When Guelph was selected in 1851 as the administrative seat of Wellington County, a new era of investment in public architecture, commercial prosperity and institutional growth began. As a result, Guelph is now home to some of Canada's finest examples of government, institutional and commerical architecture. Explore the sites and enjoy our unique history...
Old City Hall, now the Provincial Offences Court for Wellington County,
was built in 1856 and designed by architect William Thomas.