August 14, 2014 2:40 pm
Updated: August 15, 2014 6:35 pm

Guild Park: Home to more than 70 artifacts

TORONTO- Along Lake Ontario, in the city’s east end, Guild Park is home to several artistic treasures from decades past.

Most of the artwork was created in the 1960s and 70s but others pieces of architecture date back to the 19th century. Some of it was relocated from downtown Toronto during post-war development

“In the middle is our version of Venus de Milo, it’s a sculpture called Musidora,” said John Mason, president of Friends of Guild Park and Gardens. “We don’t have a lot of details about who made it or what it’s all about… but this is a beautiful spot for wedding photography.”

The park used to be private property, owned by the Clark family that allowed around 100 artists to use to area as a rent-free colony.

The 88 acre grounds are now home to more than 70 pieces of art plucked from across the city.

The Guild Park website has information on walking tours. 

Global News

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