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Top Choice Museum in Guelph

Guelph Civic Museum

Housed in what was originally an 1854 sandstone convent and extensively transformed in 2012, this attractive LEED-certified museum offers exhibitions, programs and events digging up the history of the city (named af…
Top Choice Cafe in Guelph

Joint Cafe

The Joint is a great brunch all-rounder. Come for coffee or drinks and you're bound to find something on the diverse and original menu that tickles your fancy – there's a definite emphasis on healthy comfort food an…
Top Choice Pub in Guelph

Woolwich Arrow

The 'Wooly,' as it's affectionately known, stands on its own two feet as a microbrewery but also ranks highly for delicious gourmet eat-with-beer munchies like longhorn beef chili poutine (small $5) and Lake Erie fi…
Church in Guelph

Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate

Lording over downtown Guelph is the dominant stone-faced bulk of this basilica and church in the Gothic Revival–style (think London, England's Houses of Parliament). It's hard to move around town without catching a …
Gallery in Guelph

Macdonald Stewart Art Centre

Over 7000 works belong to the collection exhibited here in the Raymond Moriyama–designed galleries specializing in Inuit and Canadian art. The Donald Forster Sculpture Park is the largest at a public gallery in Cana…
Cafe in Guelph


Thick stone walls plus scuffed wood floors equal serious comfiness at this well-loved vegetarian cafe. Go for coffee in the morning and return for a pint and some live music in the evening. If you're looking for a s…
Arts Center in Guelph


Forty years young, Bookshelf is the pacemaker of Guelph's cultural heartbeat: part bookstore, cinema, cafe and music venue. Swing by to read the paper, catch an art-house flick or have a bite in the eBar. Regular sa…
Bar in Guelph


The pizza here is hot and fresh like the smooth, smooth jazz: there's live music most nights. Check the website for details. No cover.
Indian in Guelph

Bollywood Bistro

Guelph's favorite Indian restaurant uses a traditional tandoor oven to create well-known dishes with a contemporary twist, with influences from Nepal, Delhi and Mumbai. The creamy butter chicken ($15) is one of the …
French in Guelph


With an emphasis on fresh seasonal local produce, this French country kitchen has a wonderfully simple lunch menu and is popular for its Wednesday $35 prix-fixe dinners. Or create your own unfixed selection from irr…