Public Invited to Open House to See the Baker District Plans (So Far…)

There’s a lot of big interested in the redevelopment of Baker Street, mostly because that’s where the big new main branch of the Guelph Public Library is going. Well, mark your calendars for a fortnight from now because the City, and its chosen developer, want to show you what they’ve done so far, and get your feedback.

According to an official press release, the City of Guelph, the Windmill Development Group and Invizij Architects Inc. will be hosting not just one, but two open houses on Thursday, November 29 in order to provide the community an overview of the Baker District redevelopment project.

The first open house will take place from 2 pm to 4 pm, with a second later open house to take place from 7 pm to 9 pm. The venue is the Co-operators Hall at the River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich Street. Each open house will include a short presentation at the beginning.

“This is your opportunity to learn about the Baker District redevelopment journey—how we got here and where we’re going—and how you can get involved, stay informed and have your say as this exciting multi-year project progresses,” says Martin Jewitt, Portfolio Development program manager in a statement.

People attending the town hall will hear about how Windmill will make the Baker district a model of One Planet Living, which is “ten intuitive principles work together to help anyone, anywhere make truly sustainable living a reality.” If you’re interested in the library specifically, then Invizij Architects will be on-hand to talk about programming and concept designs for the new main branch.

City of Guelph staff will also be there to answer your questions, and address your concerns.

If you should be unable to attend either of the open houses, the City says that they’ll be making all materials available to digest online as of December 3. You can also visit to learn more, or make your voice heard by giving your feed back to

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