Directions and Map
- Finding us: Clients sometimes get lost the first time they come to the office, because it is at a non-traditional location and because GPS is inaccurate. Please be sure to read and follow the directions below to avoid getting lost and to arrive with enough time to settle prior to your appointment. Also, once on the property, please come in via the yellow doors marked East Entrance.
- Scent-free offices: A number of our clients have chemical sensitivities, and we request that clients refrain from using perfume, cologne, or scented creams or other similar products when coming to their sessions. If it is possible to refrain from smoking prior to entering the building for your appointment, this is also appreciated.
- If running late: Please call your therapist directly as opposed to the toll-free number, which goes directly to voicemail and your therapist may not receive the message until 1-2 days later.
The Refuge: Centre for Healing and Recovery is located at the Orchard Park Office Centre on the grounds of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, where we offer psychotherapy and counselling services..
This office is centrally located to Wellington County, Waterloo, Kitchener, Fergus, Rockwood, and a short drive from Cambridge and Waterloo County. Instructions for using GPS, Google Maps and landmark-based directions are below.
Where is your building?
For photos of what to look for, see below. If you keep driving past our building, you will end up at the parking lot for Loyola House Retreat Centre and its own dedicated parking lot. There are many walking trails accessible from this point on the property, and you are welcome to wander around in quiet contemplation before or following your appointment. To download a map of the trails, please click here: https://ignatiusguelph.ca/ignatius-land/trails-maps/
Do I have to pay for parking?
Which entrance do I take once at the building?
Is your office wheelchair accessible?
Do you have a waiting area?
I never knew the Ignatius Centre existed! It’s such a big place. What else is on the property?
The Orchard Park office building in which we are situated is the former Jesuit college where priests once came to learn their vocation. It has since been repurposed into the home of numerous different businesses and programs, including a private school, outdoor preschool program, Julien Project horticultural therapy program, therapists and counsellors, a yoga studio, psychologists, speech pathologist, energy healers, and other alternative health professionals. The building is also home to the private offices of a number of agriculture-related organizations. For more information and photos about the history of the building, please visit: www.orchardparkcentre.ca/history.html
The property is larger than just the building where we are located, however, and also houses the Loyola House Retreat Centre, Ignatius Farm, the Ignatius Community Shared Agriculture, and the Ignatius Old Growth Forest. For more information, visit: www.ignatiusguelph.ca/
On Google Maps, enter: 5420 Ontario 6, Guelph/Eramosa (or 5420 Ontario 6, Ariss)
Enter: 5420 6 Guelph/Eramosa
Take Gordon/Norfolk/Woolwich Street up past Woodlawn as if you were heading to Fergus. There is a Walmart on the left hand side of Woolwich and Woodlawn, and a Canadian Tire/Staples on the right. Continue on Woolwich and just past the cemetery on the edge of town there will be a left turn lane at the bend in the road. The entrance to the Ignatius Centre and Orchard Park office building will be just around the bend in the road after the entrance to the cemetery. Park in the first parking lot at the top of the hill (the largest one).
Take Highway 6 South towards Guelph. Just before the city limits, the Ignatius Centre will be on your right (large dark blue sign). Park in the first parking lot at the top of the hill (the largest one) for the Orchard Park office building. If you get to the intersection of Woodlawn and Woolwich and go through the lights, you’ve gone too far.
Take Victoria Street / Highway 7 East all the way into Guelph, then turn left on Woolwich Street and it will be right up the road. NOTE: DO NOT turn on any of the Woolwich (county/concession) roads between Kitchener and Guelph. You need to drive through Guelph’s automall and industrial area on Woodlawn before you arrive at the correct intersection (on the left hand side you will see a Walmart and CIBC at that intersection). Turn left at Woodlawn and Woolwich. As you drive up, you will see a curling arena on the left and a cemetery. The Ignatius Centre will be on your left just past the bend in the road past the cemetery entrance. Park in the first parking lot at the top of the hill (the largest one) for the Orchard Park office building.
OPTION A: Take Hespeler Road to Highway 6 North, and go north on 6 all the way to Woodlawn. Turn right on Woodlawn past the industrial area, all the way to Woolwich Street and turn left (there is a Walmart and CIBC at that intersection on the left hand side). The Ignatius Centre will be on your left just past the bend in the road just as you leave town. Park in the first parking lot at the top of the hill (the largest one) for the Orchard Park office building.
OPTION B: Take Hespeler Road to Highway 32 North (further up from the Petro Canada on the right). There will be a FloChem plant and a Superior Propane (yellow signs) on the left. Turn left on Highway 32 North all the way to Woodlawn, then turn right on Woodlawn. Drive down Woodlawn past the automall and industrial areas until you get to Woolwich Street (there is a Walmart and CIBC at that intersection on the left hand side). Turn left on Woolwich Street. As you drive up, you will see a curling arena on the left and a cemetery. The Ignatius Centre will be on your left just past the bend in the road past the cemetery entrance. Park in the first parking lot at the top of the hill (the largest one) for the Orchard Park office building. *This option is often faster in periods of high traffic
Take the 401 West to Guelph, and get off on Highway 6 North all the way to Woodlawn, and turn right. Stay on Woodlawn, past the industrial area, all the way to Woolwich Street, then turn left (there is a Walmart and CIBC at that intersection on the left hand side). Go past the curling arena on the left, and the entrance to the Ignatius Centre will be on your left just past the bend in the road as you leave town, past the cemetery entrance. Park in the first parking lot at the top of the hill (the largest one) for the Orchard Park office building.