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Guildwood, people also known this area as Guildwood Village, is one of the most beautiful and inclusive neighbourhoods. It is the residential neighbourhood in the district Scarborough in the city of Toronto, Canada. Guildwood is located near to the Scarborough Bluffs, Kingston Road in the south, from the eastern part of Grey Abbey Trail to the end of Sylvan Avenue to the western corner. Although in the past, Guildwood was boundary by the Morningside Avenue. The major characteristic in this area is the historic Guild Inn, which is located at 201 Guildwood Parkway. The Guild Inn covered almost ninety acres of property overlooking the Scarborough Bluffs. Local residents and tourists come to the Guild Inn to enjoy its rustic woodland nature trail and historic architectural walking tour.
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Guildwood is well-known for the high number of seniors and Baby boomers. Alike to the another neighbourhood, this area is also diversified with different nations. Guildwood’s real estate largely features with detached house almost 66%, followed by condo apartment at 16% and condo downtown at 12%. Most of the real follow the common style as bungalow house and maximum properties have 3 bedrooms sizes. Apart from that, there are also some luxury condominium apartment building in the south of Kingston Road.
- Guildwood Junior Public School
- Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute
- Elizabeth Simcoe Junior Public School
Guildwood Village developed a by law that tall trees were not permitted to be withdrawn from properties. So, many of the trees in this area are much older than the housing stock.
Guildwood Village shape an excellent mix of homes, including bungalows, detached two-storey homes and split-level which was built in the 1950’s and 60’s. Guildwood houses prominent with front porches that look out onto the lush gardens and tree-lined streets that are trademarks of this neighbourhood area. Moreover, the Guildwood Parkway west of Livingston Road holds a mix of multi-plex dwellings, low-rise apartment and townhouses buildings.
In the year of 1954, after forming the Metropolitan Toronto taxes on property increased to the point that the owners Spencer Clark and Rosa decided to sell 450 acres of their property, which later after became the basis for the Guildwood Village subdivision.
Still, the Clarks remained engaged with the improvement of the subdivision, in its layout and design to sustain as many trees in the area. This development began in 1957 with the famous “Avenue of Homes” display. The residents introduced a good number of new subdivision design ideas, including cul-de-sacs and winding roads to reduce through traffic, phone lines and underground power. The Clarks assisted to design the entrance gates within this subdivision. After 1953, these gates ware salvaged and re-erected at the access of the Guildwood Village.
The Guildwood Shopping Plaza is among the most visited shopping center for this area residents. It is located at the south-east corner of Livingston Road and Guildwood Parkway. This shopping plaza serves the daily needs of this residents. This plaza has a friendly neighbourhood appeal and upscale tone.
The Guildwood Shopping Plaza mix of stores including a pharmacy, a large supermarket, a barber shop, a bank, a travel agency, a beauty salon, a veterinarian clinic, a bakerya postal outlet, professional and medical offices. Moreover, The Guildwood Public Library is also situated at this shopping plaza.
Entertainment and Recreation
The Guild Inn Gardens are furnished with architectural remnants and sculptures from Toronto’s past. A promenade leads to the Scarborough Bluffs, watching Lake Ontario.
The Guildwood Park also appearance with nature trails. The parkland of the Guild Inn is a focal point of the community. The Guildwood Park and Inn is the home of many movies as like The Skulls, and the Guildwood residents are used by TV shows and live outdoor theatre productions such as Odyssey 5. This park includes many important architectural.
Bus routes connect transit users to the subway system for this neighbourhood.
Moreover, Guildwood has its own Go Train station. This station is the part of a Lakeshore service that connects with the Union Station in downtown Toronto. It takes 20 min GO train ride to Union Station.
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