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Nestled between the communities of Kitchener, Cambridge, Milton, and Halton Hills in the southeastern portion of the province is the city of Guelph. Its population of over 131,000 resides within the city’s area of more than 86 square kilometres. With multiple parks and recreation centres, the city provides residents with a variety of activities to choose from, and the Speed River and Eramosa River, as well as many small creeks, provide beautiful scenery. Public transportation makes it easy to travel, both within the city and to other nearby communities.
Guelph has mid-range housing prices, with averages ranging from $360,000 to $600,000. In Guelph’s northern section, there is a mix of newer, high-priced single-family homes and older, more affordable single-family homes, as well as commercial space and high-priced vacant land.This section also offers some row house options. The central section of the city also offers a mix of older and newer single-family homes, along with condo options and commercial space. Newer built single-family homes and condos can be found in the southern section of Guelph, as well as high-priced vacant land.
The vacancy rate in Guelph has remained fairly steady over the past few years, at or above 1%. This is one of the lowest in the provinceand it makes for a tight rental market. Demand for rental units among young people (particularly students), new immigrants, and seniors has offset any new rental units added to the market. Rent costs have been slowly increasing due to the high demand.Vacancy rates tend to be highest for three-bedroom (or more) apartments and lowest for bachelor and two-bedroom apartments. The western section of the city normally experiences the lowest vacancy rates due to its proximity to the downtown area. Average rent costs in Guelph range from $690 to $740 for bachelor apartments, $815 to $930 for one-bedroom apartments, $970 to $1,100 for two-bedroom apartments, and $1,000 to $1,400 for three-bedroom (or more) apartments.
Guelph has a diverse economy, with industries such as agri-food and innovation, environmental technology, advanced manufacturing, information and communication, tourism, life sciences, and educational services.Manufacturing employs the largest number of people in the city, particularly auto parts/fabricated metal product manufacturing. Major employers in Guelph include Linamar, the Upper Grand District School Board, and the University of Guelph. Movie and television production is a growing industry in the city, with a number of large projects filmed in the area over the past several years. Guelph’s unemployment rate has been one of the lowest in the country, sitting at around 4%.
Guelph Transit operates public bus transportation in the city, with around 70 vehicles servicing close to 30 routes. Most buses are accessible for those with mobility issues or baby strollers. The city has three main transit hubs: Guelph Central Station, the University of Guelph, and Stone Road Mall. Residents can also travel via GO Transit (bus or train), Greyhound (long-distance bus), and VIA Rail (train). Many of these routes provide access to other nearby communities.
The Upper Grand District School Board, Wellington Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud, and Conseil scolaire Viamonde operate public schools in the city. Examples of schools in Guelph include Paisley Road Public School, Jean Little Public School, Central Public School, Victory Public School, Willow Road Public School, College Heights Secondary School, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Saint James Catholic High School, École Saint-René-Goupil, and École élémentaire L'Odyssée. Private school options are also available. The University of Guelph is the largest post-secondary institution in the city and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in business, arts, sciences, agriculture, and social sciences. Conestoga College also has a local campus in the city, with classes in business, and heavy equipment and other motive power trades.
The Civic Museum provides information about the city’s history through exhibits, galleries, programs, and special events.The museum houses over 30,000 artifacts, such as tools, clothing, equipment, art, documents, photographs, and textiles. The museum can be booked for parties and other events, and visitors can enjoy shopping in the onsite gift shop. The Guelph Arboretum, operated by the University of Guelph, features a wide variety of plants displayed in distinct gardens and greenspaces. Garden types include Japanese, English, rose, rhododendron, and dwarf forest. The arboretum has numerous walking trails for visitors to explore.