Tag Archives: Downtown Guelph

Merry Maker Night Market

Celebrate the festive season with Guelph Farmers’ Market!  The Merry Maker Night Market offers a seasonal celebration and a special last-minute shopping opportunity with: More than 80 vendors Unique arts, crafts and gifts from local artists Locally-prepared foods Local food trucks from fan-favourites like: BeaverTails Mobile KW Big Jerk Fo’ Cheezy Food Truck Jashan-e-Dawat SWAT Food Truck Outdoor entertainment from: Guelph-based band Gravy Jones JamSchool‘s power-house vocalist Andrea Galvez and amazing a cappella group FEEDBACK VQA wines and ciders from beloved vendor Howell Road Cider Co. Seasonal produce Much more! Vendor applications now closed. The vendor application process was open from September 6 until September 27.  Applicants will be notified by Friday, October 4 if they have been accepted. #merrymaker

Backlot Blooms

Commemorate the opening season of the outdoor backlot at the Guelph Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 11 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon). Guelphites and visitors alike can’t wait until our farmers’ market spreads to the outside and we want to kickoff this with a celebration! As part of the festivities, new and familiar vendors will be hosting special deals and fun activities: Laza Food and Beverage Co. want you to help them celebrate their 10th anniversary with their special popsicles and drinks! Rodolfo’s Rebel Foods are going to have quality hot dogs for the kiddos! Brantview Apples invite you to draw for free cider and t-shirts! Mushroom Ladies want to save you $1 off mesh reusable bags and will offer special deals on… Continue reading Backlot Blooms

KIAM at Guelph Farmers’ Market

Kiel and Amanda Wilson-Ciocci (KIAM) have been named this year’s City of Guelph Artist in Residence team. KIAM’s project, titled #YourWard, will use images of each of Guelph’s wards to create six large-scale paintings that explore transitions in the urban environment. Their artistic style uses thick layers of acrylic paint and gel mediums, photographs and washes to create mixed-media paintings that draw attention to the contrasting perspectives on one canvas. To complete the pieces, KIAM is asking the community to provide images of their ward, either online or at community events throughout the summer. Join them Saturday at Guelph Farmers’ Market to learn more about their project or submit a photo. Residents interested in contributing images to the project are also able to email info@kiamstudio.com or… Continue reading KIAM at Guelph Farmers’ Market

City optimizing the Wilson Street parkade

Council approves additional budget to fund larger parkade Guelph, Ont., July 18, 2017 – Last night, Guelph City Council approved fully building out the Wilson Street parkade with two additional storeys and a total of 496 parking spots, to better serve Guelph’s downtown parking needs sooner. During a special Council meeting on July 17, staff recommended that an additional $8.5 million in funding be approved, which includes $6.8 million of debt funding forecasted for the future Neeve Street parkade and $1.7 million transferred from existing City reserve funds, to optimize the Wilson Street reconstruction and parkade project. “We want to build the right parking solution for Guelph’s downtown—one large parkade on Wilson Street is a better and more timely solution than two smaller ones,” explains… Continue reading City optimizing the Wilson Street parkade

Wilson Street parkade deferred to stay on budget

Guelph, Ont., January 27, 2016 – The timeline for the Wilson Street parkade is expected to be deferred in order to re-issue the design-build request for proposal (RFP). “To stay within our approved budget and ensure accountability to our taxpayers, we are proactively adjusting and reissuing the Wilson Street parkade RFP, which will mean a change to the project’s original timeline,” explains Scott Stewart, deputy chief administrative officer of Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services. The four proposals received through the original RFP, issued in August 2016, significantly exceeded the Council approved budget for the Wilson Street parkade project. As a result, the City was unable to award a winning proposal and the RFP was cancelled. The City has since adjusted the requirements of the parkade… Continue reading Wilson Street parkade deferred to stay on budget

Merrymaking at the Market – Holiday Celebration and Night Market

Celebrate the festive season with the City of Guelph! Merrymaking at the Market offers an opportunity for a seasonal civic celebration in Market Square and a special last-minute shopping opportunity at Guelph Farmers’ Market on the same night. Night Market at Guelph Farmers’ Market More than 80 vendors Local honey Artisan pieces Specialty foods VQA wines Food trucks Holiday Celebration in Market Square Christmas tree lighting with Mayor Cam Guthrie at 6:30 p.m. Live entertainment Holiday sing-a-long Complimentary hot chocolate Skating (weather permitting)  

Food Vehicle Zoning Bylaw update

Council approved an update to the zoning bylaw on September 12, 2016 to permit the operation of food vehicles throughout areas in Guelph that were previously off limits, such as park, commercial, industrial and institutional zones. Food vehicles include food trucks, ice cream trucks, food trailers and food carts. The approved Zoning Bylaw: Includes a definition for food vehicles Allows food vehicles to operate in some zones Regulates the location of food vehicles on a property A review of the Zoning Bylaw is part of a multi-departmental project to allow food vehicles to operate in Guelph. This includes a review of the Business Licensing Bylaw and the initiation of the Downtown food truck summer pilot project. Background materials The discussion paper includes: Background information on the… Continue reading Food Vehicle Zoning Bylaw update

City seeks public input on Wilson Street reconstruction and design

Guelph, Ont., July 15, 2016 – Community members are invited to participate in a City-hosted public meeting for the Wilson Street reconstruction and parking project. “The focus of this public meeting is on the proposed features and design of Wilson Street from Gordon/Norfolk Street to Macdonell Street,” says Andrew Janes, project engineer supervisor with the City of Guelph. “We will present the preliminary preferred alternative for the Wilson Street reconstruction and gather public feedback.” Meeting participants will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the Preferred Design Alternative for Wilson Street, including street features and design, direction of traffic flow, on-street parking, sidewalk width, and pedestrian and cycling connections. The Wilson Street reconstruction project is being implemented as a Schedule B Municipal Class Environmental Assessment… Continue reading City seeks public input on Wilson Street reconstruction and design

Wilson Street improvements Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, Schedule B Environmental Study Wilson Street Improvements from Macdonell Street to Gordon Street/Norfolk Street The Project The City of Guelph (City) has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for proposed improvements to Wilson Street from Macdonell Street to Gordon Street / Norfolk Street. The City is proposing to replace the existing roadway, storm and sanitary sewers, and water main. The City is also considering changes to the direction of traffic flow along Wilson Street, the addition of a pedestrian refuge island at Macdonell Street, and the addition of bike lanes along this section of Wilson Street. The site location and approximate extent of the study area are shown on the map. The Process The Environmental Assessment will be conducted as a Schedule ‘B’… Continue reading Wilson Street improvements Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement

Transforming St. George’s Square in downtown Guelph

City changes traffic signals, adds parking and turns bus shelters into art galleries GUELPH, ON, May 11, 2012 – With Guelph Transit’s move to Guelph Central Station on Sunday, St. George’s Square is set to become a new creative, community space. For the next three months, bus shelters in the Square will be transformed into pop-up art galleries showing the work of local artist Ella Dawn McGeough. The colourful artworks will playfully promote discussion about transformation and transition. The conversion of these shelters into pop-up galleries is the first step in the City’s plan to explore the changing use of St. George’s Square now that City buses are moving into Guelph Central Station on Carden Street on May 13. “This innovative project will get people… Continue reading Transforming St. George’s Square in downtown Guelph