Guild Renaissance Group

Update on the Tree Situation/Restaurant Project

The double disasters of the Emerald Ash Borer and the Ice Storm resulted in the need to remove dead/dying/damaged trees from Guild Park.  The GRG understands the anguish of seeing the devastation, but also realizes the necessity and timing of the work.  We hope that the regeneration plan proceeds wisely and expeditiously with continued community engagement.


Following City of Toronto approval of Letter of Intent for Dynamic Entertainment’s Restaurant and Banquet Hall proposal for Guild Park, the GRG sent a representative to the April 22th stakeholders’ planning meeting.  An open community meeting continued this process on April 29th, 2014. Topics included Heritage, Forestry, Horticulture, and Trails.  The meeting was well attended with positive exchange of ideas between a wide representation of City staff and community.  Attendees included members of the GVCA, GRG, Guild Festival Theatre, TRCA, Parks and Recreation, Forestry, Culture, Tourism and Economic Development, plus our Councillor, MPP and a representative from our MP, plus many community members.  Progress has been very slow, but momentum is finally beginning to build, and we look forward to continued milestones being achieved.