A vibrant community of over 120,000 people, Guelph, Ontario is ranked among the top ten places to live in Canada. The city is located in one of the strongest economic regions in the country: 100 kilometres west of Toronto, just east of Kitchener-Waterloo.
In 2009 Guelph was named Canada’s safest city, one of the country’s smartest communities, and Canada’s volunteer capital. The City of Guelph is rich in culture, architecture, parks and riverside green spaces.
Home to the University of Guelph and to Conestoga College, Guelph’s downtown resembles a European city center, complete with squares, broad main streets, and narrow side streets. Guelph is known as the Royal City and is named after British Monarch King George IV who was from the Guelph lineage.