Neighbourhoods
Central East (Guelph)

In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A diverse and vibrant neighbourhood with a strong sense of community and plenty of amenities.

Property Pulse

Mostly detached homes, some with riverfront views, and a mix of high-rise and low-rise apartments.

Community Canvas

A mix of families, couples, and individuals from various ethnic backgrounds, creating a welcoming community.

What You'll Love

Great schools, parks with playgrounds and sports facilities.

Have a look around Central East (Guelph).

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. A roughly triangular neighbourhood just northeast of downtown Guelph, Central East, also known as Saint Georges, is bordered by the Speed River, Eramosa Road, Victoria Road North, and the train tracks. Most of this neighbourhood is residential, with some retail along Eramosa Road. A variety of housing types can be found here, from single-family riverfront homes to high-rise and low-rise apartment complexes.

People & Families in Central East (Guelph)

Families with kids make up 35% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 26% of households and 34% of households are one person living alone. People in Central East (Guelph) come from 67 different ethnic origins, and 14% are first-generation immigrants, while 21% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

2,300

Neighbourhood Population

5,086

Household Size

  • 1 person - 33%
  • 2 persons - 33%
  • 3 persons - 15%
  • 4 persons - 11%
  • 5 or more persons - 4%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 34%
  • Non-family households - 3%
  • Families with children - 35%
  • Couples without children - 25%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 28%
  • 2 children - 22%
  • 3 or more children - 7%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 13%
  • 15 to 64 years - 68%
  • 65 years and over - 17%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 37%
  • Irish - 30%
  • Canadian - 28%
  • Scottish - 28%
  • German - 15%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 2%
  • 25 to 34 years - 15%
  • 35 to 44 years - 17%
  • 45 to 54 years - 17%
  • 55 to 64 years - 17%
  • 65 to 74 years - 12%
  • 75 to 84 years - 10%
  • 85 years and over - 5%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 4%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 5%
  • 20 to 29 years - 13%
  • 30 to 39 years - 13%
  • 40 to 49 years - 12%
  • 50 to 59 years - 15%
  • 60 to 69 years - 10%
  • over 70 years - 11%

Central East (Guelph) Schools

This neighbourhood has great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 5 public schools and 6 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

5

Catholic Schools

6

Having Fun in Central East (Guelph)

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, and skating. There are 4 parks in this neighbourhood, with 16 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 4.

Number of Parks

4

Number of Recreation Facilities

16

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 4
  • Rink - 1
  • Tennis Courts - 5
  • Basketball Courts - 2
  • Ball Diamonds - 2
  • Sports Fields - 2
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Getting Around in Central East (Guelph)

There are 43 transit stops in Central East (Guelph). Rail stations include Guelph. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters, most commute within the city, and people have mostly short commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 72%
  • Commute to another city - 26%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 81%
  • Transit - 6%
  • Walk/bike - 10%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 36%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 12%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 6%
  • 60 minutes and over - 8%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 35%

Work and Education in Central East (Guelph)

In Central East (Guelph), 32% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 65% have any postsecondary education. The manufacturing industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 14%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 9%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 8%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 8%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 5%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 10%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 6%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 7%
  • $200,000 and over - 5%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 21%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 15%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 13%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Manufacturing - 19%
  • Retail trade - 11%
  • Educational services - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 62% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 33% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Central East (Guelph) Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly detached homes. Central East (Guelph) has a consistent population, with 37% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 12% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 67%
  • Semi-detached house - 3%
  • Duplex - 8%
  • Row house - 1%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 16%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 2%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 0%
  • Not condominium - 99%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 16%
  • 2 bedrooms - 25%
  • 3 bedrooms - 39%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 17%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 26%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 3%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 1%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 0%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 0%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 67%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 67%
  • Renter - 32%

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