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15 hours ago
Downtown Guelph
Here is an updated schedule of Music Weekends 2024! Artists and performers have been rocking restaurants, cafes, pubs, and clubs Downtown Guelph these past five weeks, and we can’t wait to see those up next! 

Music Weekends takes place every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, with Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) performances at alternating venues Downtown Guelph 🎶

📆 January 13th – March 10th, 2024  
⏰ Every Saturday and Sunday Afternoon  
🎟️ Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) at the door
🗓️ No advance tickets required
📍 Various locations in Downtown Guelph  

From vintage punk and classic tunes, to indie rock and folk, the series embraces a range of musical genres to cater to varied tastes🤘

For more info & updates on this specific shows, check out the Facebook Page “Music Weekends in Downtown Guelph” on Facebook. You can also find the link in our bio 🔗

This series is hosted by the Downtown Guelph Business Association with paid performers, sound support, etc. The PWYC is additional and distributed between all the awesome people involved in making these shows happen ⭐️

Here is an updated schedule of Music Weekends 2024! Artists and performers have been rocking restaurants, cafes, pubs, and clubs Downtown Guelph these past five weeks, and we can’t wait to see those up next!

Music Weekends takes place every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, with Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) performances at alternating venues Downtown Guelph 🎶

📆 January 13th – March 10th, 2024  
⏰ Every Saturday and Sunday Afternoon  
🎟️ Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) at the door
🗓️ No advance tickets required
📍 Various locations in Downtown Guelph  

From vintage punk and classic tunes, to indie rock and folk, the series embraces a range of musical genres to cater to varied tastes🤘

For more info & updates on this specific shows, check out the Facebook Page “Music Weekends in Downtown Guelph” on Facebook. You can also find the link in our bio 🔗

This series is hosted by the Downtown Guelph Business Association with paid performers, sound support, etc. The PWYC is additional and distributed between all the awesome people involved in making these shows happen ⭐️
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2 days ago
Downtown Guelph
Drum roll please…. We are excited to announce the winner of the Winter Sidewalk Sale $1000 Downtown Dollars Shopping Spree: 

🎉 Liz Johnston 🎉
@lizjohnstonphotography

Congratulations Liz, and big thank you to everyone who came down to enjoy the Winter Sidewalk Sale ❄️

We loved seeing all your shares and the way you experience downtown, supporting your favourite businesses, and supporting local! 💘

Continue to visit our downtown businesses as winter comes to a close and we head into the next season with all new finds, offers, and more. 

You can also find Music Weekends continuing until mid-March, every Saturday and Sunday!

📩 @lizjohnstonphotography please send us a DM to claim your prize

Drum roll please…. We are excited to announce the winner of the Winter Sidewalk Sale $1000 Downtown Dollars Shopping Spree:

🎉 Liz Johnston 🎉
@lizjohnstonphotography

Congratulations Liz, and big thank you to everyone who came down to enjoy the Winter Sidewalk Sale ❄️

We loved seeing all your shares and the way you experience downtown, supporting your favourite businesses, and supporting local! 💘

Continue to visit our downtown businesses as winter comes to a close and we head into the next season with all new finds, offers, and more.

You can also find Music Weekends continuing until mid-March, every Saturday and Sunday!

📩 @lizjohnstonphotography please send us a DM to claim your prize
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Congrats Liz Johnston!!!

Yay Liz!🥳

6 days ago
Downtown Guelph
Come on down for the last day of the Winter Sidewalk Sale! ❄️ Today is the final day of our week long sale with deep discounts, raffles, giveaways, winter clearouts, treats, complimentary hot drinks and more throughout downtown businesses! 

Today is also the last day to enter the $1000 Downtown Dollars Shopping Spree contest! 

Simply take 📸 & tag @downtownguelph 🏷️ to enter for a chance to win. (Full details pinned to our page) 

We also have Music Weekends continuing:
Saturday @ 3pm at @thecornerstoneguelph 
Sunday @ 2pm at @redbrickguelph 
With @gainmedia.ca 

Find WSS participating businesses by looking for the giant ❤️hearts❤️ in their storefront to signify their participation in the Winter Sidewalk Sale.

🎟️ Winter Sidewalk Sale 
📆 Saturday, Feb. 10th to Saturday, Feb. 17th
📍 Downtown Guelph 

The perfect way to kickoff the family day long weekend 💖Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

Come on down for the last day of the Winter Sidewalk Sale! ❄️ Today is the final day of our week long sale with deep discounts, raffles, giveaways, winter clearouts, treats, complimentary hot drinks and more throughout downtown businesses!

