Category Archives: Heritage & Culture

Happy St. George’s Day!

April 23 comes and goes each year and Guelph, like most cities, hums along as if it is any other day.  St. Patrick’s Day gets all the partying!  St. George’s Day, not so much… April 23 honours the patron saint … Continue reading

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Heritage Sure Does Gets People Talking

Last night, I attended an event organized by the local branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario about the Wilson-Ingram farmhouse, a north-end heritage asset on the brink of an uncertain end.  It was billed as an opportunity to “celebrate” … Continue reading

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Wilson Farm: An Evening of Celebration and Creative Thinking

Guelph citizens never cease to amaze me…here’s a great upcoming event for anyone interested in our heritage and why it’s important to try to save what we have left…  LP TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014 7 pm  at the eBar downtown … Continue reading

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Happy Making in Guelph

This new short film made me smile today!  From the heart and mind of local business owner and Ward 2 Councillor Ian Findlay, the #HappyMaking project defined the summer of 2013.  So “Guelph”…. Watch the film on Ian’s blog

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Brooklyn and College Hill – Heritage Conservation Workshop

Moving forward with the next phase of community input on the Brooklyn and College Hill Heritage Conservation District. Community Meeting: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 7:00 pm Guelph Community Christian School (195 College Avenue W.) More information available at: http://guelph.ca/city-hall/planning-building-zoning/community-design/heritage-planning/heritage-studies/ See … Continue reading

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“The City Can’t Be Trusted With Our Heritage”

I overheard this comment last night at the Community and Social Services meeting where the fate of the Wilson Farmhouse at 80 Simmonds Drive was on the agenda. I understand where the sentiment was coming from, because one of the … Continue reading

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Who is John Galt?

The opening line of Ayn Rand’s famous novel Atlas Shrugged, Galt is later revealed to be the book’s main character.  Rand’s Galt is a fictional character who, ironically, is the opposite of Guelph’s John Galt.   The real John Galt is … Continue reading

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