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A warm welcome

You’ve just landed in an amazing city. Guelph is big enough to have all the recreation, cultural, education and employment opportunities you want–and small enough to offer the friendliness and neighbourliness you would normally only find in a small town. Guelph is one of the safest cities in Canada, one of the most liveable, and even, according to one study, one of the most romantic! I know you will quickly feel at home here and come to love all the things that make Photo supplied by: City of Guelph Guelph special. For information about city programs and services, please visit guelph.ca and follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@cityofguelph). Again, welcome to Guelph–we’re thrilled to have you as part of our community. Sincerely,

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TABLE OF CONTENTS History of Guelph Tourism Downtown Guelph Business Connections Education Neighbourhood Groups For Kids Seniors Age Friendly Guelph Transit Services

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EMERGENCY SERVICES 40 Sports and Recreation 42 Guelph Lake Conservation Area 46 Parks and Trails 46 Guelph Arts Council 48 Festivals and Events 50 Arts, Culture, Music 52 Guelph Public Library 58 Food and Beverages 60 Guelph Water, Waste Collection centre


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Welcome to Guelph! We’re so happy that you’ve decided to call our wonderful city “home”.

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History of Guelph

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Guelph was founded on St. George’s Day, April 23rd, 1827 with the ceremonial felling of a large maple tree by John Galt. Guelph is considered to be one of the first planned towns in Canada and was chosen as the headquarters of a British development firm known as the “Canada Company”. John Galt, the Company’s Superintendent in Canada and a popular Scottish novelist at the time, chose the location and designed the downtown to resemble a European city centre. Galt’s plan was quite imaginative, based on a series of streets radiating from a focal point at the Speed River, which included squares, broad main streets and narrow side streets, resulting in a variety of block sizes and shapes. Although the directors of the Canada Company had actually wanted the city to be named Goderich, Galt chose the name Guelph for the new town to honour Britain’s royal family, the Hanoverians, who were descended from the Gueits, the ancestral family of George IV, the reigning British monarch. The name Guelph comes from the Italian Guelfo and the BavarianGermanic Welf. The family of King George IV was from the House of Hanover, a younger branch of the House of Welf, which was a European dynasty that has included many German and British monarchs from the 11th to 20th century and Emperor

Ivan VI of Russia in the 18th century. The family name had apparently never been used as a place name before and Guelph soon became known as “The Royal City”.

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Guelph remained a village until the Grand Trunk Railroad reached it from Toronto in 1856. After this time, many of Guelph’s prominent buildings were erected, a number of which were designed by high profile Toronto-based architects, but most of which were the product of a talented group of local architects, builders and stone carvers who effectively used Guelph’s locally quarried limestone, which today gives a visual unity to the older parts of the City. In 2006, the community of Guelph proclaimed the first Monday in August, John Galt Day–various celebrations take place in the downtown core.


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City Hall Guelph City Hall is located at 1 Carden St. Visit the extensive city website for information on living and business with topics involving house and home, getting around, home and garden, health and safety, parks and recreation, environment, and arts and culture– plus economic development, licenses and permits, parking, transit schedules, and seasonal information.

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www.guelph.ca 519-822-1260 info@guelph.ca

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Visit Guelph is the go to source for all things Guelph. Visit the Guelph Tourism Information Kiosk, located in the entrance atrium at the Guelph Civic Museum for resources on shopping, dining, accommodations, events, activities and more. Pick up a copy of the Visit Guelph Guide and visitor map and start exploring. Check out visitguelphwellington.ca or get social and follow Visit Guelph on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the buzz on what to do, taste, see and experience in the Royal City. visitguelphwellington.ca 1-800-334-4519 visit@guelph.ca

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Downtown Guelph is full of the best of what your new hometown has to offer. The most interesting shops, best restaurants, fantastic salons and spas–and historic buildings by the street full. New businesses are opening up, spaces are being re-imagined and renovated, and the City is investing in infrastructure and improvements to the public realm. There are old-fashioned, new-fashioned, and new-old-fashioned places to explore in Downtown Guelph. Downtown Guelph is not a shopping mall. And it’s not a big box store. It’s a place where people shop and dine, where they work in offices, where they visit doctors and dentists and lawyers and yogis, and where they access public services. In other words, it’s a real working place. If that sounds like something you’d like to know more about, then Downtown Guelph is the place for you. As a new resident of Guelph, we want you to grow to love your city. Downtown is a good place for that to start. Unlike many small city downtowns built before the Second World War, Guelph doesn’t have a single “main” street. Instead, a thatch-pattern, a tight weave of a dozen streets, make up your Downtown. It’s all close together too, stretching not much more than a kilometer from one end to the other. You might start on Quebec St. where you will find wonderful stores for clothing and jewellery, health and beauty, fantastic food offerings, cafes, an independent bookstore, a nightclub and an indie cinema. And all of that is on a street that’s shorter to walk

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than a typical parking lot. Speaking of parking, you can park on the streets downtown for free, once per day, for up to two hours. You can park all day Saturday in the lots for $2. You can park for free all day Sunday, on the streets or in the lots. Got a special reason to celebrate? Gastro pubs and fine dining restaurants are here in abundance. And whether you’re looking for casual bites, burgers and steaks, quick service, or foods of the world (Indian, Japanese, Thai, and Italian are especially strong) you will find it here. If you are looking to pamper yourself, Downtown Guelph is also where you will find the most exclusive salons and spas, the most interestingly cultivated women’s fashions (for women of all ages) and– of course–the most irresistible shoes. You can find vintage vinyl, fine cigars, and an old-school barber who will serve you a beer while you wait. Downtown is where our Ontario Hockey League team, the Guelph Storm, fill the Sleeman Centre for every home game. This is also where music lives, where arts and culture, comedy and improv, dance and performance shine. From the River Run performing arts centre, to clubs and intimate coffee shops, Downtown is where people come to play. This is where many of our festivals take place, where literary tours and lectures happen. There is always something fun and interesting going on Downtown Guelph. We are glad that you have joined us. Welcome to Guelph.


