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The University of Guelph is home to one of Ontario’s most beautiful campuses, with a blend of modern and traditional architecture. It boasts a 165-hectare Arboretum, an oasis that includes more than eight kilometres of signed trails, making it a popular place for a stroll or a jog. The University is a hub of culture in the Guelph area and attracts crowds to a wide range of concerts, drama productions, art exhibits and lectures, as well as an annual show and sale of Canadian crafts and College Royal, the largest university open house in North America. U of G is also the place to be if you’re a sports enthusiast — whether it’s cheering on the Gryphons at a home game or skating with your family in the twin-pad arena. Be sure to visit the University of Guelph — a civic, provincial and national treasure.

A superb extended stay and relocation property. • Complimentary hot buffet breakfast • Complimentary light dinner buffet Tues/Wed/Thurs. • All suite hotel with full kitchens • Outdoor BBQ pavilion & putting greens • Theatre room, BridgeMart 24/7, complimentary guest laundry • Indoor pool, 24h gym • Complimentary wired & wireless H/S internet

519-767-3300 • 1-877-238-8889 www.staybridge.com/guelphontario 11 Corporate Court, Hanlon Business Park, Guelph, ON N1G 5G5

It’s a Great Day at the

GUELPH

Come PLAY and STAY - We make YOU feel AT HOME. Enjoy a savoury meal prepared by our Chef in Gazebo's Restaurant. Over 10,000 square feet of banquet space to host your special event in style!

EVERYTHING under ONE ROOF. It’s all about LOCATION!

(519) 836-0231 Contact us: University of Guelph • Guelph ON N1G 2W1 519-824-4120 or visit our website at www.uoguelph.ca

Come book yourself in.

601 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph, ON N1G3E7 reservations@holidayinnguelph.ca • www.higuelph.ca


Guelph and Wellington County

What’s inside

is a region full of distinctive, rich experiences that can be found in each community you visit.

2009 Signature Events . . . . . 12

City bustle is perfectly blended with rural serenity.

Arts and Culture. . . . . . . . . . . 18

Enjoy outstanding dining, beautiful bed & breakfasts,

Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

and modern hotels. Cast your y rod, hit a country

Farm Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

trail with two wheels, or visit a working farm. Live

Nature & Outdoor . . . . . . . . . 23

theatre productions and award-winning festivals run

Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

throughout the seasons. Take a family road trip, or plan a weekend getaway. All of the elements for a good time are here.

Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 City of Guelph . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Festivals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Heritage and History . . . . . . . 16

Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Breweries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Start your adventure by using the

2009 Travel Planner. visitguelphwellington.ca for more information!

Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 County of Wellington . . . . . . 41 Where to Stay . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Conferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

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Photography Thank you to all photographers and organizations that have given permission to use images for this production. Special mention to: Tudor Costache, Godfrey Hall, Julian Katz, Lucas Sprague and David Corks. Publisher City of Guelph Economic Development & Tourism Services stacey.dunnigan@guelph.ca 1.800.334.4519 As best as can be determined, all information in this publication is correct as of the time of printing and it is recommended that individuals attempt to verify information.

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Wellington County

Clifford

Information Centres Harriston

Elora Information Centre

Mount Forest

9 East Mill Street 519.846.9841 Palmerston

www.elorafergus.ca Fergus and District Information Centre 400 Tower Street South 519.843.5140 1.877.242.6353 www.elorafergus.ca Guelph Visitor Information Centre

Conestogo Lake

Luther Marsh

Drayton Arthur

1 Carden Street 519.837.1335 1.800.334.4519 www.visitguelphwellington.ca

Alma

Harriston Information Located in Evergreen Variety Elora

50 Elora Street South

Fergus Belwood Lake

Belwood

519.338.2777 519.338.2511 www.town.minto.on.ca

Hillsburgh

Mount Forest Chamber of Commerce 514 Main Street North

Erin

519.323.4480

Guelph Lake

www.mountforest.ca

Everton

Rockwood

Palmerston Information (Open May-Sept.) Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum 166 William Street 519.343.4014 519.338.2511 www.town.minto.on.ca

Aberfoyle Morriston

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City of

Guelph

Guelph has a new Tourist Information Centre! We are pleased to welcome you to our new Tourism Information Centre!

Guelph Top 10 in 2009

Find us on the first floor of the new City Hall, a

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Climb aboard the Guelph Junction Railway, and

LEED Silver building located in beautiful, historic

dine in style.

downtown Guelph.

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Join the fun June 7th at the Local Food Fest at Ignatius Farm.

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The new address is: 1 Carden Street, Guelph, ON N1H 3A1

Feast at Borealis Grille, a Savour Ontario

Our hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30-4:30

restaurant.

We look forward to seeing you!

Check out the free Wyndham Street jazz tent at the Guelph Jazz Festival.

Guelph is Bicycle Friendly!

Explore the Taste of Downtown Guelph

Pick up your copy of the new Bicycle-Friendly

in October.

Guelph map at the Tourism Information Centre, or

Enjoy award winning brews at Wellington and

view online at visitguelphwellington.ca/cycling.

F&M Breweries. 7.

Visit the NEW Tourism Information Centre at new City Hall.

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See a movie at Mustang Theatre, one of Ontario’s last drive-in theatres.

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2009 Signature Events Saturday, April 25, 2009 Doors Open Guelph 2009 Guelph guelpharts.ca/doorsopenguelph/

June 26 - 28, 2009 Canadian Redneck Games Harriston www.canadianredneckgames.ca

Sundays at 2pm from April 26 - June 28 and August 16 - October 18, 2009 Guelph Arts Council Historical Walking Tours Guelph guelpharts.ca/guelphartscouncil

July, 2009-TBA Festival Italiano Guelph 519-821-1110

Saturday, May 2, 2009 Spring Special Antique Show Aberfoyle Antique Market www.aberfoyle-antiques.com June 1 - 7, 2009 Tourism Week Guelph visitguelphwellington.ca June 4 - 7, 2009 Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival Guelph www.guelphcontemporarydancefestival.com June 6 - 7, 2009 Bobtail Truck, Car & Motorcycle Show Palmerston www.town.minto.on.ca Sunday, June 7, 2009 4th Annual Guelph Wellington Local Food Fest Guelph foodlink.ca June 12 - 14 2009 Guelph & District Multicultural Festival Guelph www.gdmf.ca Sunday, June 14, 2009 Donkey Day Puslinch www.donkeysanctuary.ca June 20 - 21, 2009 Subaru Triathlon Series 1 Guelph Lake Conservation Area www.trisportcanada.com 12

Top 100 Events in Ontario August 7 - 9, 2009 Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games Fergus www.fergusscottishfestival.com August 28 - 30, 2009 Guelph Ribfest Guelph www.ribfestguelph.com

