A Quick Visit to the Guild, Scarborough, Ontario
We were leaving Toronto at about 4PM and the roads were a mess with a bit of rain, a bit of snow and a bit of freezing rain snarling traffic so I decided to avoid the 401 and take a more leisurely route along the lake shore with the intention of getting to Scarborough in time to get a few shots before darkness settle in.Â Traffic was even slower than I had anticipated that it would be so, when I finally got to the Guild, I only had about 15 -20 minutes of available light to take a few shots (using timer and tripod) before it was time to hop back into the vehicle and fight traffic and weather conditions on the route back to Ottawa.
Behind the former Guild Inn there is a garden in which previous owner of the property collected a number of architectural facades and selected bits from Toronto buildings as they were being torn down.Â These now are part of the parkland maintained by the Toronto parks and are open for public viewing.Â Very interesting to see these structures scattered around the gardens and in the surrounding woodlands.
Alan and Erica agreed to pose between the columns and then it was back in the vehicle and continuing our trip back to Ottawa again.
A few day later Graeme and I were getting ready to photograph the Polar Bear Swim in Ottawa.Â This bear statue at the Guild seemed a fitting way to remind myself of the upcoming event.
Worth a visit but needs more than 15 or 20 minutes to truly appreciate the site :-).
For those who might want to visit this wonderful place on the eastern edge of Toronto, the snow covered bear statue and the many other statues and architectural facades are located in the gardens behind the Guild Inn in Scarborough, Ontario. (Location)