“Anne”

A fantastic Guild Festival Theatre production turns into pure magic when it’s set in Guild Park. It’s impossible to capture the magic on camera – it’s a combination of acting craft, community, history, the physical setting, lighting, sounds, open air and so much more.

Photography is not allowed during the performance but here’s an unfiltered photo of the stage during intermission last night.

It’s incredible and unique to Guildwood Village. I encourage everyone – grownups and kids – to experience Paul Ledoux’ “Anne” this summer at the “Greek Theatre”.

Tickets are available at https://guildfestivaltheatre.ca

The Swan

The Swan in Guild Park with the new path lighting in the background and Guild Festival Theatre wrapping up stage preparations at the “Greek Theatre” to the right (out of frame). If you think the Swan looks grumpy you may be right. It flew in all the way from London, England’s Piccadilly Circus after its building was destroyed in the Blitz during the Second World War.

Swan Sculpture by Peter Faber Hills.

Sculptor’s Cabin in Guild Park Re-Opens

Originally built in 1940 but closed to the public since 1988, the Sculptor’s Cabin in Guild Park re-opened yesterday (June 8, 2019) after more than 30 years of neglect.

The restoration and re-opening of the Sculptor’s Cabin is the result of three years of collaborative efforts by the City of Toronto (Jo Ann Pynn, Nadira Pattison, Julie Frost and Councillor Paul Ainslie) and active volunteers from Friends of Guild Park, Guild Festival Theatre, Guild Renaissance Group and Guildwood Village Community Association.

In this video from December 2018, John Mason, President, Friends of Guild Park, talks about the restoration proposal which has now come to fruition for our entire community to enjoy.

This video was originally posted here: Sculptor’s Cabin Proposal

The re-opening of the Sculptor’s Cabin marks a major milestone in Guild Park’s ongoing revitalization. It will now serve as a seasonal Welcoming & Activity Centre for Guild Park visitors.

The official opening on June 8, 2019 was an event of incredible energy. We were there to catch some of it on camera.

Dorsey James, the last Sculptor in Residence at the Guild of All Arts to work out of the Sculptor’s Cabin, shares the stories behind his carvings decorating the front of the cabin as well as the time he won an argument with Spencer Clark about dragons.
This video is also available on Facebook.
John Mason, President of Friends of Guild Park & Gardens, addresses the significance of the cabin re-opening and acknowledges the many people, volunteers, city staff, elected officials and private contractor that made this possible.
The Sculptor’s Cabin Re-opening Ceremony, Acknowledgements and Ribbon Cutting on Saturday June 8, 2019
Dorsey James re-energizes his old woodworking space, the Sculptor’s Cabin.

The following video is in Danish.

Hjælp os finde Aage Madsens efterkommere. Aage Madsen byggede denne hytte i Scarborough i Canada i 1940 men det er stort set alt hvad vi ved om ham. Hytten har forfaldet i over 30 år men er netop blevet restaureret fuldt ud til samme stand som Aage byggede den og hytten genåbnede i dag for første gang i en hel generation.

Vi vil helt vildt gerne vise Aage Madsens efterkommere hvordan hytten han byggede for snart 80 år siden står i dag.

Vi ved ikke med sikkerhed hvornår han kom Canada, om han blev her eller rejste til andre lande eller hjem til Danmark. Vi ved bare at han var en af de første Sculptors in Residence i det der dengang var Guild of All Arts i Guild Park hvor hytten står. Det kunne være sjovt st få kontakt med Aages familie.

Videon kan deles på facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/guildwoodian/videos/1761909617245143/