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City of Guelph

City Of Guelph the royal city

Strategically located between some of Southwestern Ontario’s largest economic hubs such as Toronto, Waterloo, and Hamilton, the city of Guelph offers the perfect blend of city and small-town life away from the hustle-bustle of large cities. Commonly known as the Royal City of Canada, Guelph’s high employment rate, supportive community life, low crime rate, and cost of living makes it a city fit for royalty.

Public Transit

One of the best features about living in Guelph, Ontario is that it is located within an hour’s distance from some of the most populous and major cities in the Greater Toronto area. In the west, the city of Toronto is only 70 kilometers from Guelph thus ensuring a short 45 to 60-minute one-way trip. In the east, it is only 23 kilometers from Waterloo or about 35 minutes from the car. Similarly, in the north, the city of Hamilton is only 46 kilometers or 40 to 45 minutes away from Guelph.
Its central location ensures easy access to a vast variety of employment opportunities. Despite this, Guelph is not primarily a commuter city as there are many local job opportunities for residents and recent graduates.


Guelph has wonderfully hot, humid summers and picturesque brisk winters. January is the coldest month with an average low of -10 C. July is the hottest month with an average of 26 C. June is the rainiest month with an average of 8 rain days.  The past fews years Guelph has seen extended summer temperatures into fall and a trend towards milder winters,


Whether you are a concerned parent or someone thinking about returning to school in the near future, Guelph is a great place to consider. Other than a great variety of elementary, high, and catholic schools, the city is home to one of the best universities in Canada. According to Times Higher Education webpage, the University of Guelph is ranked in the top twenty universities in Canada.
The university is most popularly known for its agricultural studies and Guelph Arboretum which was specifically modeled after the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University. The 165-hectare Arboretum is open all year round and is home to over 400 unique species of trees, the Frances Ball Rose collection, and the G. Porter Memorial Japanese Garden.


It’s a great place to live. The people are very hospitable.It has the sensibility of a small town but the cultural footprint of a mid-sized city – a thriving arts scene, a significant undercurrent of political progressivism, and of course, the intellectual/academic community around the university.Schools within the area have a reputation for academic excellence and the city has a wide range of recreational activities and services for children.

Finding a Home

A large portion of residences in Guelph are new built detached, local builders, the taxes are moderate, and the cost of purchasing a home is still moderate, although the Toronto bubble is getting here.
Guelph’s residents have access to a large number of job opportunities. Numerous industries are located within the area and large employers such as Linamar, The University of Guelph, Cooperators and Cargill make finding employment less challenging than in other communities. Guelph is an easy drive to larger centers such as Kitchener-Waterloo and Hamilton making it a smart choice for commuters.

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