Guelph is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Known as “The Royal City”, Guelph is roughly 28 kilometres east of Kitchener and 100 kilometres west of Downtown Toronto, at the intersection of Highway 6, Highway 7 and Wellington County Road 124.
Some Interesting Facts about GUELPH:
The current Guelph began as a settlement in the 1820s, started by John Galt, originally from Scotland, the first Superintendent of the Canada Company. He based the headquarters, and his home, in the community. The area – much of what became Wellington County – had been part of the Halton Block, a Crown Reserve for the Six Nations Iroquois. Galt would later be considered as the founder of Guelph.
Because of its relatively low crime rates, clean environment and generally high standard of living, Guelph is consistently rated as one of Canada’s best places to live. Guelph has been noted as having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country throughout the Great Recession. In February 2016, it had the lowest rate in the country, at 3.9 percent, compared to the national rate of 7.3 percent; in large part, this is because of the great number of manufacturing facilities, including Linamar. The unemployment rate fluctuated over the subsequent months, but was at 4.5% in June 2018 vs. the national rate of 6%.