Category Archives: Arts and culture

Month-long Culture Days celebrations kick off Friday

September 23, 2021

Continue reading Month-long Culture Days celebrations kick off Friday


City of Guelph services during COVID-19

September 23, 2021

Guelph’s municipal programs and services during COVID-19. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter using #COVID19Guelph for updates. Continue reading City of Guelph services during COVID-19


Vaccination proof needed to access some City programs, services as of September 22

September 17, 2021

Starting Wednesday, September 22, the Ontario government requires residents to be fully vaccinated (including the 14-day waiting period) and provide their vaccination receipts or medical exemption alongside government-issued identification to access some indoor City programs and services. Continue reading Vaccination proof needed to access some City programs, services as of September 22


‘The Family’ fountain in St. George’s Square gets mechanical makeover

September 3, 2021

Guelph’s iconic ‘The Family’ sculpture and fountain is a summertime attraction for visitors to St. George’s Square in the city’s downtown core, but this year the water was kept off to allow for much-needed repairs to the fountain. Continue reading ‘The Family’ fountain in St. George’s Square gets mechanical makeover


Main Street Mural Project adds sixth mural to downtown Guelph

September 1, 2021

The sixth and final mural of the Main Street Mural Project was added to the City’s East Parkade this week. Continue reading Main Street Mural Project adds sixth mural to downtown Guelph


New policy requires City staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or regularly tested

August 27, 2021

The City of Guelph is implementing a new COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees. Continue reading New policy requires City staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or regularly tested


City prepares to enter step three in Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen

July 14, 2021

On Friday, July 16, the Ontario government will further reduce COVID-19 restrictions to allow indoor gatherings, outdoor festivals, visitors to River Run and Sleeman centres, and reopening of museums and recreation facilities. Continue reading City prepares to enter step three in Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen


City looking to build on Farmers’ Market tradition through partnership opportunity with 10C

June 24, 2021

City proposing community partnership with 10C to strengthen the Farmers’ Market tradition and expand use of the market building. Continue reading City looking to build on Farmers’ Market tradition through partnership opportunity with 10C


City receives nearly $350,000 to help reduce its impact on the environment

June 23, 2021

Continue reading City receives nearly $350,000 to help reduce its impact on the environment


June 21 virtual event planned for National Celebration of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

June 18, 2021

Join us virtually on Monday, June 21, the summer solstice, as we celebrate the rich culture, notable achievements and unique heritage of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Guelph and beyond. Continue reading June 21 virtual event planned for National Celebration of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples


COVID-19 tourism recovery fund adds $350k, supports 50 local businesses and organizations

June 3, 2021

COVID-19 tourism recovery fund, now totaling $700,000. Additional funding allows the City to further support tourism-focused organizations and businesses through pandemic recovery. Continue reading COVID-19 tourism recovery fund adds $350k, supports 50 local businesses and organizations


You’re invited to a virtual presentation of the new Baker District redevelopment

May 31, 2021

You’re invited to a virtual presentation of the new Baker District redevelopment Continue reading You’re invited to a virtual presentation of the new Baker District redevelopment


Anita Cazzola is Guelph’s 2021 Artist in Residence

April 23, 2021

Anita Cazzola has been named this year’s Artist in Residence for the City of Guelph. Continue reading Anita Cazzola is Guelph’s 2021 Artist in Residence


Guelph skate park and sports fields, playgrounds, trails and dog parks open

April 18, 2021

Only leave home for groceries, medical appointments, exercise, essential work or childcare. Continue reading Guelph skate park and sports fields, playgrounds, trails and dog parks open


The Value of One, the Power of Many

April 15, 2021

April 18 to 24, 2021 is National Volunteer Week in Guelph! Continue reading The Value of One, the Power of Many


Refreshing our local tradition through new partnerships

April 13, 2021

Continue reading Refreshing our local tradition through new partnerships


City accepting applications for COVID-19 financial response funding

April 7, 2021

The City of Guelph is inviting businesses and organizations impacted by COVID-19, as well as individuals working to address community needs, to apply for funding as part of Guelph’s economic recovery plan. A total of $700,000 is available. Continue reading City accepting applications for COVID-19 financial response funding


