Category: Going Downtown

November 18, 2022, Ward 2 Update

Good afternoon Neighbour, I hope this email update finds you well and warm, on this wintery day! This past Tuesday, November 15 Guelph City Council held our inaugural meeting, and Councillors were sworn in for the 2022-2026 term. I’m thrilled to be joined by Councillor Carly Klassen (see her LinkedIn profile here), the new Ward […]

Seasonal patio program 

Removing water barriers for downtown patios starting November 2   As the weather gets colder, the City is gearing up to collect all water barriers used for the Seasonal Patio Program. All businesses with private, sidewalk and on-street patios are required to have their patio platforms, lighting, planters, debris and any equipment removed by November […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 [email protected] 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 […]

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 […]