圭尔夫（Guelph）占地500,000平方英尺的贝克区项目的拟议渲染，预算约为3.5亿美元。 拟议中的位于安大略省圭尔夫市区的贝克区开发项目与乔尼·米切尔（Joni Mitchell）在《大黄出租车》中的歌词相反，取代原先的砖路停车场，设计规划城市天堂。 该计划包括一个新的图书馆，住宅，商业和机构空间以及一个旨在展示当地食品生产者的集市广场。
该项目占地500,000平方英尺，预算约为3.5亿加元，是该市与位于渥太华的风车发展集团（Windmill Development Group）的合资企业，该项目采用了可持续发展的原则，以实现节能和最小化环境影响。
Windmill首席执行官乔纳森·韦斯坦德（Jonathan Westeinde）表示，约有三分之一的资金是公开的，其余的则是私人的。 该项目还将包括约300套住房，距离Guelph的火车站仅几步之遥，该火车站也为安大略省的GO通勤路线服务。
该建筑计划于2021年开始建设，并于2025年完成。该项目将由一个由多伦多戴蒙德·施密特建筑师事务所设计的7万至8万平方英尺的市政图书馆，两座住宅塔楼和额外的商业/机构用地进行锚固。 圭尔夫图书馆董事会主席斯科特·巴特勒（Scott Butler）表示：“经过三十年的错误开端，我们终于有了计划，在市中心建立一个优雅的新主图书馆。”巴特勒说：“与其他城市一样，新图书馆将成为经济发展的动力。” 仍然会有一些停车位，但是位于中心位置的站点将不再由停车场主导。Open this photo in gallery
The proposed design of the project includes about 300 housing units. It’s also aiming to be a 21st-century environmental harbinger. Baker District is one of the only projects in Canada to be endorsed as a One Planet Living development. Another one, a community called Zibi, is in Ottawa. Established in Britain in 2003, the not-for-profit One Planet Living organization issues its seal of approval and provides advice to developments that aim to be built and maintained without overusing the Earth’s finite, limited resources. The city and One Planet are hoping the project will abide by criteria designed to cope with the worldwide climate emergency and the need to live sustainably with what’s left of the world’s resources. “There’s an immediate need to change how we build,” says Jenny McMinn, managing director of Urban Equation, consultants who are working with Guelph to put together the One Planet plan for the district. Story continues below advertisement. “In North America we’re using far more resources than our planet can sustain,” she says. The city notes on its own website: “Research has shown that if everyone lived like North Americans, we would need five planets’ worth of resources to support ourselves. We only have one planet and need to act accordingly.” The term “sustainable development” was coined by a United Nations commission back in the 1980s; today, building a sustainable community involves looking not only at the resources, but also how people interact with what’s built, Ms. McMinn says. The proposed design is walking distance from Guelph’s train station.. “One Planet considers how we live and how we consume,” she says. “For Baker District and Guelph, that means looking at the food people consume. Food is an obvious focus for this project.” Her hope is that local food producers, retailers and the University of Guelph have a presence on the site. “The roof of the library might be an ideal place to grow food,” she suggests, adding that exploring such aspects in the earlier planning stages is key. Story continues below advertisement. “That way, they become part of the design and not an add-on.” Though it’s located less than 100 kilometres from Toronto, Guelph is in the heart of a rich farm belt, and the university is home to the internationally recognized Ontario Agricultural College. Guelph’s Baker District, proposed rendering seen here, is one of the only projects in Canada to be endorsed as a One Planet Living development. Guelph has also been carving out a niche as an environmentally conscious city since the 1980s, and it’s the seat of Ontario’s only Green Party MPP, Mike Schreiner, who is also the provincial party’s leader.