We are working to shape a new, progressive Downtown Guelph. A revitalized St. George’s Square and improved streetscapes are important components of the Downtown’s public realm.
Council adopted the Downtown Secondary Plan (DSP) in 2012, which anticipates more residents and businesses in the city’s core. Based on this, the City is updating its implementation tools to reflect the directions of the DSP which includes an update to 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).
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The City held an interactive public workshop on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 to allow the public input into the rethinking St. George’s Square. Building on the success of Market Square and Carden Street, this workshop explored applying the same design principles to improve St. George’s Square as a destination for people of all ages. How could the physical design of the space better support what we want to do there? This workshop builds upon the Placemaking public workshop that was held in March 2013 and the Streetscape workshop held in June 2013.
This work will be used to provide direction for future capital projects including road reconstruction in the Downtown core.
- St. George’s Square and Key Downtown Streetscapes – October 23, 2013 Workshop Materials
- Meeting Presentation
For more information
David de Groot, Senior Urban Designer
City of Guelph
519-837-5616 extension 2358