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Founded in 1827, the city of Guelph is a vibrant community of over 130,000 people situated in the heart of southern Ontario, only 100km west of Toronto. With one of the premier research universities, the University of Guelph, and a variety of manufacturing, service, and high technology enterprises, Guelph is one of the fastest growing economic regions in all of Canada. In 2009, Guelph was named one of the country's smartest communities, its safest city, and the volunteer capital of Canada.
Guelph's healthy local economy, thriving arts and culture scene, charming neighbourhoods, parks, and green spaces make Guelph among the most livable cities in Canada.