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Making business connections

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Looking to make some business connections or get advice on starting a business? Look into the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, Innovation Guelph, the GuelphWellington Business Enterprise Centre, or the Downtown Guelph Business Association.

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With close to 900 members, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce provides connecting points between Guelph’s business community and organizations, while advocating for its members and providing education. Members range to include both large and small businesses, non-profit community organizations, community groups, festivals, educational and healthcare institutions, and a wide variety of businesses in between. The Guelph Chamber was founded in 1827 with a mission that still continues to this day, to improve our community through economic expansion and prosperity. For more details visit www.guelphchamber.com In 2010 the Guelph Chamber was involved in the opening of Innovation Guelph, one of 14 regional innovation centres in Ontario focusing on job creation and investment in the technology economy. Innovation Guelph assists small and medium sized start-up enterprises, while providing programs and services that

address the needs of entrepreneurs, community organizations and researchers. Advisors help to coach companies, entrepreneurs, and youth with start-up business challenges, and match resources with goals. www.innovationguelph.ca The Guelph-Wellington Business Enterprise Centre provides access to a variety of resources for individuals looking to start or grow a small business. Services include educational seminars, networking events, consultations for business information and advice, and mentoring with experienced business advisors. www.guelphbusiness.com The Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) is made up of over 450 businesses in Guelph's core, from retail to hospitality, and the service and professional sectors. The DGBA takes a leadership role in creating a vibrant and user-friendly downtown, attracting visitors with seasonal promotions and events. The DGBA connects with the members regularly and offers networking opportunities, promotional connections and advocacy. www.downtownguelph.com


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Education School Boards

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The Upper Grand District School Board operates the public schools in Guelph. The board office is located at 500 Victoria Rd. N. and can be reached at 1-800-321-4025. For details on individual schools visit www.ugdsb.on.ca

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The Guelph Campus is located at 460 Speedvale Ave. West, with the main larger Doon campus located just down the 401 at the Homer Watson Blvd. interchange. www.conestogac.on.ca

University of Guelph Established in 1964, the University of Guelph is considered one of Canada's top universities. The three founding The Wellington Catholic District colleges–Macdonald Institute, the School Board operates the Catholic Ontario Agricultural College and the schools in Guelph. The board office is Ontario Veterinary College–are older located at 75 Woolwich Street and can be reached at 519-821-4600. For details than the University itself. Established in Toronto in 1862, the Ontario on individual schools visit Veterinary College is the oldest www.wellingtoncssb.edu.on.ca veterinary school in Canada. Note: There are a number of Private and The University consists of seven colleges: the College of Arts, the College French schools in the Guelph area. of Biological Science, the College of Business and Economics, the College of Engineering and Physical Science, the Post-Secondary College of Social and Applied Human Conestoga College Guelph Campus Sciences, the Ontario Agricultural College and the Ontario Veterinary Guelph is also home to a satellite campus of Conestoga College, which is College. The University also has a quickly becoming a provincial leader in regional campus in Ridgetown and the University of Guelph-Humber in education and training for the motive Toronto offers joint diploma and degree power trades, including automotive, programs. truck and coach, heavy equipment, Since 1925, the University has opened recreational vehicles and motorcycles. its doors to the public in a campus-wide The campus also provides businessopen house known as College Royal. oriented programs, including Business Held every March, the free event attracts Foundations, General Business and over 20,000 visitors. The University of Office Administration as well as academic upgrading and career-focused Guelph is located at 50 Stone Rd. E. www.uoguelph.ca programs.


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Community–Getting involved

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You won’t have to live in Guelph long before you feel the real sense of community that exists. Guelph is a welcoming and friendly city with great ways to connect and meet new people, whether though neighbourhood groups, volunteering opportunities, business networking events, artist groups, or multicultural organizations.

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special events to ongoing weekly support; from volunteering in your neighbourhood, with people of all ages and diversity, to leadership roles, this community is enriched by the gifts volunteers give to create a cohesive, inclusive community. PIN is located at 46 Cork St. E. 519-822-0912 PINnetwork.ca

“Belonging is at the heart of building stronger communities and a more cohesive, inclusive country.” Service Clubs and more -Community Foundations of Canada There are a wide variety of organizations and service clubs in Guelph where you The People and Information can get involved and meet new people, Network while making a difference in your Guelph offers new residents an community and helping people abundance of arts, culture, recreation worldwide. and more in a growing city of business, Such as: Guelph Kinette Club, initiatives and organizations. We welcome Guelph Optimist Club, The Royal you and your family to Guelph and Canadian Legion and Zonta Club of invite you to embrace the resources Guelph, plus Action Read Community available and the opportunities to build Literacy Centre, Big Brothers Big Sisters community and a sense of belonging of Guelph, and the Children's through volunteering. Foundation of Guelph and Wellington Volunteerism makes a specific to list just a few. contribution to belonging by generating Many local service clubs run and supporting well-being for people and fundraising events throughout the year their communities. We believe that including the Kiwanis Music Festival “Volunteers Build Caring Communities” organized by the Kiwanis Club of and by becoming involved, you make a Guelph, and the Guelph Lions Club positive impact on the community and Annual Spring Home Show. Four area help shape the city that we live, work Rotary Clubs include Rotary Club of and play in. Guelph, Rotary Club of Guelph As an individual or with your friends, Wellington, Rotary Club of Guelphyour family, your co-workers, you can Trillium, and the Rotary Club of make a difference through one-time Guelph South, with annual events


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including Canada Day celebrations, Ribfest and Sparkles in the Park. A list of service clubs, non-profit organizations, neighbourhood groups, and churches can be found at communitylinks.cioc.ca Guelph Newcomers’ Club welcomes women new to Guelph by acquainting them with their city and promoting friendship among members through walking clubs, a dinner club, movie nights and more. www.newcomersclubcanada.com

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At a glance Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market

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Children's Foundation of Guelph Wellington childrensfoundation.org 519-826-9551 Donkey Sanctuary of Canada

Downtown Guelph Business Association Foundation of Guelph General Hospital Great Lakes Music Together Guelph Arts Council

Guelph Community Foundation

Guelph Little Theatre

Guelph Wellington Seniors Association Guelph Youth Music Centre Guelph Youth Singers

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greatlakesmusictogether.com 519-573-4569 guelpharts.ca guelphcf.ca guelphlittletheatre.com gwsa-guelph.ca gymc.ca guelphyouthsingers.com

PIN (People and Information Network) pinnetwork.ca St. Joseph’s Health Cente Foundation Guelph sjhcg.ca Suzuki Strings

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Neighbourhood Groups The Neighbourhood Groups of The Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition (GNSC) guelphneighbourhoods.org The Neighbourhood Groups (NGs) are at the core of the GNSC. Each group represents a different area in Guelph and serves the local community, providing programs and resources for people in the neighbourhood. Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group Area Served: East of Victoria Rd., North of Eramosa Rd.

Hanlon to Waterfowl Park in the North, Hanlon Parkway to the East, Teal Dr. from Downey to Hanlon in the South, City Limits to the West North Riverside Neighbourhood Group Area Served: Woolwich Rd. to the West, Victoria Rd. to the East, Woodlawn Rd. to the north, The CP Rail Tracks above Paisley Rd. to the South

Downtown Guelph Neighbourhood Association Area Served: Downtown

Onward Willow Neighbourhood Group Area Served: Speedvale Avenue to the Exhibition Park Neighbourhood Group North, Hanlon Expressway to the East, Edinburgh Rd. to the West, Paisley Rd. to Area Served: Speedvale Ave. to the North, Edinburgh Rd. to the East, Paisley the South Rd. to the South, The Speed River West Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group Group Area Served: Paisley Rd. to the Area Served: Eramosa Rd. to the North, North, Hanlon Parkway to the East, Wellington St. to the South, City Limits City limits to the East, Railway tracks or Whitelaw Rd. to the West north of Elizabeth Street to the South, Victoria Rd. to the West

Hanlon Creek Neighbourhood Group Area Served: North–College Avenue, East–Gordon St. South–Ironwood including the streets off Ironwood and Kortright Rd. W., West–Hanlon Expwy

Rickson Ridge Neighbourhood Group Area Served: West of Gordon Rd.; South and East of Edinburgh Rd; South of Kortright Rd.

Saint George’s Neighbourhood Group Area Served: North on Eramosa Rd. to Victoria Rd. N., then South-East down The Junction Neighbourhood Group Victoria Rd. N., South-West across Grove Area Served: Paisley Rd. in the North, St. over to Arthur St. N. then North-West Edinburgh Rd. in the East, Wellington St. to Eramosa Rd. in the South, Silvercreek Extension West Two Rivers Neighbourhood Group Kortright Hills Neighbourhood Group Area served: Elizabeth St. and Victoria Area Served: Downey and Niska Rd. from Rd. West to the Speed River

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Just for Kids

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If your child has an interest, there is a good chance there is a summer camp or a year-round club that specializes in it. Whether your child is interested in art, technology, science, dance, drama, singing, riding, martial arts, or sports, there is a program to suit. Youth sports range to include basketball, field hockey, football, figure skating, hockey, soccer, gymnastics, track and field, ringette, volleyball and golf. Most camps run all summer, with sessions breaking down into single day camps, one-week and two-week sessions, and also overnight camps. Many offer options such as car-pooling, bus pick-up, and extended hour daycare for parents that work later than the camp runs. If your child is interested in drama, speciality camps have sessions including plays, monologues, mime, improvisation, theatre games, musical theatre, and costumes. Making the most of the outdoors,

children can enjoy swimming, canoeing, archery, mountain biking, and nature themed activities. For children who love animals there are a variety of camps that offer riding lessons as well as sessions that teach about horses and their care including grooming, feeding, bedding and health. For the future scientists, there are camps focusing on computers, science, engineering and technology. Looking for a faith based camp? Children can experience the talents and gifts that God has blessed them with while enjoying activities such as games,


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arts and crafts, sports, drama, storytelling, music, swimming, photography and archery. Participants form Christian value-based foundations. Older teens can often participate in summer leadership training programs, designed to give young people experience working with children and training in leadership skills. Children, youth and individuals with special challenges and varying abilities can choose from a variety of programs that are developed to inspire and encourage. Find details at www.guelph.ca under living, programs and activities, or search youth and sports at communitylinks.cioc.ca 25


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The Evergreen Seniors Community Centre offers recreational, social and educational programs for individuals aged 55 and older who are living in Guelph and the surrounding areas. Programs are offered for Active Living, Computer, General Interest, Health and Wellness, Visual and Creative Arts, and Retirement Planning. The Centre has a gymnasium/ auditorium, several activity rooms, a snooker room, a lending library, a health room, a computer lab, and a public dining room. The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association is a not-for-profit organization of 2,600 people over the

age of 55 who run 42 activity groups, an art gallery, craft shop, annual variety show fund raiser, and community support services for older adults in Guelph. All activities are organized and run by member volunteers with some assistance from City employees and a few paid staff at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre. Some activities take place at community locations or the West End Community Centre. Volunteers of various ages lead exercise classes, help in the Evergreen kitchen or serve on the Information Desk. Contact us at 519-823-1291 gwsa-guelph.ca

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Age Friendly Guelph Older Adult Strategy–Guelph is getting older In the spring of 2012, Community and Social Services launched an initiative to develop an Older Adult Strategy. The purpose of the strategy is to create an age-friendly community that supports older adults to live in security, maintain their health and participate fully in society. To learn more visit: guelph.ca/plans-andstrategies/older-adult-strategy/

The City of Guelph has developed an Older Adult Strategy, and has joined the World Health Organization (WHO)’s age-friendly city framework. The goal is to make “Guelph a great place to live and age well”. The vision for Age Friendly Guelph is to make Guelph a community that: - Values and supports older adults - Optimizes opportunity for choice, independence and quality of life - Celebrates diversity - Is inclusive of all, reducing inequities (is fair and just) To promote the vision, the City of Guelph, with support from local organizations, businesses and community members, has formed an Age Friendly Guelph Leadership Team to undertake a number of initiatives to further the vision through action. The leadership team meets monthly at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre and is comprised of

various community members of which 40% are 55 years and older. One project is to place benches in various parks, trails and in other places used by seniors with sponsorship from local businesses. The team is also responsible for the stewardship of the Older Adult Strategy in Guelph, overseeing recommendations within the following domains; housing, transportation, social participation, respect and social inclusion, outdoor spaces and buildings, civic participation and employment, community support and health services, as well as communication and information connected to seniors. Age-Friendly communities “support older adults to live in security, maintain their health and participate fully in society”. If you wish to learn more or support AFG, visit: guelph.ca/agefriendly

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By 2031, the population of the City of Guelph is projected to be 175,000 with the greatest proportional increase in the 55+ age category, or 33% of all Guelph residents (Revised Official Plan, Local Growth Management Strategy, 2009/The Growth Outlook for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Hemson Consulting Ltd., January 2005). The impact of this demographic shift on the design and delivery of municipal services will present opportunities and challenges.

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Monthly Nurse Check-In Program

Personal ceremonies to celebrate Milestones of your life.

Adaptive Clothing & Footwear Companions

Weddings, Welcome Baby, Celebrations of Life, Funerals, etc.

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Are you up for the five-litre challenge? Small changes here and there can help you save five litres or more every day.

Cut one minute off your shower time Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth Thaw frozen food in the fridge overnight rather than soaking it in water Rinse fruit and vegetables in a bowl of water instead of under a running tap Use fruit and vegetable rinse water to water your house or garden plants

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Enjoy Guelph water: on tap since 1880 ROYAL FLUSH

REBATE PROGRAM

A NEW THRONE WON’T COST A KING’S RANSOM!

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when you replace your 6L or larger toilet with a new 4.8L Watersense ® model! *Terms and conditions apply. Visit guelph.ca/royalflush for details

Healthy Landscapes We can help you plan the beautiful oasis you’ve always wanted. Book a 45 minute Healthy Landscapes visit to get started with a yard assessment, garden designs and plant suggestions. Book your free Healthy Landscapes visit today! 519-822-1260 x 2107 or healthylandscapes@guelph.ca guelph.ca/healthylandscapes

OUTSIDE WATER USE PROGRAM

LEVEL 0 BLUE

ODD/EVEN DATES BY ADDRESS 7–9 A.M./P.M.*

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Waste collection Green (organics) • Food items (scraps, peels, bones, shells) • Tea bags, coffee grounds and filters • Paper towels and tissues • Household plants • Pet waste and litter

Acceptable liners include paper bags and certified compostable bags. No plastic bags.

Collected weekly

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Aluminum Cardboard (flattened) Glass (all colours) Newsprint and paper Plastic bottles and containers (all numbers) • Polycoat/Tetra Pak (milk cartons/ juice boxes) • Steel cans All bottles and containers must be empty

Contents must be loose, not bagged. Exception: place shredded paper in a separate clear bag.

Grey (garbage) Items that are: • Not compostable • Not recyclable • Not hazardous Including: • Diapers and hygiene products • Styrofoam • Coffee cups and pods • Food wrappers • Plastic bags

A liner is optional. Clear bags only. No black bags.

Collected every other week— one week blue, the next week grey.

Collection tips • Carts must have one metre clearance on all sides, including between carts. • Make sure the carts are not too full, so the lids can close. • Place cardboard inside the blue cart. • Place items loosely in carts. Do not cram items inside. Overstuffed carts may not empty completely. • Bags or items left beside or on top of carts will not be collected. • Your carts must be at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on your collection day.

Carts and any waste not collected due to non-compliance must be removed from the curb by 7 p.m. on your collection day.

Public Drop-Off Need to dispose of additional garbage, recyclables or unwanted items? Bring it to the Public Drop-Off located at 110 Dunlop Drive. Visit guelph.ca/waste for hours of operation and complete list of waste diversion programs and any applicable fees.

