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Westminster Woods

  Traditional facade. Modern taste. Young professional families. Westminster Woods and its next door neighbour Pineridge is Guelph’s shiney new neighbourhood. Built on New Urbanism principles – increased density, easy walkability, mixed housing, and quality architecture. Home to 9 to 5ers, big-city-jobs-small-family professionals, this neighbourhood is focused on convenience and modern aesthetics. Dream up a need and it’s right there. Groceries? Check. Banking? Check. Movies? LCBO? Starbucks, gym, trails, parks, new houses, high energy? Yep, all there. Still undergoing rapid... View Article

Clairfields / Hanlon Business Park

Run in the Cons, coffee break at Starbucks Right across Gordon St., to the west of Westminster Woods, is its less populated counterpart- Clairfields or Hanlon Business Park. The iconic Sleeman breweries shining brightly among the pines are a strong reminder of Guelph’s locally significant businesses. The residential neighbourhood takes up only a corner at Gordon and Claire. The rest is Hanlon Creek Conservation Area loved by cyclists, runners and anti-leash dogs alike. Nick’s dragonfly playground is the community is... View Article

Kortright East

One golf course, many inspired lawns The busy Gordon St corridor branches off in the east to perfectly manicured lawns, large homes, and winding streets. Welcome to one of the three centrally located neighbourhoods of Guelph, Kortright East. It is formed by the main veins of Guelph – Stone Rd. and Gordon St. in the northeast, and blocked off by Victoria Rd. and Arkell Rd. in the southwest. Hectic weeks see commuters ditch Gordon St. in favour of Victoria Rd.... View Article

Kortright West

Where ducks, deer, dogs, and kids run free Kortright West is academic by association to its neighbour, Old University. Pockets of UoG students in this largely older family area are daring and few. Its own little collection of indie and large chain shops is no longer a secret. Neither is its off-leash dog park – the largest in Guelph – where canines prefer the fresh creek to their humans. Just as the young ones prefer the Kortright Splash Pad, and... View Article

Dovercliff Park / Kortright Hills

    You shall find, what you seek. Calming, lush conservation areas, trails, and parks often form the backyard of Kortright Hills residents. Snuggled between the Speed River and Hanlon Parkway, Kortright Hills or Dovercliff Park hides away surprises among its rolling hills of family homes. An open air movie night with the neighbours in Mollison Park makes for a cheery night. Try to keep it down though. The inukshuks in the nearby conservation area might be busy stargazing. At... View Article

Old University

Postcard worthy streets. Food for thought. Team Pride. If Downtown is Guelph’s heart, then the Old University is its mind. Best known for the University of Guelph, the Arboretum, and the city’s busy shopping mall, this is where different generations cross paths. Sometimes as proud supporters of the local hockey team (Go Storms Go!). At others, as they find their respective ways to unwind next to the Speed River – kayaking, hiking, lawn bowling, or grabbing their favourite ice cream... View Article

Riverside Park / Victoria North

Wholesome. Diverse. Festive. Part of North end of Guelph, Riverside Park has old-world residential sensibilities and some of Guelph’s original structures. A long standing neighbour of Downtown Guelph, in St. Georges summers are festive with music and aroma in the air. The famous, weekend-long Hillside Jazz festival along the Guelph Lake and the Rib festival in the Riverside Park flaunt Guelph’s community and family orientation. Daily visitors of Riverside Park have their own agendas – paying a routine visit to... View Article

Willow West / Sugarbush

  From Sushi to Garam Masala. From Honda to Impala. Forming Guelph’s northwest corner, Willow West gets its sweet nickname, Sugarbush, from a generous cover of majestic old sugar maple trees. As one of the expansive neighbourhoods in Guelph, it boasts the largest recreational center in Guelph, the largest auto mall in Canada and – this is important – the only bowling alley of the city. Specialty delis and casual lunch spots tucked away in its industrial-end serve local workers.... View Article