Facts About Guelph

  • Guelph is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.
  • Guelph is known as “The Royal City”
  • Guelph is the seat of Wellington County but is politically independent of it.
  • The city is built on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
  • Guelph began as a settlement in the 1820s, established by Scotsman John Galt, who was in Upper Canada as the first Superintendent of the Canada Company.
  • Guelph has been noted as having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country throughout the Great Recession.
  • Guelph was incorporated as a town in 1855 and the first mayor elected was John Smith.
  • The Estimated Population of Guelph is 135,474.
  • Guelph was incorporated as a city in 1879 with a Special Act of the Ontario legislature.
  • Guelph is twinned with Castelfranco Veneto, Italy.
Facts About Guelph
Facts About Guelph

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