North of Guildwood neighbourhood is the C.N. Railway, and to the south is Lake Ontario. West Hill Creek passes on the east side, while Scarborough Golf Club Road is along the western border.
The Guildwood neighbourhood has a low population with no population diversity, as compared to other neighbourhoods in the GTA. The number of pre-retirement people (15%) and seniors (25%) is very high, while the number of families with children, youth, and working age people is very low. The top non-official languages in Guildwood are German and Tagalog (Filipino), and the top ethnic origins are English, Scottish, Irish, and German. The median after-tax household income of people in the neighbourhood is $67,678 and the total major crime incidents rate per 10,000 people per year is 115.
The Guildwood neighbourhood has a high number of single-family homes (55%) and row houses (8%). It has a very low number of apartments and semi-detached houses. Home values in this neighbourhood are $444,309, compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000. It has a high level of green space that residents enjoy with some the most trees in the Greater Toronto Area.
Shop to your heart’s content at Scarborough Town Centre and Eglinton Square Shopping Centre, located 8 km and 10 km away. Grab some groceries at Metro, No Frills, and Food Basics, while Walmart is 3 km away. Neighbourhood parks are available for relaxing, including Grey Abbey Park, Grey Abbey Ravine, Guildwood Park, Guildwood Village Park, South Marine Drive Park, Poplar Park, Rosa and Spencer Clarke Parkette, Rowatson Park, and Elizabeth Simcoe Park. The Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital is 6 km drive away and the Guildwood Library is within the neighbourhood. Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute provides the neighbourhood swimming pool.
All the major highways are far from this neighbourhood. HWY 401 is the nearest highway at 6 km. Don Valley Pkwy is about 12 km and HWY 404 is 16 km away. The nearest subway station is Kennedy Station located 7 km away and grab the GO at GO Guildwood.
Landmarks in Guildwood Scarborough
Major landmarks in the neighbourhood are Guildwood train station, Guildwood Library and Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute.
Schools and Childcare in Guildwood Scarborough
Children will get an education at nearby elementary schools, including St. Ursula Catholic School, Elizabeth Simcoe Junior Public School, Guildwood Junior Public School, Jack Miner Senior Public School, and Poplar Road Junior Public School. Secondary schools include Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute and Native Learning Centre East. Guildwood has one of the highest numbers of daycare spaces available for residents living in the neighbourhood. Childcare centres include: Dearham Wood Daycare, N.Y.A.D. Guildwood Junior Public School, Sunshine Simcoe Child Care, Guildwood Child Care, and Guildwood Satellite Program.