Guildwood Park, the Greek Theater - Originally from Bank of Toronto 1912

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Guildwood Park, the Greek Theater

This is a summertime home to the Guild Festival Theater.

The 8 columns (from 21) and Corinthian capitals, with arches joining the columns, were saved in 1966 from the demolition of the Bank of Toronto. The bank had been built in 1912. When the Guild of All Arts celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1982, stonemason Arthus Hibberd erected the eight-columned monument. Only theatre of its kind in Canada.

Bank of Toronto – 1912-1966 Corinthian column & capitals (King & Bay, S. West corner) Architect/firm: Carrere & Hastings (NY), Eustace Bird (Toronto associate)

The Guild is a unique facility with several historic buildings inside a public park. Guildwood Park forms a naturalized frame around the formal Guild Inn Gardens. Surrounding these buildings are more than 70 architectural fragments and sculptures within the formal gardens. This place is naturally magnet for wedding photographers. There were 3 wedding groups, when I was there.

Fragments from demolished buildings in and around Toronto were rescued by Rosa and Spencer Clark, and re-erected to create a sculpture garden. Passing into the public domain in 1978, the grounds became a public park and the art and sculpture on display in the gardens became a unique attraction atop the Scarborough Bluffs.

NPC Competition April 2013 - #8

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Comments (73)

dana ciszewska on October 8, 2012

Beautiful composition.L.Greetings.Dana

Bozor Magdi on October 9, 2012

Beautiful place,Nice shot!



ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on October 11, 2012

Very well composed. LIKEd

senmax on October 12, 2012

Very nice. Like.

Ghiocela on October 13, 2012

Adorable place..! LIKE and Like...!! Greetings, Simona

Majka44 on October 17, 2012

Very beautiful place, nice composition and colours.



Jaroslav Klečka on October 18, 2012

Beautiful and colourful place, well composed and done capture. I Like it. All the best from Ostrava, Jaroslav

*Cri* Photo on November 21, 2012

Very beautiful place!! Wonderful colors and composition!! YSL. Greetings from Cri

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on January 7, 2013

So beautiful park and colours --like 69--AnaM (I dedicate you the photo of the thief bird)

МариЯ on January 14, 2013


sistuccio on April 2, 2013

Many thanks Tom for submitting this beautiful photo to the 2013 April NPC Contest ! I wish you Good luck in the competition! Ciao,Dino

elakramine on April 3, 2013

Beautiful photography !!!


Greetings, elakramine

Lloret on May 29, 2013

nice place, well captured, LIKE, best wishes

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Photo taken in Guildwood Park, 201 Guildwood Parkway, Toronto, ON M1P 4N7
Guild Park and Gardens

Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 14, 2012
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    by Tomros - Pano
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/08/25 18:34:06
    • Exposure: 0.025s (1/40)
    • Focal Length: 8.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash