It is time for the Guelph Arts Council’s annual walking tours again.
The guided tours offered on selected dates to Oct. 18, trace Guelph’s heritage through its architecture, people, and the stories that contribute to the city’s character.
There are a number of tours, each exploring a different area of historic Guelph. Where Guelph Began encircles the original Market Square area of almost twenty-four acres laid out by John Galt in 1827, and includes the sites of many of Guelph’s first buildings.
The Slopes of the Speed explores the slopes of the Speed River where many of Guelph’s largest and most distinguished historic homes are located. Altar and Hearth covers the area west of downtown and includes several historic stone churches and many historic homes representing a variety of architectural styles. Brooklyn and the College Hill focuses on one of Guelph’s early industrial sections on the south side of the Speed River, as well as the area that developed around the
Ontario Agricultural College.
New this year is Ward One Guelph, which covers the area southeast of the downtown, between the Speed and Eramosa Rivers, and features a diversity of historic architecture and the diversity of peoples who formed Guelph.
All tours start at 2pm from different locations. They take about two hours and cost $3 per person. Tour booklets are available for $5 at the Guelph Arts Council office and several other retail locations.
For tour dates and other information, phone 519-836-3280; fax (519) 766-9212; or email email@example.com; or guelpharts.ca/guelphartscouncil.