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Welcome to Guelph! Residents sort waste into three streams—organics, recyclables and garbage.

Cart exchanges Did you know that the City of Guelph offers carts in a variety of sizes to suit everyone’s needs? For a fee, you can exchange your clean blue or grey cart at the Waste Resource Innovation Centre (WRIC) Administration office, 110 Dunlop Drive. Alternatively, we can exchange the cart at your home for an additional fee. New homeowners may be exempt from the exchange fee. Contact 519-767-0598 to schedule your exchange.

Large items Large items such as refrigerators, appliances and furniture are not collected at the curb. You have the option to bring these items to the WRIC, 110 Dunlop Drive, or purchase a Bulky Item Ticket for a scheduled pickup. Bulky item tickets can be purchased by calling 519-767-0598 or at city facilities. Please check guelph.ca/waste for locations. Once you have your ticket, call 519-767-0598 to arrange for a pickup.

Bring your HHW items to the Waste Resource Innovation Centre—free of charge—where they will be recycled or disposed of safely.

Yard waste collection Yard waste collection takes place twice a year during the spring and fall. Yard waste must be placed in paper bags or a clearly labelled container. Alternatively, you can top up your green cart each week with yard waste throughout the entire year. Visit guelph.ca/waste for program dates and details.

Sort Right The Sort Right tool lets you type in your waste item to find out if it goes in your blue, green or grey cart. Check it out at guelph.ca/waste.

Waste Reminder Use the Waste Reminder app to search for your waste collection schedule and to sign up for email, text or phone reminders. Learn more at guelph.ca/waste.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Hazardous waste generated in the home, such as fluorescent bulbs and tubes, batteries, cleaners and solvents, needles and syringes (hypodermic), motor oil and gasoline are not collected at the curb.

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City information Guelph is a city that is rich in history and arts, has a strong University culture and ranks high as a great place to live. It is a friendly and caring community where value is placed on giving back and helping others, as reflected in the number of residents who volunteer every year.

www.guelph.ca is your link to seasonal information, recreational schedules, city programs and activities, and transit schedules. Plus you can access information on economic development, small business assistance, property assessments and taxes, financial reports and various city committees.

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Since 1880, Guelph Water Services has been providing safe, reliable, costeffective production and delivery of consistently high-quality water–from source to your home’s tap! Guelph's drinking water undergoes numerouse health-related tests each year to ensure it meets the Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standards. Guelph residents can take pride in their drinking water–it continually meets or exceeds these drinking water quality standards. You can also get Guelph water on the go. Take your water bottle with you and fill up at the Guelph Water Wagon at outdoor community events including Guelph Multicultural Festival, Canada Day in the Park, Art on the Street, and John Galt Day plus other events running throughout the city in the summer months. In 2016, the water wagon used a total of 29,349 litres of water, which is equivalent to 58,698 500ml plastic

water bottles. You can enjoy chilled tap water at community centres, arenas, Riverside Park, the Guelph Farmers' Market, and other city facilities; plus participating local restaurants, and businesses will fill up your water bottle with tap water free of charge. Just look for the Blue W in businesses windows. The Blue W program is a not-forprofit initiative, that offers an online directory, a Google map and a Smartphone application to help you find free tap water in the city when you are out and about. www.bluew.org For more information on up-to-date listings follow these links: guelph.ca/living/environment/water/ drinking-water/ guelph.ca/living/environment/water/ drinking-water/water-go/ guelph.ca/living/environment/water/ drinking-water/water-by-numbers/


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What happens to the water you flush down drains and toilets? All that water is filtered and cleaned in our wastewater treatment plant before going into the Speed River.

DID YOU KNOW…? Grease can cool and harden in your pipes and cause plumbing problems Never pour grease or oil down drains or toilets. Scrape or wipe grease into your green bin. The only things you should flush down the toilet are human waste and toilet paper You can’t drain pools into roads and storm sewers Chlorine pools can be drained onto your lawn as long as all the water can be absorbed. Storm sewers flow into our rivers without treatment Pouring chemicals down sewers and drains is illegal and can hurt people, pets and wildlife. Report chemical spills, no matter how small, by calling 519-837-5629. Visit guelph.ca/waste for details on how to dispose of household chemicals and hazardous waste for free.

Only rain goes down the storm drain!

The City cleans sewer mains year-round Get more information about what to do when the mains on your street are being cleaned.

Get more tips to help can keep Guelph’s sewer pipes flowing at guelph.ca/wastewater.

Wastewater Services guelph.ca/wastewater 519-837-5628

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Guelph Transit buses provide service every 20 minutes during peak service times Monday to Friday and every 30 minutes during the off-peak times and on the weekends. Buses typically run: Monday to Saturday: 5:40am - 12:15am Sunday: 9:15am - 6:45pm Monday to Friday Peak Service: 7am - 9:40am and 2pm - 5:40pm

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Buses follow the Sunday schedule on all statutory and civic holidays. Extended service is also provided on Canada Day and New Year's Eve. Schedules, dates and times subject to change. For current information call 519-822-1811 or visit www.guelphtransit.ca

Guelph Transit Mobility Service Mobility Services is a specialized shared-ride transit service that provides transportation from accessible-door-to-accessible-door within the city limits of Guelph. Service is provided on wheelchair accessible buses and, when needed, contracted taxi services. Mobility Services dispatchers strive to provide the most efficient service possible, however trips may take between 40-55 minutes to complete during peak travel times. Peak travel times are Monday to Friday, from 8-9:30am and from 3-6pm. 519-822-1811 or visit www.guelphtransit.ca Service hours Monday-Saturday: 5:45 am-12:15am Sunday: 9:15am-6:45pm Statutory holidays: 9:15am-6:45pm

Dispatch hours Monday-Saturday: 8am-9pm Sunday: 10am-4pm

Guelph Central Station Located at 79 Carden St., Guelph Central Station is a multi-modal terminal with Via Rail, GO Transit, Guelph Transit and Greyhound buses.