October 16 - 18, 2009 Guelph Studio Tour Guelph www.guelphstudiotour.ca November 6 - 9, 2009 Guelph Festival of Moving Media Guelph www.festivalofmovingmedia.ca

Saturday, September 5, 2009 Subaru Triathlon Series 2 Guelph Lake Conservation Area www.trisportcanada.com

November 1, 2009 January 5, 2010 Yuletide Guelph www.barbergallery.com

September 9 - 13, 2009 Guelph Jazz Festival Guelph www.guelphjazzfestival.com

Sunday, November 15, 2009 Guelph Santa Claus Parade Downtown Guelph 519-836-0660

September 18 - 20, 2009 Harriston-Minto Fall Fair Harriston www.harristonmintofair.ca

November 19 - 22, 2009 Fair November University of Guelph www.uoguelph.ca/ucevents/fair.shtml

July 17 - 19, 2009 Mount Forest Fireworks Festival Mount Forest www.mountforest.ca

Sunday, September 20, 2009 Eden Mills Writers’ Festival Eden Mills edenmillswritersfestival.ca

Saturday, July 18, 2009 Art on the Street Downtown Guelph www.downtownguelph.com

Saturday, September 26, 2009 3rd Annual Wellington Rural Romp Wellington County foodlink.ca

Saturday, November 28, 2009 AGSI Canadian Cross Country Championships Guelph www.guelphrunning.ca

July 23 - 26, 2009 Fergus Truck Show Fergus www.fergustruckshow.com

Every Tuesday and Wednesday in October Taste of Downtown (formerly Dig-In Downtown) Downtown Guelph www.guelphdowntown.com

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Canada Day Celebrations Guelph & Wellington County visitguelphwellington.ca July 10 - August 2, 2009 Elora Festival Elora www.elorafestival.com July 12 - 14, 2009 Summer Sizzle Piano Pedagogy Symposium Palmerston www.cncm.ca/SummerSizzle

July 24 - 26, 2009 Hillside Festival 2009 Guelph Lake Conservation Area www.hillsidefestival.ca Monday, August 3, 2009 John Galt Day Guelph guelph.ca

October 3 - 12, 2009 Sensational Elora Elora www.sensationalelora.com October 9 - 12, 2009 Erin Fall Fair Erin www.erinfair.ca

Saturday, December 5, 2009 Winter Lights and Music Downtown Guelph www.guelphdowntown.com Monday, December 28, 2009 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Guelph City Hall visitguelphwellington.ca Saturday, February 6, 2010 Hillside Inside Guelph www.hillsidefestival.ca March 2010 - TBA College Royal University of Guelph www.collegeroyal.uoguelph.ca

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Festivals

Guelph & District Multicultural Festival

Celebrate the milestones! • 150th anniversary - Harriston-Minto Fall Fair

The 13th annual Multicultural Festival takes place

• 130th anniversary - Palmerston Fall Fair

June 12-14, 2009

• 75th anniversary - Grand River Conservation Authority

in Riverside Park and showcases cultural music, dance & costumes, an interactive children’s tent, youth activities, world-wide cuisines, craft vendors and more.

• 30th anniversary - Elora Festival

festivalguelph@gdmc.org 519-836-7482

www.gdmf.ca

The ultimate musical

island vacation

Fergus Scottish Festival Fergus

T: 519-787-0099 www.fergusscottishfestival.com

July 24–26, 2009 Guelph Lake IIsland

August 7-9, 2009. Interactive Family Celebration of Scottish Culture. Tattoo, Pipebands, Highland Dancing, Heavy Events, McKiddies Centre. Day Passes-$13.00 - $22; Weekend Passes-$32 & $40. CHILDREN UNDER 13 FREE. Check out www.fergusscottishfestival.com.

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june 4–7 2009 guelph ontario tickets river run centre information 519.763.3000 519.780.2220 877.520.2408 guelphcontemporary riverrun.ca dancefestival.com

September 9–13, 2009 the elora festival and singers Tickets & Information 519.846.0331 1.888.747.7550 info@elorafestival.com www.elorafestival.com

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Heritage and History Church of Our Lady Immaculate 28 Norfolk Street, Guelph ON N1H 4H8

T: 519-824-3951 www.churchofourlady.ca

A National Historic Site. Enjoy this opportunity to tour one of Canada’s magnificent Gothic style churches. Admission - Free Will Donation.

Guelph Arts Council Historical Walking Tours T: 519-836-3280 www.guelpharts.ca/guelphartscouncil Guelph Arts Council’s popular historical walking tours trace Guelph’s history through its architecture, people and stories that help define the city. Tours run for two hours on selected Sundays, April to October.

Guelph Civic Museum 6 Dublin Street South, Guelph GUELPH CIVIC & CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Open Daily 1-5pm 6 Dublin Street South

T: 519-836-1221 guelph.ca/museum

Located in a c.1850 three-storey limestone building, exhibits feature Guelph’s history from pre-settlement to present. The Rogers Yahoo! Growing Up In Guelph Children’s Museum explore Guelph’s past from a child’s perspective.

McCRAE HOUSE Jul-Nov Open daily 1-5pm Dec-Jun Sun-Fri 1-5pm 108 Water Street

McCrae House 108 Water Street, Guelph

www.guelph.ca/museum 519-836-1221 museum@guelph.ca

A National Historic Site, this c.1850 stone cottage is the birthplace of Lt. Col. John McCrae (1872 -1918), author of the famous WW1 poem “In Flanders Fields”. Featuring exhibits, period rooms and heritage gardens.

T: 519-836-1221 guelph.ca/museum

Woodlawn Memorial Park T: 1-888-730-8199 / 519-822-1271 762 Woolwich Street, Guelph www.woodlawnmemorialpark.ca Large historic cemetery. Self guided walking tours, on various topics, are free. Our Public Art brochure directs you to statues, art pieces and site features. Part of the Trans Canada Trail. Peace Pole on the trail. Cremation Gardens, Chapel, Mausoleum and Crematorium. Winding roadways, water features and century old trees.

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Arts and Culture The region of Guelph and Wellington County is a premier arts and culture destination, offering worldclass live performances and visual art exhibits year round. There is an amazing variety of live theatres offering a broad range of comedy, musical theatre, ballet, music, and family shows. Explore the beautiful art galleries and studios dotted throughout the region. Be your own guide on an annual studio tour that features local artists showcasing unique pieces and artisanal collections.

Bello Vetro Studios 14 Edinburgh Road South, Guelph

T: 519-341-9196 www.bellovetro.com

We are a stained glass production studio, a small gallery, and a retail store for stained glass supplies. We create commissioned glass art and glass art for display and sale.

