Category: Heritage

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 […]

Status update/Wilson Farm house

Staff memo. With regard to the Wilson Farmhouse, please be advised that: 1. The demolition contractor is on site and has installed the hoarding and tree protection. 2. Abatement and removal of hazardous materials inside the house has started and materials are being salvaged for future re-use. We’re expecting this work to be completed towards the end […]

Good news about Petrie Building

From a resident. News Flash (17 July, 2014): I have been given the very great honor of announcing the successful nomination of Guelph’s Petrie Building (15 Wyndham Street North), now deemed by Heritage Canada as an Endangered Place. It is officially released today that Heritage Canada recognizes the Petrie Building as one of the […]

Heritage District

A resident’s comments. I live at XX Maple Street, a 1940s house located close to the proposed Heritage District. I would like to express my support for Council to move forward in creating Guelph’s first Heritage District. This is just the sort of initiative we need, to preserve the ambience, and the architectual and cultural values, […]

Guelph Heritage District

A resident’s comments. I am writing to express my support for the creation of Guelph Heritage Districts since I am unable to attend the meeting on June 9. Guelph, as opposed to many other Canadian cities, has a cultural and architectural heritage preserved by chance and intention in many areas near downtown, and in our […]

what makes a city beautiful?

A resident’s comments. What makes a city beautiful? What makes a city a destination? A quick browse of the internet reveals that in Canada top tourist attractions include: Niagara Falls, Banff, The Rocky Mountains, Historic Quebec City, Nova Sootia’s Paggy’s Cove and the Bay of Fundy as the top 5 destinations. The order may change […]

House fire at historical building extinguished

Press release. The fire at 25 Manor Park Crescent that the Guelph Fire Department started battling at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13, is now out. Large volumes of water and environmentally–safe fire extinguishing foam were used by the Guelph Fire Department during their efforts to extinguish the fire. The Ministry of the Environment […]

Special meeting of Heritage Guelph – Wedn 23 Apr

Staff memo. The University of Guelph has requested a special meeting with Heritage Guelph for further discussion of the proposed alterations and rear addition to the President’s House– a designated heritage property. The meeting will take place next Wednesday, 23 April at 10:00 am in Meeting Rm B . The meeting is being added to the Corporate Calendar and the Clerks’ calendar of meetings. The meeting agenda is […]