children splashing in Market Square fountain

Guelph is creating spaces for people as we grow

Market Square and pollinator park listed among Park People’s Thriving Places

“With the intensification of many communities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, we are seeing a change in the way people use parks. Parks in higher density areas are heavily relied on by urban residents who no longer have access to private backyards for outdoor exercise and for social and cultural activities. This requires a change in the way parks have historically been planned and designed in many of these municipalities.”

Thriving Places was produced by Park People with funding from the Government of Ontario through the Places to Grow Implementation Fund.

Thriving Places report (pdf)

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In May 2016, the report was covered in Toronto’s Spacing Magazine

“We often to look to cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Montreal for inspiration when it comes to best practices for public spaces, but there are many inspiring, innovative projects right here in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

Thriving Places highlights 15 of these projects in the hope that it will become a useful tool to inspire more creative thinking across the region.

Read the article: Creating spaces for people as we grow

Learn more about Guelph’s noteworthy urban design projects