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The Sovereign

Built in Second Empire style, The Sovereign is an interesting neighbour to the Petrie Building. The mansard roof, ornate dormers and false corner tower create an impressive presence. The original ballroom was once used by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, whose symbols survive in the restored offices. It is now the offices of Williams and McDaniel Property Management. (Photo: Susan Ratcliffe)

Tell us your story about this site

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

66 Macdonell Street
Guelph, Ontario


Year built: 1882-83
Architect: John Day
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Commercial, 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.

The Sovereign 66 Macdonell Street