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Guildwood

Neighborhood Overview

Guildwood, Toronto

Guildwood Neighbourhood Overview

Guildwood, commonly referred to as Guildwood Village, is a residential area in Toronto, Ontario, Canada's Scarborough. It may be found from Grey Abbey Trail in the east along the Scarborough Bluffs, south of Kingston Road. There are a number of city parks in Guildwood, all of which are overseen by the Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division. Numerous of these parks are located close to Toronto's waterfront and the Scarborough Bluffs. Elizabeth Simcoe Park, Grey Abbey Park, Guild Park and Gardens, South Marine Park, and Sylvan Park are a few of the parks in Guildwood. Guild Park and Gardens is renowned for its collection of artifacts, which were mostly gathered from the wreckage of buildings in Downtown Toronto.

Liveability and Lifestyle of Guildwood

This town has got a ranking of 845 among all the localities in Ontario. On the other hand, it has also got a ranking of 129 out of all the localities in Toronto. It has to be mentioned that the ranking of Guildwood is 98% better than the other localities of Toronto as well as Ontario.
Livability 80
Amenities A+
Cost of Living D-
Employment C-
Housing A
Schools B-
However, in terms of crime, this place has got a ranking of A+. This is a positive aspect for the locality. Over the last years, the crime rate of this place has reduced to 35% as per National average. Violent crimes have also reduced to a large extent. Here, violent crimes include everything from kidnapping to murder whereas property crimes include motor vehicle theft, breaking and entering and even fraud. These are the facts pertinent for the neighbourhood Guildwood:
Index Guildwood (per 100K people) Toronto (per 100K people) Ontario (per 100K people) National (per 100K people) 
Total crime 2762 2915 3086 4223
Violent crime 709 748 792 1042
Property crime 2053 2167 2294 3181

People & Culture of Guildwood

The Guildwood neighbourhood has several interesting aspects regarding its median income threshold. The area has a lower unemployment rate and the labor participation rate is comparatively higher as well. Here’s presenting the important facts regarding the same.  
Median Income $106,757
Unemployment Rate 5.2%
Labor participation rate 58.3%

Guildwood Neighbourhood Nearby

The neighbourhood is home to several basic amenities and other facilities, right from leading schools and healthcare centres to shopping destinations, restaurants, and a lot more. Residents always have plenty of options at their fingertips.

Schools

Numerous prominent educational institutions with a solid reputation for giving citizens a top-notch education can be found in Guildwood. The following is a list of some of the top colleges in the area:
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute
  • É Élém Académie Alexandre-Dumas
  • Bliss Carman Senior Public School
  • Cedar Drive Junior Public School

Restaurants

Restaurants in the neighbourhood offer lots of room for meetings, family trips, and a variety of delicious experiences. Below is a list of some of the best restaurants in the area:
  • Olde Stone Cottage Pub
  • Danny's Family Restaurant & Bar
  • Pizza Nova
  • Guildwood Sandwich Shoppe

Shopping Centres

Numerous shopping centres are located nearby for the convenience of the locals. Some of the best include the following:
  • Multibrand Shopping Mall
  • Guildwood Village Shopping Centre
  • Scarborough Town Centre
  • Chartwell Shopping Centre

Healthcare Centre

In Southgate, Ontario, there are also medical facilities available for the residents' safety and mental health. The Guildwood Medical Centre - Family Practice & Walk in clinic is available here.

Top Attractions & Places to Visit in Guildwood

The Guildwood location is home to several leading attractions for residents. There are many places worth visiting here, including beautiful parks and other historic structures. Several festivals also take place in the neighbourhood.

Morningside Park

This place is very nice with gardens, trails and vast spaces for walking.  If you don't want to walk then you can sit at one place to enjoy the view. This place is also great for picnic purposes and you can also bring your kids in here. 

Casa Loma

Casa Loma is a gothic mansion with large gardens. This place was built between the years 1911 and 1914. This is a popular filming area in Toronto. You will witness the rich history of this country and it will definitely make you love   Guildwood, Toronto. You will be able to see the beautiful architecture designed by European designers. All in all this place is a must visit if you are in Guildwood. 

Winter festival 

Canada's winter festival is famous around the world. You can visit the Snow Flake Lake. You can go ice skating there. Along with this, you can be a witness of live concerts and light and sight shows there. 

Things to Do in Guildwood

Multiple things to do and activities are present here in Guildwood. These include checking out the shopping centres, special park walks, dining at the leading restaurants here, and much more. Here are some of the popular things to do in the area.

Go to a fish city tour

The fish city tour is a very famous activity to indulge in Guildwood. This tour is guided by Taro and he is excellent in understanding the behaviors and patterns of fish. It is one of the best water sports of Guildwood as well as Toronto. He carefully guides others to fish. 

A leisurely stroll at Guildwood Park

This is a 90 acre garden with great scenic beauty. There are over 70 historic buildings situated here. This place is a must go if you love old architecture and ruins. You can visit the Temple building and also watch the open air productions held by Guild Festival Theater.

Have good food at Pizza Nova

If you are a foodie then you can definitely go to Pizza Nova. You will get good sandwiches and planet based chicken bites in here. The pizzas are made of fresh ingredients and are delicious.

Edward Gardens

If you like nature then you should definitely go to Edward Gardens. This place is well known for scenic beauty sculptures and Gardens. There are 17 themed gardens here.

Distance & Commute from Popular Locations

There are several places in close proximity to the area along with connectivity options as well. Here are some of them:
  • Guildwood to Guildwood Go station: The Go Station is situated at a 20 KM distance from Guildwood.
  • Guildwood to Toronto Airport: distance between Guildwood to the Toronto Airport is 34 KM
  • Guildwood to Annex: Distance between Guildwood to Annex is around 25 KM.

Popular Markets in Guildwood

Guildwood is well known for its thriving market places. This town has many markets surrounding its location and other parts of its neighborhood. These markets have all the products required by the customers. Some of the well-known markets of this place are:

Guildwood village farmers market

In this market, you will get fresh produce and other food items. Other than this, you can also find craft items and other handmade products here. This is the neighbourhood shop which is popular amongst residents.

Guildwood Spring market

You can also find a large number of food and other items in the Guildwood Spring market. 

St Lawrence market South

This is a major public market building in Toronto. This market has been operating since 1803 and it is one of the focal points of Toronto. There are more than 120 vendors who sell baked goods, prepared food items, fruits and vegetables as well as seafood and meat.  

Guildwood Demographics

The demographics of the area are quite indicative. There are 8995 people living in the area along with 74% being married couples. There are also 41% families who have children at home,while the population density is 2513 people for every square kilometer.
Statistic Location
Population 8995
Population density (sq km) 2513
Median age 50.9
Male/Female ratio 1.1:1
Married couples 74%
Families w/ kids at home 41%

Things to do in Guildwood with Kids & Pets

There are many places in Guildwood where you can take your kids.
  • One such place is Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.
  • There are many events which your kids can enjoy such as Planet Jellies, Dangerous Lagoon, Canadian Waters and many others.
  • Entry fees for children between the ages of 3 to 5 years are $12.50 and for teenagers that are between 6 years to 13 years, the entry fees are $29.
  • You can also make your kids watch the touch exhibits with horseshoe crabs, scarlet cleaner shrimp, stingrays and others.
  • Other than this, you can also take your kids to the Guild Park and Gardens. There are many statues there along with vast open spaces for the kids to freely roam around and play. This place will help the children to learn about historic architecture and sculptures. This can be a great place to spend a Sunday.
However, if you have pets then it can become difficult for you to go to every place. However, there are some places in Guildwood town where you can take your pets. There are many dog friendly restaurants available here. Moreover, pets are allowed in the Guild Park.

Average Cost of Living in Guildwood

Here is an insight into the approximate cost of living in Guildwood. There are some parameters which have the area ranked higher than 100 which is the index score. The cost of living is higher in general and almost everything is either higher than the 100-scale or just within it.
Index Location (out of 100)
Cost of living 106
Goods & Services 108
Groceries 100
Health care 103
Housing 98
Transportation 107
Utilities 130
The cost of living in this place is 6% higher than the NAT. Average of all localities. The rate of goods and services is also increasing to a large extent while the rate of housing has also increased by 2%. In this context, it has to be mentioned that the cost of living index is based on an average of 100. Moreover, the cost of living in Guildwood is 5% lower than Toronto's average.  

Real Estate Housing Market of Guildwood

Median listing price for properties in Guildwood is approximately $ 600K. There are different kinds of properties available here. For example, there are freehold properties available. Along with this, there are condos available, as well as commercial properties available. Prices for condos here are between $ 700,000 to $ 900,000. Prices of freehold properties in Guildwood are between $ 1550000 and $ 1269900. Lastly, prices of commercial properties here can be found between $ 700,000. There is steady demand for Guildwood houses and the Guildwood real estate market has witnessed steady growth over the years.

Location Insights

FAQ

What is the average home price in Guildwood?

Average home price in Guildwood is $900k.

How much does a rental home cost in Guildwood?

Value of rental properties in this neighborhood varies between $ 2000 per month to $ 4000 per month. It depends on the locality, facilities and the total number of bedrooms provided.

What are nearby neighborhoods in Guildwood?

Some nearby neighborhoods of Guildwood include Mimico, Niagara, Annex, Bay Street Corridor, Willowdale East and many others.

How many homes are for sale in Guildwood?

There are more than 77 property listings found in this place.

How quickly are homes selling in Guildwood?

Demand for homes is very high in this place. Homes in Guildwood get sold within 10 days of listing.

Where does Guildwood rank among other Ontario neighborhoods?

Guildwood has got a ranking of 845 out of all the other neighborhoods of Ontario. On the other hand, it has also got a ranking of 129 out of all the localities in Toronto.

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