Free preview tours prior to the official opening are available Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., from October 16 to November 21. All tours are by registration only. See details below.

Fall for the Clark

Looking for a new crush? Find it at Scarborough’s new Clark Centre for the Arts located at 191 Guildwood Pkwy. Have a sneak peek at this eagerly-anticipated arts facility and its grounds ahead of the official opening and enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor tours led by the centre’s lead architect, curators and community specialists.

Stimulate your senses with three gallery exhibitions, artist demonstrations and outdoor theatrical performances – or simply take in the natural beauty of the structure nestled in a forest on the shore of Lake Ontario.

Tours are 45 minutes long and capacity is limited. Indoor tours are fully accessible and include exhibition viewing and artist demonstrations. Outdoor tours and theatre performances are partially accessible and subject to weather conditions.

All Toronto Public Health and Provincial COVID-19 safety regulations will be followed. Physical distancing, mask-wearing and proof-of-vaccination protocols will be in effect.

Registration is required at efun.toronto.ca or by calling 416-396-7378. To book a tour using the City of Toronto’s Recreation Reservations and Program Registration platform, you will need to enter the barcode for that specific tour. Registration barcodes are provided under the tour descriptions below. In addition, to log into the registration system, you will need to provide a “client number” and “family number.” If you are a first-time user of the registration system, please create your account online or by calling 416-396-7378.

Marvel at the conceptual design of the Clark Centre for the Arts with Taylor Hazell Architects and City of Toronto staff from both interior and exterior perspectives. Indoor tours include access to all galleries and exhibitions, while outdoor tours will explore the building’s main promenade and its relationship to the surrounding area.

Indoor Tours

Saturday, October 16

  • 12:30 p.m. – Led by Charles Hazell, Taylor Hazell Architects; barcode 3946974
  • 2 p.m. – Led by Charles Hazell, Taylor Hazell Architects; barcode 3946851

Saturday, October 23

  • 10 a.m. – barcode 3946992
  • 11:30 a.m. – barcode 3946993
  • 1 p.m. – barcode 3946994

Sunday, October 24

  • 10 a.m. – barcode 3947002
  • 11:30 a.m. – barcode 3947005
  • 1 p.m. – barcode 3947006

Outdoor Tours

Saturday, November 13

  • 10:30 a.m. – Led by Charles Hazell, Taylor Hazell Architects; barcode 3947032
  • 1:30 p.m. – Led by Charles Hazell, Taylor Hazell Architects; barcode 3947034

Sunday, November 14

  • 10:30 a.m. – Led by Charles Hazell, Taylor Hazell Architects; barcode 3947041
  • 1:30 p.m. – Led by Charles Hazell, Taylor Hazell Architects; barcode 3947042

Register for tours at efun.toronto.ca or by calling 416-396-7378.

Explore Indigenous narratives of the land surrounding the Clark Centre for the Arts with community leader and knowledge-keeper Memengwaas Kwe (Jennifer Town), and tour the grounds with Friends of Guild Park and Guildwood Village volunteers.

Indoor Tours

Sunday, October 17

  • 10 a.m. – barcode 3946976
  • 11:30 a.m. – barcode 3946977
  • 1 p.m. – barcode 3946978

Saturday, November 6

  • 10 a.m. – barcode 3947013
  • 11:30 a.m. – barcode 3947014
  • 1 p.m. – barcode 3947015

Sunday, November 7

  • 10 a.m. – barcode 3947021
  • 11:30 a.m. – barcode 3947022
  • 1 p.m. – barcode 3947023

Saturday, November 13

  • 10 a.m. – barcode 3947029
  • 11:30 a.m. – barcode 3947030
  • 1 p.m. – barcode 3947031

Sunday, November 14

  • 10 a.m. – barcode 3947038
  • 11:30 a.m. – barcode 3947039
  • 1 p.m. – barcode 3947040

Outdoor Tours

Saturday, October 16

  • 11:30 a.m. – Led by John Mason, Friends of Guild Park; barcode 3946852
  • 1 p.m. – Led by Memengwaas Kwe (Jennifer Town); barcode 3946850

