North/East Guelph Neighbourhoods
Riverside Park/North Victoria
Part of the North end of Guelph, Riverside Park has old-world residential sensibilities and some of Guelph’s original structures. A long-standing neighbour of Downtown Guelph, St. George’s summers, are festive with music and aroma in the air. The famous, weekend-long Hillside Jazz festival along the Guelph Lake and the Rib festival in Riverside Park flaunt Guelph’s community and family orientation. Daily visitors of Riverside Park have their own agendas – paying a routine visit to the flock of geese, the calming river, the nostalgic carousel, or perhaps that very special floral clock.
A short drive to Highway 7, proximity to 401 via Guelph Line, and a direct road to Downtown Guelph’s bus and train stations, Grange Rd takes care of its commuters’ community. Residents of Grange Rd work hard but play harder with the recreational centre within the neighbourhood. The city’s local coffee company roasts and serves brews with complex flavours in simple mugs – a welcome break from drive-throughs and work weeks. A unique chocolate bar with an eclectic menu springs up on York Rd as one last surprise as you start to leave the area to exit the city. However, the new mid-rises being built in the Watson Rd area are perhaps an indication that more folks want in than out.