Baker District redevelopment

The Baker District redevelopment is a City of Guelph development project aimed at transforming the existing parking lot and properties fronting the north end of Wyndham Street into a unique mixed-use development.

The Downtown Secondary Plan envisions the Baker District redevelopment becoming a model of urban intensification that drives visitors to the downtown and encourages business to thrive within its boundaries by combining residential and commercial spaces.

The City has explored concepts for the site, formally endorsing the 2009 concept and 2014 concept.

The redevelopment will include:

  • New central library (Guelph Public Library)
  • Residential
  • Commercial/institutional
  • Public parking
  • Urban square

Windmill Development Group is leading the planning, design and development for the Baker District project. The development team, led by Windmill, includes Diamond Schmidt Architects, DTAH, and Urban Equation Corporation. The companies, who have successfully worked together before, are working closely with the City and Guelph Public Library to arrive at a final plan for the development.

The Baker District redevelopment project is being developed as a One Planet Living community.

Have your say

As we move forward, there will be more opportunities for the community to participate in the development of the Baker District, both through the Guelph Public Library as it develops the new library space and programming, and the City as the Baker District design concepts are developed and refined.

Opportunities for engagement will be shared with the community via our social media channels, online, and in the City News pages of the Guelph Mercury Tribune.

The Baker District redevelopment is a City of Guelph development project aimed at transforming the existing parking lot and properties fronting the north end of Wyndham Street into a unique mixed-use development.

The Downtown Secondary Plan envisions the Baker District redevelopment becoming a model of urban intensification that drives visitors to the downtown and encourages business to thrive within its boundaries by combining residential and commercial spaces.

The City has explored concepts for the site, formally endorsing the 2009 concept and 2014 concept.

The redevelopment will include:

  • New central library (Guelph Public Library)
  • Residential
  • Commercial/institutional
  • Public parking
  • Urban square

Windmill Development Group is leading the planning, design and development for the Baker District project. The development team, led by Windmill, includes Diamond Schmidt Architects, DTAH, and Urban Equation Corporation. The companies, who have successfully worked together before, are working closely with the City and Guelph Public Library to arrive at a final plan for the development.

The Baker District redevelopment project is being developed as a One Planet Living community.

Have your say

As we move forward, there will be more opportunities for the community to participate in the development of the Baker District, both through the Guelph Public Library as it develops the new library space and programming, and the City as the Baker District design concepts are developed and refined.

Opportunities for engagement will be shared with the community via our social media channels, online, and in the City News pages of the Guelph Mercury Tribune.

Baker District redevelopment May 29 open house survey

On May 29, 2019, two open houses were held at the River Run Centre from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Both sessions were the same, with a short presentation at the beginning of each. 

The open house and presentation focused on the north block of the Baker District redevelopment area, especially the new central library and urban square design. Summaries of community feedback to date, and how it has influenced the evolution of the Baker District redevelopment project, were also provided.

Couldn't attend either open house? You can still provide feed back up to June 19, 2019 by completing the survey below. 

Please have a look at both the presentation and information boards shown at the open house to help you answer the three survey questions below. Your feedback will be added to the feedback collected at the May 29, 2019 open house events, and be considered in the final design of the the new central library and urban square, and Baker District redevelopment. 




CLOSED: This survey has concluded.