Ignatius Retreat Centre — Guelph, Ontario

Your weekend includes comfortable accommodations and delicious meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch. Arrive Friday evening at 5pm to register and settle in, then enjoy dinner, a welcome orientation and a concert. The weekend ends Sunday afternoon with a final participants concert and departures at 3:30pm.

Our aim is to provide a nurturing and comfortable space for every attendee. We make a priority of providing a space that is a home away from home, where everyone feels safe, secure, and stress-free. We choose locations for WMW that offer spaces to play instruments, join in a group singalong, or find a quiet place to write your song. You can concentrate on your music—by yourself or with others—or just relax in the calm, restful and inspiring spaces indoors and out, with beautiful surroundings to explore. We want you to be free to dig deep into your music and thrive.

Good food is our other priority; we want everyone to feel supported and satisfied and to have their dietary needs cared for. Snacks and drinks are available day and night. Meals are ample with great selections for vegetarians and non-vegetarians, and gluten-free options are made available when requested. Delicious FoodAnd best of all – breakfast, lunch or dinner, meal times are always a great time to meet and chat and laugh, or take time for yourself. The food is local and organic when possible and provides wholesome energy to keep you nurtured all weekend long.


Located 2 km north of Guelph, Ontario, the Ignatius Jesuit Centre serves as a place of beauty and sustenance, a place where nature may give strength to mind, body and soul. Consisting of a green belt stretching from the Guelph Lake Conservation Area to the Guelph Elora Trail, the estate is home to the internationally-acclaimed Loyola House Retreat, and the Ignatius Farm, surrounded by 650 acres of ski and hiking trails, ponds and streams, fields and forests.

The Loyola house has a spacious lounge, comfortable private rooms, fabulous local organic food and lots of space for playing music, writing songs and getting some reflective time on your own. As if Loyola House wasn’t already an amazing environment, there are now newly renovated bedrooms (including 21 ensuites), new beds, new floors, new bathrooms, and a new dining room set up. All of it bright and COVID safe.

Check out the changes here:, and here’s a general overview of the place:

Address: 5420 Hwy 6 N, Guelph ON  N1H 6J2
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