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Guild Inn

Discovered by daver
Created Mar 11 2009
Recent status Active
Category Motel/Hotel
City Scarborough, Ontario
Location # 576

The Guild Inn in Scarborough was build as a private estate about 1914. It was bought by Rosa Hewetson in 1932. She and her husband Spencer Clark turned it into a haven for artists. During World War II it was a military hospital.

During the 1960(a)s Clark collected many stone facades from buildings being demolished in downtown Toronto and created a unique architectural collection on the grounds.

The Clarks sold the home to Metro Toronto. A 6 storey 100 room east wing was added in the 1960(a)s. The hotel and restaurant were closed in 2001. It(a)s a pity. The restaurant was very nice and it is a great location for a resort type hotel yet readily accessible to downtown via the Guildwood GO station.

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kaitrinsullivan This has been completely redone and now appears to be an event hall of some sort... I was down there the other day and someone was having a wedding!

Aug 15 2017

Overman An amazing site to explore and some great photographic opportunities at literally every turn

Jun 23 2016

frightenstein A sign at the park says that the building is being restored back to it's original state.

Apr 25 2016

tdbearii The building is back to the original footprint - new construction should begin shortly.

Apr 02 2016

UnLeashed_Photography I also passed this place over the weekend, very active looking, many people on the property and it looked like there was some sort of construction going on at the Inn itself.

Apr 13 2013

tazz My wife and I spent our wedding night there 25 yrs ago.We were there last week and what a shame to be in such ruins.

Aug 15 2012

spydrgyrl What a shame this place has closed down. :(

Jun 02 2010
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Unknown user FYI - Famous guests that have stayed in the Guild Inn include...Lester B. Peason (14th Prime Minister of Canada 1963-1968)...Christopher Reeve (Superman movies 1-4, The Great Escape 2)...Lorne Green (TV:Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica)...Kathleen Turner (Serial Mom, Voice of Jessica Rabbit:Who Framed Roger Rabbit)...Lawrence Oliver (Spartacus, Clash of the Titans)...Kevin Sorbo (TV:Hercules-The Lege

Jun 15 2009
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Unknown user 1914-2001...what a run! I find it amazing that people lived in the cabins on the Guild Inn grounds up until 1999.

Jun 15 2009

chiller I live a block from this place, and it is a beauty to walk around. Unfortunatly, fire distroyed the Studio which was going through some renovations.

Apr 14 2009
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Unknown user Yes, but there are alarms in place, not worth going in

Mar 25 2009