Moving to Guelph from Montreal

 

Important information you need to know before you start your move to Guelph from Montreal. Guelph Ontario also known as the Royal City has a vast history since its creation. Many residents in the country of Canada often enjoy visiting or residing in the city of Guelph for a number of reasons such as the high standard of living, low crime rate, and historical perseverance within the city. Currently the city has an approximate population of 114,943 stretched out within its twenty-eight kilometers city limits.  Similar to most cities found in southern Ontario, the majority of the language spoken in Guelph is English, with other languages such as Arabic and Chinese following next.

If you or your family have made the ultimate decision on moving to Guelph from Montreal, many aspect are involved due to the distance and travel time between both cities.  The distance from Montreal to Guelph is approximately 619 kilometers, which is about 7 hours even of driving time depending on desired route and speed of the vehicle. The most direct route from Montreal to Guelph is very easy to navigate. From Montreal you would travel along the Autoroute 720 West, toward the Autoroute 20 until passing provincial borders into Ontario, the highway will turn into Ontario highway 401. This highway will be the vast amount of your trip until you merge onto Ontario highway 6 North. You will have one more highway to merge onto that will ultimately take you into the city of Guelph, which are Ontario highway 124 East/ Ontario highways 7 east. Incorporating your trip with a GPS or maps of Ontario along with pre planning your route will always ensure no mistakes are made along the way.  While on route to Guelph you will pass major cities after crossing the Ontario border such as Kingston, Belleville, Port Hope, Oshawa, Pickering, Toronto, Milton until finally making it into the Guelph city limits.

There are a number of public elementary and secondary schools (high schools) with only a few post secondary education institutions.

Guelph has two different school boards within the city that creates such a numerous number for both elementary and secondary schools. Often doing your research to see which school best suits your Childs needs is key to ensuring you made the right choice. If looking more toward post secondary institutions, Guelph offers the University of Guelph (one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities), The Ontario agricultural college, and the Ontario veterinary college. Conestoga College which main campus is located in Kitchener not far from Guelph also has a small campus located in the city.

Compared to some of the surrounding cities within the area, Guelph does offer a local public transportation for residents within the city limits not only with bus services but with rail as well. Guelph was the first municipality in Canada to have its own federally chartered railway known as the Guelph Junction Railway, which is still municipally owned. Just like Montreal, the Guelph transit system does offer a website equipped with GPS technology to provide riders with accurate and real time arrival and departures to cell phones and hand held devices to make trip planning simplified and easier. 

When searching for an apartment or home in the city of Guelph, often this seems like the most difficult part of completing a pre planned move into a new province, however there are many services available to ensure that you find exactly what your looking for when making this transition. There are many different real estate services that offer advice and listings by the owner or by the company themselves. Depending on what your looking for often it just takes a little bit of searching and visiting some of these dwellings before you make your departure from Montreal.

If you find that finding a home closer to hospitals and government offices will simplify things then often this is something that is not difficult to do. Guelph offers a number of general hospitals and smaller clinics to ensure you get the best service required no matter the emergency. Guelph offers two major hospitals that are not far in distance from each other. The St. Joseph Health centre, which is located at 100 Westmount Road and the Guelph General Hospital, located on Delhi’s Street with a bus stop for public transportation if you do not have the luxury of having your own personal vehicle. The Guelph government office is located in the heart of the city; with assistance in any questions you might have about the transition into your new home.

Often its always a good idea to visit the city your moving to before your departure not only to get to know the city and route a little bit better but to ensure this is something you want to do before making the final move into Guelph. If you have a family taking them with you on a weekend vacation to the historic city of Guelph is an excellent idea. Guelph has the pleasure of offering tourists and residents a civic Museum located near downtown, with a number of National historic sites and outdoor attractions, such as Guelph lake and Royal city park. If you believe that staying for duration of a weekend then some of the restaurants and hotels will be more enjoyable which Guelph offers many of these for affordable prices. Guelph offers a number of family restaurants if you have decided to bring your children along with you for the trip, and a number of international cuisines such as India, Italian and Asian food. There are a number of hotel and motels available in the city such as The Best Western, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites to just mention a few.

Guelph Ontario is considered one of the fastest growing cities in Ontario, so no matter your reason on moving to the city, doing your research and planning ahead will always making a move from Montreal to Guelph a easy transition and an enjoyable one.

Moving from Montreal to Guelph can be complex with many steps implicated to ensure everything goes as planned with precision and care. Selecting the right moving company or long distance movers in Montreal in general without the appropriate research can be time consuming, however checking company references, prior satisfied customer referrals, and that the moving company you choose operates or has operated in the past with the city you'll need to move to will always keep you one step ahead in your move.

If you want to move your piano or pool table to Guelph from Montreal, ask if the movers have experience and all equipment for that!


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