Guildwood, Scarborough, Toronto: Home Sales Price Statistics, Area & School Info & Video
The neighbourhood of Guildwood which is often called "Guildwood Village" - is Toronto's one of the most beautiful and desirable neighbourhoods. The Guildwood Village area stretches from the Scarborough Bluffs in the South of Kingston Road - to the rail tracks in the North; and from the end of Sylvan Avenue in the West end, to Grey Abbey Trail in the East end. Prominent streets in Guildwood include - Bethune Blvd, Sylvan Ave, Hill Cres, Parkcrest Dr, Guildcrest Dr, Crestwood Dr, Heathfield Dr, Catalina Dr, Guildwood Parkway, Bledlow Manor Dr, Avonmore Sq, Livingston Rd, Prince Philip Blvd, Regency Sq, Sir Raymond Dr, Somerdale Sq, Toynbee Trail, Westlake Rd, Earswick Dr, Dearham Wood, Greyabbey Tr, and so on.
The Guildwood neighbourhood was developed around the historic Guild Inn in 1957 - with the display of upscale homes - famously called the "Avenue of Homes". The developers introduced several new ideas in subdivision design, including underground phone and power lines, cul-de-sacs and winding roads to reduce traffic congestions. The Guild Inn is the most important landmark in the area and is located at 201 Guildwood Parkway. It is a major tourist attraction in the Scarborough area, and was a former arts centre and hotel inside Guildwood Park. The Guild Inn is frequently visited by tourists and local residents alike - who come here for its charming woodland nature trails and walking tours of its historic architectural designs. Other attractions within the Guildwood Park include various historical and architectural fragments such as columns, a sundial and many other artifacts collected from the façades of Downtown Toronto's demolished buildings. Click on the Youtube video link below to take a quick video tour of the Guildwood neighbourhood:
The Guildwood Village neighbourhood offers a diverse array of beautiful homes built in the 1950's and 60's, including detached two-storey homes, split-levels, bungalows, and newer custom designed homes. The neighbourhood is famous for its rolling hills, tree-lined streets, lush gardens and lakeside views, and many of the homes have well-kept front porches which enhance the existing landscape. Specifically, homes on the South side of Guildwood Parkway offer breathtaking views of Lake Ontario.
Homes in Guildwood Village:
Guildwood Village also has a few townhome complexes, multi-plex dwellings, and low-rise apartment buildings which are located on Guildwood Parkway, west of Livingston Road. Also, at the entrance of this neighbourhood, by the Guildwood Gates just south of Kingston Road - lies a luxury condominium apartment building.
As for schools, Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute is the high school for the Guildwood area - located just west of the Guild Inn. Some of the other schools in the area are Guildwood Junior Public School(at 225 Livingston Rd), Jack Miner Sr. (at 405 Guildwood Pkwy), and Poplar Rd., Jr. (at 66 Dearham Wood).
Guildwood Village has a very culturally active community association. Along with publishing its own newsletter, the association also sponsors several community events. One of the popular events is the Guildwood Day held in the month of June, which includes a a parade along Guildwood Parkway, games, races, crafts, a pancake breakfast and an evening barbeque.
Guildwood Homes -Year Over Year Prices (MLS Data):