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Guelph

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Guelph [1] is nicknamed The Royal City, since its name comes from the imperial House of Guelph that once ruled Great Britain. The city is home to the University of Guelph.

Get in

By Car

From HWY 401 Take exit 295, Hwy 6 North, the 'Hanlon Expressway'; for downtown, exit at Wellington St., to Wyndham; for University of Guelph, exit at Stone Road, or College Road to Gordon St.

Alternatively, exit 299, Brock Rd, (or 'old Hwy 6') north through the village of Aberfoyle, becomes Gordon St at University of Guelph, to downtown Wyndham St.

From Hwy 6, Hamilton and Niagara, alternatively continue through the villages of Morriston and Aberfoyle via Brock Rd ('old Hwy 6'), or from Morriston, HWY 401 West to exit 295, Hwy 6 North the 'Hanlon Expressway'.

Highway 24 also runs through Guelph, coming from Cambridge in the West and Erin in the East.

By Train

Via Rail [2] operates trains through Guelph, between Sarnia and Toronto. The Via Rail station is in on Carden St. at the corner of Wyndham St. in downtown Guelph.

By Buss

Greyhound operates buses to/from Toronto. Guelph Bus Terminal is in on Macdonell St. in downtown Guelph

Coach Canada operates buses to/from Hamilton.

Get around

Guelph Transit operates buses around the city.

Guelph has 2 main cab comapnies: Canadian Cab (88 MacDonnell Street 519-824-3110) and Red Top Taxi (77 MacDonnell Street 519-821-1700).

See

Timberframe pedestrian covered bridge (Google Map). Built in 1992 by 400 Timber Framers Guild volunteers. A 120' pedestrian lattice covered bridge over the Speed River in Guelph, Ontario.

Church of Our Lady Immaculate (Google Map). 28 Norfolk Street. Stands high above the streetscape, overlooking the city of Guelph. Built of local limestone in Gothic Revival style. Construction began 1877, completed in 1926.

Do

Downtown rep cinema The Bookshelf shows slightly more unusual movies than elsewhere and also has a cafe, restaurant, bar and bookstore in the same building.

Visit the University of Guelph Arboretum. 165 hectares (408 acres) with 8.2 km of trails.

Buy

  • Bookshelf, Quebec St., [3].
  • Macondo Books, 18 Wilson Street. A used bookstore.
  • Toko, 118 Wyndham Street North sells Dutch foods.

Eat

  • Bollywood Bistro, 51 Cork Street East downtown. Excellent South Asian food.
  • Salsateria, 45 Cork Street East 519 824 0244, [4]. Closes at 7PM weekdays. Latin American snacks.
  • The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham Street North. has vegetarian food, beer and coffee.
  • The Boathouse Tea Room, 116 Gordon Street. Traditional high tea. Ice cream parlour. Lovely setting next to the Speed River. [5]

Drink

Pubs and Bars

  • Albion
  • Frankensteins
  • eBar, [6]
  • Vinyl
  • Doogies
  • Manhattans
  • Jimmy Jazz
  • Trappers/Palace/Underground

Sleep

Get out

Guelph Lake rents canoes in the summer.

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