Via Rail 1-888-842-7245 Provides daily intercity passenger rail service. www.viarail.ca

GO Transit 1-888-438-6646 Commuter service to and from Toronto daily. Train runs on weekdays only. www.gotransit.com

Greyhound Bus Terminal 519-824-0771 1-800-661-8747 Frequent trips from Guelph to Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener and beyond. www.greyhound.ca


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EMERGENCY SERVICES Dial 9-1-1 in case of emergency Guelph Police Service 15 Wyndham St. S. 519-824-1212 www.guelphpolice.ca Guelph Fire Department 50 Wyndham St. S. (Headquarters) 519-824-6590

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Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis 38 Elizabeth St. 519-836-1110 www.gwwomenincrisis.org Ontario Poison Control Centre 1-800-268-9017 www.ontariopoisoncentre.ca Guelph General Hospital 115 Delhi St. 519-837-6440 Automated 519-822-5350 Switchboard www.gghorg.ca St. Joseph's Hospital 100 Westmount Rd. 519-824-6000 www.sjhcg.ca Medical Clinics There are many walk-in and urgent care clinics in Guelph, consult your local listings for details.

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Guelph Distress Centre 519-821-3760 Guelph Food Bank 100 Crimea St., 519-767-1380 guelphfoodbank.ca Dwelling Place Women's Shelter 519-829-2844 Guelph Humane Society 684-500 Wellington St. 519-824-3091 guelphhumane.ca Here 24 Seven Addiction, Mental Health and Crisis Services, 1-844-437-3247 here247.ca The Salvation Army Community and Family Services 210 Victoria Rd., S., 519-836-9824 familyservices@guelphsa.ca Welcome In Drop-in Centre 23 Gordon St., Office: 519-837-0633 www.ibvm.ca/works/justice/welco me-drop-in After hours phone: Stepping Stone Men's Shelter 519-837-0633 Dwelling Place Women's Shelter 519-829-2844 For more community links visit: communitylinks.cioc.ca


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Sports and Recreation Guelph has so many opportunities to get active–whether hiking or biking on one of the many trails, canoeing on the river, enjoying a round of golf, skating downtown at Market Square, or getting out and cheering on one of our sports teams.

Guelph Storm Hockey

519-822-4222 www.guelphlakesgolf.ca The Guelph Country Club 133 Woodlawn Rd. E. 519-824-2741 www.tgcc.ca Springfield Golf and Country Club 2054 Gordon St. 519-821-4653 www.springfieldgolf.ca

Cheer on our OHL team, the Guelph Storm, downtown at the Sleeman Ctr. Visit www.guelphstorm.com for Beaverdale Golf Club tickets, team rosters, schedules, OHL standings, all-time records, current NHL 1171 Kossuth Rd., Cambridge draft picks, community event schedule. 1-888-833-8787 www.golfbeaverdale.ca

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The Guelph Royals are a baseball team based in Guelph, Ontario, and are a member of the Southern Ontario-based Intercounty Baseball League. The Royals are an iconic symbol of Guelph pride. www.guelphroyals.com

Golf

You have a wide choice of golf courses. Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club 5700 Wellington County Rd. 86, Ariss 519-824-1551 www.arissvalley.com Cutten Fields 190 College Ave. E. 519-824-2650 www.cuttenfields.com Guelph Lakes Golf and Country Club 7879 Wellington Rd. RR1

Merry-Hill Golf Club 2321 Shantz Station Rd., Breslau 519-648-2831 www.merryhillgolf.com Wildwinds Golf Links 8136 Wellington 22, Centre Wellington 519-763-8700 www.golfwildwinds. ca Jarzie's Indoor Simulated Golf 175 Dawson Rd., Unit 7 519-341-4512 www.jarzies.com Victoria Park East Golf Club 1096 Victoria Rd. S. 519-821-2211 www.victoriaparkgolf.com Victoria Park Valley Golf Club 7660 Maltby Rd. E., Puslinch 519-821-1441 www.victoriaparkgolf.com


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9 holes before 9 am and after 6 pm. $17. 9 hole green fee packages starting @ $20. -MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE with A REFERRAL DISCOUNT-

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Splash Pads, Parks and more

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Guelph Lake Conservation Area

Guelph Lake Conservation Area is just one of the many conservation areas within close proximity to Guelph, including Rockwood Conservation Area, Belwood Lake Conservation Area, and the Elora Gorge Conservation Area. Guelph Lake has 104 serviced campsites and 190 non-serviced sites, two beaches, and non-motorized boating

is allowed on the lake. Guelph Lake is home to a sailing club, a rowing club and the Hillside Festival every July. There are 5 km of hiking trails within the conservation area, plus hikers can access the Guelph Lake Trail at Victoria Road North in Guelph, follow the river to the Guelph Lake dam and beyond. www.grandriver.ca

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Parks and Trails

Guelph has over 100 parks within the city where you can find over 70 km of trails and paths, many of which are located beside the two rivers which pass inside the city, Speed River and Eramosa River. Heritage features include Allan Mill, Goldie Mill, IODE Fountain, Blacksmith Fountain, and John McCrae Gardens. The Royal Recreational Trail is a 2.5m wide, six section trail system that meanders through parks, school sites, and open spaces within the city. For more extensive details visit: guelph.ca/living/recreation/parks/ all-parks/

The Guelph Hiking Trail Club has built and maintains four trails on the edge of Guelph that total approx. 80km. Radial Line Trail is 33km from Guelph to the Bruce Trail at Limehouse. Speed River Trail is 17km Guelph to Cambridge along the Speed River. Kissing Bridge Trail runs for 15km from Guelph to West Montrose, then carries on to Millbank. Starkey Trail is a 4km loop trail southeast of Guelph that is jointly maintained by the Grand River Conservation Authority.

