Lying 62 miles from Toronto and 17 miles from Waterloo is Guelph, also known as “The Royal City.” The city earned the nickname for its high standard of living, low crime rate, and a clean environment, and it’s because of qualities like these that the city shows up consistently not only in the best places to live in the world, but also in the best places in Ontario. The city’s unemployment rate is under 4%, and the largest employers are Linamar, the University of Guelph, and the Upper Grand District School Board. A city whose largest employer is its very own university; imagine how clean and peaceful it would be! Even better, the city’s population is highly diverse: a sizeable segment of Guelph’s residents is made up of non-white people, including highly educated immigrants from South Asia, China, and the Philippines. A bit surprisingly, Guelph’s education system is also quite diverse and complicated, thanks to the presence of two different English school boards.
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