Downtown Business

Downtown Guelph Strategic Assessment

Draft Downtown Guelph Strategic Assessment

The draft Downtown Guelph Strategic Assessment will be presented to the Corporate Administration, Finance and Enterprise Committee (CAFE) on November 12, 2013.

Developed with LiveWorkLearnPlay Inc., the study informs the business and implementation plan for downtown and provides market, user attraction and physical and environmental strategies to create the economic environment for growth and continued private investment.

Sections of the document are in development and will include financial impacts and returns for priority investments. These sections will be presented in 2014 and will form part of City Council discussions.

The public is welcome to review and comment on the draft document. Please email comments to or submit comments to 1 Carden Street, Guelph, ON N1H 3A1 to the attention of the Downtown Renewal Office.

Downtown Guelph Community Improvement Plan

Municipalities may create community improvement plans according to Ontario’s Planning Act to facilitate improvements within targeted areas. These plans allow municipalities to create financial or other types of tools, or direct capital investments – such as tax increment-based grants – towards achieving community goals.

Downtown Boundary

In 2012, the Downtown Guelph Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Boundary was changed to ensure policies and implementation tools were aligned.  As a result, the former downtown Guelph boundary doubled in size, now reflecting the Urban Growth Centre.

To see if you are located in the Downtown Guelph CIP boundary, please click on the following map.

Downtown Guelph CIP Boundary

For more information on the policies and guidelines in the Downtown Guelph CIP please click on the following documents.

Downtown Guelph Community Improvement Plan Downtown Guelph Community Improvement Plan Implementation Guidelines

Last Updated: September 24, 2015. Broken links or incorrect information? Let us know!