Today is also the last day to enter the $1000 Downtown Dollars Shopping Spree contest!

Simply take 📸 & tag @downtownguelph 🏷️ to enter for a chance to win. (Full details pinned to our page)

We also have Music Weekends continuing:
Saturday @ 3pm at @thecornerstoneguelph
Sunday @ 2pm at @redbrickguelph
With @gainmedia.ca

Find WSS participating businesses by looking for the giant ❤️hearts❤️ in their storefront to signify their participation in the Winter Sidewalk Sale.

🎟️ Winter Sidewalk Sale
📆 Saturday, Feb. 10th to Saturday, Feb. 17th
📍 Downtown Guelph

The perfect way to kickoff the family day long weekend 💖
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Here is an updated schedule of Music Weekends 2024! Artists and performers have been rocking restaurants, cafes, pubs, and clubs Downtown Guelph these past five weeks, and we can’t wait to see those up next! 

Music Weekends takes place every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, with Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) performances at alternating venues Downtown Guelph 🎶

📆 January 13th – March 10th, 2024  
⏰ Every Saturday and Sunday Afternoon  
🎟️ Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) at the door
🗓️ No advance tickets required
📍 Various locations in Downtown Guelph  

From vintage punk and classic tunes, to indie rock and folk, the series embraces a range of musical genres to cater to varied tastes🤘

For more info & updates on this specific shows, check out the Facebook Page “Music Weekends in Downtown Guelph” on Facebook. You can also find the link in our bio 🔗

This series is hosted by the Downtown Guelph Business Association with paid performers, sound support, etc. The PWYC is additional and distributed between all the awesome people involved in making these shows happen ⭐️
Have you noticed the display of red, gold, and green across buildings Downtown Guelph this month? ❤️💛💚

In partnership with the Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS), the 9 buildings that form the Illuminate Downtown Guelph project are lit with the colours of the African Nova Scotia flag for Black Heritage Month. 

Representing the colours of the African Nova Scotia flag, the Wellington Building, Old Quebec Street Shoppes, the Old Post Office, the Guelph Civic Museum, Hope House, Frank and Steins, Skyline, The George and Royal City Church are currently lit up 30 minutes after sunset until 11pm each night.  

“The Guelph Black Heritage Society is pleased to continue our collaborations with the Downtown Guelph Business Association. Guelph and Wellington County has a rich Black history, to see these buildings lit up in the colours of the African Nova Scotian flag during Black Heritage Month is truly inspiring” says Denise Francis, President of the Guelph Black Heritage Society.

Visit Downtown any evening this month to check it out ❤️💛💚

@guelphblackheritage 
@novaproud
#BHM2024 

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Illuminate Downtown Guelph was made possible through financial support from the Government of Canada via the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario @feddevontario).
Drum roll please…. We are excited to announce the winner of the Winter Sidewalk Sale $1000 Downtown Dollars Shopping Spree: 

🎉 Liz Johnston 🎉
@lizjohnstonphotography

Congratulations Liz, and big thank you to everyone who came down to enjoy the Winter Sidewalk Sale ❄️

We loved seeing all your shares and the way you experience downtown, supporting your favourite businesses, and supporting local! 💘

Continue to visit our downtown businesses as winter comes to a close and we head into the next season with all new finds, offers, and more. 

You can also find Music Weekends continuing until mid-March, every Saturday and Sunday!

📩 @lizjohnstonphotography please send us a DM to claim your prize
The snow is back Downtown Guelph - maybe to give us a snowy sendoff for the Winter Sidewalk Sale! ❄️

We have two days left of deep discounts, raffles, giveaways, winter clearouts, treats, complimentary hot drinks and more!

Participating businesses are displaying a giant ❤️hearts❤️ in their storefront to signify their participation in the Winter Sidewalk Sale.

📆 Saturday, Feb. 10th to Saturday, Feb. 17th
📍 Downtown Guelph 

We also have Music Weekends continuing:
Saturday @ 3pm at @thecornerstoneguelph 
Sunday @ 2pm at @redbrickguelph 
With awesome pay-what-you-can live music. Drop by! No advance tickets needed 🎸

Don’t forget to take 📸 & tag @downtownguelph 🏷️ to enter for a chance to win a $1000 Downtown Dollars shopping spree! 

