City of Guelph (Single Tier Wellington)
    

Phone : (519) 822-3537
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Guelph

Guelph, ON (Nearby: Arkell, Eden Mills, Puslinch, Rockwood, Hespeler, Galt)

  • Allan’s Mill Ruins A five storey Stone Structure was built by in Guelph William Allan around 1832 to replace a wooden mill, known as the Canada Mill, which was originally on the site. The mill suffered a number of fires in later years and there is only a small bit of ruins there today.
  • Armstrong Mill The Armstrong Mill was constructed by John and Mary Armstrong in 1856 and was in use until 1950. The realist painter Ken Danby purchased it and restored it as a private home and studio, and it appears as a subject in some of his paintings
  • Birge Mills Located in Birge Mills near Guelph, it was built as a gristmill in 1880. It is now a private residence.
  • Goldie Mill Built in 1866 in Guelph by James Goldie at the site of a burnt out mill. It was destroyed by fire in 1953 and the ruins are used for public venues.
  • Goldie Mill Built in 1866 in Guelph by James Goldie at the site of a burnt out mill. It was destroyed by fire in 1953 and the ruins are used for public venues.

88 Wyndham St. N.
Guelph, Ontario
N1H 4E8


Ontario Tourism Region : Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 92,130. In Guelph T., Wellington C., at the confluence of the Speed and Eramosa Rs. and Hwys 6 & 7, 20 km. NE of Kitchener.
  • The settlement was founded in 1827 by John Galt, who laid out the radial street pattern and named the place after the family name of George III of England.
  • Galt was more popular with the settlers he helped to locate in the Huron Tract than with his business colleagues, and in 1829 he was discharged by the directors of the Canada Company.
  • Among settlers Galt helped was a group of Scottish emigrants unable to adapt to the tropical climate of South America.
  • They were called the La Guayra Settlers after their original destination in Venezuela, and Galt helped them settle in and around Guelph. No other place in the Commonwealth has the name Guelph, hence its nickname -- 'The Royal City.'
  • By law, all buildings erected on Main Street must be constructed of local grey limestone. Guelph is the home of the Ontario Veterinary College and the Ontario Agricultural College.
  • The Ontario Veterinary College was founded in Toronto in 1862 and was the first Canadian institution to offer courses in veterinary medicine. The College moved to Guelph in 1922.
  • The Ontario Agricultural College opened in a Guelph farmhouse in 1874. The home of Col. John McCrae, a physician who died in France during the First World War--and who wrote the immortal lines of In Flanders Fields -- is now a museum.
  • Guelph had another poet, one who boasted he was 'Poet Laureate of Canada.' James Gay was born in 1810 and wrote very bad odes to Queen Victoria and Canada's governors-general.
  • He also spoke in rhyme whenever he had the chance -- sophisticated greetings like: 'Nice day, nice day; so says Canada's poet, James Gay.'
  • Gay was perhaps best known for his ownership of a two-headed horse. He charged five cents for his poems, but 10 cents for anyone wanting to see his horse. Guelph was also the home of two architects who designed many churches across Ontario.
  • Henry Langley (1836-1907) designed more than 70 churches and numerous residential, commercial, and public buildings.
  • Joseph Connolly (1840-1904) also designed several churches, primarily for the Irish Roman Catholic community. Edward Johnson (1878-1959), born in Guelph, made his operatic debut in Italy in 1912 as Eduardo di Giovanni.


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Off the beaten track:
 
  • Priory Park, 2km
  • Speedwell, 2km
  • Guelph Junction, Guelph area, 3km
  • Hamilton Corner, 4km
  • Farnham, 4km
  • Downeys, 6km
  • Eramosa, 9km
  • Marden, 8km
  • Glenchristie, 9km
  • Armstrong Mills, 11km
  • Aberfoyle, 10km
  • Aikensville, 12km
  • Centre Inn, 12km
  • Mosborough, 9km
  • Little Lake, Cambridge area, 13km
  • Brucedale, 13km
  • Rockcut, 12km
 
  • Rockwood, 12km
  • Barber's Beach, 13km
  • Killean, 14km
  • Corwhin, 10km
  • Birge Mills, 15km
  • Crieff, 14km
  • Speedside, 15km
  • Fisher Mills, 14km
  • Everton, 15km
  • Kossuth, 13km
  • Clyde, 17km
  • Blue Springs, 14km
  • Ennotville, 16km
  • Badenoch, 14km
  • Ponsonby, 15km
  • Idylwild, 16km
  • Oustic, 18km
 
  • Darbyville, 13km
  • Crewsons Corners, 16km
  • Puslinch, 16km
  • Weissenburg, 14km
  • Valens, 19km
  • Brookville, 15km
  • East Preston, 19km
  • Preston, 19km
  • Shiloh, Fergus, 21km
  • Ospringe, 20km
  • Kirkwall, 20km
  • Hagey, 18km
  • Haltonville, 16km
  • Littles Corners, 21km
  • Mimosa, 23km
  • Churchill, 19km

Nearby Lakes:
 
  • Guelph Lake, 7km
  • Little Lake, 13km
  • Puslinch Lake, 14km
  • Mill Pond, 13km
  • Emerald Lake, 16km
  • Valens Reservoir, 18km
  • Mountsberg Reservoir, 17km
  • Fairy Lake, 18km
  • Blue Springs Pond, 18km
  • Barrie's Lake, 22km
  • Orr's Lake, 23km
  • Taylor Lake, 26km
  • Lake Belwood, 26km
  • Cottrell Lake, 27km
  • Cowan's Lake, 27km
  • Roman Lake, 27km
  • Deans Lake, 27km
 
  • Campbellville Pond, 21km
  • Grass Lake, 28km
  • Gulliver's Lake, 26km
  • Elliott's Lake, 29km
  • McClures Lake, 24km
  • Scotch Block Reservoir, 23km
  • Kelso Lake, 23km
  • Victoria Park Lake, 24km
  • Bannister Lake, 29km
  • Carlisle Pond, 26km
  • Crawford Lake, 24km
  • Millers Lake, 30km
  • Wrigley's Lake, 30km
  • Hillside Lake, 31km
  • Despond Lakes, 31km
  • Four Wells Lake, 24km
  • Progreston Pond, 26km
 
  • Reid's Lake, 29km
  • Moore Pond, 31km
  • Silver Lake, 25km
  • McCrone's Lakes, 31km
  • Pinehurst Lake, 32km
  • Spottiswood Lakes, 33km
  • Blue Lake, 35km
  • Windo'er Lake, 29km
  • Little Turnbull Lake, 32km
  • Laurel Lake, 27km
  • Jedburgh Pond, 32km
  • Christie Reservoir, 33km
  • Turnbull Lake, 34km
  • Clair Lake, 27km
  • Watson Pond, 33km
  • Columbia Lake, 27km