Guildwood Library Grand Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Toronto City Councillor Paul Ainslie, Toronto Public Library Director of Branch Operations Moe Hosseini-Ara, and Toronto Public Library Area Manager Patricia Eastman cuts the ribbon to the new Guildwood branch after almost 8 months of construction.

Thank you to Guildwood resident Elizabeth Murdock for recording and letting us post this video of the event!

This video was recorded by Elizabeth Murdock on July 30, 2019 and used by the Guildwoodian on its website and social media with permission.
© Copyright 2019 Elizabeth Murdock

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the new library, please enjoy this preview we recorded leading up to the Grand Re-Opening.

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Preview of the Brand New Guildwood Village Library!

Come to the Grand Re-Opening event on Tuesday July 30th at 12:30 PM to experience this incredible new space.

Thank you to Senior Library Assistant, Ruth Mattinson, for giving us this exclusive preview. And thank you to Toronto Public Library Area Manager, Patricia Eastman for setting this up in partnership with Councillor Paul Ainslie’s office.

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/