Guelph parks remain open, recreation centres to close

April 1, 2021

Ontario government announced a provincewide shut down in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. New restrictions will be in effect starting April 3, 2021 until at least May 1, 2021. Continue reading Guelph parks remain open, recreation centres to close


Find out what’s golden about Guelph

March 10, 2021

#GoldenGuelph, created by 2020’s Artist-in-Residence Jenny Mitchell, is now ready to view online at guelph.ca/goldenguelph. Continue reading Find out what’s golden about Guelph


Guelph looks ahead to COVID-19 vaccination rollout

March 3, 2021

Guelph City Councillors learn about plans for COVID-19 vaccinations, getting more people back to work, and the financial implications of COVID-19 Continue reading Guelph looks ahead to COVID-19 vaccination rollout


Live from the River Run brings Sue Smith with The Potion Kings to the stage

March 3, 2021

Guelph’s very own Sue Smith brings her expressive songwriting and soulful voice to the River Run stage, along with The Potion Kings. Continue reading Live from the River Run brings Sue Smith with The Potion Kings to the stage


Live from the River Run celebrates local band, The Kramdens

January 11, 2021

The five piece Guelph band has been playing together for 31 years and promise an energizing show that will have you dancing in your living room. Continue reading Live from the River Run celebrates local band, The Kramdens


Sleeman Breweries renews the naming rights to the City’s Sleeman Centre for another decade

January 11, 2021

The City of Guelph and Sleeman Breweries are renewing a 10-year contract for the naming rights to the Sleeman Centre. Continue reading Sleeman Breweries renews the naming rights to the City’s Sleeman Centre for another decade


Are you Guelph’s 2021 Artist in Residence?

December 17, 2020

The City invites applications from artists who wish to be Guelph’s 2021 Artist in Residence. Continue reading Are you Guelph’s 2021 Artist in Residence?


Guelph enhances COVID-19 screening for sports and scheduled events at City facilities

November 14, 2020

Enhanced screening for recreation classes, programs, sports and other scheduled events at City facilities Continue reading Guelph enhances COVID-19 screening for sports and scheduled events at City facilities


Boreal’s Songs for a Snowy Season moves online

November 9, 2020

Continue reading Boreal’s Songs for a Snowy Season moves online


Growth, digital services and COVID-19 at the centre of the City’s 2021 budget talks

November 5, 2020

There’s lots to talk about as City Council prepares to consider the proposed 2021 budget. With a four-year budget perspective, Council will only approve the 2021 budget this year, but will see the financial impacts of service decisions and plans beyond one year.
Continue reading Growth, digital services and COVID-19 at the centre of the City’s 2021 budget talks


All aboard! Locomotive 6167 is leaving the station for John Galt Park November 14

November 5, 2020

Preparations are underway to move all 490,000 pounds of Locomotive 6167 from Farqhuar Street to John Galt Park. Continue reading All aboard! Locomotive 6167 is leaving the station for John Galt Park November 14


Construction notice: Farquhar Street closed November 9-16 to stage equipment for Locomotive 6167 move

November 3, 2020

Farquhar Street will be closed from November 9-16 from the current location of the locomotive to the entrance of 111 Farquhar Street to make room for heavy equipment to lift the train. Continue reading Construction notice: Farquhar Street closed November 9-16 to stage equipment for Locomotive 6167 move


Streets named after Veterans in 2020

October 28, 2020

This year we are honoured to add two street names: Harrington Road and Ferris Circle. Continue reading Streets named after Veterans in 2020


Construction notice: Construction at John Galt Park underway to prepare for Locomotive 6167 move

October 22, 2020

The City is doing construction in John Galt Park to prepare the site for Locomotive 6167, which is relocating to the park by December 2020. Continue reading Construction notice: Construction at John Galt Park underway to prepare for Locomotive 6167 move


It’s a green light for new central library, South End Community Centre

October 7, 2020

Continue reading It’s a green light for new central library, South End Community Centre


City recommends alternative site layout for Baker District redevelopment

September 24, 2020

On October 5, City staff will present an alternative site layout for the Baker District redevelopment project that includes a new central library, urban square, parking, and residential, institutional and commercial space. Continue reading City recommends alternative site layout for Baker District redevelopment


