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Guild Park and Gardens

Guild Park and Gardens is a regionally treasured destination park with a unique character. This 36-hectare park is layered with natural heritage systems and cultural heritage resources, set on the regionally significant landform of the Scarborough Bluffs and protected under provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act. Functioning as the heart of its local community, Guild Park and Gardens is also an important destination for family-friendly, passive recreation, and trail use by a broader catchment area. 

In 2014, ERA Architects and The Planning Partnership were retained by the City of Toronto to create a Management Plan for the site, providing a comprehensive strategy to help guide the protection, restoration and enhancement of the special character of the site. The report included a guiding vision for the park, an assessment of existing conditions and uses, mapping of areas with high, medium and low sensitivity to potential changes, identification of key issues within management themes, the establishment of management guidelines, and recommendations of key initiatives and priority actions. Also included were phasing and implementation strategies for ongoing management of this unique site.