Guelph is a city in Southwestern Ontario, situated along the banks of the Speed River less than an hour's drive west of Toronto.
It is nicknamed The Royal City, as its name comes from the imperial House of Guelph that once ruled Great Britain. The city is home to the University of Guelph , one of Canada's premier research universities. Guelph is known for its beautiful limestone architecture, vibrant culture and a variety of festivals. It is also considered one of the most liveable cities in Canada, with a low crime rates, a clean environment and a relatively high standard of living. To contact the City of Guelph Tourism Services division , call 1-800-334-4519.