Who Is Mrs. Black ? 

Mrs. Black’s Boarding House is a project of Tyrcathlen Partners Ltd., a privately owned Guelph- based company specializing in the adaptive re-use of heritage properties.  The two principals of Tyrcathlen Partners have extensive (over twenty years between them) full-time work experience in the not-for-profit sector. Their combined background also includes extensive experience in the commercial sectors and in developing creative new business operating models. This project is a result of their passion for both heritage buildings and the tremendous depth and strength of artists and the arts community in Guelph.


In the late 19thand early 20th century the real Mrs. Black operated a boarding house in this building, which latterly served as home for many students of the Ontario Agricultural College.