Doors Open Guelph

T: 519-836-3280 www.guelpharts.ca/doorsopenguelph

Doors Open Guelph is a one-day annual celebration of Guelph’s history and architectural heritage when several of the city’s finest buildings open their doors for free public tours. April 25, 2009. Contact Guelph Arts Council for details. Framing & Art Centre www.guelph.framingartcentre.com 987 Gordon Street, Guelph T: 519-836-4030 30 Carden Street, Guelph T: 519-836-5873 Visit us for creative custom framing, a wide variety of wall decor & photo frames. Both locations carry unique, affordable gift ideas including jewellery and card collections by Canadian artisans. Guelph Studio Tour www.guelphstudiotour.ca c/o Guelph Arts Council T: 519-824-0974 147 Wyndham Street North, Guelph View artists showcasing original art in studios and exhibition spaces at many sites in Guelph’s historic downtown. 2009 dates are October 17 & 18.

Macdonald Stewart Art Centre guelph’s public art gallery & sculpture park

The msac annually features twelve exhibitions, artist talks, family days, children’s art classes, educational programs, tours, and has the largest sculpture park at a public gallery in Canada with 34 permanent works sited on 2.5 acres surrounding the building.

• view dates for local performances, exhibits and events on the Master Calendar • keep up-to-date with arts news • find and engage artist services

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location 358 Gordon St (at College Ave) gallery hours Tuesday to Sunday, 12 to 5 pm, September to July free admission free parking contact Aidan Ware, Education Coordinator at e aware@msac.ca or tel 519.837.0010 Email aware@msac.ca to receive the Art Centre’s quarterly newsletter. Carl Skelton, Canadiana / Begging Bear, 1995–1999 (bronze), dressed as Bearilyn Monroe by msac Summer Art Camp 2008 students

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Arts and Culture

Golf It is time to tee up! Whether you are an avid

River Run Centre 35 Woolwich Street, Guelph

T: 519-837-5662 www.riverrun.ca

A magnificent performing arts centre in downtown Guelph featuring a 785-seat concert theatre, and a 225-seat multi-use theatre. River Run offers an exciting line-up of professional performances and community performing arts groups.

Theatre in the Trees Dinner Theatre The Arboretum, University of Guelph

competitor who loves a challenge, a fair-weather player that prefers to socialize, or a professional mini-golfer, the perfect course is here waiting for you.

T: 519-824-4120 ext. 54110 www.uoguelph.ca/arboretum

Enjoy live theatre (comedy) and a scrumptious buffet dinner in a unique setting. There are two different performances / year; November - December and March - May. Reservations required. See ad on page 25

Wellington Artists’ Gallery and Art Centre T: 519-843-6303 6142 Wellington County Rd. 29, Fergus www.wellingtonartistsgallery.ca Visit this new Art Gallery comprised of Guelph and Wellington County visual artists, offering for your viewing pleasure and purchase, a variety of 2009 multimedia fine art. Workshops available.

2009 2 009 SEASON Country Legends A Salute to Country Music Pioneers Conceived, Written & Directed by Alex Mustakas

May 5 – May 30

The Odd Couple

SEASON

Victoria Park East Golf Club 1096 Victoria Road South, Guelph

T: 1-800-820-1854 www.victoriaparkgolf.com

2009 will be our 35th year! Come play one of the region’s finest championship-length courses. Public welcome. Online booking available in season.

A Mismatched Comedy By Neil Simon

June 3 – June 20

Blue Champagne A Musical Flashback to the 1940’s Conceived & Written by Ken John Grant Musical Arrangements by Bob Ashley & Ted Shadbolt

July 8 – August 1

See How They Run A Marathon of Laughs By Philip King

August 11 – August 29 Lerner & Loewe’s

Brigadoon A Magical Musical Fantasy

Box Office: 519-638-5555 draytonfestivaltheatre.com

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Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner Music by Frederick Loewe

September 15 – October 10

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Farm Fun

Nature & Outdoors

Get your copy of the 2009

The Arboretum University of Guelph

Wellington County Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Map and explore the countryside! Find your way through a corn maze, hitch a wagon ride, and say hello to the friendly farm animals.

Strom’s Farm 5089 Wellington Road #32, Guelph

T: 519-822-1070 www.strom.ca

In our 31st season! Open August - October 31.

T: 519-824-4120 ext. 54110 www.uoguelph.ca/arboretum

...165 hectares (408 acres) of spectacular greenspace, formal and natural gardens, nature trails, 30 plant collections (approximately 1750 types of trees and shrubs), workshops, dinner theatre and meeting, wedding and banquet facilities. Belwood Lake Conservation Area 8282 Wellington County Rd. 18, Fergus

T: 519-843-2979 www.grandriver.ca

On weekends starting Sept. 19th explore our 5-acre corn maze, wagon rides, and pumpkin chuckin’!

Fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and swimming (in a former quarry) are among the activities available in the park centered on the 12-kilometre long (7.5 miles) lake.

White Rock Ostrich Farm 13085 Fourth Line, Rockwood

Conestogo Lake Conservation Area 6580 Wellington County Rd. 11, Wallenstein

T: 519-856-2629 www.whiterockostrichfarm.com

Fun tours, Ostrich meat, Feather Dusters, Ostrich Oil, Fresh and empty Ostrich Eggs, Picnic Area with Barbecued Ostrich Burgers & Hotdogs on weekends, Group Tours, Screamfest Haunted attraction in October. Yee Haw Adventure Farm 13085 Fourth Line, Rockwood

T: 519-624-0085 www.yeehawadventurefarm.com

Servin’ up a heaping’ helpin’ of country fun - Hillbilly style! Pig races, haunted hayrides, boo barn, farm animal show, 5 acre corn maze game, climbing goats pumpkins and more! Open weekends in October including holiday Monday! 11:00am-5:30pm. School tours and birthday parties welcome!

T: 519-856-9543 www.grandriver.ca

Conestogo Lake Conservation Area occupies 2,300 hectares on a six kilometre-long lake, offering camping, power boating, sailing, fishing (smallmouth bass, pike, perch), picnicking and hiking.

Elora Gorge Conservation Area 7400 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora

T: 519-846-9742 www.grandriver.ca

The 22-metre cliffs of Elora Gorge provide a unique backdrop for tubing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, camping, swimming (in a small pond) and other activities.

We can hardly wait for your visit. Come visit with the donkeys. Discover their gentle tranquility, and enjoy some wonderful time in an idyllic country setting. We’re open Wednesdays and Sundays from May 3 to Thanksgiving. 6981 Conc. 4 RR#6 Guelph (519) 836-1697 thedonkeysanctuary.ca

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RATES (GST & PST included) Canoes Kayaks $12/hour ($15 on wknds) $10/hour ($12 on wknds) $25/half day (5 hour max) $20/half day (5 hour max) $35/fullday (5hours +) $28/full day (5hours +) • Hours - Opening daily Fri. May 15, through Sun. Sept 13. 10am until dusk, weather permitting. Weekends only thru Thanksgiving. Closed Mondays. • Located dockside at The Boathouse Tearoom and Ice Cream • Inquiries: in person or at speedriverpaddling@hotmail.com

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Nature and Outdoors

Nature & Outdoors Elora Quarry Conservation Area 319 Wellington County Rd. 18, Elora

T: 519-846-5234 www.grandriver.ca

The centre of attraction is the “old swimming hole,” a 0.8 hectare (two acre) quarry encircled by sheer 12-metre cliffs.

