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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Guelph Arts Council Historical Walking Tour

Architecture History & heritage Museum Storytelling Tour
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McCrae House

Guelph, ON


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.


For over 30 years, Guelph Arts Council has promoted the cultural heritage of Guelph by offering six different walking tours on selected Sundays. The tours are a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to learn about Guelph’s history while taking in the beautiful architectural and natural features of the city. Available on each tour is the opportunity to purchase a booklet of historical information and architectural drawings, which allows self-guided tours and makes a wonderful keepsake.

Join us on Sunday September 29 and explore Brooklyn and College Hill

Participants will be taken to the south side of the Speed River to explore one of Guelph's early industrial sections, formerly known as Brooklyn, as well as the College Hill area that developed around the Ontario Agricultural College. The tour includes

some of the city's best examples of masonry and stone carving.



Guelph Arts Council

As one of Ontario’s first community arts councils, Guelph Arts Council (GAC) has championed the arts in Guelph since 1975. Over the years, GAC has been building the cultural heart of the city by assisting with the development of new arts organizations and programs. GAC has also supported cultural workers and organizations through its programs and services, and been a voice for the arts, increasing awareness of the role the arts play in creating a vibrant community.

Our Mission: Championing and growing opportunities for Guelph’s creative community through communications, resources for learning, and cultural programs and partnerships.

Our Vision: To cultivate a vibrant city that integrates the arts into all community building.

Our values are rooted in our belief in the intrinsic value of artists and the arts, and their ability to inspire positive transformation for individuals and communities.