Category Archives: Arts and culture

City of Guelph services during COVID-19

April 8, 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


Guelph updates enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines during provincewide stay-at-home order

April 7, 2021

Following COVID-19 guidelines is the best way to stop the shut downs for good. Continue reading Guelph updates enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines during provincewide stay-at-home order


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?


What to expect during winter in the time of COVID-19

December 14, 2020

We’re getting City services and programs ready for winter, based on advice from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health. Continue reading What to expect during winter in the time of COVID-19


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


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


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 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


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


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


New hours: Guelph Market Square open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

January 13, 2020

Guelph plans to reopen Market Square rink December 27. 45-minute skate times start on the hour. Rink open daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Continue reading New hours: Guelph Market Square open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.


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


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