There once was a crown hanging over the centre of Guelph. This crown, made of wire with Christmas lights, hung over St. George’s Square from around 1960 until it was taken down at the end of the 1970’s. The Crown, which was purchased from Texas as part of a Christmas Ornament Package, was removed around 1979 in […]
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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 […]
Article By Steven Petric Ah, the drive-in movie. There is something about hearing the ‘Beach Boys’ playing from the speakers inside a vintage ’50’s era snack bar. There is no mistaking that feeling of a different era, especially at the Mustang Drive-In in Guelph. The Mustang’s owners have been promoting that feeling of retro at the 1959 […]