Downtown Updates and other news relevant to Downtown Guelph
Noon hour concert series returns to downtown Guelph
GUELPH —The Downtown Guelph Business Association’s annual noon hour concert series will be returning at the end of the month. Starting on May 31, St. George’s Square will be the setting of free outdoor concerts. The event will continue every Friday at noon until September 6.
Putter among the pottery at Guelph Potters’ Market this weekend
GUELPH — The Goldie Mill ruins will provide the perfect backdrop for the ninth annual Guelph Potters’ Market, which takes place May 25 and 26.
Students enjoy seat at table for fundraiser
If you’re eating at The Joint Café, it’s a good idea to watch where you sit. That’s because the chairs are pieces of art, and some of them will be hitting the auction block this summer to support Hospice Wellington’s art therapy program.
Downtowners plot gardening in core – but not in planters
If all goes well with a city survey, downtown residents could have a place to grow their own vegetables – in their own neighbourhood – as early as next month.
Downtown wall gets a colourful makeover
GUELPH—Artist Arthur Kerrey of Australia completes a commissioned piece on the side of The Joint cafe in downtown Guelph Sunday, May 19, 2013. Respect for the colourful piece will hopefully help dissuade graffiti that has littered the side of the highly visible wall adjacent to the Macdonell Street parking lot for years. Kerrey had to wait for weeks for the right weather to do the piece and will be doing a bigger one on the side of the new bakery the café is opening across the road.
Guelph’s Carden Street to be closed down during Ticat games
GUELPH —Carden Street will be closed during each Hamilton Tiger-Cat home game this year to make room for a tailgating street party, including a family fun zone, cheerleaders and a licensed beer garden, according to a city staff report.
Ticats drum up support in downtown Guelph
GUELPH —Justin Cameron looks up from his beverage at a downtown cafe to see Tiny, a Hamilton Ticats mascot, walking down Carden.
What’s open and closed on Victoria Day weekend
GUELPH — If you’re sticking around Guelph for the long Victoria Day weekend, you’ll find shopping is limited and services restricted during the statutory holiday. But there’s still plenty to do. Here’s a partial list of what’s open and what’s closed May 18 to 20:
Rare map of Guelph returns to civic museum
GUELPH—A rare, hand-painted, map showing Guelph in 1868, has been restored and returned to the Guelph Civic Museum. It will be on display Tuesday, May 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. with assistant curator Kathleen Wall on hand to answer questions.
Parking woes on the downtown fringes
GUELPH — You may live at the bottom of Queen Street on the fringe of downtown Guelph, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can park there — at least not during the day.
The next chapter The Bookshelf turns 40 and begins ...
GUELPH — Forty years is a long time for any business to survive and Doug and Barb Minett can’t quite believe theirs, The Bookshelf, is hitting the 40-year mark.
Call for art projects for St. George’s Square
A local arts organization is offering financial backing for arts-related projects to take place this fall in St. George’s Square, which will explore the notion of public spaces and the role of this historic square in the city’s downtown