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 to represent the Horse of Hanover.
The chain of office is also engraved with the names of the seven Mayors who have worn it.
In 2017, the Chain of Office will turn 50 as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday.
You can read more about the chain see up close photos of the different shields and read the names of each of the mayors who have worn it over the last 50 years by clicking on the Chain of Office History website featured on the City of Guelph website.