University Area Neighbourhoods

Kortright East

One golf course, many inspired lawns The busy Gordon St corridor branches off in the east to perfectly manicured lawns, large homes, and winding streets. Welcome to one of the three centrally located neighbourhoods of Guelph, Kortright East. It is formed by the main veins of Guelph – Stone Rd. and Gordon St. in the northeast, and blocked off by Victoria Rd. and Arkell Rd. in the southwest. Hectic weeks see commuters ditch Gordon St. in favour of Victoria Rd.... View Article

Kortright West

Where ducks, deer, dogs, and kids run free Kortright West is academic by association to its neighbour, Old University. Pockets of UoG students in this largely older family area are daring and few. Its own little collection of indie and large chain shops is no longer a secret. Neither is its off-leash dog park – the largest in Guelph – where canines prefer the fresh creek to their humans. Just as the young ones prefer the Kortright Splash Pad, and... View Article

Dovercliff Park / Kortright Hills

    You shall find, what you seek. Calming, lush conservation areas, trails, and parks often form the backyard of Kortright Hills residents. Snuggled between the Speed River and Hanlon Parkway, Kortright Hills or Dovercliff Park hides away surprises among its rolling hills of family homes. An open air movie night with the neighbours in Mollison Park makes for a cheery night. Try to keep it down though. The inukshuks in the nearby conservation area might be busy stargazing. At... View Article

Old University

Postcard worthy streets. Food for thought. Team Pride. If Downtown is Guelph’s heart, then the Old University is its mind. Best known for the University of Guelph, the Arboretum, and the city’s busy shopping mall, this is where different generations cross paths. Sometimes as proud supporters of the local hockey team (Go Storms Go!). At others, as they find their respective ways to unwind next to the Speed River – kayaking, hiking, lawn bowling, or grabbing their favourite ice cream... View Article