Downtown Guelph gets a little more colourful at night

Illuminate Downtown Guelph sees four notable downtown buildings lit up at night

Four of Downtown Guelph’s more notable buildings have been lit up at night as part of the Illuminate Downtown Guelph project.

The Wellington Building, the County of Wellington Building (Old Post Office), Old Quebec Street Shoppes, and the Guelph Civic Museum now have alternating coloured lighting, starting 30 minutes after sunset and lasting until 11 p.m. They join the covered bridge.

“Launched in July 2021 and operating every night until Thanksgiving, this outdoor experience enables safe and accessible visits, and an opportunity for the community to connect with their city in a safe and captivating way,” says a news release from the project’s driving force, the Downtown Guelph Business Association.

The DGBA worked with the lighting experts from Aligned Vision Group, part of the team that lit up the CN Tower, the Rainbow Bridge and many historical buildings Ontario-wide.

“Featuring remarkably preserved 19th century stone facades, a stunning art deco frontage, and a modern landmark, illumination is perfect for highlighting the exceptional architecture in Downtown Guelph.”

The DGBA said it is hopeful of broadening the event, adding lights to more buildings and drawing visitors to Downtown Guelph for years to come.

To take a tour of the lights and learn about the history of each site, download the Driftscape app.