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University of Guelph Arboretum

Located off of College Avenue East near Victoria Road, The Arboretum, University of Guelph was founded in the early 1970s and plantings have developed into specialized gardens, botanical collections and gene bank conservation programs. The Arboretum has over 9 km of trails, with pathways through old growth forests, fields, extensive plant collections and feature gardens. Most of the collection plants are labeled. The Arboretum is open all year rounds to the public from dawn until dusk. It is used for teaching, research and many other events. Workshops, guided walks and pre-booked tours and

programs are offered and many university courses and school groups make use of the grounds. It is also a popular place for weddings, banquets, celebrations, memorial services, dedications, meetings and conferences. For more information visit www.uoguelph.ca/arboretum

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For over forty years, Guelph Arts Council has been building the cultural heart of the city by assisting with the development of new arts organizations and programs. It is also a voice for the arts, increasing awareness of the role the arts play in creating a vibrant community where people want to live, work, and play. Guelph Arts Council champions and grows opportunities for Guelph’s creative community through communications, resources for learning, and cultural programs and partnerships. Ongoing cultural programs of Guelph Arts Council include: Art on the Street, Doors Open Guelph, Historical Walking Tours, Wall of Art, professional development workshops, and the Jane Graham Memorial and

Youth Opportunities Awards. Guided or self-guided Historical Walking Tours are a perfect way for new residents to get to know Guelph’s history and neighbourhoods. Find out more at: guelpharts.ca/ gac-programming#walkingtour

New residents of Guelph are invited to visit GAC at 10C Shared Space, 42 Carden Street (Tues-Fri, 10am to 4pm, or by appointment) or to contact us at 519-836-3280 or admin@guelpharts.ca. Find out how to get involved in the arts as an artist, volunteer, or patron. GAC welcomes new members and Arts Blast e-news subscribers at guelpharts.ca


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Festivals and Events

Kiwanis Music Festival of Guelph - Art on the Street - July April Hillside - July Kazoo!Fest - April John Galt Day - August Potters' Market - May Rotary Ribfest - August Guelph Musicfest - May, June Eden Mills Writers’ Festival September Donkey Day - June Guelph Dance Festival - June

Guelph and District Multicultural Festival - June

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Guelph Jazz Festival - September Festival Italiano - September

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Taste of Guelph - September

Culture Days - September/October Guelph Fringe Festival - October Guelph Studio Tour - October Remembrance Day Services November

Guelph Film Festival - November Santa Claus Parade - November Rotary Sparkles in the Park December

Note: Dates and events are subject to change.

Taste of Guelph in support of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation Guelph Held on the 3rd Sunday of September on the grounds of St. Joseph’s.

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Arts,Culture and Entertainment Guelph is a city that is rich in culture. From our bustling visual arts scene to our highly praised authors, filmmakers, music performers, and theatre professionals there is something for everyone!

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Art Gallery of Guelph The Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG) is one of Canada’s premier public art galleries. AGG features art by Guelph's leading visual artists and brings national and international art to Guelph. The gallery houses more than 9,000 works. artgalleryofguelph.ca

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Guelph Civic Museum The Guelph Civic Museum is home to a collection of over 30,000 artifacts that bring Guelph’s past to life. Celebrating Guelph's stories, the museum showcases local history through permanent and changing exhibits, a fun and interactive family gallery, plus special events and activities. Located at 52 Norfolk Street, beside the landmark Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate (Church of Our Lady). www.guelphmuseums.ca McCrae House McCrae House is the birthplace of Lt. Col. John McCrae, doctor, soldier, and author of the First World War poem In Flanders Fields. The small limestone cottage was built in 1858, and owned by the McCrae family from 1870 to 1873. Today, McCrae House is a National Historic Site of Canada,

containing both permanent and temporary exhibition space that interprets the life and times of John McCrae. It is located at 108 Water Street in downtown Guelph. www.guelphmuseums.ca Locomotive 6167 The restored 1940 steam-powered locomotive was inducted into the North America Railway Hall of Fame and currently sits at the Guelph Central Station. The locomotive once operated throughout Eastern Canada hauling people and cargo until it was retired in 1960, when trains switched to diesel. Silence: Guelph’s Portal For Adventurous New Sound Events Silence is dedicated to presenting sounds and musical practices that are diverse, challenging, sustainable and accessible through concerts, workshops and improvisation sessions. Silence serves as an incubator for practitioners and listeners alike. Most events are “paywhat you-can”, ensuring all citizens access to the arts. Silence is located at 46 Essex Street. www.silencesounds.ca The Wellington County Museum and Archives is a National Historic Site. Built in 1877, the building stands as the oldest remaining House of Industry in Canada, having operated as a place of refuge for the poor, homeless, and destitute. The Museum serves as a