Guelph Lake Conservation Area 7743 Conservation Road, Guelph

T: 519-82-4.5061 www.grandriver.ca

The 1,600 hectare (4,000 acres) park has plenty of room for camping, hiking, and other activities. The five-kilometre long lake is great for fishing, swimming and sailing.

Rockwood Conservation Area 161 Falls Street, Rockwood

T: 519-856-9543 www.grandriver.ca

Towering limestone cliffs, caves and glacial potholes are among the park’s natural wonders. A great place to camp, hike, swim, canoe and fish.

Speed River Paddling Inc.

speedriverpaddling@hotmail.com

10km return trip on peaceful, sheltered Eramosa River. Open 10-dusk, Tuesday-Sunday, May 15 thru Sept. 13, weekends thru Thanksgiving. Reasonable rates. Safety equipment and map included. Gift certificates.

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Entertainment Hillside, live entertainment!

Mohawk Racetrack T: 905-854-2255 or 1-888-675-7223 P.O. Box 160, 9430 Guelph Line, Campbellville www.hostyourevent.com Mohawk and Woodbine Racetracks offer North America’s best horse racing and gaming. State-of-the-art slot machines plus meeting and special event rooms and the highest level of customer service. Sleeman Centre 50 Woolwich Street, Guelph

T: 519-822-4900 www.thesleemancentre.com

The Sleeman Centre is a modern well equipped 4000 seat multi use facility for both participants and spectators alike. Facility amenities include private suites, VIP seating areas and a 300 seat full service sports bar and restaurant. The facility and experienced staff are well suited to exceed your expectations.

Lights, bells...jackpots! Now that’s all-inclusive.

OLG Slots at Grand River Raceway 7445 County Road 21, RR2, Elora, ON (519) 846-2022 Mon. - Thurs. 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fri. - Sun. 24 hours

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Your mini holiday. Must be 19 years of age or older. Valid government-issued photo identification may be required.

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Markets Guelph and Wellington County has long been a traditional market hub. You will ďŹ nd antique treasures, home-grown produce, baked treats, local meats, and so much more. Aberfoyle Antique Marke

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Markets

Breweries

Knapp’s Country Market & Nurseries T: 519-824-4222 8066 Wellington County Rd. 124, Guelph www.knappscountrymarket.com Knapp’s Country Market & Nurseries features berry picking, wagon rides, garden tours, ice-cream parlor, lakeside garden patio, pesticide-free produce, onsite bakery, organic products and more…

Mosborough Country Market 5284 Wellington County Rd. 32, Guelph

T: 519-763-5224 www.mosboroughmarket.ca

Experience the Charismatic Country Charm of our Family Run Business. Home-grown and Local Produce. Domestic and Game Meats. Unique Giftware. Made from Scratch Baking – Buttertarts, Pies and More!

Wellington Country Marketplace 5259 Jones Baseline

T: 519-827-1515

Bring the family for a “taste of home”. Butchery-local, hormone-free meats, smoked meats, sausages, aged cheddars, baked goods, local seasonal produce. “Farm Petting Zoo”.

Cox Creek Cellars Wellington County Rd. 22 at Hwy 6

T: 519-767-3253 coxcreekcellars.on.ca

Estate winery established 1998. Winery tours & tastings. Winery Store. Customized group events, function room, and outdoor barbeques. Catering available. Gift baskets with personalized wine bottles.

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Shopping Stone Road Mall 435 Stone Road, #204, Guelph

T: 519-821-5780 stoneroadmall.ca

An enclosed shopping centre with over 140 quality shops and services, including a brand new foodcourt, Moxie’s Restaurant, Chapters, Sears, Home Outfitters, Pier 1, Old Navy & Sport Chek. Great mix and friendly faces make this a truly enjoyable shopping experience. Open Mon-Sat till 9pm, Sun 11am-5pm. The Bird’s Nest 32 Brock Road North, Aberfloyle

T: 519-763-3314

This quaint shop is a nestegg of unique gifts, in the old Aberfoyle Schoolhouse, including Muskoka Chairs, Aberfoyle Fudge, Roothams Gourmet, Webkinz & Lampe Berger. Open Daily. Check us out!

519-822-2376 112 Wyndham St. N. Guelph N1H 4E8

Specializing in Canadian designs and organic clothing.

Full Service Shopping Mall with OVER 30 Shops & Services - OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK -

Willow West Mall Sivercreek Parkway & Willow Road Guelph, Ontario

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Shopping Shopping

Downtown Guelph offers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Come for a visit and see what’s in store...

55 WYNDHAM ST., NORTH DOWNTOWN GUELPH www.oldquebecstreet.com

Since 1947

Swarovski Crystal & Jewellery Home Decor * Pictures * Lamps * Furniture Children & Baby Boutique * Kaloo * Webkinz Denby Dinnerware * Stemware * Flatware Riedel * Sophie Conran * Kitchen Gadgets Crabtree & Evelyn* Lampe Berger Royal Doulton * Gordon Ramsay Cookware Greeting Cards * Stationery * Invitations Bridal Registry * Corporate & Executive Gifts

Over 20 Years experience :: 6 Years European Training

• Custom Designed Jewellery • Repairs: Jewellery, Watches • All work done on premises • Graduate Gemologist & Appraiser • Appraisals done while you wait! • Parsons School Of Design (New York) 17 Quebec - Guelph :: Fax 519-763-1836 www.zimochodjewellers.com

519-763-7153

www.duncan-mcphee.com

519-821-1260 888-262-7787

One Quebec Street Downtown, Guelph

www.downtownguelph.com


Dining Dining

Downtown Guelph serves up original and mouthwatering fare to suit all palates. Don’t miss the culinary event Taste of Downtown in October!

Italian Regional Cuisine

21 on Tap 519.836.3031 www.cucinaguelph.ca 25 Macdonell St. 2nd Flr. Guelph ON

FACILITIES

MENU

• Patio & Porch

• 21 Micro-brewed Drafts

• Cozy Rooms

• Full Bar Selection

• Classic Victorian Building

• Local Foods, Fair Trade Coffee

• Friendly Staff

• Grilled Burgers & Steaks

176 WOOLWICH STREET, GUELPH 836-2875

www.downtownguelph.com


Dining From a casual pub, to a modern dining room; heritage mills, to a classic railcar; Guelph and Wellington has a dining experience to match your mood, and your craving! Savour the specialties that feature local food.

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Grand River Raceway 7445 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora

T: 519-846-5455 www.grandriverraceway.com

Live horse racing April - October; slots open 24hrs 7 days/week; dining daily and tiered buffet dining on race nights. Admission & parking always free.

