Guelph’s New City Hall is likely to be one of the most popular buildings during this year’s Doors Open Guelph event on Saturday, April 25.
The building’s impressive design and the restored Winter Fair Wall are the most striking exterior features, and the event gives the public one of its first opportunities to see the inside of the building.
Visitors will also learn about the building’s green features. City Hall is built to meet the LEED Silver Standard (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) set out by the Canadian Green Building Council. Its use of local and eco-friendly building materials, efficient lighting, its green roof and the heating and cooling systems are designed to reduce the City’s use of water and energy and lower its environmental footprint.
Each year Doors Open Guelph celebrates Guelph’s heritage and local culture by offering free public tours through buildings all over the city. The annual event is organized in partnership by the Guelph Arts Council, Heritage Guelph and City of Guelph Tourism Services. Visit guelpharts.ca/doorsopenguelph for tour maps, site listings and more information.