Come to Porchfest-A celebration of music, community, and active transportation!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

12:00-1- Active Transportation Parade

1-5 Porchfest Music Festival

Where: 41 and 47 Meadowview

Come join us at our second annual Mini Music Festival in the Junction Neighbourhood on Meadowview Ave!

Two covered porches will be our stages as the Junction Neighbourhood group plays host to five different musicians from a variety of genres of music, folk, indie, soul, singer song-writer. The music will be mostly acoustic or softly amplified.

Porchfest will be preceded by an Active Transportation Parade hosted by Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation at 12:30pm. Families are invited to wind their way with us through the streets in the Junction neighbourhood on bikes and on foot. Celebrate your creativity by decorating your bikes and wearing costumes to celebrate your joy of community and Active Transportation! Come at 12pm for children’s face painting and bike decorating!

Things to know:

  • To keep the congestion away from Meadowview Ave, please walk or bike. If you drive, please park on Allan or Galt.

  • Children’s area will be open at 47 Meadowview for the day’s events!

For more information, please contact or

Have you tried the new Bike Box and green bike lanes on Gordon Street?

The City of Guelph wants you to let them know what you think of the green bike lanes on Gordon Street through the intersection at Waterloo Avenue and the bike box at the intersection of Gordon and Waterloo. Due to a high level of collisions,  this area was chosen for improvements to cycling facilities.

These changes make bicycle lanes and people using them more visible, signaling all road users to use extra caution at intersections and driveways, and reminding turning vehicles to slow down and watch for other road users, including people who are walking and biking.

Take the short survey and let them know. There is also is an opportunity to say what further improvements you would like to see. You may want to contribute your thoughts about adding protected infrastructure, such as planters or bollards to protect the cyclists in the bike lane. You can even provide links to your favourite designs!

I hope you show your support for the green lanes and bike box. The bike box says “We’re here and we matter”, and so do the green lanes.

We are moving in the right direction. Let the city know by filling out the survey and nudging them to eventually going even further with better facilities.