Category: Going Downtown

Family-friendly movies kick off summer season in Market Square

Press release. On Friday, July 4, the City of Guelph will kick off its free summer entertainment and activities program in Market Square with a showing of ‘Up’—Disney’s award-winning animated feature film. The summer movie lineup, sponsored by Meridian Credit Union, also includes: · Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark – Friday, July […]

Enterprise Framework includes new planning tool for city building

Press release. On June 18, members of Council will learn more about the City’s proposed Enterprise Framework approach , including a new planning tool to help prioritize and strategically implement major city building initiatives that will shape Guelph’s future growth. “Guelph has a unique history of city building. We need to continue being innovative in […]

City tests draft concept plan for St. George’s Square redesign

Press release. In advance of Monday’s open house on the future transformation of downtown Guelph streets and public spaces, City staff will paint temporary lines in St. George’s Square to help demonstrate the  proposed concept for the redevelopment of the square. “We are using temporary paint to mark out what the draft concept plan looks […]

Downtown Guelph Open House: Streetscape, Built Form and St. George’s Square – June 2nd

DGBA press release. Council adopted the Downtown Secondary Plan (DSP) in 2012, which anticipates more residents and businesses Downtown. Based on this, the City is updating the Downtown Streetscape Manual (previously called the Downtown Public Realm Manual, 2001) and the Downtown Built Form Standards (previously called the Downtown Private Realm Manual, 2001). Join the conversation […]

Downtown Guelph Seniors' Day Relaunch – May 27, 2014

DGBA press release. Starting Tuesday May 27th, seniors who shop or dine in downtown Guelph on the LAST Tuesday of every month now qualify for discounts at over 40 of our finest businesses. Since September 2013, the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) has been working closely with the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA) to develop […]

Student Creativity and Social Change Visit Downtown Guelph

DGBA press release. The second annual Victory Art Crawl will take place from Monday, May 5 to Saturday, May 10 at four Downtown Guelph locations. The exhibit will feature the work of over 300 Victory Public School students, with all pieces available to purchase on a pay-what-you-can-basis. The art crawl venues include The Woolwich Arrow, […]

Guelph Pride Week 2014

Pride Week event. Guelph Pride week is quickly approaching and I am emailing you to notify you of our upcoming events. There are a number of exciting events that we have planned for this year’s festivities. I have listed below all of our 2014 events which can also be accessed at All events will […]