Did you know there is a website that lists many of the Famous people from Guelph? This unique database was started in November 2013 by the Guelph Public Library to help Guelphities learn about our city’s finest actors, musicians, athletes, authors, government officials, and historical figures. Since its launch, Library staff have added over 200 […]
A bridge has spanned the Speed River at this location as early as 1860 and was known first as “the Wellington Foundry Bridge” and later “the Inglis-Hunter Bridge” because of its close proximity to one of the very early industries in Guelph, established circa 1860, on the easterly bank of the river. The bridge seen […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.