Guild Park & Gardens uniquely merges art and the environment. The park was a former artist colony and now includes historic Toronto sculptures and architectural relics thanks to Rosa and Spencer Clark. They established The Guild of All Arts in 1932 which brought 100 artists and their families work on their property rent-free during its history. Rosa and Spencer collected more than 70 architectural ornaments during Toronto’s post-war development boom.
You can join the Heritage Toronto bus tour on Sunday, September 22 to investigate the origins and stories of these salvaged gems of the city’s past. The day begins at Campbell House Museum with a special tour of their exhibition, Lost & Found: Discovering Fragments of Old Toronto, in which stones from Guild Park have been installed as sculpture on the museum’s grounds. The museum itself is part of Toronto’s rescued architectural heritage, saved from demolition in 1972.
From Campbell House, you’ll grab our brown bag lunch and travel east to the Guildwood area of Scarborough, stopping along the way to hear stories and see other remnants of the city’s heritage. Once at Guild Park, you’ll enjoy the fall colours and stroll amongst the monuments.
- Date and time: September 22| 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Pick-up and drop off: Campbell House Museum (160 Queen St. West)
- Cost: $90 for general public, $63 for members. Ticket price includes a bagged lunch and entry at the museum.
Photo courtesy the City of Toronto