Doors Open Ontario

The Doors Open Ontario 2018 season was a great success. Over 482,000 people visited sites in communities across the province. Thanks to our sponsors, partners and volunteers for their support, and to all who participated.

The New Petrie - Hunch Manifest Doors Open Guelph

The New Petrie - Hunch Manifest

Designed in 1882 by John Day as a pharmacy for Alexander Bain Petrie, this building features a unique stamped metal façade and iconic mortar and pestle. The Western Hotel’s back wall and part of the former stables are preserved in Hunch Manifest, a semantic search marketing company. Combining innovation and heritage demonstrates Jane Jacobs’ words: “New ideas need old buildings.”

Tell us your story about this site

  • Guided tours available

Contact info

15 Wyndham Street North
Guelph , Ontario
Telephone: 226-979-1005


Year built: 1847
Architect: William Day (original); Allen Killen (restoration 2016-17)
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 21, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; first tour leaves at 10 a.m.; last tour leaves around 3:40 p.m. to allow the site to close at 4 p.m.

The New Petrie - Hunch Manifest 15 Wyndham Street North