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cultural centre, providing resources, programmes, exhibits, as well as support and services for the historical, educational and artistic interests of the communities of Wellington County. It is located at 0536 Wellington Road 18 in Fergus. www.wellington.ca/museum River Run Centre Guelph’s signature performing arts centre offers a premier stage for concerts, musicals, plays, dance, family shows and much more. Located at 35 Woolwich St., River Run overlooks the picturesque Speed River in the City's historic downtown core. Volunteers play a vital role as ushers, ticket takers, hosts and tour guides. Encouraging exposure to the performing arts, River Run has the following youth programs: Linamar for the Performing Arts Twice each school year over 15,000 children in grades 1 through 8 are invited to River Run Centre to experience professional performances of music, dance and theatre. Thanks to the ongoing support of Linamar Corporation, Ontario Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage, this program offers admission free so that every child has the opportunity to attend. eyeGO With a valid ID card, high school students can enjoy shows for only $5 and have access to the best available seats. 53


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uGO With a valid student ID card, college and university students can enjoy shows for only $20 and have access to the best available seats, thanks to the sponsorship of TD Bank Group. River Run Centre 35 Woolwich St. 519-763-3000 www.riverrun.ca

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Guelph Little Theatre Over the past several decades, Guelph Little Theatre has earned a reputation for producing shows of the highest calibre–from dramas, comedies, and musicals, to full-length plays and oneacts. This non-profit community theatre group puts on four plays per year and auditions are open to everyone. Guelph Little Theatre is proud to be a partner of the eyeGO to the Arts, encouraging high school students to attend live performances. With a valid ID card, high school students can enjoy shows for only $5. 519-821-0270 www.guelphlittletheatre.com

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The Guelph Youth Music Centre is a unique facility that educates, enriches and fosters the development of local youth through music and the arts. Since 2001 the GYMC has worked on behalf of children and youth in our community, confident that they are helping them grow into healthy and capable adults. On a weekly basis, more than 2000 children come to the GYMC for lessons, rehearsals, recitals, and events. Last year saw more than 18,000 people use the GYMC for a variety of activities–a valuable community hub. The GYMC is committed to their key program and educational events: Do Re Mi, in-school interactive music

workshops; Music for Special Needs Children; GYMC Youth String Orchestras; Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra; Kids’ Chorus; Medieval Madness for grade 4 school children; KnightsFest, an annual free Family Day Medieval Festival. The GYMC is also host to many resident groups for music, arts, drama and dance. 75 Cardigan St. www.gymc.ca


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Make arts a work of life at the GYMC

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Choirs and Orchestras There’s no shortage of amazing choirs, orchestras, music and dance performance opportunities to see or participate in throughout Guelph.

Guelph Symphony Orchestra is a SS-member orchestra performing music from Bach to Stravinsky, Mozart to Philip Glass. www.guelphsymphony.com

The Guelph Chamber Choir performs four to five concerts per season with a repertoire ranging from Renaissance masters to newly commissioned works, from classical to Broadway arrangements, and masterworks for choir and orchestra. www.guelphchamberchoir.ca

Comprised of four main auditioned choirs and several specialized choral groups, Guelph Youth Singers bring together children and youth ages six to 19 for a musical adventure like no other. www.guelphyouthsingers.com

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Royal City Musical Productions Inc. Since 1978 Royal City Musical Productions has been providing high-calibre entertainment to the citizens of Guelph and area through the presentation of Broadway style musicals. This community theatre company provides a forum for amateur actors, singers, dancers and technicians. www.rcmpi.ca

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Guelph Public Library The Guelph Public Library has six branches throughout the city. The main library is located downtown at 100 Norfolk St. www.guelphpl.ca Services include: • Bookclubs • Free internet access • ESL Conversation Circles and • Borrow books, audiobooks, CDs bookclubs and DVDs • Free children’s programming • Research family history • Access to free homework help online • Access to newspaper, microfiche and map collections • Borrow eReaders, eBooks and • Canadian citizenship practice tests eAudiobooks

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The Library will continue to work with consulting firm KPMG to deliver the business case for a new main library to Guelph City Council in February 2018. In 2019, $1.9 million has been allocated for the design stage of a new main library, with a further $56 million committed to construction in 2020.

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Food and Beverages Your tastes are covered when it comes to dining out in Guelph– from enjoying a coffee with a friend at one of the many cafes and bakeries, to enjoying a pint of local craft beer at a pub, to experiencing the many fine-dining establishments. The Guelph community embraces local food–there are restaurants offering 100-mile menus, local produce to purchase at the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market, and various local food events to enjoy throughout the year.

The Guelph Wellington Local Food Map is a guide to farms, markets, retailers, restaurants, breweries and other local food businesses within our community. The map also includes a handy seasonal availability chart so you know exactly when fruits and vegetables are in season. This year-round guide can be picked up at Guelph and Wellington County libraries, tourism outlets, and select retail and business locations or find a copy and more details at www.tastereal.com

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Finding locally grown food in Guelph and Wellington County is easy. It’s being served up at farm stores, farmers’ markets, restaurants, retail stores, and at community events.

Brothers Brewery Royal City Brewing Company Sleeman Brewery Stone Hammer Brewing Wellington Brewery

Cox Creek Cellars Inc. The local food initiative taste·real supports the local businesses, farms and Dixons’s Distilled Spirits producers who are passionate about the way local food is grown, prepared, and enjoyed. A variety of taste real events run throughout the year, including the Local Food Fest, Farmalicious, Field Dinner and the spring and fall Wellington Rural Romp, a self-guided tour to countryside farms, nurseries and local food businesses with educational activities, planting workshops, tastings and more!


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