Future art centre at Scarborough's Guild Park gets a name

WhatsOn Sep 11, 2017 Scarborough Mirror

Guild Park’s future arts centre will be named for the couple who owned it, Rosa and Spencer Clark, Scarborough councillors decided last week.

The Clarks founded the Guild of All Arts, an art colony, in what is now Guildwood in 1932, later opening a hotel and restaurant, the Guild Inn.

Years after closing it, the City of Toronto allowed a private operator to renovate and reopen the inn this year as an event centre, the Guild Inn Estate.

The city also says Building 191, which the Clarks built nearby in 1963 for office space and storage, will be expanded and restored into an arts centre offering programs by 2020.

Scarborough Community Council on Sept. 6 agreed to rename Building 191 the Clark Centre for the Arts, one of 154 names submitted last year.

Reawakening the “sleeping building” is the next phase in reviving the Guild, said Scarborough East Councillor Paul Ainslie.

Along with renovations to historic cabins at Guild Park, the art centre “will bring the entire park alive”, he said in a statement.

“The community and I have worked hard to bring this vision to a reality and I am very happy to see the progress and enthusiasm from everyone involved.”

Future art centre at Scarborough's Guild Park gets a name

Clarke Centre for the Arts 'will bring the entire park alive', says councillor

WhatsOn Sep 11, 2017 Scarborough Mirror

Guild Park’s future arts centre will be named for the couple who owned it, Rosa and Spencer Clark, Scarborough councillors decided last week.

The Clarks founded the Guild of All Arts, an art colony, in what is now Guildwood in 1932, later opening a hotel and restaurant, the Guild Inn.

Years after closing it, the City of Toronto allowed a private operator to renovate and reopen the inn this year as an event centre, the Guild Inn Estate.

The city also says Building 191, which the Clarks built nearby in 1963 for office space and storage, will be expanded and restored into an arts centre offering programs by 2020.

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Scarborough Community Council on Sept. 6 agreed to rename Building 191 the Clark Centre for the Arts, one of 154 names submitted last year.

Reawakening the “sleeping building” is the next phase in reviving the Guild, said Scarborough East Councillor Paul Ainslie.

Along with renovations to historic cabins at Guild Park, the art centre “will bring the entire park alive”, he said in a statement.

“The community and I have worked hard to bring this vision to a reality and I am very happy to see the progress and enthusiasm from everyone involved.”

Future art centre at Scarborough's Guild Park gets a name

Clarke Centre for the Arts 'will bring the entire park alive', says councillor

WhatsOn Sep 11, 2017 Scarborough Mirror

Guild Park’s future arts centre will be named for the couple who owned it, Rosa and Spencer Clark, Scarborough councillors decided last week.

The Clarks founded the Guild of All Arts, an art colony, in what is now Guildwood in 1932, later opening a hotel and restaurant, the Guild Inn.

Years after closing it, the City of Toronto allowed a private operator to renovate and reopen the inn this year as an event centre, the Guild Inn Estate.

The city also says Building 191, which the Clarks built nearby in 1963 for office space and storage, will be expanded and restored into an arts centre offering programs by 2020.

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Scarborough Community Council on Sept. 6 agreed to rename Building 191 the Clark Centre for the Arts, one of 154 names submitted last year.

Reawakening the “sleeping building” is the next phase in reviving the Guild, said Scarborough East Councillor Paul Ainslie.

Along with renovations to historic cabins at Guild Park, the art centre “will bring the entire park alive”, he said in a statement.

“The community and I have worked hard to bring this vision to a reality and I am very happy to see the progress and enthusiasm from everyone involved.”