Sunday, October 17

  • 10:30 a.m. – Led by Memengwaas Kwe (Jennifer Town); barcode 3946979
  • Noon – Led by John Mason, Friends of Guild Park; barcode 3946981
  • 1:30 p.m. – Led by Memengwaas Kwe (Jennifer Town); barcode 3946980
  • 3 p.m. – Led by John Mason, Friends of Guild Park; barcode 3946982

Saturday, October 23

  • 10:30 a.m. – Led by Memengwaas Kwe (Jennifer Town); barcode 3946996
  • Noon – Led by Carol Knowlton-Dority, Friends of Guild Park; barcode 3946998
  • 1:30 p.m. – Led by Memengwaas Kwe (Jennifer Town); barcode 3946997
  • 3 p.m. – barcode 3946999

Sunday, October 24

  • 10:30 a.m. – Led by Memengwaas Kwe (Jennifer Town); barcode 3947007
  • Noon – barcode 3947009
  • 1:30 p.m. – Led by Memengwaas Kwe (Jennifer Town); barcode 3947008
  • 3 p.m. – Led by Carol Knowlton-Dority, Friends of Guild Park; barcode 3947011

Saturday, November 6

  • 10:30 a.m. – Led by Memengwaas Kwe (Jennifer Town); barcode 3947016
  • Noon – Led by John Mason, Friends of Guild; barcode 3947018
  • 1:30 p.m. – Led by Memengwaas Kwe (Jennifer Town); barcode 3947017
  • 3 p.m. – Led by John Mason, Friends of Guild Park; barcode 3947019

Sunday, November 7

  • 10:30 a.m. – Led by Memengwaas Kwe (Jennifer Town); barcode 3947024
  • Noon – Led by John Mason, Friends of Guild Park; barcode 3947026
  • 1:30 p.m. – Led by Memengwaas Kwe (Jennifer Town); barcode 3947025
  • 3 p.m. – Led by John Mason, Friends of Guild Park; barcode 3947027

Saturday, November 13

  • Noon – Led by John Mason, Friends of Guild Park; barcode 3947035
  • 3 p.m. – Led by John Mason, Friends of Guild Park; barcode 3947036

Sunday, November 14

  • Noon – Led by John Mason, Friends of Guild Park; barcode: 3947043
  • 3 p.m. – Led by John Mason, Friends of Guild Park; barcode: 3947044

Saturday, November 20

  • 10:30 a.m. – Led by Memengwaas Kwe (Jennifer Town); barcode 3947048
  • Noon – barcode 3947050
  • 1:30 p.m. – Led by Memengwaas Kwe (Jennifer Town); barcode 3947049
  • 3 p.m. – barcode 3947051

Sunday, November 21

  • 10:30 a.m. – Led by Memengwaas Kwe (Jennifer Town); barcode 3947057
  • Noon – barcode 3947059
  • 1:30 p.m. – Led by Memengwaas Kwe (Jennifer Town); barcode 3947058
  • 2 p.m. – barcode 3955415

Register for tours at efun.toronto.ca or by calling 416-396-7378.

Hear personal stories from local community members and Clark Centre staff who experience the impact of the site every day and learn about how this new arts destination will act as a hub for creativity and community-building into the future.

Indoor Tours

Saturday, November 20

  • 10 a.m. – barcode 3947046
  • 11:30 a.m. – barcode 3947047
  • 1 p.m. – barcode 3947055

Sunday, November 21

  • 10 a.m. – barcode 3947053
  • 11:30 a.m. – barcode 3947054
  • 1 p.m. – barcode 3947056

Register for tours at efun.toronto.ca or by calling 416-396-7378.

Join Guild Festival Theatre for a dynamic performance that explores the resilience of artists and unexpected sources of inspiration. Performers will take cues from their surroundings – including audience members – for each unique show. Performances are held outdoors.

