Paul Ainslie  


Guild Park and Gardens Update

Guildwood Village Community Association
The Guild Renaissance Group (GRG)
Friends of Elizabeth Simcoe Park
Friends of Guild Park & Gardens

Area: the residential area south of Kingston Road, west of Grey Abbey Ravine, east of Bellamy Ravine Creek


DATE: February 13, 2017
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Holy Trinity Church

In order to address community concerns at Guildwood Village Plaza, I have been informed that Morguard (the plaza management company), Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate, Garda Private Security Company and the Toronto Police 43
Division are working together. click here for the letter

The Great Guildwood Candy Cane Hunt & Food Drive
December 9th, 2017
1pm – 3 pm
At the Guild Park and Gardens (at the Outdoor Gazebo)

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 9th, 2017
7pm – 8 pm
At the Guild Park and Gardens (at the Outdoor Gazebo)

New Ward Boundary
Last month the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) upheld the new Ward Boundary Review which was passed by Toronto City Council, effecting a number of Wards including Ward 43. The Guild area will join a new City Ward which will run along much of the Scarborough waterfront. I have decided to run for re-election in the new Ward 46 which is immediately north of the CNR tracks from Morningside Avenue, west, to Markham Road.

I have not made this decision lightly. I have worked very hard in the Guild area over the past 12 years. Ward 46 though, encompasses the street I grew up on, and also about 75% of the current Ward 43. I will continue to diligently work for, and represent the residents of Guildwood until the end of the election in October, 2018."

I will continue with the Guild Alive with Culture Festival and will continue to help the Guildwood Community prosper.

Guild Alive with Culture Festival
The Festival date has been set for Saturday July 28 – Sunday July 2019. If you are interested in volunteering please email  Also visit the website to view the 2018 applications to register for your booth

Guild Park and Gardens
2018 will have us continue the work to complete our vision for the Guild Park and Gardens.  I have been very proud to lead the process to ensure that we stay on track.  All our hard work to revitalize the park is moving forward as planned.  I will continue to work with the Guild Park and Gardens Resource Group on the Trails Master Plan and ensure that the City stays on schedule for the renovations and opening of the Clark Centre for the Arts.

Review of Parking Regulations on Cadbury Court
Residents who reside on Cadbury Court voiced concerns regarding parking regulations currently parking is prohibited from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. A review was undertaken and concluded that new parking regulations were needed:  

  • Prohibit parking at all times on the north side of Cadbury Court, between Chancery Lane and the west end of Cadbury Court.
  • Prohibit parking from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the south side of Cadbury Court, between Chancery Lane and a point 114 metres west.
  • Prohibit parking at all times on the south side of Cadbury Court, between a point 114 metres west of Chancery Lane and the west end of Cadbury Court.

The report will be heard at Scarborough Community Council on January 16, 2018. See the full report here.  If you have any questions or comments please contact my office.

Morningside Avenue and Cumber Avenue Intersection: I have requested that Transportation Services review the intersection to install signalized traffic lights to respond to the safety concerns expressed by a number of residents specifically for the students who cross at this location.

Walkway Lights at Guildwood GO Station: The walkway lights at Guildwood GO station were out of order again last month. I contacted Metrolinx to advise them of the issue. The walkway lights have now been replaced.  Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

Bus stop at Rowatson and Guildwood Parkway:  Residents are concerned with the TTC's decision to eliminate the Rowatson Bus stops on Guildwood Parkway.  I have spoken with the TTC and will be meeting with them to discuss keeping the stops as they are.  A review of all the bus stops across the city is in progress to implement the approved stop spacing service standards. The spacing at this location is considerably less than the 300 to 400 metres required.

Church of the Holy Trinity, Guildwood will begin The Youth Alpha Course on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7pm at 85 Livingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario: This practical introduction to the Christian faith offers answers to some key questions.  Each weekly session begins with an informal dinner, followed by a learning time, and ends with discussion and interaction.  Join the thousands who have found answers to their questions about life and God and how they relate.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
On December 9th we celebrated the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Guild Park ad Gardens by the outdoor gazebo. It was wonderful to see so many cheerful faces celebrating the tradition.

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Budget 2018

Scarborough Business Association

Upper Highland Creek Access Improvements

Probus Club in Guildwood

UTSC - Draft Secondary Plan

Guildwood Refugee Action Committee(GRACE)

Metrolinx GO Expansion (Guildwood to Pickering)

Scarborough Transit Planning Update

Morningside Park

Chartwell Retirement Residences Redevelopment Proposal

Emerald Ash Borer(EAB)

Guild Park and Gardens

Final Report Mayor's Task Force on Housing

Toronto Walking

Toronto Public Library’s What's On

Community Bus

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

saveONenergy Home Assistance Program (HAP)



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