Strategic Plan Scan: Cultural Benefit

Guelph’s Community Plan

Cultural Benefits

5 plans deal with cultural benefits

Number of plans that deal with focus areas

Focus area: Cultural heritage

City of Guelph Official Plan

City of Guelph
March 2018 Consolidation
Focus area: Cultural heritage

Priority areas
  • Protecting what is valuable establishes policies and development criteria for Cultural heritage conservation;
  • Secondary Plans: Lists the Secondary Plans that have been adopted by Council and form part of the Official Plan
Relevant sections
  • Chapter 4: Protecting What is Valuable
  • Chapter 8: Urban Design
  • Section 11.1: Downtown Guelph Secondary Plan
  • Section 11.2: Guelph Innovation District Secondary Plan

Recreation, Parks & Culture Strategic Master Plan & South End Centre Component Study

City of Guelph
July 2009
Focus area: Cultural heritage

Priority areas
  • A vibrant and valued arts and culture sector: The downtown as a place of community and cultural focus
  • A leader among the Province’s ‘creative cities’
  • Numerous opportunities for artistic appreciation, expression and development
  • Highest per capita use of cultural facilities among any comparable Canadian city
  • Capitalize on our cultural assets to build economic prosperity, quality of life, and community identity

Cultural Heritage Action Plan: Background Report

City of Guelph
May 2018 Draft
Focus area: Cultural heritage

Priority areas
  • Facilitate conservation of cultural heritage resources
  • Promote public awareness of heritage conservation in the community
  • Maintain protected heritage properties
  • Manage City-owned assets of cultural heritage value
  • Identify and map candidate CHLs within the city
  • Establish a prioritized list of candidate CHL study areas with a schedule for potential listing on Heritage Register and possible designation
  • Guide the suitability of Part V designation for CHLs (e.g. the downtown core)
  • Sympathetic development and building design recommendations involving cultural heritage resources

Focus area: Arts

Recreation, Parks & Culture Strategic Master Plan & South End Centre Component Study

City of Guelph
July 2009
Focus area: Arts

Priority areas
  • A vibrant and valued arts and culture sector: The downtown as a place of community and cultural focus
  • A leader among the Province’s ‘creative cities’
  • Numerous opportunities for artistic appreciation, expression and development
  • Highest per capita use of cultural facilities among any comparable Canadian city
  • Capitalize on our cultural assets to build economic prosperity, quality of life, and community identity

Think Youth: Guelph Youth Strategy

City of Guelph/County of Wellington
2013 – 2018
Focus area: Arts

Priority area
  • The Arts: Advertise and support permanent youth art space displays, Collaborate with Guelph Arts Council to bring the annual youth artists awards/recognition program, Provide youth space for practicing the arts

Strategic Plan

Guelph Arts Council
Focus area: Arts

Priority areas
  • Increase opportunities for the creative community to learn, work, and thrive in Guelph;
  • Grow connections and collaboration in the arts and between community sectors;
  • Advocate for and support: Economic investment in the arts, Cultural initiatives, including cultural planning and creative spaces, that enhance Guelph’s economic development and quality of life;
  • Promote understanding and respect for: The value of the arts for individuals and communities,
  • The diversity of creative practice