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Update on the Guelph Civic Museum

January 25, 2011

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From our staff… Since the fall, construction activity has proceeded in a number of locations. Most noticeable for the general public was the installation of the windows, the replacement and repair of the roof, and completion of the exterior plaza and parking lot.  Inside, subfloors and fire-rated ceilings were installed and mechanical and electrical rough-ins […]

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Restoring an icon

August 4, 2010


Our community recently celebrated John Galt Day for our civic holiday. Galt had grand plans for Guelph, including building a magnificent church on the hill that overlooks our beautiful city. So it was timely that I just attended a ceremony on Catholic Hill to celebrate the ongoing restoration of the iconic Church of Our Lady. […]

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Locomotive 6167 on the move after 43 years

April 20, 2010


“Locomotive No. 6167 is one of three existing locomotives of this type in North America.  It was built in March 1940 and was one of 203 “Northern” locomotives used by the Canadian National Railways (CNR) for both passenger and freight servce berween 1927 and 1960.  6167 spent most of its working life in eastern Canada. During […]

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Guelph history trivia

January 6, 2010

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Thomas Ryan, the inventor of 5 pin bowling, was born in Guelph. Canada Post  has issued a stamp in recognition of the sport’s 100th anniversay in 2009. “When members of the Toronto Bowling Club complained about the weight of the standard ten-pin bowling ball, Thomas F. Ryan, the club’s co-founder, introduced a smaller ball and […]

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Green and Old

September 15, 2009

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Councillor Leanne Piper along with Sustan Ratcliffe (Heritage Guelph) and Ben Polley (Harvest Homes) will be presenting at this year’s Heritage Canada Conference in Toronto. The session title is “Marrying Green and Heritage in Building Retrofits”.  They will be showcasing the 70 Manitoba Street residential strawbale restoration. More details can be found at: http://www.heritagecanada.orgIt’s being held in Toronto this […]

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John Galt Day

August 4, 2009

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                            Councillor Leanne Piper,  a member of the organizing committee for John Galt Day, gave the following interesting address at the opening of festivities: Why Do We Celebrate John Galt? Yesterday morning, during a multi-denominational Kirking Ceremony at St. Georges, Dr. Kevin […]

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Former & current members of Council open the new Chambers

April 28, 2009

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First woman on Council versus first elected

April 23, 2009

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                    On Monday night we unveiled a photo of the first woman to be elected to Guelph City Council – Elvie Lowell.  She was also the first to preside over a Council meeting. However, she was not the first woman to serve on Council.  That honour […]

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Clerk’s Office Bids Adieu to the Old City Hall

April 2, 2009

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