  • Saturday, October 16, 10:30 a.m. – barcode 3946975
  • Sunday, October 17, 2:30 p.m. – barcode 3946987
  • Saturday, October 23, 2:30 p.m. – barcode 3947000
  • Sunday, October 24, 2:30 p.m. – barcode 3947012
  • Saturday, November 6, 2:30 p.m. – barcode 3947020
  • Sunday, November 7, 2:30 p.m. – barcode 3947028
  • Saturday, November 13, 2:30 p.m. – barcode 3947037
  • Sunday, November 14, 2:30 p.m. – barcode 3947045
  • Saturday, November 20, 2:30 p.m. – barcode 3947052
  • Sunday, November 21, 2:30 p.m. – barcode 3947061

Register for theatrical performances at efun.toronto.ca or by calling 416-396-7378.

Artist demonstrations only available as part of a registered indoor tour.

Woodcarving demonstrations with Dorsey James, presented by the Guild Renaissance Group

Second Floor Painting and Drawing Studio

  • Saturday, October 16, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 17, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 20, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 21, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Guild Renaissance Group presents live woodcarving demonstrations by artist Dorsey James, an acclaimed and long-standing artist-in-residence at Guild Park.

Artist demonstrations only available as part of a registered indoor tour.

Printmaking demonstrations with Margaret Chown

Third Floor Printmaking Studio

  • Sunday, October 17, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 24, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 7, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 14, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 21, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Margaret Chown (she/her) is a mother of four, art instructor, fine artist and aspiring author with a long history of providing art programming for Toronto. Margaret’s interest in visual art and comic books began in childhood and she started instructing weekend children’s art programs for the City as a teen. Years after leaving a career in graphic arts to start a family, Margaret returned to the City as a part-time art instructor. She teaches drawing for children and adults, cartooning for children, and fine art for adults with special needs at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Curran Hall and The Storefront.


Printmaking demonstrations with Khadijah Morley

Third Floor Printmaking Studio

  • Saturday, October 16, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 6, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 13, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 20, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Khadijah Morley (she/her) is a Tkaronto (Toronto)-based artist with a BFA in Drawing and Painting and a minor in Printmaking at OCAD University. Through etching and relief printing, Khadijah explores the complexities of Black womanhood through an autobiographical lens. She often uses self-portraiture to deconstruct the fallacy of a Black monolithic experience. She hopes that her subject matter serves to expand discourse surrounding Black subjectivity. Khadijah’s work invokes notions of bell hooks’ oppositional gaze and W.E.B. Du Bois’ double consciousness.

Artist demonstrations only available as part of a registered indoor tour.

Fibre arts demonstrations with Khadija Aziz

Third Floor Fibre Arts Studio

  • Saturday, November 20, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 21, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Khadija Aziz (she/her) investigates image-making with textiles using manipulation, experimentation and the ever-shifting nature of cloth. Her process-based practice bridges the gaps between textile-making techniques and digital technologies to generate unexpected outcomes through translation, chance and distortion. Aziz is currently pursuing an MFA in Concordia University’s Fibre & Material Practices program. In recognition of her creative practice, she recently received the Shanks Memorial Award in Textiles from Craft Ontario and the Creative Promise Award from Surface Design Association in 2020.


Fibre arts demonstrations with Deon Best

Third Floor Fibre Arts Studio

  • Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 24, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 6, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 7, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Deon Best (he/him) is a multidisciplinary artist and instructor. His portfolio covers a wide range of artistic mediums, including his current focus, Modern Batik Art. This unique traditional East African style of Fabric Art is as much about the process as it is the final product. Located in Toronto, Deon Best is one of the premiere modern Batik Artists in Canada. Over the last decade Deon Best has taught 300 students from all backgrounds, ages and skill levels.


Fibre arts demonstrations with Cecília Garcia

Third Floor Fibre Arts Studio

  • Saturday, October 16, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 17, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 13, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 14, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cecília Garcia (she/her) is a Brazilian arts manager, community artist and emerging textile artist based in Tkaronto (Toronto). Her artistic practice has included film, media, community arts and textile arts. Her textile artworks are inspired by the memories of landscapes of her homeland and the nature that she is surrounded by currently.