Guelph, also known as “The Royal City”, is located in Southwestern Ontario and covers an area of roughly 87 sq. kilometres. The city has around 120,000 people, and is situated 100km west of Toronto.
Guelph is known for its high standard of living, cleanliness, and low unemployment rates, and has been ranked as one of the best places to live in Canada.
The city also has one of the lowest crime rates in the country, which contributes to its glowing reputation as a very desirable city to live in and raise a family.
The climate is similar to other cities in Ontario, comprising of warm, humid summers and cold winters. Guelph falls within the Köppen climate classification Dfb zone and sees lows of around -11°C in winter, and mid-20s in the summer.
High levels of rainfall and snow is very common, and the city is generally cooler than regions situated around the Great Lakes shorelines.
The city’s diverse economy contributes to its low unemployment rates, with the manufacturing industry accounting for a large proportion of jobs, followed by educational services.
Guelph also enjoys a strong cultural identity, and around a third of the population is made up of families with young children.
Guelph has a number of natural attractions, sports teams, arts facilities and festivals, and is home to the University of Guelph, which is celebrated for its veterinary and horticultural programs.