Category Archives: Heritage & Culture

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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I Love By-Laws – Part 2

Part One click here. The 1850 – 1880s must have been an interesting time in Guelph.  The transformation from a town of 3,000 to a city of over 10,000 came with significant financial, social and cultural change.   Guelph was given … Continue reading

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I Love By-laws!

But not the way you think! By-laws are simply functional rules by which citizens of a municipality govern themselves and behave as a community. They are wide-ranging and in most cases cover everyday governance matters, such as street names, sidewalk … Continue reading

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Museum a Shining Jewel

Friday, February 24 was a day of celebration for the many citizens, organizations and worker bees who made the opening of the new Guelph Civic Museum a reality. The museum is officially open — and it is spectacular. Multiple galleries, a … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market at its Best Today

Guelph’s community spirit was alive and well at the Farmer’s Market today!  Thank you to all the vendors who set up shop and to the many, many regular and new customers who came out to support them.  Over 2,600 people … Continue reading

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