Discover famous Guelphites at your Guelph Public Library

Guelph, ON – Discover the NEW Guelph Public Library’s Famous Guelphites web page! Learn about our city’s finest actors, musicians, athletes, authors, government officials, and historical figures through the local history tab at

Did you know Guelph is home to:

  • Award-winning athletes, like Rich Peverley of the NHL’s Boston Bruins and Olympic swimmer, Victor Davis
  • Famous actors and actresses, like Neve Campbell of the “Scream” horror films
  • Distinguished authors, like the iconic Robert Munsch
  • Significant historical figures, like fashion designer Lady Duff Gordon and her sister Elinor Glyn who were both Titanic survivors

The GPL invites you to learn more about famous Guelphites and how they have made the royal city a great place to live! Be sure to check back often as new biographies are frequently added. Enjoy!

About the Guelph Public Library’s website

120,454 visitors have discovered the GPL’s website since its redesign in November 2012. The most visited portals are the eLibrary, eBooks, and eAudiobooks. The GPL anticipates the Robert Munsch Discovery Portal to become one of their most popular portals! Access over 90 eResources, enjoy cultural connections, and so much more at!

For more information

Kitty Pope, CEO
519-824-6220 extension 226