Friends of the Guild Park and Gardens set to celebrate

On Nov. 16, the Friends of the Guild Park and Gardens is hosting its first public reception to celebrate the year’s achievements, including becoming a finalist for the 2013 Community Heritage Award.

The award is designed to recognize the appreciation and long-term impact on public awareness of heritage issues in Toronto.

The Friends of the Guild Park and Gardens are volunteers that work toward revitalizing the park, which consists of “88 acres of shoreline, bluffs, forests and formal gardens,” according to Friends of Guild Park and Gardens.

The guest list for the Nov. 16 event, which is scheduled to run from 2 to 4 p.m., is set to include Jane Fairburn, author of Along The Shore: Rediscovering Toronto’s Waterfront Heritage. For a portion of the afternoon, Fairburn will read from her book, which highlights different aspects of Guild Park.

The reception — taking place at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre at 226 Confederation Dr. and limited to 80 people — will also feature live music and a silent auction.

Ticket prices are $35 for Friends of Guild Park members and $50 for non-members in advance, and $40 for members and $55 for non-members at the door.

More information is available at guildpark.ca or by calling 416-816-9701.

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 226 Confederation Dr.