The city of Guelph was named by founder John Galt in 1827 to honour the British Royal Family, the Hanoverians, who were descended from the House of Welf (Also known as the Guelfs or Guelph), one of the great political factions in late medieval Germany and Italy, and the ancestral family of the reigning British monarch at […]
The Guelph Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1992 with sponsorship from the City of Guelph and the Kiwanis Club of Guelph. It is a non-profit organization. The Hall recognizes and honours the achievements of Guelph individuals and teams who have attained prominence and distinction in any field of sport and those who have made […]
Rambles in the Rustbelt is a series of audio explorations celebrating heritage architecture in Ontario. In this episode, Benjamin A. Vazquez leads us on a tour of Guelph, Ontario. Join us for this walk and explore the area.
The Chain of Office was commissioned by the City to mark Canada’s 100th Birthday in 1967. It is worn by the mayor at council meetings and formal functions. The chain includes 17 shields with subjects of local significance to Guelph such as a tree stump to represent the founding of Guelph by John Galt and a Horse […]
In a recent article for Citylab, Aarian Marshall reports on McGill University doctoral candidate Ehab Diab and the transportation planner and associate professor Ahmed El-Geneidy study that suggests there’s a best—and cheapest corner for passenger pickups. The ideal bus stop placement has been a matter of debate for many. Some believe the best place to […]
After much delay, the City of Guelph released a tender for a general contractor to start renovation work this spring at Guelph Central Train Station. In 2013, a tender was released however a contractor was not found that would stay within the $925,000 budget approved by council. The new budget is now $2.1 million which was approved by Council […]
Over 300 million tires are thrown out each year in Canada and the United States alone. Instead of accumulating in landfills, vacant lots, and your garage, there are companies out there that have a new plan for those unused eyesores – Rubber Sidewalks. This may sound a little bizarre but there are already a handful of companies out […]