Onward Willow

Guelph real estate: Onward Willow

Together with its sister neighbourhood Willow West, the majority of the Onward Willow neighbourhood was developed between the early 1950s to the 1980’s and located northwest of downtown Guelph.

Where is Onward Willow?

Bordered by Waterloo Ave, Edinburgh Rd, Speedvale Ave and the Hanlon Expressway,  Onward Willow has developed a reputation over time of being a rougher part of town- but like anything else this should be taken with a grain of salt. There is a lot to be proud of in this area:

Onward Willow is one of the fastest growing areas of Guelph, in particular the modest post war bungalows found on streets such as Rosewood, Ridgewood, Western and Alma. A sub-area of Onward Willow is the Junction neighbourhood, a trendy part of town with our Home Group Realty office, along with Fixed Gear Brewing.

You’ll find the most diverse area in Guelph to be Onward Willow, with over 40 language spoken by its residents. This is mainly due to it’s high new Canadian population and as a result has plenty of authentic eateries.

Amenities in Onward Willow

There are many amenities in the area including shopping, restaurants, gas stations, pharmacies and easy access to the Hanlon/ 401/ Hwy 7.

Examples of properties we’ve sold in the area:

52 St Arnaud (Junction)

Adjacent neighbourhoods:

Exhibition Park

Old University/ Dovercliffe

Still have questions? Get in touch with Beth and RyanWaller, Guelph real estate agents

Elementary Schools servicing Onward Willow
June Avenue PS – JK-6
Willow Road PS – 7-8
Willow Road PS – JK-8
Paisley Road PS- JK-6
Willow Road PS – 7-8
Paisley Road PS – French Immersion – JK-4
John McCrae PS – French Immersion – 5-8
Edward Johnson PS – French Immersion – JK-6
Ecole King George PS – French Immersion – 7-8

High Schools servicing Onward Willow
Guelph CVI – 9-12
College Heights SS – 9-12
John F Ross CVI – French Immersion – 9-12

Catholic Schools servicing Onward Willow
St Joseph Catholic School – JK-8
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School – 9-12
Victory Public School
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School


Walk in Clinics:
Greengate Medical Center
Silvercreek Walk-In Clinic
Dawson Road Family Medical Clinic

Neighbourhood groups:
Onward Willow Neighbourhood Group
The Junction Neighbourhood Group