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Guild Park Calendar of Events 2024

Friends of Guild Park Annual Meeting

Thurs. April 18, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

At Guild Park’s Clark Centre for the Arts. Come out and get a preview of what’s ahead for Guild

Park. All park supporters, volunteers and Friends of Guild Park members are welcome.


Springtime Volunteer Cleanups – Part of Earth Day Week (watch for details)

Sat. April 20 – Morning

Community Clean-up organized by the GVCA. Part of Clean Toronto Together

Sun. April 21 – Morning

Spring Shoreline Clean-up, organized by Friends of Guild Park. Volunteer to help clear debris

and plastics from Guild Park’s shoreline area. Part of the nation-wide shoreline clean-up

initiatives of Ocean Wise.


Weekly Gardening at Guild Park’s Pollinator Garden

Friday mornings, starting April 26.

Plan to help Guildwood Butterflyway volunteers tend this beautiful new garden. All welcome.

Bring your own favourite gardening tools. More details at https://signup.com/go/dSxAXoD


Jane’s Walk

Saturday May 4. 10:00 am start.

Don’t miss this engaging volunteer-led walk and talk. Be part of the informal conversation about

the late Jane Jacobs. During the 80-minute event, learn how the ground-breaking ideas of this

Toronto-based urban advocate continue to make a difference at Guild Park.


Doors Open

Sat. May 25 & Sun May 26. Outdoor tours at 10 am and 2 pm

Doors Open this year uncovers “Hidden Histories” across Toronto. At Guild Park, each walk

reveals fascinating stories from unique building fragments on-site. More Doors Open weekend

activities take place at Guild Park’s Clark Centre for the Arts.


Guildwood Day for GVCA members

Sat. June 1

A day-long community celebration with a local parade, kids’ games and neighbourhood

marketplace. The day wraps up with evening festivities at Guild Park. Free for members of the

Guildwood Village Community Assn.


Pollinator Week - Native Tree, Shrub & Wildflower Giveaway

Sat. Jun 15, 10 am to 1 pm (while supplies last)

Wildflower giveaway at Guild Park’s Sculptor’s Cabin. Two free plants per person, first-come,

first-served. Native trees/shrubs (pre-ordered by May 31) can be picked up at same time and

place (please bring your order receipt). Watch for signs and volunteers. Organized by the

GVCA, Friends of Guild Park & Guildwood Butterflyway Project.


In-Park Poetry Readings by Tender Possibilities (Toronto Arts in the Parks program)

Sundays starting June 9, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (continues every two weeks to August 18)

A summer-long series of six inspiring afternoon programs, each featuring a different poet

exploring themes of discovery and renewal.


Guided Walks at Guild Park

Last Sunday of the month, starts at 2 pm from the Sculptor’s Cabin

Stroll and explore the grounds with volunteers from Friends of Guild Park. Each leisurely walk is

about an hour long and highlights different aspects of the site’s history and features. Free.


Live Plays and Entertainment by Guild Festival Theatre

July 10 thru August 25 (various dates & times).

Adventure describes this year’s outdoor performances by Guild Park’s award-winning theatre

group. Family fun, comedy and a Canadian drama all come to the Greek Theatre. Tickets

required. Schedule/ ticket info at www.guildfestivaltheatre.ca


Japanese Drummers at the Greek Theatre (Toronto Arts in the Parks program)

Wednesday July 10. Public workshop at 6:30 pm; Performance at 7:00 pm.

Nagata Shachu’s Taiko drummers return for their 3rd appearance at Guild Park. Come early for

this free popular event. Organized in cooperation with Guild Festival Theatre. Rain date: Sun.

July 14.


Guild Alive With Culture Arts Festival

Sat. & Sun. July 27 & 28. 10 am to 5 pm

Guild Park’s biggest weekend event. Meet more than a hundred artists and artisans. Browse

their displays, admire their work. Enjoy lots of on-site entertainment, food and fun.

Fall Shoreline Clean-up

Sat. Sept. 21 – Morning

Help make Guild Park’s shoreline area better for wildlife by removing debris. Part of the nation-

wide shoreline clean-up initiatives of Ocean Wise.


The Clark Centre for the Arts at Guild Park

Enjoy year-round programs of exhibitions, public art classes (pre-registration required), artists’

talks and special events. Activity / registration info available at https://www.toronto.ca/explore-

enjoy/history-art-culture/cultural-centres-galleries/clark-centre-for-the-arts/ or drop by the centre.


More Activities Coming

Watch for these Guild Park events expected to be announced soon!

  • Monday Mornings Seniors Walks – Gentle outdoor exercise for older adults

  • Expressive Arts Workshop – Have fun expressing your creativity. No experience

  • necessary. Registration

  • City of Toronto Recreation Programs at Guild Park – The City’s first public recreation

  • classes expected to be offered in 2024. Registration

  • Heritage Toronto Tours/Programs – Watch for special tours and events. Registration

  • Nature Talk 2024 – Find ways to bring more nature into your life.

Guild Park & Gardens, 201 Guildwood Pkwy., welcomes visitors year-round. Open 24/7. Events, dates and times

subject to change. All events at Guild Park are free unless otherwise noted. For updates, check

Guild Park is a popular venue for weddings and private events. For information about on-site bookings, contact the

Guild Inn Estate, 416-260-8000.

Guild Park is owned by the Toronto & Region Conservations Authority and operated by divisions and departments of

the City of Toronto. Active volunteers organize a variety of public activities on-site throughout the year. Permits are

required for all commercial/ wedding photography on-site. For permit details, contact the City of Toronto 24-hour info

line 3-1-1. The City of Toronto requires dog-owners to leash their pets at all times while at Guild Park.

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