Facts About Guelph
Guelph is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.
Guelph is known as “The Royal City”
Guelph is the seat of Wellington County but is politically independent of it.
The city is built on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
Guelph began as a settlement in the 1820s, established by Scotsman John Galt, who was in Upper Canada as the first Superintendent of the Canada Company.
Guelph has been noted as having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country throughout the Great Recession.
Guelph was incorporated as a town in 1855 and the first mayor elected was John Smith.
The Estimated Population of Guelph is 135,474.
Guelph was incorporated as a city in 1879 with a Special Act of the Ontario legislature.
Guelph is twinned with Castelfranco Veneto, Italy.