The City of Guelph is vibrant, "green" community known for its' historic downtown neighbourhoods and abundance of parklands. Guelph was founded in 1827 and many of its' early Scottish settlers contributed to the beautiful limestone buildings in the downtown areas, not the least of which is the majestic Church of Our Lady that rises on a hill overlooking much of the city. From the convergence of two rivers, the Eramosa and the Speed, the city has expanded and flourished to the point that the population in 2015 is approximately 128,000. The nice thing about Guelph is that despite its' surge in population, it maintains a "small town" atmosphere and you are literally able to be in the countryside within 5 minutes of anywhere in the city.
Guelph has always had a stable economy. Its' major employers being the University of Guelph, as well as Linamar Corporation (Manufacturing), it also is home to Agriculture Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & Food, Co-Operators Insurance as well as a host of agriculturally related head office and research facilities. With these employers, Guelph is well positioned to continue to be economically successful.
Guelph is surrounded by Wellington County, home to some of the Ontario's most productive farmland. It is also part of Canada's Technology Triangle, the cities of Guelph, Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo with 3 universities and a highly skilled workforce this area of 500,000 is amongst Canada's most successful regions.
In Guelph, you will find a safe and friendly place to raise a family. Whether you wish for a new home in one of the carefully planned subdivisions or a century property downtown or in fact, something in between we have it all here.