Category Archives: Arts and culture

City of Guelph services during COVID-19

January 17, 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


Guelph’s facilities close to help stop the spread of Omicron

January 3, 2022

Continue reading Guelph’s facilities close to help stop the spread of Omicron


Proof of vaccination requirements change for high-risk indoor facilities

December 14, 2021

The City is updating its proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirements for people entering high-risk indoor facilities. Continue reading Proof of vaccination requirements change for high-risk indoor facilities


Search begins for Guelph’s next Artist in Residence

December 10, 2021

Continue reading Search begins for Guelph’s next Artist in Residence


’Tis the season for a Holiday Night Market on December 23

December 10, 2021

Continue reading ’Tis the season for a Holiday Night Market on December 23


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


Museums and recreation centres gradually increase capacity in support of provincial announcement

October 26, 2021

The City of Guelph is lifting capacity limits and social distancing requirements at facilities that require proof of vaccination following a provincial announcement on Friday. Continue reading Museums and recreation centres gradually increase capacity in support of provincial announcement


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


Month-long Culture Days celebrations kick off Friday

September 23, 2021

Continue reading Month-long Culture Days celebrations kick off Friday


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 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


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