Wilson Street ribbon cutting and grand reopening

Attention news, photo and video editors

Guelph, Ont., November 2, 2017 – The City of Guelph and the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) invites local media outlets to the official grand reopening of the newly reconstructed Wilson Street.

The Wilson Street grand reopening will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony by City of Guelph Mayor, Cam Guthrie. Some of the festivities will include local musicians playing in select Wilson Street businesses, face painting for children, a prize draw* and an interactive passport. The passport will be used like a treasure hunt to collect a hot drink from The Common, a Killer Cupcakes treat or a flower from Sweet Violets. Passport cards can then be submitted to enter a draw. The first two draws get a $250 gift certificate for the shops on Wilson Street and the final draw will receive a $500 gift certificate.

The grand re-opening will celebrate the businesses on Wilson Street and the wrap up of construction that started late July. Along with new sewer and water pipes, the street has been redesigned to the 2014 Downtown Streetscape Manual standards, including larger sidewalks, new street benches, lighting, trees and a new pedestrian island across from Wilson Street on Macdonell Street.

What

Wilson Street Grand Re-Opening

Who

Everyone’s invited! Special guests include:

Mayor Cam Guthrie and members of Council
Apple Salon, Guildcraft, Persephone’s Wardrobe, Killer Cupcakes, Millennium Clothing, Sweet Violets, Take Time Vintage, and The Common
Downtown Guelph Business Association members
Drexler Construction
City of Guelph staff and City Staff

When

Saturday, November 18, 2017
10 a.m.—2 p.m.

10 a.m. – Live entertainment, face painting and interactive passport begins
12 p.m. – Ribbon cutting and speeches
12:30 p.m. – Live entertainment, face painting and interactive passport commences
1:50 p.m. – Closing remarks and prize draw*

*Participants must be present for the prize draw in order to win.

Where

Wilson Street, Guelph, ON.

Additional off-street parking is available in the Wilson Street parking lot at the corner of Wilson Street and Northumberland Street.

Resources

About the Wilson Street reconstruction

Media contact

Ian Panabaker, Corporate Manager, Downtown Renewal
Business Development and Enterprise Services
519-822-1260 extension 2475
ian.panabaker@guelph.ca

Marty Williams, Executive Director
Downtown Guelph Business Association
519-836-6144
marty@downtownguelph.ca