CITY PAGES: Art Applications, Doors Open, and New Community Gardens

The City of Guelph puts out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…?

Art on the Street Applications Are Now Open

The 2020 edition of Art on the Street will take place on Saturday June 20 from 10 am to 5 pm, and the Guelph Arts Council is now accepting applications for local artists to take part. The detailed guidelines for artists and the application form are available on the Arts Council’s website, and if you have any questions that need answering, you can call the GAC at programs [at] or at 519-836-3280.

Doors Open Sites Announced for 2020

Speaking of the Guelph Arts Council, they’ve announced the sites for the 2020 season of their popular Doors Open Guelph event. This year’s Doors Open will take place from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday April 25, and will find the program split into three zones. In Zone A, you’ve got University Hill which will feature the President’s House, the Campus Co-op Commons, and the Football Pavilion; in Zone B it’s south end sites like Sleeman Breweries, the Hammond Radio Museum, and the new home of the Guelph Sikh Society; and in Zone C, it’s downtown sites including HOPE Hourse, the Bell-Kennedy House, Bisson Dentistry, and the Rectory and Catholic Hill. To learn more, or to sign up as a volunteer, go the Guelph Arts Council website here.

Open House for Gordon Street Improvements Later this Month

The City of Guelph is looking to improve a section of Gordon Street between Edinburgh Road South and Lowes Road, and they want to tell you about it. Guelphites are invited to take part in an open house on Thursday February 20 from 6 to 8 pm at the Salvation Army Guelph Citadel at 1320 Gordon Street. It’s nothing formal, just drop in when you feel like it. The project is currently undergoing it’s Environmental Assessment Schedule B, with the goal of of improving the street to meeting current and future needs for cars, transit, pedestrians and cyclists. For info on the project click here.

Look Out for Sidewalk Construction on Quebec Street

A sidewalk on the south side of Quebec Street between Yarmouth and Baker will be inaccessible for a couple of months starting Monday, according to the City of Guelph. The property at 1 Quebec Street will be under construction for approximately four months, weather permitting, as the property owner is adding a new section to the building. No City services will be affected, and no streets will be shut down, but pedestrians are being directed to use the north side of the street till construction is complete.

City Wants Feedback on Four New Community Gardens

St. George’s Park, Mollison Park, Burns Drive Park and Stephanie Drive Park will all soon be the home of new community gardens if the City of Guelph gets good feedback out of it. The City is asking for people to provide their two cents about the placement of the new community gardens, whether they like the planned locations, and whether or not they would like to get involved. If you have some thoughts on any of the new community garden projects, you have until February 14 to have your say here.

More Day Camps for Two Days of Strikes Next Week

The City of Guelph is setting up a day camp again for kids between the ages of 4 and 12 on both Tuesday February 4 and Thursday February 6, as teachers with the Upper Grand District School Board are on two one-day strikes (with the Wellington Catholic District Board joining them Tuesday). The camp will be held again at the Guelph Sports Dome at 375 College Avenue West, and the cost is still $41.41 per child. You have to register in advanced, and since space is limited, you should call now at 519-837-5699, and use the camp code 235277 for Tuesday, and the code 235278 for Thursday. If the strike is called off, all parents will get a refund, and don’t forget to pack a lunch (but no peanut products).

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