Smile. You are on camera!

Guelph, Ont., Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – A new webcam has been installed on the top of City Hall overlooking Guelph’s Market Square.

The camera provides a live, 24-hour feed of the square—a four-season community gathering space. You can watch the feed at guelph.ca/marketsquare.

“The camera is an added feature that provides residents and visitors with a simple way to see what is happening in the square,” says Rich Grau, manager of Sleeman Centre and Civic Precinct Facilities.

One of the first major events to be captured by the camera is the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour on April 1 and 2. This national event will be followed by the opening of the water feature in May and various City and community hosted events during the summer, fall and winter months.

Grau says the idea of installing a webcam in a public space isn’t new. In fact, Guelph is following in the footsteps of cities such as Kingston, Timmins and Dieppe, New Brunswick.

He also notes the camera will not be used for security surveillance purposes and the images captured are not being recorded. The webcam is also far enough away from the square to ensure faces aren’t visible or identifiable.

For more information

Rich Grau
Manager, Sleeman Centre and Civic Precinct Facilities
Culture, Tourism and Community Investment
519-822-1260 extension 2847
rich.grau@guelph.ca