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Centre Wellington is a rural and urban community about 20 minutes north of Guelph. Located on the banks of the Grand River, Centre Wellington has long been a tourist destination treasured for its natural and cultural heritage. A number of visual artists are based in our community and we are home to the well-known Elora Festival, Riverfest and Scottish Festival.
Spread out along the south shore of Georgian Bay, Meaford is a picturesque landscape of beaches, rivers, ridges, ravines – and tall old trees! The main street exudes old town charm, but the recreational centre of Meaford is the historic harbour and its activities, including legendary trout fishing, and sailing.
Tucked midway between Toronto and Lake Huron and Georgian Bay and Lake Erie, Stratford-Perth juxtaposes a renowned cultural centre of theatre, music and art with intensive agricultural operations, particularly dairy and pork production. The loss of mature elm trees lining the main streets of Stratford during the 1950s has resulted in a younger but more diverse cohort of city trees.
The 150-year-old Toronto Island Community is situated at the eastern end of Toronto Island Park. Home to approximately 700 residents living year-round in 260 homes, it is a popular year-round attraction for visitors. The island residents take great pride in being stewards of the leased land that houses the community, as well as the island as a whole.
Located northwest of Toronto on the shores of Georgian Bay, Town of The Blue Mountains is a four-season community with stunning natural features, including the Niagara Escarpment, apple and fruit orchards, the Beaver Valley and the Georgian Bay shoreline. The landscape allows for a diverse selection of recreational activities such as skiing, snowboarding, sailing, fishing, hiking and cycling.
Waterloo Region is located at the heart of the Grand River waterway situated on the Haldimand Tract within the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Neutral People. Just an hour southwest of Toronto, Waterloo Region is comprised of the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo, and the townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich.
Guelph is a city (pop approx. 145,000) west of Toronto located at the confluence of the Speed and Eramosa Rivers in the Grand River watershed. Known for its heritage limestone buildings, tree-lined streets and lively arts culture, Guelph is the home of the University of Guelph and the Ontario Veterinary College. It is a community that values its green spaces, shows concern for environmental issues and also hosts a thriving research and manufacturing sector.