Category Archives: Arts and culture

City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19

October 30, 2020

The City is restoring municipal programs and services with COVID-19 guidelines in place. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter using #COVID19Guelph for updates. Continue reading City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19


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


Glow Guelph: Light up your life at the covered bridge starting October 9

October 8, 2020

On October 9, Glow Guelph will transform the covered bridge between Royal City Park and York Road Park with colourful lights every night from dusk until 11 p.m. Continue reading Glow Guelph: Light up your life at the covered bridge starting October 9


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


UPDATED: Covered Bridge and parking lot entrance closed for periods between October 5-9

October 7, 2020

The covered bridge will be closed periodically between October 3-9. Continue reading UPDATED: Covered Bridge and parking lot entrance closed for periods between October 5-9


City launches Digital Culture Hub for Culture Days

September 28, 2020

The City is hosting a Digital Culture Hub for the eleventh annual Culture Days celebration, taking place until October 25.  Continue reading City launches Digital Culture Hub for Culture Days


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


Guelph’s downtown dining district to continue to November 30

September 21, 2020

Continue reading Guelph’s downtown dining district to continue to November 30


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 museums to reopen with COVID-19 guidelines in place

August 17, 2020

The Guelph Civic Museum reopens this week with measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visitors are asked to schedule a time to visit. McCrae House opens July 28. Continue reading Guelph museums to reopen with COVID-19 guidelines in place


Guelph indoor Farmers’ Market to open September 5

August 13, 2020

The City of Guelph is preparing to open the indoor space at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, September 5. Continue reading Guelph indoor Farmers’ Market to open September 5


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


West End Community Centre reopens in August

July 31, 2020

The City welcomes people back to the West End Community Centre for camp, swims and library visits starting next week. Continue reading West End Community Centre reopens in August


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


Notice of intention to designate a heritage property 120 Huron Street

July 20, 2020

The City of Guelph intends to designate the former Northern Rubber Company building at 120 Huron Street as a property of cultural heritage value or interest. Continue reading Notice of intention to designate a heritage property 120 Huron Street


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


Guelph recreation programs, permits and events at City facilities cancelled until September 8, 2020

May 29, 2020

If you registered for programs or classes, rented a sports field, booked a picnic shelter or reserved any other recreation facility before September 8, 2020, you will receive a refund. Continue reading Guelph recreation programs, permits and events at City facilities cancelled until September 8, 2020


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


To our volunteers, thank you!

April 19, 2020

Celebrate the value of volunteering! National Volunteer Week, April 19 to 25. Continue reading To our volunteers, thank you!


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


Bridging the GAAP: Official launch of Guelph Arts Apprenticeship Program January 7

January 6, 2020

Continue reading Bridging the GAAP: Official launch of Guelph Arts Apprenticeship Program January 7


Are you Guelph’s 2020 Artist in Residence?

December 9, 2019

The City of Guelph invites artists to apply for a chance to become the City’s next Artist in Residence for 2020. Continue reading Are you Guelph’s 2020 Artist in Residence?


Boreal continues a wintertime tradition

December 6, 2019

Continue reading Boreal continues a wintertime tradition


A Next Generation Leahy Christmas brings holiday cheer to Guelph

November 29, 2019

Continue reading A Next Generation Leahy Christmas brings holiday cheer to Guelph


Apply to create murals for the East Parkade

November 25, 2019

Artists and artist collectives can apply for a chance to create one of two exterior murals on the east wall of the East Parkade facing Woolwich Street. Continue reading Apply to create murals for the East Parkade


Celebrating design excellence in Guelph

November 8, 2019

The City is bringing back the Guelph Urban Design Awards to celebrate design excellence and recognize thoughtful, innovative and sustainable urban design features that enhance our city’s unique sense of place. The awards were last held in 2006. Continue reading Celebrating design excellence in Guelph


Remembrance Day in Guelph

October 28, 2019

The City of Guelph will join the community in honouring veterans on Remembrance Day and pay tribute to the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the pursuit of freedom. Continue reading Remembrance Day in Guelph


Take a walking tour of Wilson Street’s new public art

October 22, 2019

Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the Wilson Street Public Art Project and the Main Street Mural Project starting October 26. Continue reading Take a walking tour of Wilson Street’s new public art


City staff propose options for relocating Locomotive 6167

August 22, 2019

City of Guelph staff proposes that City Council consider moving Locomotive 6167 to John Galt Park following notification from Metrolinx that the City’s lease on their property will expire in December 2020. Continue reading City staff propose options for relocating Locomotive 6167


City postpones library discussion in wake of new financial information

July 18, 2019

The City of Guelph will postpone a discussion about the Baker District redevelopment after learning that projected costs for the current library design are higher than they were understood to be when a staff report was placed on City Council’s agenda for Monday, July 22. Continue reading City postpones library discussion in wake of new financial information


Artists selected for Main Street mural project

June 4, 2019

The four finalists for the Main Street mural project have been chosen. The artwork is expected to be installed in September 2019 along Wilson Street. Continue reading Artists selected for Main Street mural project


Indigenous community partners with City to create Sacred Fire space in Royal City Park

June 3, 2019

Local First Nations, Métis, Mixed Ancestry, Inuit and the City of Guelph are excited to share the completion of a Sacred Fire space located in Royal City Park. Continue reading Indigenous community partners with City to create Sacred Fire space in Royal City Park


River Run Centre announces a riveting 2019-2020 Season

May 28, 2019

Continue reading River Run Centre announces a riveting 2019-2020 Season


New artwork installed in Market Square pavilion

May 27, 2019

Balnar Management Ltd. has gifted the City of Guelph a five-panel art piece of the Carousel at Riverside Park painted by Marlene Jofriet. Continue reading New artwork installed in Market Square pavilion


Mallory Tolcher is Guelph’s 2019 Artist in Residence

April 2, 2019

Mallory Tolcher has been named this year’s City of Guelph Artist in Residence. Tolcher’s project, called #GuelphMovesMe, promotes physical fitness. Continue reading Mallory Tolcher is Guelph’s 2019 Artist in Residence


Guelph Sports Hall of Fame welcomes five inductees

March 7, 2019

The Guelph Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors is pleased to announce the names of the 2019 inductees who will be celebrated at a ceremony this May. Continue reading Guelph Sports Hall of Fame welcomes five inductees


Sounds of Guelph wins Award of Excellence

February 4, 2019

The City’s Sounds of Guelph video series is the winner of the 2018 Award of Excellence from the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO). Continue reading Sounds of Guelph wins Award of Excellence


Sounds of Guelph a finalist for Award of Excellence

January 22, 2019

Sounds of Guelph is a finalist for the 2018 Award of Excellence from the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO). Continue reading Sounds of Guelph a finalist for Award of Excellence