Safe Semester kicks off September 8

Macdonell and Wyndham streets closed weekly Thursday to Saturday10 p.m.–4 a.m. Guelph, Ont., August 29, 2022 – Guelph’s Safe Semester runs September 8-September 24 to support a safe and enjoyable environment downtown for businesses, residents and students. With a higher volume of pedestrians downtown in September, closing the streets Thursday through Saturday allows everyone to enjoy Guelph’s downtown nightlife safely. Macdonell Street is closed nightly between the Macdonell parking lot and the West Parkade, and Wyndham Street is closed nightly […]

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Downtown infrastructure project sets foundation to be future ready

Guelph, Ont., August 10, 2021 – The Downtown Guelph Project, a multi-year construction project to replace and improve downtown’s aging infrastructure, will become familiar to many business owners, residents and visitors over the next few years. “Replacing and improving downtown infrastructure is a fundamental component of Guelph’s sustainable City-building vision as reflected in our strategic plan,” explains Jayne Holmes, the City’s deputy chief administrative officer of Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services. The project will begin with two environmental assessments (EA); […]

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The Downtown Guelph Business Association announces multiple community contributions to mark GuelphGives

DGBA press release. The Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) is delighted to partner with GuelphGives on GivingTuesday and help reach the goal of $1 million raised by one city alone. In 2014, volunteers at two DGBA events, Art on the Street and the Guelph Community Santa Parade, contributed over 200 volunteer hours. The DGBA also donated $50,000 in sponsorship monies in 2014 to various events in the downtown core including the Fab 5 festivals. In addition to the DGBA making […]

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Canadian superheroes led by real-life superheroes at the 2014 Guelph Community Santa Parade

DGBA press release. 2014 Guelph Community Santa Parade Event Date: Sunday November 16th Location: Downtown Guelph Admission: Free Canadian superheroes highlighted at the newly extended 2014 Guelph Community Santa Parade Canadian superheroes, cowboys and lots of elves will captivate the crowds in Downtown Guelph at the annual Community Santa Parade. Taking place on Sunday 16th November at 1.30pm, the parade will wind its way through historic downtown Guelph starting from Woolwich Street At Powell Street (previously Woolwich at London). You can find the parade […]

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City receives heritage landscape award for Market Square design

Press release. he design, preservation and enhancement of Guelph’s Market Square has earned the City a heritage landscape award. The City, along with Janet Rosenberg and Associates, was presented the Margaret and Nicholas Hill Cultural Heritage Landscape Award last Friday at the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario’s seventh annual awards dinner in Toronto. Named for Margaret and Nicholas Hill, the award recognizes an individual, group, or project that has heightened awareness and appreciation of Ontario’s significant landscapes, or endeavoured to preserve […]

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Entertainment and spectacle at the 2014 Guelph Community Santa Parade

DGBA press release. Event : 2014 Guelph Community Santa Parade Event Date: 1.30pm, Sunday November 16 th Location:Downtown Guelph Admission: Free Contact: Sam Jewell, Events Coordinator, 519 836 6144 or santa@downtownguelph.com Taking place on Sunday 16th November at 1.30pm, the 2014 Guelph Community Santa Parade will wind its way through historic downtown Guelph starting from Woolwich Street at Powell Street (previously Woolwich at London). You can find the parade route map HERE . The route has been extended north to accommodate the increase in spectators […]

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Downtown Guelph Banners

DGBA press release. The next time you’re driving, walking or cycling along Gordon Street, look up. Beginning at the bridge by Royal City Park and continuing north to Waterloo Avenue, you’ll find an series of banners highlighting the array of shops, restaurants and services in Downtown Guelph. From wood-fired pizza at Buon Gusto to ice cold beer at the Woolwich Arrow Pub, photographer Dean Palmer’s stunning photographs entice passersby to “dig in” downtown. Colourful images showcasing clothing and wares from […]

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#HappyMaking Pianos coming September 4

DGBA press release. LOCAL STREETS BECOME PERFORMANCE SPACES AS #HAPPYMAKING PIANOS ARE INSTALLED AROUND DOWNTOWN FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER Once again, downtown streets will come alive with the sound of music when the #HappyMaking pianos are rolled out on September 4th. Until the end of September, twelve pianos will be scattered throughout the downtown core outside of the following businesses and organizations: Grey Rock Clothing Co., Thomas Video, Budds, Shakti, TD Canada Trust, Wyndham Art Supplies, River Run Centre, […]

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St. Georges Square Redesign

A resident’s comments. For some time I followed the reports on a redevelopment of St. Georges Square. At first, I thought that this was simply a brainstorming idea, until I realized that the planning department and council is serious on moving forward with this plan. Strange, no sooner the perimeter of the space is finally starting to look inviting, the trees have reached a height to provide shade, City Hall decides to rip everything up. Yesterday, while running errands downtown, […]

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