Breadalbane Inn 487 St. Andrew Street West, Fergus

T: 1-888-842-2825 www.breadalbaneinn.com

Enjoy incredible dining in the Breadalbane Street Bistro or pubfare in the Fergusson Room~ it’s a Gastro Pub.

Fifty West Restaurant and Lounge – In the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre 519-780-3727/ 519-780-3700 50 Stone Road West, Guelph www.deltaguelph.com Located off the main lobby of the Delta, featuring authentic local cuisine. Allday dining Brunch every Sunday. Summer patio open May through till October.

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Gazebo’s Restaurant and Lounge at the Holiday Inn Guelph 601 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph T: 519-836-0231 www.higuelph.ca If you are a guest of the hotel, or just in need of a great meal, everyone is welcome at Gazebo’s. Featuring Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and our fabulous Sunday Brunch. With the Grain Inc. 294 Woolwich Street, Guelph

T: 519-827-0008 www.withthegrain.ca

Enjoy our artisan breads, flavourful soups, wholesome sandwiches, and tempting baked goods made daily in our kitchen and bakery. Browse our display shelves for unique Pantry gifts and gourmet specialty foods.

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Dining

Doors Open Fergus & Elora Elora Festival

June 20 July 10-Aug. 2

Art in the Yard

July 12-12

Fergus Truck Show

July 23-26

Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games Harvest Home Festival Fergus BIA Classic Car Show

All Aboard! Join us for brunch, dinner and private or corporate groups/charters on Guelph’s New Tourist Train.

Photograph by Godfrey Hall

www.guelphjunctionexpress.ca

To book call Destiny Tours at

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1-877-823-9799

Fergus Fall Fair

Aug. 7-9 Oct. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 11-13

Elora Fergus Studio Tour Sept. 26-27, Oct. 3-4 Sensational Elora

Oct. 3-12


Fergus & Elora We’ve got the recipe for the good life. And we’ve got all the ingredients, tucked away in the quaint towns of Fergus and Elora. Stir in fabulous festivals, fine cuisine, a sprinkle of amazing accommodations set in gorgeous scenery, a dash of romance along historic streetscapes, a grand museum and art sprinkled everywhere, with the flavour of exciting gaming and shopping galore. We’re serving it up fresh daily, all year long.

the rapids and spending lazy days tubing along with

Connected by winding roads and natural trails, the

the flow of the waters on the Grand & Irvine rivers.

communities of Fergus and Elora are linked by a

Park the car and walk or ride, see it all from the

collective history and the quiet rush of the river

historic trails of our ancestors. There are pathways

that meanders through them both, amidst the steep cliffs and rocky caverns of the Gorge. These towns have become a day-tripper’s paradise or a weekenders enchanted retreat.

here to awaken your senses in every season. From great shops, boutiques and artist studios, to fine dining with a commitment to local produce and fantastic flavours, we have a diversity of restaurants all dedicated to friendly service and delectable treats, sure to tempt even the most discerning palate. Savour the taste of excitement at

There is a proud tradition of

the Grand River Slots, and catch the spirit of live-

good fun to be had in every

harness racing at Grand River Raceway, from one of

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the best trackside seats you’ll find anywhere. Every

music and cultural festivals,

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including some of the biggest

spot to another. There is a menu of options for one

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and all, and more than a few places to quench your

to throw a party. Some of the best musicians in the world have graced our small stages, earning us an international reputation as a place to see and be seen. If its action you crave, grab a slice of our exciting sporting events in every season, whether you toss a caber or throw a rock. Tie a fly and fry up your catch after a day knee-deep in the cool waters here, a treasure spot on the map for the best fly-

thirst too. Best of all, Fergus and Elora are mere minutes apart, so you’ve got time to do it all and experience the uniqueness that makes up Centre Wellington. Just minutes north of Guelph, within two hours of Toronto, Niagara, and a stones throw to Stratford, Kitchener and St.Jacobs; this is the place to enjoy the good life. Come see what’s on the menu today.

fishing in Ontario. If it’s the refreshment of the great outdoors you seek, we’ve got camping, trails, rafting

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Town of Minto From the award winning Canadian Redneck Games, unique events, theatrical performances, the Railway Heritage Museum, great golfing and galleries, every season shines in Minto.

June 26-28, 2009

Things to do and see: The Palmerston Handcar Racing Weekend June 12-14, 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-343-2181 The Canadian Redneck Games has been selected as a Top 100 Event by Festivals and Events Ontario! June 26-28, 2009. . . . www.canadianredneckgames.ca The Summer Sizzle Piano Pedagogy Symposium July 12-14, 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.cncm.ca

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The Palmerston Fall Fair August 28-30, 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-343-5141 The 150th Harriston-Minto Fall Fair September 18-20, 2009.. . . www.harristonmintofair.ca The Pike Lake Golf & Country Club Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.pikelake.com The 36-acre WildThings Plant Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.wild-things.ca The Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-343-3435 or 519-343-4014 The Minto Heritage Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.mintoartscouncil.ca The Grey-Wellington Theatre Guild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://guelpharts.ca/gwtg The Norgan Theatre . . . . . www.norgantheatre.com

Looking for a place to stay? Minto has several quaint and comfortable options. Meiklejohn House Bed & Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.meiklejohnhouse.ca Country Caboose Manor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.countrycaboosemanor.com

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Glen Tara Centre. . . . . . . . . . . www.glentaracentre.ca King Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-343-3906 Come experience what Minto has to offer. 44

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WELLINGTON NORTH

Wellington North Located at the north end of Wellington County, the Township of Wellington North is anchored at the south by the Village of Arthur and at the north by the Town of Mount Forest as well as encompassing many charming hamlets such as Conn and Damascus.

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Wellington North invites you to explore our township of country village communities with that small town charm. Quaint shops, local bakeries, artisan studios, antiques, unique crafts and Bed & Breakfasts are set amid heritage homes, historical building architecture and the Victorian facades of our main streets. Along our back roads visitors will find farm gate sales of fresh produce, honey, flowers, maple syrup and dairy products. More than a dozen different varieties of Butter Tarts can be found along our unique

Butter Tart Trail ™ which guides visitors to bakeries, dairies, markets and produce outlets, and a variety of unique shops. Set amidst a backdrop of natural scenic beauty, Wellington North also hosts a wide range of activities for the outdoor enthusiast including Walking Tours, Cycling Tours and Moon Walks, as well as our Birding Trail. In addition, the Luther Marsh is a core of wetland habitats that make up the largest “core area” of primarily natural habitat in the watershed. Wellington North is also host to numerous Events and Festivals throughout the year including Mount Forest’s spectacular Fireworks Festival, Fall Fairs in both Mount Forest and Arthur and Two Evening Christmas Parades. Visit www.wellington-north.com for more information on the above. 46

