Paul Ainslie  






Guildwood Village Community Association
The Guild Renaissance Group (GRG)
Friends of Elizabeth Simcoe Park
Friends of Guild Park & Gardens

Area: south of Kingston Road/CN Rail, west of Morningside Avenue, east of Markham Road

The Guild Alive with Culture Arts Festival Please mark your calendar!!
Saturday July 27 – Sunday July 28!  Festival website for updates.
Volunteers are needed! Email:

Official opening of renovated Sculptor's Cabin in Guild Park
The City of Toronto's newly renovated Sculptor's Cabin in Guild Park and Gardens was officially opened Saturday, June 8, 2019. The re-opening of the cabin originally used by artists such as the world renowned Dorsey James, marks the first phase in launching the Clark Centre for the Arts, a multi-purpose, multi-faceted arts facility scheduled to open in the Guild Park and Gardens in 2020. See media release here.

Gates Open: Home and Garden Tour
Don't miss out on the 7th Annual “Gates Open Home & Garden Tour”! Tour beautiful homes perched along the Scarborough Bluffs and be inspired with new and creative ideas for your own home and garden. Most of the homes on tour this year are south of Kingston Road between Brimley Road and Guildwood Parkway. This year, attendees can opt to include a visit to The Bluffers Restaurant and Grill, where a special menu has been created just for this event.  Proceeds for this year's tour will support the new Emergency Department at the Centenary Site of the Scarborough Health Network. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
PRICE: $30
FOR MORE INFORMATION: (416) 281-7342 See flyer here.

Toronto Public Library – Guildwood Branch Re-Opening
I am happy to inform you that the Guildwood Branch of Toronto Public Library re-opening is planned for Thursday, July 25, 2019. The work began in November 2018 for a renovation and expansion with programming taking place at alternate locations in the community. The library will now sustain the growing needs of the Guildwood community for all ages.
The renovations include:  

  • Adding 1,567 square feet of new space.  The library will now be 4577 Square feet
  • Revitalize all public service areas
  • Adding a multifunctional program room for computers and programming
  • Quite Study zones
  • Re-imagine zoned areas for adults, teens and children
  • Incorporate customer service improvements and efficient staff spaces
  • Add a barrier-free washrooms
  • Increase the amount of seating in the branch
  • Supports improved services

Guildwood Gates at the top of Kingston Road
My office was advised that there was some damage done to one of the stone pillar's that sits on the west side of Guildwood Parkway. The city has had the area repaired.  If you have any questions please contact my office at

Waterfront Trail access at Galloway Road
The lakeside trail access at the end of Galloway Road was recently closed in order to address the spring mudslide that occurred due to the rise in water levels.  Although the chain link fence area is open to access the parking lot the trail entrance to access the waterfront remains closed by the TRCA.  For any questions please contact my office at you may also review my TRCA section in this report.

Spring Planting Plan: South Marine Park
Urban Forestry staff will be planting native trees and shrubs in South Marine Park. These plantings are intended to increase the urban tree canopy, improve biodiversity, and will serve to repopulate the native plant community following ash tree removal as a result of the Emerald Ash Borer. See this map for more details.

Explore Your City Parks

  • Bethune Park
  • Elizabeth Simcoe Park
  • Guild Park and Gardens
  • Guildwood Village Park
  • Poplar Park
  • Rowatson Park
  • Rosa and Spencer Clark Parkette
  • South Marine Drive Park
  • Sylvan Park



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