Downtown Renewal

Downtown renewal

Creating a place for everyone.

The Downtown Renewal program is a massive undertaking by the City to transform how Downtown Guelph looks, feels, and functions, while also preserving its unique cultural heritage. Our renewal efforts will create the foundation for future prosperity, sustainability, and well-being for the next 40-50 years.

The City is making significant investments in infrastructure, redevelopment, and transportation, over the next ten years to make downtown Guelph an even stronger cultural and civic hub for the City and the wider area.


The Downtown Renewal program includes several complex multi-year projects and initiatives. Each of these projects is working towards the same goal of creating a revitalized and transformed Downtown.

A bird’s eye view of Downtown Renewal projects

The Downtown Renewal program includes several City projects:

  • Downtown infrastructure renewal
  • Baker District redevelopment and new main Guelph Public Library
  • Seasonal patio program
  • Downtown Parking Master Plan update
  • Downtown waste project
  • Ward to Downtown pedestrian bridge
  • Community improvement plan
  • Heritage Conservation District study

And more to come.

List of downtown projects and their timeline