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  • Jagdeep Raina: Archiving memory and migration

    The quiet surface of paper and soft fabrics echoes the humble archives Jagdeep Raina draws from - the history and documentation of pioneering Kashmiri and Punjabi Sikh communities in the SouthRead More
  • Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Project Presents Treading Loudly

    Guelph, ON — July 11, 2019 — Guelph Arts Council’s summer 2019 programming includes Treading Loudly, an exhibition at the Boarding House Gallery that presents a multi-media selection of artwork and musicalRead More
  • Sailing Across the Atlantic Ocean Exploring uncharted waters as a new author- Sue Williams

    By Jane Litchfield Sue Williams never dreamed of being a writer. And she certainly didn’t dream of sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. So how is it possible that she isRead More
  • Edgy Theatre Takes Off in Downtown Guelph

    By Jane Litchfield Starting a theatre company isn’t easy. Along with a high tolerance for risk, you need multiple skill sets and a lot of hours, plus some money, aRead More
  • Student Choice Initiative threatens CFRU and Guelph Community

    by Lauren Taylor In March, the Ontario government released the official guidelines for the Student Choice Initiative, a provincial mandate to give university students an opt-out option for certain “ancillaryRead More
  • GAC Welcomes Lauren Taylor

    Guelph Arts Council is thrilled to welcome our new Communications and Event Assistant for summer 2019, Lauren Taylor. Lauren has been helping to promote GAC members through social media andRead More
  • Royal City Studios – Guelph’s newest music rehearsal and recording studio space

    By Preetam Sengupta “Wow!” said (GAC summer student) Lauren. She may have been talking about the well-stocked fridge to properly dress her coffee, but the sentiment echoed throughout our tourRead More
  • Guelph Arts Council Announces Summer Exhibitions at 10C Shared Space

    Guelph, ON – June 27, 2019 – Guelph Arts Council is pleased to announce four summertime exhibitions in the street-level community gallery at 10C Shared Space, 42 Carden Street. Three feature workRead More
  • Cultural Job and Volunteer Opportunities

    Please let us know of any opportunities... This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     See also our calls page, which includes paid opportunities for creative peopleJob Opportunities  Vocamus Press - Director of Communications (volunteer) Coalition of MuslimRead More
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Downtown Walkabout - Walking Tours Digital Booklets

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Walking Tour PDF Booklets

Find updated and downloadable GAC Walking Tour Booklets on this page. To view or download, click on the appropriate tour name below.

Where Guelph Began
Ward One
Slopes of the Speed
Downtown Walkabout
Altar and Hearth - Exhibition Park
Altar and Hearth - Catholic Hill
Brooklyn & The College Hill

Dedicated volunteer Tour Guides share their passion for Guelph's heritage by leading Guelph Arts Council's Historical Walking Tours on Sunday afternoon from late April to early October (except July). The guided tours provide a unique experience and perspective on Guelph's history, as each Guide contributes stories, information, and route variations from their own research and experience.
Enhance your self-guided tour experiences by joining our Guides on their Sunday afternoon guided walks.
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