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  • 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 Muslim WomenRead More
  • Guelph Arts Council Announces Doors Open Guelph 2019 Sites

    Guelph, ON – January 17, 2019 – Doors Open Guelph is a day-long celebration of Guelph's finest buildings, creative spaces, and artistically or architecturally relevant sites. Presented annually by Guelph Arts CouncilRead More
  • Diyode Launches DIYversity Project

    If you’re like me (a lover of puns, makers, and people of all backgrounds) you’ll be excited to hear that one of Guelph’s best pun makers are leading our communityRead More
  • Doors Open Volunteer Info Sessions

    Did you know it takes almost 200 volunteers to make Doors Open Guelph a reality? When you volunteer for this event, you make a lot of people’s day. Thousands, inRead More
  • Bringing Treasures Back to Life – inside a conservator’s workshop

    By Katie Wilde One day the phone rang in our office. On the other end was a lady with a problem: her treasured teapot had a nasty chip, and sheRead More
  • March Workshops: Confidence for Creatives and ‘No BS’ Better Social Media for Artists

    Spring is coming. Let’s shake off the cobwebs and grow as creative people. Tim Campbell, Relation Media Canada Not all problems facing arts practioners are artistic. We need practical solutionsRead More
  • Myths about Confidence

    by Tamsen Taylor  Tamsen Taylor, photo by See Photography There are many challenges that artists have to confront, but lacking confidence is one that tends to come up again andRead More
  • Banjofest Rolls Back Into Guelph! 

    by Brenda Lewis   Third Annual Festival of Eclectic Banjo Music Runs March 8-10 at Silence Sounds, 46 Essex Street.  Lonesome Ace Stringboard After 2 years of sold out shows, Banjofest GuelphRead More
  • Guelph Arts Council Presents The Collector’s Dilemma

    Guelph, ON – February 5, 2019 – Guelph Arts Council presents The Collector’s Dilemma, an auction of fine art previously owned by local collectors. This afternoon of bidding, listening and mingling happensRead 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.
Join them in supporting GAC's heritage and arts programming. Donate now.



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