wellington county

10 signs you grew up in Wellington County

Wellington county is sprawling predominantly rural region about an hour west/northwest of Toronto that's home to places like Erin, Guelph, Fergus, Elora, and Aberfoyle. Given its proximity to Toronto, it's naturally a feeder for the city, with tons of kids who pack up and head east once they can afford to do so. You can take the kid out of the country, but still we remember our old stomping grounds.

Here are 10 signs you grew up in Wellington County.

1. You remember The Zoo Club ... and were likely kicked out for underage drinking, or knew someone who's older sibling was.

2. One of the closest brushes you've had with death involved the Water Tower Hill.

3. Guelph is pretty nice, Orangeville was better when you were a kid, and Brampton is to be avoided at all costs.

4. You know where Alton is.

5. You refuse to refer to county roads by their newer, friendlier, names. 22nd Side Road will always be 22, and tourists will just have to figure it out.

6. You knew at least three people who had an hour-long bus ride to school.

7. You've snuck into the Rockwood Conservation Area more than once.

8. You know that cow-tipping is complete BS, but you enjoy convincing your city friends that it's totally wild and you've absolutely done it (it is, and I have!).

9. Stone Road Mall was a destination.

10. You've closed out The Legion on a weekend.

What did I miss? Add your Wellington County memories in the comments.

Writing by Adam Beck.


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