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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Toronto > The Guild Inn
The Guild Inn
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created by NZero on 2/23/2004 2:00 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 7/26/2021 10:22 PM
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96 Rooms total

7.2021 - The property is now home to "The Guild Inn Estates". It has a parks, gardens, event space, and "Yuk-Yuk's Comedy Under the Stars". See weblink for more info.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished - Land repurposed
Accessibility: Easy - it's gone
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Guildwood Ave
Toronto, Ontario
Owner: Toronto Parks and Recreation
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Lots of sculptures, places to look, pool out back, smoking lounge, huge hotel to explore. TBF
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1914
    Closed: 2000
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    The core of the present Guild Inn is 33-bedroom pseudo-Georgian villa, built in 1914 by General Harold Bickford. The property was purchased in 1932 by Rosa Hewetson, heiress to the Hewetson Shoes Company, shortly before her marriage to Herbert Spencer Clark who became president of Hewetson Shoes and Guildwood Developments. The Guild became their home and private museum

    In 1978, Spencer Clark sold the Guild property and buildings to the Province of Ontario. Ownership was transferred to the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto in 1993 and today the grounds are controlled by Metro Toronto Parks and Culture.

    As a city park, The Guild is open to all residents of Metro Toronto during daylight hours, seven days per week. It hosts many tours and special events, including a well-attended annual art show. The walks and trails are popular with joggers, birds and birdwatchers haunt the woodlands, and the rose garden with its fresh lake breeze provides a happy escape from the bustle and noise of the modern city of Scarborough around it.
     Media Coverage

    Nestled high on the Scarborough Bluffs in Ontario Canada is the historic Guild Inn. Surrounded by lush forest, beautiful statues, objects d' art, and a panoramic view of L. Ontario, the Guild was a favourite spot for weddings and other joyous occasions. Movies and t.v programs such as the Skulls, and Relic Hunter have been filmed there. Famous guests include Canadian PM Lester B. Pearson, Burt Reynolds, Kathleen Turner, Christopher Reeve, Sir Lawrence Olivier, Lorne Greene, Kevin Sorbo and many others. Guests enjoyed the tranquil and romantic ambience provide by this charming old hotel. However, few people other than the former staff know of the Guild's past and perhaps current hauntings. The Guild Inn was officially closed to the public in October 2001 and it remains to be announced what will become of the hotel and property. Truly the end of an era in Scarborough.
     Future Plans
    Complete demolition.

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     Photo Galleries
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    Feb. 19 / 2004
    Mon, Feb 23rd, 2004
    posted by NZero
    30 pictures
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    Guild a la Jono...
    Sun, Sep 5th, 2004
    posted by Jono
    30 pictures
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    Guild Inn
    Sat, May 27th, 2006
    posted by 350D
    17 pictures
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    The Lost Ruins of Beautiful Scarborough
    Sun, Apr 8th, 2007
    posted by Skold
    25 pictures
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    Ares, io, trip inside. 6/30/07
    Sun, Jul 1st, 2007
    posted by Ares
    21 pictures
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    Mid-week visit
    Wed, Jul 11th, 2007
    posted by KONG
    18 pictures
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    The Studio
    Mon, Dec 10th, 2007
    posted by Ares
    21 pictures
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    Oct. 07 Night visit, Logtec and Battlebran
    Fri, Mar 21st, 2008
    posted by logtec
    25 pictures
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    2007- "Grounds of the Guild Inn" by Logtec
    Fri, Mar 21st, 2008
    posted by logtec
    17 pictures
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    N1Hawk's Trip Inside before being Demolished
    Sun, May 3rd, 2009
    posted by N1Hawk
    6 pictures
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    Winter Visit March 2010 By "Big Daddy D"
    Tue, Mar 2nd, 2010
    posted by Mr. "D"
    12 pictures

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    pano, the Guild Inn
    Sun, Mar 23rd, 2008
    posted by logtec
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    Coolness 3 / 10
    Content Quality 9 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 7/26/2021 10:22 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jul 26 21 at 22:22, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jul 26 21 at 22:22, Emperor Wang made this location public
  • on Jul 26 21 at 22:22, Emperor Wang changed the following: Notes for Mods, Street Address, Media Coverage, Future Plans, Description, Web Links
  • on Jul 26 21 at 17:59, fr00tCake changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Hazards, Recommendation, Security Measures, Required Equipment, Recommended Equipment, Description, Web Links
  • on Mar 3 10 at 0:38, Steed validated this location
  • on Mar 2 10 at 16:20, Mr. "D" updated gallery Winter Visit March 2010 By "Big Daddy D"
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  • on Mar 2 10 at 16:18, Mr. "D" updated gallery picture 11(8).JPG
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  • on Mar 2 10 at 16:18, Mr. "D" updated gallery picture 9(1).JPG
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