Category: Going Downtown

#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 […]

Guided tour will showcase Civic Precinct artworks

Press release. To celebrate the completion of the Civic Precinct art project, members of the public are invited to a reception to meet celebrated Canadian artist Ted Fullerton. Fullerton’s artworks—Birds of a Feather, A Bird in Hand, Bird/Watching, and Perch—were installed last month and unite City Hall, Market Square, Guelph Central Station, and the Guelph […]

Safe Semester starts August 29 in downtown Guelph

Press release. The project is designed to create a safe and enjoyable environment for downtown patrons including the influx of students who settle in Guelph each year. “With the start of each new school year, we see a significant increase in activity in our community,” says Deputy Chief of Police, Jeff DeRuyter. “In response to […]

2014 Safe Semester Program

Staff memo. The City, in partnership with the Downtown Guelph Business Association, University of Guelph and several downtown businesses is undertaking the Safe Semester program again this year. The program will run every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night from August 29 until September 28. During the program the public can expect the following between 11 […]

plans for St. Georges square

A resident’s perspective. On aug 5th Guelph Planning board committee approved the redesign for the downtown. Did they realize they voted to do away with the fountain at St Georges square. I think they rubber stamped a 40 page plan without really looking at it. On aug 25th this plan goes before council and I […]

Artist banner launch on Quebec Street

DGBA press release. Take a stroll along Quebec Street this summer and enjoy the outdoor gallery experience. 12 Guelph-based artists were selected by the Downtown Guelph Business Association and the Guelph Arts Council to be featured on banners adorning poles on this historic street. Photographer Dean Palmer captured the artists’ portraits and their work. From […]

Wyndham Street closed July 6–7 between Carden and Farquhar

Press release. Wyndham Street will be closed to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians between Carden Street and Farquhar Street from Sunday, July 6 at 7 a.m. to Monday, July 7 at 6 p.m. while permanent height clearance signs and flashing beacons are installed on the CN Railway Bridge. A signed detour using Macdonell Street and Wellington […]

Public art installation in Guelph’s downtown

Press release. On Monday, July 7, Ted Fullerton, a celebrated Canadian artist, will install four sculptures in Guelph’s Civic Precinct—the open space bordered by Wilson, Carden, and Farquhar streets. Fullerton’s art will unite City Hall, Market Square, Guelph Central Station and the Guelph Farmer’s Market building. The four sculptures—Birds of a Feather, A Bird in […]