Guelph – where the Eramosa River meets the Grand – was a known gathering place for many First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. In the early 1800s, John Galt brought his vision and drive from Scotland and influenced the development of lands between Guelph and Goderich.
Around that same time, Swiss-South German Mennonites came via Pennsylvania. And in 2016, residents and community leaders welcomed Syrian families to the area. Today, Guelph is a growing and culturally diverse community – one with values, consideration for others and an appreciation for what the city and the surrounding area has to offer.
Savour What Our Community Has to Offer
Let’s be frank – Guelph is an easy sell. Take a walk around town – the atmosphere, the treasure of architectural buildings, the Speed River, the mixture of locally quarried stone/yellow and red brick homes, the restaurants, the markets, the events… and the people. All we must do is find out which community is right for you.
Rural Living with Big City Amenities
A place to attend university. A place to start a family. A place to have a business. A place to grow. A place to live.
Relative home affordability
Recognized as one of top 4 large cities in Canada in which to start a business
Easy access to Cambridge/Kitchener/Waterloo, the Silicon Valley of the North
Guelph/Wellington’s circular food economy efforts
One of the lowest unemployment rates in Canada
Guelph University with a Veterinary Medicine program ranked 4th in the world
One of the most vibrant downtown cores in Ontario
Home to the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Guelph Storm
Committed to the environment with extensive green initiatives, locally sourced and organic growing