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Guelph, Ontario (City)

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The City of Guelph  is a city located in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Guelph has a population of 125,872 people. The metropolitan population is 155,635, which includes Wellington County. Guelph is roughly 100 kilometres  west of downtown Toronto at the intersection of Ontario provincial highway 6 and Ontario provincial highway 7. It is the seat of Wellington County but is, in many respects, politically autonomous from the county itself. Guelph was founded on St.
George’s Day, April 23, 1827. It was selected as the headquarters of the Canada Company, a British development firm, by its Canadian Superintendent John Galt. Galt, who was also a novelist, designed the town to resemble a European city centre and chose the name Guelph after the House of Guelph, the ancestral family of George IV, the reigning monarch, thus the nickname, The Royal City.
Guelph is roughly 100 kilometres west of downtown Toronto. The area of the city is 86.66 square kilometers and is intersected by two rivers and numerous tributaries namely the Speed River in the west end and the Eramosa River in the east. The Guelph area has not only attracted manufacturing companies but recently, Guelph has expanded into bringing life science, agri-food and biotechnology firms and environmental management and Technology companies. Guelph has two major school boards that operate inside the city at a public level.
Guelph experiences a boom with day tourists, owing to the clear air, town character with rich culture, high quality of life and conspicuously original history. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people also combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in Canada.

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