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Provincial Offences Court Doors Open Guelph

Provincial Offences Court

Built in 1856, this building served as Guelph City Hall until 2009. Designed by William Thomas in the Victorian Renaissance revival style, it features elaborately carved stone features. In 2009, it was beautifully rehabilitated as a courthouse, conserving original windows, crown mouldings, arched jail cells and a grand performance hall. No photography. (Photo: Provincial Offences Court)

Tell us your story about this site

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms

Contact info

59 Carden Street
Guelph, Ontario


Year built: 1856
Architect: William Thomas
Architectural style: Renaissance revival, Victorian
Building type: Courthouse, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 27, 2019
Saturday: tours from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; last tour leaves at approx. 3:40 p.m.

Provincial Offences Court 59 Carden Street