Tag Archives: downtown

Inside Guelph: Canadian Urban Institute award

July 4, 2014

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Here I am on Rogers TV talking about a City Builder award I recently accepted from the Canadian Urban Institute, on behalf of the many people inside and outside City Hall who are working to make Guelph even better. (Note: one minute of the clip is cut off at the beginning.)

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Smart City Building – Making Every Dollar Count

June 19, 2014

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Council made great progress last night solidifying its new approach to city building, thanks to the inspired and brilliant work of Enterprise Services. Guelph Enterprise Framework First, we approved a new Guelph Enterprise Framework and Tool to strengthen Council’s decisions when making strategic capital investments.  The framework and tool will do three key things: –          Maximize the […]

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Olympic-style Family Day activities at Market Square and Guelph Civic Museum

February 10, 2014

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I met Olympic hockey champion Becky Kellar-Duke today as part of an announcement that RBC is sponsoring family day activities at Market Square and the Civic Museum next Monday. You can read the press release here. Here we are with RBC Regional VP, Jamie Clinch. RBC will also support a summer program in Market Square, […]

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Growing economic prosperity by adding value

November 18, 2013

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So while local media was focussed on the Overtime Audit last week, a very important report was received by committee and is quietly making its way to Council on for November 25. Yet, the report has far greater implications for the future economic prosperity of our community and financial position of the City of Guelph […]

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Farmers’ Market customer appreciation day

September 23, 2013

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Guelph, On, September 23, 2013 – The Guelph Farmers’ Market is holding Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday, September 28 from 7 a.m. until noon. Farmers’ market customers will have an opportunity to enjoy a free BBQ, entertainment and surprises. “We want to welcome the Farmers’ Market vendors and customers back to the newly renovated venue […]

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John Galt Day celebrates Guelph’s civic holiday in Market Square

July 31, 2013

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Free entertainment and fun offered for the whole family On Saturday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. everyone is invited to Market Square in downtown Guelph to celebrate John Galt Day. The celebration offers free activities and entertainment such as face painting, hands-on crafts and a community stage featuring local performers. A variety […]

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Ti-cats Guelph Kickoff Video

March 7, 2013

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Happy New Year, Guelph!

January 12, 2013

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 I was happy to see many people at the second Annual Mayor’s New Year’s Levee. Thank you for coming to celebrate the start of a new year in our beautiful city. Even though the weather was unsuitable for skating, there were a lot of exciting activities held in the Galleria at City Hall from crafts to face painting. […]

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Popular children’s entertainer to perform at Mayor’s New Year’s levee

January 7, 2013

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Come and join the fun on Saturday, January 12 from 1 to 4 p.m for the second annual Mayor’s New Year’s Levee in Market Square!   Let us celebrate the New Year together with acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Jack Grunsky who will perform three free mini concerts.  Described by the Toronto Star as a Canadian musical treasure who […]

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Building relationships delivering results in the downtown.

September 10, 2012

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When your quality of life is being immediately impacted, it is easy to want the “book” thrown at the culprit(s). I get that.  I have felt that way too.  And in some cases this is the right response. However, over and over again, it is being demonstrated (and not just in Guelph) that the more effective and cost-effective […]

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