Township of Wellington North 1.866.848.3620 email: info@wellington-north.com www.wellington-north.com


Township of Mapleton Discover all that Mapleton has to offer. There is so much to see and do in Mapleton. You’ll want to visit again and again. Drayton Entertainment is one of the most successful professional theatre companies in Canada. www.draytonentertainment.com

519-638-5555

Looking for some fun in the sun? Conestogo Lake is a beautiful multi-recreational use park. www.grandriver.ca

519-638-2873

Need a place to stay? Mapleton has several charming Bed and Breakfasts, with exquisite grounds for an enjoyable visit. Gerda’s Bed & Breakfast. . . . . . . . . . . . 519-638-9994 Glenna Guesthouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-638-2470 Margaret’s Cozy Hillside Bed & Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-638-2817 Springmead Organic Farm Bed & Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.springmead.ca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-638-3469 A stop in Mapleton would not be complete without visiting Mapleton’s Organic Dairy. A family owned and operated farm, Mapleton’s Organic Dairy raises and cares for the cows that supply the milk for their tasty ice cream, frozen and fresh yogurt. They also raise young dairy animals, pigs for organic pork and grain-fed, free-range poultry and eggs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.mapletonsorganic.ca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-638-1115 Whatever part of Mapleton you visit you’ll be welcomed with a warm smile, and treated like a friend.

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Mapleton’s 10th Anniversary & Canada Day Celebrations July 1, 2009 Upper Canada Two Cylinder Club Show July 24, 25 & 26, 2009 Drayton Agricultural Fair August 7, 8 & 9, 2009 Camping and Jammin’ in the Park August 21, 22 & 23, 2009 Drayton Santa Claus Parade December 4, 2009 Moorefield Santa Claus Parade December 5, 2009 Alma Santa Claus Parade December 20, 2009


Town of Erin Established in 1850, the Erin Fall Fair is one of the largest fall fairs in Southern Ontario, featuring live music, competitions, a midway, demolition derby, demonstrations, kids’ activities and the famous chili cook off! October 9-12, 2009. Thanksgiving Weekend, Erin

The Erin Fall Fair... A seasonal event for your senses!

Fairgrounds. www.erinfair.ca Looking for a place to stay? Erin has 2 quaint bed and breakfasts located on picturesque grounds. Devonshire Guest House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.devonshireguesthouse.ca Erin Country Inn . . . . . . . . . www.erincountryinn.com

Local “must sees” include: Steen’s Dairy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.steens.ca The Pantry Shelf Bakeshop and Tea Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-855-6378 Tocher Pianos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-855-4984 Butcher’s Furniture . . . .www.butchersfurniture.com Morette’s Furniture . . . www.morettesfurniture.com Bistro Riviere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-833-1121 David’s Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . www.davidserin.com Feel like hitting the links during your visit? Erin has 3 impressive golf courses for golfers of all skill levels. Erin Heights Golf Club is a fantastic 9-hole course with breathtaking backdrops – 519-833-9702. Calerin Golf Club is a stunning 9-hole course offering golfers of all abilities a fabulous golfing experience – 1-888-833-8787. Acton Meadows Gold Club is a challenging 18-hole course with scenic views of rolling fairways – 519-853-0631. 50

October 9-12, 2009, Erin Fairgrounds Live Music, Competitions, Demonstrations, Dancing, Kids’ Activities… and much more!


Guelph/Eramosa! Whether you are looking for a quiet couple’s getaway, an overdue family vacation, or a rocking weekend at the Hillside Music Festival with your friends, Guelph/ Eramosa has something for everyone.

Explore GUELPH/ERAMOSA!

Explore the natural wonders of Rockwood Conservation Area. Towering limestone cliffs, caves and glacial potholes make it a top tourist destination. www.grandriver.ca

Photograph by Julian Katz

The Hillside Music Festival is a 3-day, 5-stage event featuring world class performers with an eclectic mix of musical genres in a refreshingly non-commercial environment. www.hillsidefestival.ca

Over 50 authors read their work in the open air at the Eden Mills Writers Festival. Escape reality for the afternoon and get lost in the words. www. edenmillswritersfestival.ca Feel like extending your stay? “A Place in Time” Bed and Breakfast is a stylish 1860’s house open year round, located on the Eramosa River. (519) 856-1462

Local “must-sees,” include: Strom’s Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.strom.ca Knapps Country Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.knappscountrymarket.com Mosborough Country Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.hsfx.ca/~mosboroughmarket

2009 Events Rockwood Pioneer Day

June 13

Lloyd Dyer Park, Rockwood

Hillside Music Festival

July 24-26

Guelph Lake Conservation Area, Guelph

Eden Mills Writers Festival

September 20

Eden Mills Park, Eden Mills

Parade of Lights

December 10

Main Street, Rockwood

Lion’s New Years Eve Party

December 31

Rockmosa Community Centre, Rockwood

Saunders Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519-856-9561 Guelph Lakes Golf and Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.guelphlakesgolf.ca Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.arissvalley.com

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Township of Puslinch the gateway to Wellington County! Located directly south of the City of Guelph and east of the City of Cambridge, Puslinch is

Puslinch’s chic shopping, hiking trails, fine dining

one of Wellington County’s hidden treasures

establishments, large antique market and the renowned

with plenty to see and do! Come and see why

Puslinch Lake make it a year-round sensation. Offering a

Puslinch is a wonderful place to visit for a day,

refreshing medley of country living, and sophistication,

weekend or season!

Puslinch has something for everyone, and is conveniently located just off the 401!

Puslinch is famous for having some of the finest dining establishments in Southern Ontario. Experience savoury dishes and excellent service at: The Aberfoyle Mill . . . . . . . . .www.aberfoylemill.com Enver’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.enversofmorriston.ca The Old Marina Restaurant . . . . . . . . . 519-658-0367 The Sunset Villa Restaurant

www.sunsetvilla.on.ca

2009 Events July 1 Canada Day Celebrations August 15 & 16 Puslinch Antique Farm Show & Threshing Bee September 11 & 12 Aberfoyle Fall Fair and Tractor Pull November 22 Santa Claus Parade

Unique Shopping Experience The Aberfoyle Antique Market is Canada’s oldest and one of the largest antique dealers in the country, with over 100 vendors! Open Sunday’s from the end of April through the end of October, rain or shine. 8am – 4pm. www.aberfoyle-antiques.com For a unique shopping experience, be sure to visit: The Bird’s Nest Country Store . . . . . . . 519-763-3314 Accents for Living . . . . . . . . www.accentsforliving.ca Picard’s Peanuts . . . . . . . . . www.picardspeanuts.ca For golfers, Puslinch Lake Golf Club is a challenging 18-hole course, with spectacular natural scenery. 519-658-2292.