The perfect way to kickoff the family day long weekend ☀️
Don’t forget to take 📸 & tag @downtownguelph 🏷️ to enter for a chance to win a $1000 Downtown Dollars shopping spree! 

We have seen awesome shares so far during the first 3 days of the Winter Sidewalk Sale! Here’s your reminder to snap a pic when you come Downtown this week:

1️⃣ Snap a photo or video of your purchase and/or experience Downtown Guelph celebrating the Winter Sidewalk Sale February 10-17th

2️⃣ Post it on Instagram (as a post or story) OR on Facebook (as a post)

3️⃣ Tag @DowntownGuelph

See the post pinned to our page for official contest guidelines 💫 

Happy Winter Sidewalk Sale! Thank you for supporting local 💘

📸 Featured in this shot we snapped a pic of the experience of being served @acquasalon.co’s limited edition cocktail during the Winter Sidewalk Sale ❄️
Win a $1000 Downtown Dollars Shopping Spree! Share your visit Downtown Guelph on social media during the Winter Sidewalk Sale and be entered to win 🤳

How to enter:
1️⃣ Snap a photo or video of your purchase and/or experience Downtown Guelph celebrating the Winter Sidewalk Sale February 10-17th*
2️⃣ Post it on Instagram as a post or story, OR on Facebook as a post
3️⃣ Tag @DowntownGuelph. (Here is how, so we see it! ⬇️)
 ❄️Instagram story: as a sticker mention
 ❄️Instagram post: as a tag in the photo/video (not caption)
 ❄️Facebook post: as a written mention tag (in caption)
4️⃣ One entry for every post (to a maximum of 5 entries)

Winner will be announced February 19th! We can’t wait to see your shares 📸

*Must be a location and/or business within the official DGBA (Downtown Guelph) boundaries, and posted between February 10-17, 2024 with proper tags. 

Open to residents of Ontario, Canada, age 18+, no purchase necessary. Must be able to pickup prize from the Downtown Guelph office. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram, Facebook, or META.
$1000 shopping spree Downtown Guelph, 45+ stores participating, dozens of discounted racks, goods, services, and more at the Winter Sidewalk Sale! ❄️

📆 February 10th to 17th
📍 Downtown Guelph 

You can expect deep discounts, raffles, giveaways, winter clearouts, treats, complimentary hot drinks throughout the downtown core and more!

Within this week we are celebrating Valentines Day 💘 Super Bowl 🏈 and the kickoff to Family Day Weekend ⛸️ at shops, restaurants, and local service providers 💈

AND a chance to win a $1000 Downtown Dollars shopping spree by taking a photo during the event + posting & tagging! (Stay tuned for official contest guidelines)

This is a week you don’t want to miss Downtown Guelph 💫

DGBA Objectives

Business Support & Development

We are committed to providing exceptional resources, tools, and opportunities that empower local businesses to flourish. By offering mentorship, marketing assistance, and educational programs, we aim to foster entrepreneurship and strengthen the economic vitality of our downtown community.

Community Engagement and Events

The DGBA seeks to create a dynamic and inviting atmosphere that entices residents and visitors alike to explore, shop, and dine in downtown Guelph. Through organizing exciting events, festivals, and cultural activities, we aim to build lasting connections and promote a sense of belonging among all who experience our downtown district.

Advocacy and Sustainability

As staunch advocates for downtown interests, the DGBA actively collaborates with local authorities, stakeholders, and government entities to champion policies that enhance the downtown area's livability, accessibility, and sustainability. We are committed to safeguarding the long-term well-being of downtown Guelph for generations to come.

Urban Revitalization and Beautification

We believe in the power of a visually appealing and well-maintained environment. The DGBA undertakes initiatives to revitalize public spaces, promote street art, and maintain clean, safe, and welcoming streetscapes, contributing to an attractive and welcoming atmosphere for businesses and visitors alike.

Inclusivity and Diversity

The DGBA actively embraces the richness of our diverse community, seeking to create an inclusive and equitable downtown environment. We encourage and celebrate representation from all backgrounds, fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and welcome.

Our Goal

By adhering to these principles and working collaboratively with all stakeholders, the Downtown Guelph Business Association aims to be a driving force in making downtown Guelph an extraordinary destination, buzzing with creativity, economic prosperity, and community pride.