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Rooted articles share stories about the people and places that make us proud to call our community home.

This section is made possible by our Community Leaders Program.


Mayor makes special visit to help ease young boy's pandemic anxiety

Mayor makes special visit to help ease young boy's pandemic anxiety

A few weeks ago Cam Guthrie created the COVID-19 Community Hero certificate to recognize those who have gone out of their way during the pandemic
A photographic stroll through The Ward <b>(24 photos)</b>

A photographic stroll through The Ward (24 photos)

In this Rooted feature we take a photographic tour of The Ward, a community steeped in legend and teeming with cultural and architectural heritage.
Serving up some help for frontline workers

Serving up some help for frontline workers

East end restaurant Queen's Cafe continues to be a socially-responsible business with donation of PPE
A simple plan for a complex problem

A simple plan for a complex problem

In this Rooted feature we join a group of friends as they drop off food and other items they collected during their Stronger Together communityneighbourhood food drive for the Guelph Food Bank
'I just want to give back' says Jolly Bedi of her free food to frontline workers

'I just want to give back' says Jolly Bedi of her free food to frontline workers

Local Pita Pit owner sees her deliveries of free food to frontline workers as a way of giving back to the community that has given so much to her
Safety first for young teddy bear hunters <b>(10 photos)</b>

Safety first for young teddy bear hunters (10 photos)

In this Rooted feature we go teddy bear hunting on Bristol Street with young moms and kids from Michael House and talk with executive director Karen Kamphui about the challenges ahead.
Signs of the times <b>(14 photos)</b>

Signs of the times (14 photos)

In this Helpers gallery we take a look at some of the ways people in the community are expressing their gratitude for the contribution of frontline workers during the COVID-19 health crisis
Walk-By Galleries lets artists share some colour during gloomy days

Walk-By Galleries lets artists share some colour during gloomy days

Guelph's artists are being encouraged to display their art in their windows to share with the community
Window walks helping maintain community in Guelph neighbourhoods

Window walks helping maintain community in Guelph neighbourhoods

Homemade art displayed in windows and doors for those walking by to enjoy
Preserving The Priory wasn’t a priority

Preserving The Priory wasn’t a priority

In this Rooted feature we trace the fate of Guelph’s first building, The Priory, from its historically significant construction in 1827 to its unceremonious destruction in 1926