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The New Petrie - Hunch Manifestin-person Doors Open Guelph


  • In-person
  • Guided tours available
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.”

Contact info

15 Wyndham Street North
Guelph, Ontario



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

Dates/hours open

Apr 21, 10:00am - Apr 21, 04:00pm

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.