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Where to Stay... Comfort Inn Guelph T: 519-763-1900 480 Silvercreek Park, Guelph choicehotels.ca/cn267 The Comfort Inn Guelph is your ideal choice in accommodations. Along with Free Continental Breakfast, wireless internet and parking, we have a Common Room with Patio and Barbeque to make your stay more enjoyable. With 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed, great rooms, and friendly service, make your Choice to Stay in Comfort! Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre 50 Stone Road West, Guelph 1-866-520-4552/519-780-3700 www.deltaguelph.com Located on 12-hectare of the University of Guelph Research Park, Full Service Hotel with 148 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. More information on our website www.deltaguelph.com Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 35 Cowan Place, Guelph

T: 1-866-233-4961 / 519-763-2339 www.marriott.com/ykffi New Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Guelph offers 88 comfortable and functional guestrooms. The hotel features complimentary High-Speed Internet, Deluxe Continental Breakfast, 24-hr Business Centre, on-site Lounge, 770 sq. ft. of meeting space, Pool with Waterslide, Whirlpool and Fitness Facility.

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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton - Guelph T: 519-821-2144 725 Imperial Road, Guelph www.guelphsuites.hamptoninn.com Within a few kilometers, you’ll find the Grand River Watershed, offering trails, outdoor fun and nature at her best. Conveniently located only minutes from the Region of Waterloo Airport. Whether you’re in town for a meeting or a stroll in the park, you’ll soon discover that with Hampton, you can do business in breathtaking surroundings. Holiday Inn Express – Hotel & Suites, Guelph T: 519-824-2400 540 Silvercreek Parkway, Guelph www.hiexpress.com/gelphon Enjoy our Free Express Start “Hot” Breakfast or relax in our indoor pool and Jacuzzi spa. Keep up with your workout in our Fitness Center or put the finishing touches on your assignment in our Business Center. Our warm and friendly staff is here to make you feel at home. Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre 601 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph T: 519-836-0231 www.higuelph.ca Full Service hotel featuring 136 well appointed guest rooms, free parking, large heated indoor pool and Gazebo’s Restaurant on-site. Excellent location with over 10,000 sq.ft. of banquet space.

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785 Gordon Street Guelph, ON N1G 1Y8 P: (519) 822-9112 F: (519) 822-5570 E: gs@daysinnguelph.com www.daysinnguelph.com

At Wakefield House Bed & Breakfast 11 Graham Street, Guelph

T: 519-822-1479 www.wakefieldhouse.ca

A warm welcome awaits guests at Wakefield House Bed & Breakfast. Situated on a quiet, tree-lined street in the Old University Area of Guelph.

London House Bed & Breakfast 80 London Road West, Guelph

T: 1-877-836-6874 www.londonhouse.ca

World class; local heart. Over the last 20 years, Melanie and Andy McLennan have welcomed over 20,000 guests. They look forward to welcoming you.

Lyon’s Den Bed & Breakfast 18 University Avenue East, Guelph

• Free Daybreak Café Breakfast • Free Wireless Internet • Free Parking • Free local and 1800 calls • 1 Block South of University of Guelph • Spacious and Newly renovated rooms • Deluxe rooms with Fridge & 32” HD TV

Property Direct Reservations Line 800-263-7829

T: 519-821-2556 www.bbcanada.com3260.html

Relax in the comfort and quiet of a tastefully decorated luxury home backing onto the Cutten Club Golf Course, and fabulous view of Downtown Guelph.

Norfolk. Upscale Accommodation 102 Eramosa Road, Guelph

T: 519-767-1095 www.norfolkguesthouse.ca

We are an award-winning, upscale accommodation located near downtown Guelph. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Norfolk Guest House offers a personal alternative to a hotel.

• Free Comfort Sunshine Breakfast • Common Room with Patio and BBQ

Willow Manor 408 Willow Road, Guelph

T: 1-866-763-3574 www.willowmanorbb.com

Willow Manor, an exceptional bed & breakfast with 17 years experience, has a track record of proven performance and an international reputation for quality.

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• Free Wireless Internet • Pets Allowed

1.800.228.5150 480 Silvercreek Parkway, Guelph www.choicehotels.ca/cn267

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A friendly place. A great value.

Courtesy of your friends at Hampton.

Staybridge Suites 11 Corporate Court, Guelph

T: 519-767-3300 www.staybridge.com/guelphontario

Staybridge Suites Guelph has perfected the extended-stay experience with fully equipped kitchens, complimentary hot buffet breakfast & Sundowner buffet. Features include complimentary laundry, movie theatre, heated indoor pool/fitness, putting green and BBQ. • Free On the House ® breakfast • 100% Hampton satisfaction guaranteed • Cloud Nine. The Hampton bed experience. • Indoor saltwater swimming pool

Super 8 281 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph

T: 519-836-5850 www.super8.com/guelph08073

1.800.HAMPTON

All rooms include our complimentary hot and cold buffet-style breakfast, Wireless High-Speed Internet, fridge and microwave, iron and ironing board, queen and king size beds, whirlpool suites available and enjoy room service from our restaurant.

hamptoninnguelph@rogers.com www.guelphsuites.hamptoninn.com 725 IMPERIAL ROAD, GUELPH, ONTARIO

The Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre T: 519-622-1505 700 Hespeler Road, Cambridge www.cambridgehotel.ca

Direct: 519.821.2144

Two great places to stay in Guelph. Free shuttle service available. Call for details.

With 138 guestrooms & suites, the Bruce Restaurant and Lounge, catered meeting and banquet facilities, the 19th Hole Golf Simulation lounge, and located just off the Hwy. 401.

The Maples Inn II 25 Wellington Street West, Guelph

T: 519-823-1090 www.maplesinnguelph.ca

All our suites have a fully equipped kitchen, and 5 piece bathroom. Fully furnished suites for short or long term need. Reasonable rates without a lease.

The Village Inn 66 Wellington Rd. 7, Elora

Fun for the whole family. • Large indoor pool & spa • Whirlpool suites with fireplace • Two room suites with separate living room and bedroom • All rooms have a fridge, microwave, high-speed Internet • Business Centre • Fitness Centre • Free Express Start Hot Breakfast

1.800.HOLIDAY Direct: 519.824.2400

staysmart@rogers.com www.hiexpress.com/gelphon 540 SILVERCREEK PKWY. N., GUELPH, ONTARIO

T: 519-846-5333 www.villageinnelora.com

Stay with us and enjoy all Elora and the surrounding area has to offer. Clean, comfortable 100% smoke free rooms, complimentary continental breakfast, cable TV and wireless high speed internet. Travelodge Inn & Suites T: 1-800-578-7878 / 519-836-1331 106 Carden Street, Guelph www.travelodgeinnguelph.com Located in the heart of downtown Guelph across from Via Rail and Greyhound station. We are also within walking distance to the Sleeman Centre, River Run Theater and most local restaurants. Included with stay is our deluxe continental Breakfast, parking and wireless net (most rooms). visitguelphwellington.ca

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Where to Stay... Cambridge

Kitchener

Waterloo

Guelph

The Best Value in Guelph

All Brand New Rooms!

