Things to do in and around Guelph
Guelph’s skyline is dominated by Church of Our Lady Immaculate, completed in 1888 and known to locals as simply “Church of Our Lady”. It is a National Historic site and in 2014 was given the honourary name Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate. Right next door the former Loretto Convent is now home to the Guelph Civic Museum and a short walk down the hill, you will find the Guelph Farmers’ Market, open Saturdays from 7:00 am to noon. Just outside the downtown is McCrae House, birthplace of Colonel John McCrae, famous for his poem In Flanders Fields. There are great restaurants in Guelph and you can sample some of them on a local food tour with Taste DeTours.
For anyone interested in fibre arts, Waterloo Region and area is host to the Quilt and Fibre Art Festival, highlighted by the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale auction of 200 quilts on May 25th.
Toronto was the first North American city to host Doors Open giving people the opportunity to visit buildings not usually open to the public. The 20th anniversary edition of Doors Open Toronto takes place on May 25-26th.
And finally, theatre offerings are plentiful in the area. If you act quickly, you may be able to get tickets to see the smash hit Come From Away or Dear Evan Hansen in Toronto. Nearby, both the Shaw Festival and Stratford Festival seasons will be under way.