Downtown Guelph Placemaking

Downtown Guelph Streetscape Manual and Built Form Standards

Placemaking is an urban design process that helps cities to achieve public spaces that are engaging, practical, and well designed. As Downtown Guelph continues to grow, it’s important to understand what the community and businesses need with respect to our parks, squares, and streets. Incorporating these needs into Guelph’s future design, will allow the Downtown’s public spaces to be recognized as the city’s civic heart and economic engine.

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June 27, 2013 – Public Workshop:
Downtown Guelph Streetscape Manual and Built Form Standards

You are invited to participate in an upcoming interactive public workshop to provide input to help improve Downtown Guelph’s streets and public spaces (Downtown Streetscape Manual) and private buildings (Downtown Built Form Standards). This workshop is a follow up to the Placemaking workshop that was held in March 2013.

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March 6, 2013 Placemaking Workshop

On March 6, 2013 residents were invited to participate in a public workshop to provide input into improving Downtown Guelph’s streets and public spaces. The evening workshop included a walking tour and a 30 minute on-site evaluation of the focus area. This work will be used to update the technical documents (i.e. the Downtown Streetscape Manual and Built Form Standards) and eventually provide direction for future capital projects including road reconstruction in the Downtown core as well as the long-term revitalization of St. George’s Square.



For more information

David de Groot, Senior Urban Designer
Planning Services
519-837-5616 extension 2358

Connection to another City initiative

The City has also started a Parking Master Plan focusing on Downtown Guelph and the surrounding areas in an effort to improve parking.

Background Information

  • Downtown Guelph Secondary Plan