University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 2W1

WasteEng2020 Conference will be held at University of Guelph


Guelph from airport

Guelph is located in Ontario. Toronto Pearson International Airport is 75 km far from University of Guelph, while John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is at about 60 km.

Shuttle bus with Redcar Service
  • From Toronto International Airport (one way) approximately 81 CAD (online booking discount)
  • From John C Munro (Hamilton) International Airport (one way) approximately 130 CAD (online booking discount)
From Toronto Airport to University of Guelph
  • Uber – one way – approx 85 CAD
  • Taxi – one way – approx 150 CAD

Buses with GO Transit:

  • From Toronto Airport – Guelph by GO Transit Bus is approx 1.5hrs and 15 CAD
  • From Hamilton Airport via GO Transit bus – requires a taxi ride to local GO station. From GO Station in Hamilton – Guelph is approx 2.25 hrs and 25 CAD (this is a multi-stop journey that goes well out of the way)

Buses with Greyhound Canada:

  • From Toronto Airport – Guelph (downtown) approx 1h10mins  Fare 7 – 26 CAD (depending on booking method)
  • From Hamilton Airport to Guelph (NO Direct bus route) 

Guelph by train

To reach Guelph by train, GO Transit and Via Rail Canada provide convenient transportation.

Guelph by buses

Greyhound Canada provides 2 buses per day from Pearson Airport to University of Guelph (about 1 h trip).


Guelph was founded on St. George’s Day, April 23rd, 1827 with the ceremonial felling of a large maple tree. Guelph is considered to be one of the first planned towns in Canada and was chosen as the headquarters of a British development firm known as the “Canada Company”. The location was picked by the Company’s Superintendent in Canada, a popular Scottish novelist named John Galt who designed the town to attract settlers to it and to the surrounding countryside. Galt’s plan was quite imaginative, based on a series of streets radiating from a focal point at the Speed River, and resembles a European city centre, complete with squares, broad main streets and narrow side streets, resulting in a variety of block sizes and shapes. Galt chose the name “Guelph” for the new town because it was one of the family names of the British royal family, and it had apparently never been used as a place name before. Hence the current use of the term “The Royal City” for Guelph.

Despite John Galt’s grandiose plans, Guelph did not grow beyond village size until the Grand Trunk Railroad reached it from Toronto in 1856. After this time, many of Guelph’s prominent buildings were erected, a number of which were designed by high profile Toronto-based architects, but most of which were the product of a talented group of local architects, builders and stone carvers who effectively used Guelph’s locally quarried, warm-hued limestone which today gives a visual unity to the older parts of the City.