QESOSA Ontario
A Walk in the Park on September 28, 2019 – Exploring Guild Park & Gardens

After the August hiatus allowing us time with families and friends, we are now set for our fall exploration.

Our destination for the Saturday, September 28 walk is Guild Park and Gardens in Scarborough. This unique
88-acre site includes facades and fragments from more than 50 notable buildings that were demolished between
1950-60ish before their value were recognized. Guild Park is the site of the former “Guild of all Arts”- a famous
community of Canadian artists founded in 1932 by philanthropists Rosa and Spence Clark.

Perhaps not all of you know about this little gem hiding at the far east of Scarborough atop the Bluffs, so beware
if we run into a wedding party or two. But you need to get your camera ready for the many ‘ruins’ on the
grounds that give you a European feel, as well as the lovely lakeside views from the top of the Scarborough Bluff.
Other than natural scenery, relics collected from downtown Toronto decades ago, there you will also find
abundant wildlife.

For those more adventurous walkers, you can return at another day to take the trail down to the Scarborough
Bluffs Park where there are bridges and trails along the bluff that lead you all the way towards Toronto

Date:                    Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time:                    9:00a.m.
Venue:                 Guild Park & Gardens, in the Guild Inn Estate
                             201, Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough, Ont. M1E 1P5 (416)260-0800
Assembly place:  Parking lot

Direction from North York: take 401E and exit Morningside Avenue, go south all the way to the end of
Morningside(towards Lake Ontario) and turn right into Guildwood Parkway ( towards downtown Toronto), go
west until you pass Galloway Road, and then Navarre crescent, you will find the entrance on your left (passed 7
houses on your right).

Dress appropriately for the weather – jackets, rain gear, water, hat or umbrella, sun tan lotion.
Please bring insect repellent as there are mosquitoes in the woods. Beware not to go near marked trees selected
for the pesticide experimental control program to fight emerald ash borer.
ain coat, water, hat or umbrella. Also bring sun tan lotion and insect repellent.

No registration is required.
Lunch after walk is optional.

For enquiry:
Yvonne Chiu (FA73)          
or Nancy Tang (FA65)      
or simply reply to this email   qesosaont@gmail.com

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