Downtown Guelph Carden street


Experience the very best of rural and suburban life in the Royal City.

The Boathouse in downtown Guelph

Photo: The Boathouse Tea Room is Guelph’s favourite spot for tea time, wholesome lunches, premium scooped ice cream, and magical private events.

Affectionately known as “The Royal City”, Guelph is a vibrant community of over 120,000 that offers a close-knit and connected feeling. Less than 30 kilometres from Kitchener-Waterloo, and 100 kilometres from Toronto, it’s an ideal location for people who want the peace and serenity of a more rural lifestyle with all the amenities and services of a growing city.

An engaged community, the city of Guelph stays well connected with its residents through social media (including Twitter, FaceBook, and YouTube) so you can have open dialogue with city officials and learn about important events and issues that affect you. Helpful resources and services are easy to find on the City of Guelph’s website, making your transition to a new community hassle-free.

Living in Guelph will provide a refreshing take on life that opens doors to a healthy, environmentally friendly, and culturally inspired sense of well-being. Residents enjoy the expansive network of trails and paths to explore and share with their families. Internationally acclaimed events including music and art festivals are just steps from your door as is the vibrant Downtown core offering eclectic local dining, shopping, museums, and entertainment.

For the active family lifestyle, there are lots of recreation and programs that will keep you feeling great and help develop strong friendships and networks. Shopping in Guelph and the surrounding area brings an incredible array of choice from local artisans and crafters in their home studios to the convenience of outdoor and indoor malls with all your trusted stores. You will always be able to find both unique gifts and the necessities without having to leave the city.