It’s not all about skyscrapers, subway stations, and Trinity Bellwoods Park. You might think Toronto is nothing more than a concrete jungle, but this gorgeous village hidden in the city brings a splash of colour to the 6ix and we’re totally obsessed. Guildwood Village is a true city treasure that you almost have to see to believe.
Located along the shores of Lake Ontario near the Scarborough Bluffs, Guildwood Village is full of natural and man-made beauty.
From the famous bluffs to the historic Guild Inn, there’s so much to feast your eyes upon here.
Locals and visitors alike are drawn to the old inn, which sits on a 90-acre property that overlooks the bluffs.
Here, you can enjoy castle-like architecture and a whimsical nature trail where you’ll be covered by a blanket of gorgeous greenery.
There is also a strong sense of community that’s hard to ignore in the village.
It seems there’s almost always a community parade or BBQ to attend, and they even have their own newsletter.
Basically, you’ll feel like you’ve wandered into one of those impossibly cute small towns in Ontario.
So what are you waiting for?
It’s time to explore one of the prettiest parts of Toronto.
Summertime in the village is like walking into a secret garden with whimsical flowers and bushes around every corner.
There’s even a section on the Guildwood Village website that shows off photos of residents’ backyard gardens.
And anyone who lives here will probably tell you how proud they are to call this little oasis home.
After all, you don’t create your own village flag for a place you’re not in love with, right?
It almost seems unfair that in addition to having some truly stunning scenery in Guild Park and throughout the Village that the famous Scarborough Bluffs are also located here.
So the next time you feel like you want a peaceful escape from the city but can’t travel too far, why not take a stroll through the village?
We doubt you’ll regret it.
Address: Guildwood Village, Scarborough, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: You'll hardly believe this gorgeously pretty neighbourhood is buried in the east end of Canada's biggest city. But trust us, it is!