The Lowdown on Guildwood

Your Typical Neighbour

The area has become a lot more popular in recent years as skyrocketing downtown prices have forced buyers to look further outside the core. Younger families are finding their roots here, as are moneyed buyers looking for unique, turnkey water view properties relatively close to the city.

What We

Split-level homes are common here, and there are some unique homes, unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere in the city. And if mature neighbourhoods are your thing, you'd be hard-pressed to find ones nicer than here (for non-Bridlepath dollars).

What We Don't

While the commute downtown via the GO offering is pretty painless, we suspect a car will become your friend here if it wasn’t already!

Property Statistics in Guildwood

All Properties - Statistics

Q4 2021


Average Price


New Listings


Properties Sold


Average Days on Market

108.3 %

% of Asking Price


$ Volume of Sales

Detached Houses - Statistics

Q4 2021


Average Price


New Listings


Properties Sold


Average Days on Market

109.7 %

% of Asking Price


$ Volume of Sales

Condos - Statistics

Q4 2021


Average Price


New Listings


Properties Sold


Average Days on Market

103.2 %

% of Asking Price


$ Volume of Sales

Source: TREB Statistics

As this neighbourhood began its life in the ’50s, the homes here represent a change in thinking and a broad range of styles. Everything from detached two-storey and split-level homes, to bungalows and even grand custom-designed homes can be found. Relative proximity to downtown has made this and surrounding neighbourhoods popular with those seeking refuge from the spike in downtown home prices. Unfortunately, that same upward pressure has started to show itself here given the relatively easy commute downtown.

The front porch features prominently here -- no surprise, really, given the trees here are commonly much older than the neighbourhoods; extensive tree protection has preserved much of the older canopy that hallmarks the neighbourhood. Well-manicured gardens are a common sight, and many of these beautiful homes situated on the waterside of the Guildwood parkway have been designed to take full advantage of the spectacular views of Lake Ontario that can be found in the area.

Evidence of demand for higher density exists as well: Guildwood Parkway to the west of Livingston Road is home to a mix of low-rise apartments, townhomes, and some multiplex buildings. True urbanists and long-time residents no longer wanting to deal with the maintenance of homes have spurred demand for a luxury condominium that at the ‘entrance’ to the neighbourhood, also leverages scenic views of the lakefront.

Area: 4km

Population: 9,815


Kids: 13%

Youth: 11%

Seniors: 26%

Visible Minority: 22.50%

Average Family Income: $96,180


Lower Education: 36.2%

Higher Education: 10.80%

Home Ownership

Owned Homes: 3090

Tenanted Homes: 860

Guildwood GO Station provides a short 25-minute commute via Go Train to the heart of the financial district. This is largely responsible for the upturn in popularity of this neighbourhood. Local bus routes offer connection to TTC Subways, and Kingston road provides the motorist access to downtown and the 401.

About Guildwood

Welcome to Toronto’s Guildwood neighbourhood!

Guildwood Village, or ‘The Guild’, is a pastoral neighbourhood located along the Scarborough Bluffs, south of Kingston Road, from Grey Abbey Trail in the east, to the end of Sylvan Avenue – in the West. The entrance to this exclusive community is marked by grand stone gates, ‘The Guildwood Gates’, once salvaged from Toronto’s Stanley Barracks (today’s Fort York).

The Guildwood neighbourhood has a novel history, deeply enriched by the arts-and-crafts movement, The Clark family, the formation of “The Guild of All Arts”, The Guild Inn, and purchase of over 500 acres (and then post-WW2 sale of 400 acres) of personal property…but we don’t want to bore you.

Needless to say, Guildwood is a reflection of its creative roots, as seen in the innovative details specifically planned for an area that combined beauty and function. The neighbourhood motto, “Dulce misceatur utili” literally means, “let us mingle the beautiful with the useful”.

Mature tree-lined streets, buried/hidden cable lines (rather than visibly hanging as a potential ‘eyesore’ on telephone poles), deep lots, cul-de-sacs and winding roads (planned to reduce residential traffic), are all a part of the eye for detail that went into creating this beautiful neighbourhood.

The Guild Inn is a neighbourhood hotspot. A historical hotel thats renowned for its beauty, and on the grounds is  ‘Guild Park’ a tourist attraction and wedding venue known for its stately landscape and strategically scattered, decorative, facades of demolished historic Toronto buildings. Today’s ‘Guildwood Village’ continues to pay tribute to its reputation as a sanctuary, and retreat, offering a family-oriented, tree-lined, residential escape, from the hectic pace of the city’s downtown core.

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