Category Archives: Arts and culture

Calling all poets: Submit your poem to Reshaping Ruins project by August 1

July 4, 2022

You’re invited to share your original poetry by August 1 to be used in the Reshaping Ruins art installation at Goldie Mill during Culture Days in September. Continue reading Calling all poets: Submit your poem to Reshaping Ruins project by August 1


Holiday hours for City facilities and services

June 14, 2022

Holiday hours for City of Guelph facilities and programs. Continue reading Holiday hours for City facilities and services


City of Guelph services during COVID-19

June 14, 2022

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


Summer fun starts with Guelph day camps, parks and outdoor recreation programs

June 1, 2022

It’s time to kick off Recreation and Parks month with activities and programs you can join in outdoor park spaces and inside our recreation facilities. Continue reading Summer fun starts with Guelph day camps, parks and outdoor recreation programs


Virtual public open house for the Ontario Reformatory Heritage Conservation District Study

May 25, 2022

Continue reading Virtual public open house for the Ontario Reformatory Heritage Conservation District Study


Ontario Public Works Association recognizes City of Guelph with three awards

May 18, 2022

The City of Guelph was recognized with three Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) awards, including two for Project of the Year. Continue reading Ontario Public Works Association recognizes City of Guelph with three awards


Trio of artists share Guelph’s 2022 Artist Residency

May 13, 2022

Caleb Bray, Silas Chinsen and Sophia Chilton are this year’s City of Guelph Artists in Residence. Continue reading Trio of artists share Guelph’s 2022 Artist Residency


Ashley MacIsaac comes to River Run Centre as part of Miijidaa Life Stories

May 5, 2022

Continue reading Ashley MacIsaac comes to River Run Centre as part of Miijidaa Life Stories


Guelph Today Comedy Series Brings Comic Genius Jeremy Hotz to the Stage

April 28, 2022

Uniquely astute observational comedy from Canada’s favourite award-winning curmudgeon. Continue reading Guelph Today Comedy Series Brings Comic Genius Jeremy Hotz to the Stage


Two Canadian Chart-Breakers on Their Rise to Stardom

April 28, 2022

Continue reading Two Canadian Chart-Breakers on Their Rise to Stardom


Two of Canada’s Finest Voices Share the Stage

April 21, 2022

Continue reading Two of Canada’s Finest Voices Share the Stage


Twin Flames Takes Audience On Exciting and Intimate Musical Journey

April 21, 2022

Continue reading Twin Flames Takes Audience On Exciting and Intimate Musical Journey


The Washboard Union – Decorated Award Winners Grateful for Creative Freedom

April 7, 2022

Continue reading The Washboard Union – Decorated Award Winners Grateful for Creative Freedom


City of Guelph wins Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation

February 28, 2022

Continue reading City of Guelph wins Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation


City facilities begin reopening January 31

January 21, 2022

Continue reading City facilities begin reopening January 31


Full Spring Season coming to River Run Centre in 2022

November 25, 2021

Continue reading Full Spring Season coming to River Run Centre in 2022


Artwork moved into storage as construction work begins

November 16, 2021

Three murals along Wilson Street have been placed in temporary storage to keep them safe while work is underway on the rail bridge replacement operated by Metrolinx. Continue reading Artwork moved into storage as construction work begins


Streets named after Veterans in 2021

November 3, 2021

To date, 156 city streets have been named after Guelph’s war heroes, people of historical significance and City staff who died while employed by the City. Continue reading Streets named after Veterans in 2021


Guelph City Hall gets bird-safe window murals

October 29, 2021

Continue reading Guelph City Hall gets bird-safe window murals


Anita Cazzola’s Botanical Reclamation art project concludes with a show of colour

October 19, 2021

Continue reading Anita Cazzola’s Botanical Reclamation art project concludes with a show of colour


City releases key sections from closed Council report about 797 Victoria Road North

October 8, 2021

Continue reading City releases key sections from closed Council report about 797 Victoria Road North


September 30—a time for reflection and commemoration for the City of Guelph

September 29, 2021

The federal government’s designation of September 30 as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation gives the City an opportunity to bring municipal employees and the community together to ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process. Continue reading September 30—a time for reflection and commemoration for the City of Guelph


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


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


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


Refreshing our local tradition through new partnerships

April 13, 2021

Continue reading Refreshing our local tradition through new partnerships


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


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


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 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


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