‘Monument walk’ to lead Guild Park visitors through Scarborough property

News Sep 28, 2015 Scarborough Mirror

The artifacts of Guild Park, sculptures and fragments of vanished Toronto buildings, are now organized into a “monument walk,” Scarborough East Councillor Paul Ainslie said.

The walk uses the monuments – some of which were moved as restoration work began on the Guild Inn – to lead visitors through the park “in a strategic manner,” said Ainslie, who will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony there this Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.

The Mobius Curve sculpture, formerly at the south end of the Guildwood Parkway property, was moved to the garden behind the inn, Ainslie reported in a message to residents, “providing it a perfect location for visitors to view it in its full glory.”

Through a partnership with a private operator, the long-shuttered inn is being trimmed back to its original 1914 form, known as the Bickford Residence, and will re-open as a banquet hall and restaurant.

“At this point, remedial work is taking place inside the building in preparation for the demolition of the two side wings,” said Ainslie, inviting people to view the redevelopment plans on his website, www.paulainslie.com

The park will stay open during the redevelopment, and people should continue to visit, the councillor added.

Ainslie said work is also underway on plans for a “cultural precinct” around the inn, in which the City of Toronto is expected to invest millions, and that city staff “will be hosting community consultation sessions to discuss onsite artistic programming to serve our community’s needs.”

No dates were announced, but Ainslie urged residents “to have your voice heard on what type of art based programming we should have.”

Friends of Guild Park and Gardens said it is hosting a community meeting about the park during its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church on Livingston Road.

‘Monument walk’ to lead Guild Park visitors through Scarborough property

News Sep 28, 2015 Scarborough Mirror

The artifacts of Guild Park, sculptures and fragments of vanished Toronto buildings, are now organized into a “monument walk,” Scarborough East Councillor Paul Ainslie said.

The walk uses the monuments – some of which were moved as restoration work began on the Guild Inn – to lead visitors through the park “in a strategic manner,” said Ainslie, who will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony there this Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.

The Mobius Curve sculpture, formerly at the south end of the Guildwood Parkway property, was moved to the garden behind the inn, Ainslie reported in a message to residents, “providing it a perfect location for visitors to view it in its full glory.”

Through a partnership with a private operator, the long-shuttered inn is being trimmed back to its original 1914 form, known as the Bickford Residence, and will re-open as a banquet hall and restaurant.

“At this point, remedial work is taking place inside the building in preparation for the demolition of the two side wings,” said Ainslie, inviting people to view the redevelopment plans on his website, www.paulainslie.com

The park will stay open during the redevelopment, and people should continue to visit, the councillor added.

Ainslie said work is also underway on plans for a “cultural precinct” around the inn, in which the City of Toronto is expected to invest millions, and that city staff “will be hosting community consultation sessions to discuss onsite artistic programming to serve our community’s needs.”

No dates were announced, but Ainslie urged residents “to have your voice heard on what type of art based programming we should have.”

Friends of Guild Park and Gardens said it is hosting a community meeting about the park during its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church on Livingston Road.

‘Monument walk’ to lead Guild Park visitors through Scarborough property

News Sep 28, 2015 Scarborough Mirror

The artifacts of Guild Park, sculptures and fragments of vanished Toronto buildings, are now organized into a “monument walk,” Scarborough East Councillor Paul Ainslie said.

The walk uses the monuments – some of which were moved as restoration work began on the Guild Inn – to lead visitors through the park “in a strategic manner,” said Ainslie, who will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony there this Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.

The Mobius Curve sculpture, formerly at the south end of the Guildwood Parkway property, was moved to the garden behind the inn, Ainslie reported in a message to residents, “providing it a perfect location for visitors to view it in its full glory.”

Through a partnership with a private operator, the long-shuttered inn is being trimmed back to its original 1914 form, known as the Bickford Residence, and will re-open as a banquet hall and restaurant.

“At this point, remedial work is taking place inside the building in preparation for the demolition of the two side wings,” said Ainslie, inviting people to view the redevelopment plans on his website, www.paulainslie.com

The park will stay open during the redevelopment, and people should continue to visit, the councillor added.

Ainslie said work is also underway on plans for a “cultural precinct” around the inn, in which the City of Toronto is expected to invest millions, and that city staff “will be hosting community consultation sessions to discuss onsite artistic programming to serve our community’s needs.”

No dates were announced, but Ainslie urged residents “to have your voice heard on what type of art based programming we should have.”

Friends of Guild Park and Gardens said it is hosting a community meeting about the park during its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church on Livingston Road.