Join us to hear about plans for the Baker District redevelopment

Project includes new central Guelph Public Library

Guelph, Ont., November 15, 2018 – The City of Guelph, along with Windmill Development Group and Invizij Architects Inc., is hosting two open houses on Thursday, November 29 to provide our community with an overview of the Baker District redevelopment project.

“This is your opportunity to learn about the Baker District redevelopment journey—how we got here and where we’re going—and how you can get involved, stay informed and have your say as this exciting multi-year project progresses,” says Martin Jewitt, Portfolio Development program manager at the City.

The open houses will run from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Co-operators Hall at River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich Street. The content for both sessions is the same, and a short presentation will be made at the start of each open house.

Windmill will introduce One Planet Living design principles—a planning sustainability framework based on a desire to reduce the impact of the way we live, build and consume. This framework will form the foundation of the redevelopment. In addition, Invizij will talk about programming and concept designs for the new central Guelph Public Library.

You’re encouraged to come out and talk with City staff and members of the Windmill and Invizij teams who can answer your questions about the project.

A copy of the presentation and open house content will be posted online by December 3 for community members who can’t attend the open house.

About the project

The Baker District redevelopment is a City of Guelph project aimed at transforming the existing parking lot and properties fronting the north end of Wyndham Street into a unique mixed-use development, including new central Guelph Public Library.

The Downtown Secondary Plan envisions the Baker District redevelopment becoming a model of urban intensification that drives visitors to the downtown and encourages business to thrive within its boundaries by combining residential and commercial/institutional spaces. The project also includes public parking and an urban square.

To learn more about the Baker District redevelopment project, visit or to participate in engagement activities, visit

For more information

Martin Jewitt
Program Manager, Portfolio Development
Business Development and Enterprise
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3360