Category: Retail

City to retender Guelph Farmers' Market renovation work to stay on budget

The City is retendering the renovations at the Guelph Farmers’ Market building, located at 2 Gordon Street, in order to keep the project on budget. Bids were received earlier this month from three of six pre-qualified general contractors. None of the bids, however, were within the City’s project budget of $500,000. To address this discrepancy, […]

Farmers’ Market Renovation and Temporary Relocation

Staff update. I would like to provide you with an update on the Farmers’ Market renovation and temporary relocation project. The driving force behind this project is to ensure business continuity for the market, shoppers and for its vendors. This project is an opportunity for the City to improve safety, accessibility, cleanliness – all required […]

Renovation of the Farmers Market -what about the Downtown Secondary Plan?

A Farmer’s Market regular provides comment with staff response. I would like to bring to your attention to what appears to be a disconnect between the wishes of you the elected council and city staff. Last April council passed the Downtown Secondary Plan following extensive public engagement. That document addressed the future of the Farmers […]

Arena to host Guelph Farmers' Market during renovations

The Guelph Farmers’ Market building, located at 2 Gordon Street, will be undergoing major renovations this summer. The City is renovating this Guelph landmark to improve accessibility, long-term maintenance and operations, and overall aesthetics. During the renovations, the Farmers’ Market will be temporarily relocated to the Exhibition Arena, located at 70 Division Street. The Farmers’ […]

City seeks public input at Downtown Guelph placemaking workshop

The City of Guelph invites all interested community members to participate in a placemaking workshop on the program and function of Downtown Guelph’s streets and public spaces. The interactive workshop, which includes a walking tour, is scheduled for next Wednesday, March 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. at City Hall, 1 Carden St. To continue […]

Silvercreek application

I wish to express my dismay at the submission of a new planning application by Silvercreek Guelph Developments Inc. for the former Lafarge Lands. My view is that disregarding the negotiated OMB minutes of settlement and all previous planning processes is profoundly disrespectful of both the immediate neighbourhood and the larger Guelph community. I was […]

Costco Warehouse

I was very pleased to read in the October 30 edition of the Tribune that city planning staff are recommending that you approve Costco’s development in the west end. I think it is very important for many reasons that you approve this development. Residents of Guelph will have more choice here and reduce the need […]

Request For Additional Transit Service To St. George's Sqaure

Provided below is a summary of the issue and the assessment that my staff has recently completed related to the provision of additional transit service in St. George’s Square (the Square). Guelph Central Station (GCS) opened in May 2012 with the associated movement of Guelph Transit hub operations from the Square to the new facility. […]

Sunday Opens

There are about 85 stores and services and restaurants open on Sunday Downtown. We have them listed on our website. Lots are closed but that’s the choice of the businesses. The DGBA is working on a campaign to highlight what is open and hope the example will lead to an increase in the number. Anything […]