City launches Traverse: Transit shelter artist showcase and self-guided ward tours

September 23, 2020

Traverse is the City’s latest tourism and culture initiative, showcasing original local artists’ work  in Guelph Transit shelters across the city. Continue reading City launches Traverse: Transit shelter artist showcase and self-guided ward tours


Downtown walkway becomes public art exhibit

September 17, 2020

The walkway between Baker Street Parking Lot and St. George’s Square is getting a second makeover. Continue reading Downtown walkway becomes public art exhibit


Potential new site layout for Baker District redevelopment

September 10, 2020

City staff is bringing an additional option for the Baker District redevelopment to Council and the community on Monday, October 5 during Committee of the Whole. Continue reading Potential new site layout for Baker District redevelopment


Rules for shopping at Guelph Farmers’ Market during COVID-19

September 4, 2020

We have put together the following safety measures with help from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health. Continue reading Rules for shopping at Guelph Farmers’ Market during COVID-19


Guelph to receive $12 million Provincial and Federal emergency funds

August 12, 2020

Guelph will receive $6,911,100 in emergency operating funds and another $5,096,534 in funding for transit as part of the Safe Restart agreement between the Provincial and federal governments Continue reading Guelph to receive $12 million Provincial and Federal emergency funds


City of Guelph commits to diversity, inclusion and anti-racism initiatives

July 24, 2020

As an employer and local government, we’re reflecting on our role and the values that guide us to ensure our workplace and our community are welcoming places for everyone; Black, Indigenous, people of colour, people who identify as members of LGBTQ2 community, those who have disabilities and other underrepresented groups Continue reading City of Guelph commits to diversity, inclusion and anti-racism initiatives


Jenny Mitchell announced as Guelph’s 2020 Artist in Residence

July 24, 2020

Jenny Mitchell has been named this year’s City of Guelph Artist in Residence. Continue reading Jenny Mitchell announced as Guelph’s 2020 Artist in Residence


City receives $100,901 grant to encourage tourism as economic recovery begins

June 26, 2020

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) has announced the City of Guelph as a recipient of $100,901 in funding for tourism recovery. Continue reading City receives $100,901 grant to encourage tourism as economic recovery begins


Check out the Urban Design Master Plan for Baker District online

June 11, 2020

Join us for a virtual open house as we share the Urban Design Master Plan for the Baker District redevelopment project. Continue reading Check out the Urban Design Master Plan for Baker District online


Help Guelph Museums document this moment in history

April 27, 2020

Guelph Museums is asking residents of Guelph for digital and physical objects that capture their experience and perspective during the COVID-19 pandemic to document this moment in history. Continue reading Help Guelph Museums document this moment in history


Artists selected for second phase of Main Street mural project

March 6, 2020

Dan Bergeron and Gabriel Specter and Annie Hamel are awarded the commissions for phase two of the Main Street Mural project at the East Parkade. Continue reading Artists selected for second phase of Main Street mural project


City announces 2020 Community Grant recipients

February 18, 2020

The City of Guelph has granted 49 not-for-profit community organizations with $307,200 in funding for activities that enhance quality of life, inclusivity. Continue reading City announces 2020 Community Grant recipients


Guelph youth invited to apply for chance to shine in the spotlight

January 27, 2020

Continue reading Guelph youth invited to apply for chance to shine in the spotlight


Family fun at the symphony with The Barber of Seville

January 21, 2020

xperience a classical music adventure designed especially for kids when members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra perform The Barber of Seville at River Run Centre on Saturday, February 1, at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The fun-filled performances are presented in Co-operators Hall as part of the Wooly Kinderconcerts series. Continue reading Family fun at the symphony with The Barber of Seville


Captivating new country with Meghan Patrick

January 20, 2020

Continue reading Captivating new country with Meghan Patrick


Mind-bending improvisational comedy with Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci

January 17, 2020

Join comedy legend Colin Mochrie and master hypnotist Asad Mecci at the River Run Centre on Thursday, January 30, at 8 p.m. Continue reading Mind-bending improvisational comedy with Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci


Valdy: Sharing his life in music

January 8, 2020

Continue reading Valdy: Sharing his life in music