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.

Provincial Offences Courtin-person Doors Open Guelph

  • In-person
  • 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
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)

Contact info

59 Carden Street
Guelph, Ontario


Year built: 1856
Building type:CourthouseHistorical landmark
Architect: William Thomas
Architectural style:Renaissance revivalVictorian

Dates/hours open

Apr 27, 10:00am - Apr 27, 04:00pm

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