There is One Place Like Home

Complimentary Hot & Cold Buffet-style SuperStart PLUS BREAKFAST

138 Spacious Guest Rooms & Suites The Bruce Restaurant and Lounge Catered Meeting & Banquet Facilities 19th Hole Golf Simulator Lounge Complimentary Wireless Internet Preferred Corporate Rates

See you along the way.SM MEETINGS

The 19th Hole

700 Hespeler Road, Cambridge Ontario N3H 5L8 Toll Free:1.866.622.1505 info@cambridgehotel.ca Managed By:

• Clean, Comfortable Rooms with In-Room Coffee Maker, Fridge, Microwave, Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board • Whirlpool and Executive Suites • Business Center • Restaurant with Room Service • Executive Meeting Rooms • Handicap Rooms • Free weekday Newspaper • Free In-Room Movies • Kids Stay Free

FREE Wireless High Speed Internet in Every Room Nearby: University of Guelph, River Run Centre, Elora Gorge Park, Cambridge, St. Jacobs, Elmira & Fergus, African Lion Safari, Guelph Lake, The Arboretum, Wings of Paradise, Grand River Raceway, Stratford Festival, Fergus Scottish Highland Games, Linamar, Johnson & Johnson, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara Falls and Toronto

Reservations:

800-800-8000 www.super8.com

Offering Business and Leisure Guests Convenient Quality Accommodations at an Affordable Price! • Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast • Wireless High Speed Internet Access • Pool with Waterslide, Whirlpool & Fitness Centre • Marriott Rewards Program 35 Cowan Place, Guelph, ON N1G 0C1 Toll Free: 866-233-4961 • P: 519-763-2339 • F: 519-763-2933 www.marriott.com/ykffi • E: ffi.ykffi.gm@marriott.com

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519-836-5850 super8.guelph@rogers.com

281 Woodlawn Rd. W., At Silvercreek N., GUELPH ON N1H 7K7

Breadalbane Street Bistro Fergusson Room Pub Weddings Meeting and Banquet Facilities Marquee Tent Accommodations 487 St . Andrew St . West, Fergus

1 888.842.2825 www.breadalbaneinn.com visitguelphwellington.ca

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Conference Services With first-class accommodations, and only a short distance from Toronto and major transit hubs, - Free High Speed Internet Access - Apartment-Style Units for long-term rentals (select rooms) - Fitness Room - Microwave & refrigerators (select rooms) - 2 on site meeting rooms - Complimentary Deluxe Continental - Free downtown parking Breakfast 106 Carden Street, Guelph Toll Free: 1-800-578-7878 Tel: 519-836-1331 Fax: 519-836-9627 Email: travelodgeguelph85@gmail.com

www.travelodgeinnguelph.com

Guelph is the ideal conference location. In 2009, Guelph is pleased to welcome: Ontario Provincial Firefighters, June 1-5 Municipal Law Enforcement Officers,

Where to Stay... Camping Conestogo Lake Conservation Area 6580 Wellington County Rd. 11, Wallenstein

T: 1-800-ONT-CAMP / 519-856-9543 www.grandriver.ca

Conestogo Lake Conservation Area occupies 2,300 hectares on a six kilometrelong lake, offering camping, power boating, sailing, fishing (smallmouth bass, pike, perch), picnicking and hiking. Guelph Lake Conservation Area T: 1-800-ONT-CAMP / 519-824-5061 7743 Conservation Road, Guelph www.grandriver.ca The 1,600 hectare (4,000 acres) park has plenty of room for camping, hiking, and other activities. The five-kilometre long lake is great for fishing, swimming and sailing.

Elora Gorge Conservation Area T: 1-800-ONT-CAMP / 519-846-9742 7400 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora www.grandriver.ca The 22-metre cliffs of Elora Gorge provide a unique backdrop for tubing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, camping, swimming (in a small pond) and other activities.

Rockwood Conservation Area 161 Falls Street, Rockwood

T: 1-800-ONT-CAMP / 519-856-9543 www.grandriver.ca

Towering limestone cliffs, caves and glacial potholes are among the park’s natural wonders. A great place to camp, hike, swim, canoe and fish.

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The Arboretum University of Guelph

T: 519-824-4120 ext. 54110 www.uoguelph.ca/arboretum

Unique meeting / banquet facilities with floor to ceiling windows looking onto the picturesque Arboretum grounds. Can accommodate 2 - 200 people. Outdoor Ceremony Sites also available. Catering by Hospitality Services, University of Guelph. See ad on page 25 Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre 50 Stone Road West, Guelph 1-866-520-4552/519-780-3700 www.deltaguelph.com 14,000 sq ft of meeting, conference and banquet space. Meeting rooms featuring windows, ceiling mounted data projectors, screens and patio terraces. More information on our website www.deltaguelph.com University of Guelph, Conference Services University of Guelph, T: 519-824-4120 ext.52353 University Centre, Rm. 432 www.conferences.uoguelph.ca Conference Services is your one-stop contact for coordinating your University of Guelph event. Let us do the work for you. Rates $35 - $76. Call us for further information. visitguelphwellington.ca

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Services

Mount Forest @ hwys 6 & 89 JULY 17 • 18 • 19

Red Car Service 530 Elizabeth Street, Guelph

T: 519-824-9344 www.redcarservice.com

Red Car Service provides shared ride airport service to Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo and Buffalo Airports. We also offer luxury mini coach bus charters and group tour services. Put our over 40 years of transportation experience to work for you. Swan Moving & Storage 15 Petrolia Street, Guelph

• United Church Pancake Breakfast • A&W Outdoor Movie Night • Country 93 Video Dance • Kinsmen 11th Annual Classic Cars • Royal Cdn Legion Br 134 Motor Cycle Show n Shine • Farmall Square Dancing Tractors • Ballagh Bunch Family Entertainers • Dance in the Grass - “Trina Larter & Barry Vaine” • Fat Boys BBQ in the Park.. • SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS... & so much more.. www.mountforestfireworks.ca

YEAR ROUND INFORMATION CENTRE 1-877-323-4480 • www.mountforest.ca 514 Main St., N. (On Hwy 6)

Psychic Reading Phone and email readings available Jewelry, books & Gifts Liz Souster & Lori Kennelly 245 main St. S., Mount Forest ON N0G 2L0 T: 519-323-0375 TF: 1-866-895-0375 www.theravensrune.ca Email: theravensrune@wightman.ca

T: 519-821-6683 www.swanmoving.com

Please call Swan Moving & Storage for Ontario wide prompt, courteous quality household, commercial & office moving services plus warehouse storage. Guelph 519-821-6683; KW/Cambridge 519-624-6683; Milton, Georgetown 905-693-9395.

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