Guelph, ON – April 25, 2019 – On the same weekend as Doors Open Guelph, Guelph Arts Council launches its 2019 season of Historical Walking Tours. The tours begin on Sunday April 28 at 2 pm with Where Guelph Began, which leaves from Juice Inc., 25 Waterloo Ave., at the corner of Dublin Street. Cost is $5/person in cash to the guide, or online through the event calendar. New this year: buy a six-tour pass (valid on any dates) and get one tour free.

For over thirty years, Guelph Arts Council has promoted the cultural heritage of Guelph by offering six different walking tours on selected Sundays from April to October (excluding July). Delivered by a dedicated group of volunteer heritage enthusiasts, the tours are an opportunity for tourists and locals to learn about Guelph’s history while taking in the beautiful architectural and natural features of the city.

Available on each tour, and at Guelph Arts Council, The Bookshelf, and Guelph Civic Museum are tour-specific booklets of historical information and architectural drawings, perfect for self-guided tours and keepsakes. The booklets are $5 each. Downloadable booklets are also available.

Each tour starts at 2 pm and runs approximately two hours. Tours run rain or shine, with cancellations only in extreme weather. For tour dates, descriptions and departure locations, please view our PDF brochure.

Contact us at [email protected] or 519-836-3280 to arrange a private, customized tour perfect for your club, students, or business group. All proceeds benefit Guelph Arts Council.

Historical Walking Tours are sponsored by Sleeman Breweries and Downtown Guelph Business Association.

About Guelph Arts Council:
For over forty years, Guelph Arts Council has been dedicated to supporting, stimulating and promoting arts and culture in Guelph. Guelph Arts Council is funded in part by The Guelph Community Foundation and City of Guelph. We also acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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