Scarborough has three public art galleries*:
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre
225 Confederation Drive, Scarborough, ON M1G 1B2
416-396-4026 Fax: 416-396-7044
This arts and cultural hub housed in a historic 1912 mansion, surrounded by lush gardens and scenic woods with several walking trails. The main house features the beautiful Cedar Ridge Gallery, which uses the home’s lower floor library, living room, dining room and solarium. Art exhibitions are held in the gallery from September to June. The upper floor of the house, and the adjacent Carriage House are working studio spaces for hands-on creative arts programs, used by over 1,000 people a year. There are also summertime day camps at Cedar Ridge.
TTC: From Kennedy Station, take the Scarborough RT to the Lawrence East station. Take the #54 Lawrence Ave. E. bus to Scarborough Golf Club Rd. Walk along Scarborough Golf Club Rd. to the second street south of Lawrence – Confederation Dr. Walk up Confederation Dr. (east) until you reach Tingle Cres. At Tingle, turn right, and walk toward the Centre.
191 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough, ON M1E 1P5
The Guild includes several historic buildings inside the Guildwood Park, atop the Scarborough Bluffs. There are the formal Guild Inn Gardens, the historic 1914 Arts and Crafts style Guild Inn with over 70 architectural fragments and sculptures within the formal gardens. The Guild Inn and surrounding buildings became a Depression-era arts and crafts colony. The sculpture garden was created by Rosa and Spencer Clark, who collected fragments from dozens of demolished buildings in and around Toronto, and became a public park in 1978. The Guildwood School of Arts and Crafts, was the forerunner of today’s Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery.
During the Second World War, the property was used as a training base for the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRENS) and as a military rehabilitation hospital for victims of shellshock. Permits for wedding and commercial photography and filming in The Guild Gardens can be obtained from the City of Toronto at 416- 392-8188.
Scarborough Civic Centre Gallery
150 Borough Drive, Scarborough, M1P 4N7
416-396-4931 Exhibits info: 416-396-7766
Located in the rotunda of the Scarborough Civic Centre, which was designed by world famous architect, Raymond Moriyama. Sunday afternoon concerts (except holiday weekends) are presented free of charge. Open Monday-Sunday, 8:30 am to 9:30 pm
* Galleries that are private, and established for the business of SELLING art, are welcome to add themselves to our directory