Dining District 2020

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Krista Boehner
Mar 2, 2021
The outdoor space offers a safer environment for people to go out to enjoy, and to support the local businesses that have been suffering as a result of covid. Last year I was so proud to call Guelph my home when the downtown was converted. What an inovative and forward way of thinking - to give back to these businesses while making it a fun and safer place to go to. Everyone I spoke to was saying that they hope that even beyond covid - Guelph continues to close off the core. I'd be very disappointed if they didnt follow suit for 2021. Especially since we are still in the same predicament as last year.. and actually worse shape. Of course there will be some negative pushback.. but the positive definitely outweighs the negative.. Sure - there will be less parking avalible but we just got a brand new parking lot just steps away. And if mobility is an issue - maybe all of the local businesses can chip in to help the city hire a golf cart and driver.. Maybe he/she can help those persons with mobility issues getting off off at their bus stops furthur from normal. Or help those persons with mobility issues get from the wilson street parking lot. Golf carts are no more than $5,000 brand new and the cost per day to hire someone is no more than $400. Plus minimal fuel costs. If each business chipped in $30/day it would more than cover the costs. Just a thought ;)

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Marlene Bruce
1 year ago
Need to keep our businesses IN BUSINESS

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NANCY SOLIGO
1 year ago
I live in Guelph and I believe this is the best thing ever. I haven't seen Guelph so lively with all ages enjoying the patios.

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Jayce Page
1 year ago
The downtown is so much more enjoyable than its ever been.

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Pat Lanfranchi
1 year ago
We need our downtown!

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Michael Campbell
1 year ago
Mike Campbell.
Do the maintaince in the spring. That's a BS recommendation from city staff. I am calling SANTA

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Nancy Campbell
1 year ago
Agree ... really been enjoying the downtown area this summer would love to see it continued

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Lee Bloor
1 year ago
Fun to visit other cities with areas such as this

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Scott Seguin
1 year ago
Love beer

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Scott Seguin
1 year ago
Love getting lit outside downtown Guelph.