City of Guelph – Upcoming Public Workshop – Downtown Guelph: St. George’s Square and Key Downtown Streetscapes

Upcoming Public Workshop – Downtown Guelph: St. George’s Square and Key Downtown Streetscapes

We are working to shape a new, progressive Downtown Guelph. A revitalized St. George’s Square and improved streetscapes are important components of the Downtown’s public realm.

Council adopted the Downtown Secondary Plan (DSP) in 2012, which anticipates more residents and businesses in the city’s core. Based on this, the City is updating its implementation tools to reflect the directions of the DSP which includes an update to the Downtown Streetscape Manual (previously called the Downtown Public Realm Manual, 2001) and the Downtown Built Form Standards (previously called the Downtown Private Realm Manual, 2001).

Join the conversation
You are invited to participate in an upcoming interactive public workshop to provide input into rethinking St. George’s Square. Building on the success of Market Square and Carden Street, this workshop will explore applying the same design principles to improve St. George’s Square as a destination for people of all ages. How could the physical design of the space better support what we want to do there? This workshop builds upon the Placemaking public workshop that was held in March 2013 and the Streetscape workshop held in June 2013.

Wednesday, October 23
6:30-9 p.m.
Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street.

This work will be used to provide direction for future capital projects including road reconstruction in the Downtown core.

Who should attend?
• All interested citizens
• Residents of the Downtown, bordering neighbourhoods, and land owners with an interest in the Downtown
• Business owners/operators and employees working in the Downtown
Related workshop materials can be found at on October 16, 2013.


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