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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

August 5, 2014 PBEE Report

After releasing draft versions of these documents for public and stakeholder review in April, a report that brings together three key urban design documents will go before the Planning, Building, Engineering and Environment (PBEE) Committee on August 5. The proposed concept for St. George’s Square, the Downtown Streetscape Manual and the Built Form Standards are central to transforming Guelph’s downtown and crucial in achieving the city’s long-term City-building vision. These documents are part of the planning for the significant renewal of the downtown to create a more socially and economically vibrant place, and to reinforce its role as a major destination and an emerging urban neighbourhood. August 5 PBEE Report Only Attachment 1 – Downtown Streetscape Manual, St George’s Square Concept Plan and Downtown Built… Continue reading August 5, 2014 PBEE Report

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

April 7 2014 PBEE Report – draft Downtown Streetscape Manual and Built Form Standards

The purpose of this report is to provide information related to the Draft Downtown Streetscape Manual, St. George’s Square Concept Plan and Built Form Standards (Attachments 2, 3 and 4) and release them for public review. In addition, the report provides an overview of the public engagement activities conducted to date, future engagement opportunities, and sets out the timelines for the completion of these documents. April 7, 2014 PBEE Report Report only Attachment 1: Evaluation Matrix Attachment 2: Downtown Streetscape Manual (including the Introduction) Attachment 3: St. George’s Square Concept Plan Attachment 4: Downtown Built Form Standards For more information David de Groot, Senior Urban Designer Planning Services City of Guelph 519-837-5616 extension 2358 downtownplan@guelph.ca

Public Workshop October 23, 2013: Downtown Guelph – St. George’s Square and Key Downtown Streetscapes

You are invited to participate in an upcoming interactive public workshop to provide input into rethinking St. George’s Square. Building on the success of Market Square and Carden Street, this workshop will explore applying the same design principles to improve St. George’s Square as a destination for people of all ages. Continue reading Public Workshop October 23, 2013: Downtown Guelph – St. George’s Square and Key Downtown Streetscapes