Take a trip out the Danforth and then Kennedy Road, way out in Scarborough. Make an exit onto Guildwood Parkway, and you’ll arrive a Guild Park, eighty-eight acres that abut the Scarborough Bluffs.
Originally the location of the Guild Inn, which was built in 1914, later to become an artists colony and subsequently a hotel and restaurant. It stands today in a shabby state of repair, having been closed for ages. Circled by chain-link fence, there’s a sign on one of the doors warning of the danger inside from mould and asbestos.
There is, however, a significant reason to make the journey to Guild Park. Inside are the architectural remains of some of Toronto’s historic, long demolished buildings.
Although many beautiful historic buildings remain throughout the city, Toronto has long been on a mission to destroy the past, no matter how magnificent. These are just some of the pieces scattered throughout Guild Park.
More in a future post.