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The New Petrie - Swayin-person Doors Open Guelph


  • In-person
  • Guided tours available
The New Petrie - Sway

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. Since 2015, it has been restored for new businesses. Sway, founded in 2013 with a focus on visual advertising via television commercials and online video, is a leader in brand management and marketing strategy.

Contact info

15 Wyndham Street North
Guelph, Ontario



Year built: 1882
Building type:Commercial
Architect: John Day (bâtiment original); Allen Killen (restauration en 2016-2017)
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 at around 3:25 p.m., to allow the site to close at 4 p.m.; lines may be cut off earlier, if necessary