City of Guelph

5 things you should know about the city of Guelph:

  1. It’s been rated one of the 10 best places to live in Canada.
  2. We are one hour from Toronto.
  3. We’re called the City of Music because of all the music festivals we host.
  4. Getting to and from Guelph is easy with multiple Go Train, Go Bus, Via Rail and Greyhound routes.
  5. The city of Guelph and University of Guelph reside on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We recognize this gathering place where we work and learn is home to many past, present, and future First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

5 totally random things about Guelph:

  1. The wire coat hanger was invented here in the 1920s.
  2. A Guelph resident invented 5 pin bowling.
  3. A U of G research team created the Yukon Gold potato – the best potatoes for French fries!
  4. Guelph was the home of North America’s first cable TV system – that’s innovation!
  5. The jock strap was invented here. It’s true. The company held a contest to name the product and the winner got $5!