Centre Wellington

Centre Wellington is located in the heart of Wellington County.  The residents of Centre Wellington can ​enjoy the benefits of small town living, rural life, the Grand River as well as close proximity to many urban centres.
Two of the largest towns within Centre Wellington are Fergus and Elora.


Fergus is the largest community in Centre Wellington, a township within Wellington County.  It lies on the banks of the Grand River about 18 kilometres north of Guelph.  Fergus is surrounded by many natural settings such as Elora Gorge & Conservation Area and Belwood Lake. 

Fergus began as a Scottish settlement in 1833 and still maintains many of is Scottish roots today.  It is a heavily agricultural community but is also home to manufacturing, retail, health care, trades people and some tourism.  Fergus has its own Hospital, Groves Memorial Community Hospital, founded by Dr. Abraham Groves who was a pioneer of many forms of healthcare in Fergus.

Fergus Attractions

Fergus is best known for the annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games, which represents the largest gathering of clans in the world outside Scotland and Cape Breton Island. 

Fergus is also home to the Fergus Highland Rugby Football Club and the Fergus Curling Club and the Fergus Force Junior A Hockey Club.  The Fergus Grand Theatre is located on St. Andrew Street and hosts live entertainment and stage plays.  Just across the river is the Fergus Market, a restored historic warehouse for shopping.

The Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex is located on Belsyde Ave East and includes a 25 metre indoor swimming pool, 2 ice rinks, tennis courts, day camps and more. 


Elora was officially founded in 1832 by Captain William Gilkinson, originally from Scotland.  He purchased 14,000 acres of land on the Grand River and settled on the east side of the River.  By 1833 he had opened a sawmill and general store.  

​The village continued to grow and was a major agricultural marketplace in the 1850's and 1860's.  The flour mill and saw mill were powered by the Grand River and stores in the downtown area sold many types of goods.  Throughout the years Eloras economy continued to grow based heavily in the agriculture industry however throughout the last 20-30 years the town has benefited greatly through tourism.

Elora Attractions and Events

Elora was named "Ontario's most beautiful village" for several consecutive years and is known for many things, some of which include:

  • Elora Gorge Conservation Area - camping, tubing, fishing, picnics, hiking, outdoor recreation and much more.
  • Elora Quarry - a former limestone quarry is now a popular swimming hole with 80 foot limestone cliffs.
  • The Elora Mill, still standing from the original 1830's sawmill was reopened in 2017 after being closed since 2010 and receiving a $120 million dollar renovation.  It is now a world class Hotel and Spa with one-of-a-kind experiences.
  • The Grand River Raceway offers live horse racing, slot machines, dinner theatre and more.
Elora has a proud tradition of music, art and cultural festivals - here are just a few:
  • The Elora Festival
  • The Elora Singers
  • Riverfest
  • Elora Writers Festival
  • Elora Fergus Studio Tour

Elora On Film

With the abundance of natural beauty and historic limestone buildings Elora has become a go-to place for many film makers.  Here are just a few of the movies that have scenes filmed in and around Elora:

  • Angel Eyes
  • It
  • Trapped in Paradise
  • An American Christmas Carol
  • The Village Green
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • Dead Silence
  • Mrs. Soffel
  • Simon Birch


From suburban bungalows to quaint country cottages and gorgeous executive estate, Centre Wellington has something for every buyer.  Families and those looking for a more relaxed way of life are sure to find real estate in centre wellington.

FERGUS is a quiet residential community filled with tree-lined streets, beautiful stone architecture and plenty of green spaces.  There is a wide range of real estate in Fergus including century old grand homes to modern new communities and everything in between and something for every budget with very affordable real estate prices.

ELORA is a great place to plant some roots in a small town setting.  You'll find just what you are looking for with real estate options that include new modern homes, close knit neighbourhoods, century old limestone buildings and more.  The local economy and high rate of tourism has enabled the house prices in Elora to continue to raise and now has some of the highest priced real estate within Centre Wellington.  


As a local expert, it is part of my job to ensure that my clients are as educated and prepared as possible when considering a real estate venture.

The year to date market in Centre Wellington is a SELLER'S market.  YTD 2020 sales volume went up 8.24% to $172,510,079 from 2019's number of $159,381,071.  The year to date average sale price for 2020 is $665,662 which is up significantly from 2019 number of $551,557.

Click below to download the full version of the Centre Wellington Market Report.