About Guelph

Guelph and Wellington County have a rich and interesting history. Pride in that history can be seen in the downtown core of Guelph through buildings and the various monuments dedicated to the history makers of Guelph’s past. Wellington County keeps its historical traditions alive and welcomes all to come and celebrate their roots. You can experience the story of Guelph and Wellington County through walking tours, museums and festivals.

Guelph was founded in 1827 by John Galt of the Canada Company. The Scotsman, John Galt has been described as an adventurer, novelist, dramatist, biographer and empire-builder. Guelph officially became a town as of January 1, 1879. The name Guelph has a special significance, it was the family name of the Dukes of Bavaria and through alliance with the Hohenstaufens came to be the surname of the British Royal family when, in 1714, George of Hanover became George I. Tradition relates that John Galt, or one of his companions, laid his outstretched hand on a tree stump and predicted that the streets of the new town would radiate from a central point such as his fingers radiated from his palm. It is true that the main streets of downtown Guelph do follow such a pattern, but which came first, the legend or the plan, remains in doubt.

Visitors come to Guelph

Downtown Guelph offers a new Market Square with a summer splash pad and a winter ice skating rink. Civic and cultural events take place year-round in this pedestrian-friendly gathering space and while you are downtown you’ll want to make sure you check out some of the unique shopping boutiques and authentic restaurants. Guelph is known for its dedication towards local food and many of the restaurants have made this a part of their repertoire.

 

Guelph is quickly becoming known as an exceptional place to experience extraordinary culinary talents.

Guelph’s success is deeply rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit of its people, local landscape, proud agricultural heritage and tradition of innovation. Throughout the year visitors can experience events celebrating local chefs and ingredients, enjoy a delicious meal at one of the exclusive restaurants or cafes, or raise a pint of local craft beer at
a pub. Whatever you fancy, there are a lot of great options to suit every type of traveller and pallet.

If you are someone who likes to experience the local flavours of a destination, look for Taste Real culinary partners on www.tastereal.ca . Taste Real is the award-winning regional culinary tourism organization that promotes farmers, producers, chefs, restaurants, retailers and farmers’ markets that feature Guelph Wellington local food.

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Visit the Guelph Farmers’ Market, located in Downtown Guelph. The market has been a focal point of the city for over 180 years, and continues to be a hub of activity for the community. We believe that if we are to achieve long term and lasting success, the people of Coldwell Banker Neumann Real Estate must hold these values in highest regard at all times.

"Coldwell Banker Neumann Real Estate has served clients looking for Guelph real estate for over 39 years. We are committed to serving all our clients with the highest level of integrity and respect. Our goal is to help you achieve yours, and surpass your expectations along the way."

− Coldwell Banker Neumann Real Estate

"Coldwell Banker Neumann Real Estate has served clients looking for Guelph real estate for over 39 years. We are committed to serving all our clients with the highest level of integrity and respect. Our goal is to help you achieve yours, and surpass your expectations along the way."

− Coldwell Banker Neumann Real Estate

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Visit Guelph is located in downtown Guelph. Our friendly Travel Counsellors can help you plan your trip – including recommending where to stay, what to eat and what to do. Our Information Centre is fully stocked with brochures and maps. We know about all the events taking place throughout Guelph and Wellington and can direct you how to get there! Open Monday – Saturday, year round.