While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

Guelph Waterworks Pumping Station Engine Housein-person Doors Open Guelph


  • In-person
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
Guelph Waterworks Pumping Station Engine House

Built in 1879 of local limestone in the Italianate style, the Guelph Waterworks Engine House and Pumping Station supplied a reliable water source to fight fires and supply good-quality drinking water in a growing city. Details in the window openings, the Matthew Bell-carved stonework, and curved brackets supporting the gable roof were all restored in 2020.


Year built: 1879
Building type:Government building
Architectural style:Italianate

Dates/hours open

Apr 29, 10:00am - Apr 29, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.