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Call for artists for City’s 2016 Artist in Residence program

Guelph, Ont., March 2, 2016 – The City of Guelph invites professional artists to submit proposals to be selected for the 2016 City of Guelph Artist in Residence program. Piloted in 2014, this cultural initiative seeks to engage the community in creative experiences and embeds artistic activity in a variety of public spaces. With the aim of strengthening connections between people and the places they share, and drawing inspiration through playful discovery and imaginative exploration, the City’s 2016 Artist in Residence program will develop a project that explores the role of art in urban placemaking. Placemaking is an urban design process that helps cities to achieve public spaces that are engaging, practical, and well designed. “We are looking for projects that encourage the reimagination of… Continue reading Call for artists for City’s 2016 Artist in Residence program

Downtown Guelph Open House: Streetscape, Built Form and St. George’s Square

Council adopted the Downtown Secondary Plan (DSP) in 2012, which anticipates more residents and businesses Downtown. Based on this, the City is updating 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). Join the conversation The City held an open house on June 2, 2014 to provide input to help improve Downtown Guelph’s streets and public spaces (Downtown Streetscape Manual), St. George’s Square (St. George’s Square Concept Plan), and private buildings (Downtown Built Form Standards). The documents guide change in the downtown regarding new buildings, on-street parking, flexible streets, sidewalk space, street trees and other matters. Open House Presentation Public Meeting Boards Copies of the Streetscape, Built Form… Continue reading Downtown Guelph Open House: Streetscape, Built Form and St. George’s Square