Wellington Place

The County's Campus of Community Services

Originally built in 1877, the Poor House has grown into a campus of County services with over 190 acres of trails, buildings, services and
green spaces called Wellington Place. Much has changed since 1877 but one thing remains constant – the vision, stewardship and development of the land at Wellington Place continues to be in hands of the County of Wellington. Over 190 acres of land have become a campus of County services called Wellington Place, located in Aboyne (between Fergus and Elora on Wellington Road 18) including:

  • Museum and Archives (National Historic Site)
  • Aboyne Library Branch
  • Children’s Early Years Administration
  • Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home
  • Centre Wellington OPP Operations Centre
  • Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health
  • Aboyne Trail
  • Trestle Bridge Trail
  • Wellington Place Child Care and Learning Centre (Grand Opening August 29)
  • New Groves Memorial Community Hospital (May 2020)

Infrastructure to accommodate the new hospital and future development at Wellington Place began in 2013 and included new streets with
names that reflect the history of the County. Two of the three new street names honour Wellington County veterans that received the Victoria Cross for their service in the First World War: Frederick Campbell Street and Samuel Honey Drive.

Charles Allan Way is the third street name at Wellington Place, and it pays tribute to the Allan family that sold some of the land at Wellington Place to the County in 1877 for the construction of the new House of Industry and Refuge. New signage for Wellington Place, featuring two new entrance signs at the Colborne Street and Wellington Road 18 entrances to Wellington Place, will be installed over the summer.


Map of Wellington Place

Click on the thumbnail below to view an illustrated map of Wellington Place. Use your mouse to zoom into the different areas of the Wellington Place campus.

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