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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Historical walking tours share some of Guelph's great history

The Guelph Arts Council is pleased to announce another year of our great Historical Walking Tours. Each and every year, these tours are offered from April to mid-October and feature some of Guelph’s architectural and historical gems

Tours are offered on Sunday’s beginning at 2pm for a cost of $5 per person. There are 6 great tours in total and every tour features a different part of historical Guelph. Tours include Where Guelph Began, Downtown Walkabout, The Slopes of the Speed, Alter and Hearth in Victorian Guelph (Upper and Lower), Brooklyn and The College Hill, and Ward One Guelph. This weekend will launch with the very
popular Where Guelph Began Tour. This tour will begin at 2pm on Sunday, April 21st at 2pm from 25 Waterloo Ave.

For a full schedule of tours or for more information contact Guelph Arts Council at (519) 836-3280 our website at guelpharts.ca/guelphartscouncil.
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Full Tour Schedule:

Tour I:  WHERE GUELPH BEGAN
Dates:  April 21, May 26, August 11, September 15                                                                                                                             
Starts:  Royal City Realty, 25 Waterloo Ave., corner Dublin St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Tour II:  DOWNTOWN WALKABOUT
Dates:  April 28, August 18                                                                                                                                                                           
Starts:  Royal City Realty, 25 Waterloo Ave., corner Dublin St.

Tour III:  THE SLOPES OF THE SPEED
Dates:  May 5, June 2, August 25, September 22                                                                                                                                 
Starts:  Guelph Public Library, 100 Norfolk Street, Guelph

Tour IV:  ALTAR AND HEARTH IN VICTORIAN GUELPH
NOTE: This tour is offered in two parts [(lower) and (upper)] on alternating dates.
Dates:  May 12(lower), June 9 (upper), September 1 (lower), September 29 (upper)                                                                 
Starts:  Tour (lower) Royal City Realty, 25 Waterloo Ave., corner Dublin St.
              Tour (upper) Guelph Public Library, 100 Norfolk Street, Guelph

Tour V:  BROOKLYN AND THE COLLEGE HILL
Dates:  June 16, October 6                                                                                                                                                                           
Starts:  McCrae House, 108 Water Street, Guelph

Tour VI:  WARD ONE GUELPH
Dates:  May 19, June 23, September 8, October 13                                                                                                                             
Starts:  Tytler School, Toronto Street entrance (off York Road near York Road Park)

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Guelph Arts Council is funded in part by the City of Guelph, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the support of donors, sponsors, and our membership. 
Sonya Poweska

Executive Director
Guelph Arts Council
147 Wyndham Street North - Suite 404
Guelph, Ontario    N1H 4E9
Phone: (519) 836-3280

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