Category: Retail

Re: Guelph’s newest splash zone creating some waves for merchants

Some Carden Street businesses don’t have a parking problem; they have a marketing problem. I’m amazed at the urban vitality springing up from the re-construction of Carden Street in downtown Guelph. First the skating rink, now the splash zone and transit hub are truly transforming the area. Opening the street to pedestrians-only during festivals will […]

Potential West end development

Having read the Guelph Mercury article,–councillor-hails-costco-plans I’d like to express my concerns and opposition to potential further “big box” development in Guelph, whether they be Costco (as mentioned), IKEA (as rumoured), or any others. I understand that previous councils voted in favor of these developments, but would argue that any decisions made 7 (?) […]

Council approves promotion program for impacted businesses

The following article appeared in the September 7 edition of the Guelph Mercury: City councillors have committed up to $175,000 for a promotional shot in the arm for downtown businesses impacted by five years of construction. Council endorsed a staff report Monday night establishing a promotion program for businesses on Wilson Street and portions of Carden […]

Market Square Business Promotion Program

I’d like to respectfully submit my comments on the proposed Market Square Business Promotion Program. As an avid downtown supporter and frequent customer of downtown shops and restaurants, I’m looking forward to the completion of the improvements. Meanwhile, I sympathize with the business owners who have endured extraordinary construction-related frustrations and hardships. The proposed program […]

Carden Street re-opens to traffic on Saturday, August 13

Carden Street re-opens to traffic on Saturday, August 13 One-way traffic and parking on-street as construction continues in Market Square Starting tomorrow evening, vehicles will be able to travel on Carden Street while construction continues on the rink, water feature, pavilion, seating areas, trees and landscaping in Guelph’s Market Square. “Crews are still working on […]

Target sets sights on Zeller’s site

The following article appeared in the May 27 edition of the Guelph Mercury: You know Walmart, now meet Target. Long awaited news of where the second largest discount retailer in America would put its Canadian stores came Thursday. Guelph and Fergus are among the first 105 locations that are coming to 10 provinces — 45 […]