
1500-2000 Sq Ft
Stunning 4 Bedroom In Highly Desirable Guildwood Village! This Wonderful Family Home Sits On A Premium 50 X 120 Ft Lot.Side Ent To Basement Apartment. Tastefully Appointed Throughout.Compare! This Is The Best Value In The Neighbourhood! Short Walk To Go Train For 25 Min Ride To Downtown Core. All 3 Level Schools Within Walking Distance, Fantastic ....More details