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.

The Sovereignin-person Doors Open Guelph


  • In-person
  • Guided tours available
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
The Sovereign

Built in Second Empire style, The Sovereign is an interesting neighbour to the Petrie Building. The mansard roof, ornate dormers and false corner tower create an impressive presence. The original ballroom was once used by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, whose symbols survive in the restored offices. It is now the offices of Williams and McDaniel Property Management. (Photo: Susan Ratcliffe)

Contact info

66 Macdonell Street
Guelph, Ontario


Year built: 1882-83
Building type:CommercialHistorical landmark
Architect: John Day
Architectural style:Second Empire

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.