City of Guelph Receives $100,000 for Tourism-Based Economic Recovery

There’s really no measurement for which industry has been hit the worst because of COVID-19, but not being able to leave your home the last couple of months has meant not only could you not go anywhere in town, but you really couldn’t go anywhere in anyone else’s town either. The Federal government is looking to do their part to help encourage tourism again as areas continue to re-open in the weeks to come, and Guelph is a recipient of some of that new funding. Continue reading “City of Guelph Receives $100,000 for Tourism-Based Economic Recovery”

If Grocery Stores Are Essential, Why Can’t We Open the Farmer’s Market?

The Government of Ontario is ordering that all non-essential business be closed by midnight on Tuesday, and the province’s grocery stores will not be considered among the “non-essential.” But what about farmers’ markets? One concerned citizen is pushing the City of Guelph to re-open the weekly market in Guelph, but City staff says that there are practical considerations that make that impossible. Continue reading “If Grocery Stores Are Essential, Why Can’t We Open the Farmer’s Market?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #80 – Danna Evans, General Manager of Culture, Tourism & Community Investment

Is Guelph a tourism destination? That’s debatable. Certainly many Guelphites would argue that there are reasons that people who don’t live in Guelph should visit Guelph. Great festivals, a cool downtown, a big church you can see from everywhere… the Royal City is where it’s at, and this week, I talk to the person in charge of making sure you know all about it. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #80 – Danna Evans, General Manager of Culture, Tourism & Community Investment”