Transition Guelph

Urban Sugaring Project

tapHave you ever wanted to make your own maple syrup but were unsure where to start or how to do it? The Urban Sugaring Project is a new effort that will allow tree owners in the City of Guelph to work together to create maple syrup.

Tree owners will rent a kit (a bucket, tree tap, and instructions) for $10 and return the collected sap to a central location. The sap will be collected and boiled down by volunteers to syrup and redistributed back to the participants.

To learn more about the project please contact us at or check out our twitter page @urbansugaring.

Urban Sugaring Project 2019 Update

Urban Sugaring Project Update – The Urban Sugaring Project is on hiatus for 2019. We will be returning in 2020.

Please join us for Syrup in the City at John McCrae Public School (189 Water Street) on Saturday March 30, 2019. The festival runs from 10 am until 1 pm and will include a pancake breakfast, hands-on demonstrations of tree tapping, musical performances, and shows by the Mountsberg Raptors Centre Birds of Prey.

2018 Urban Sugaring Project Sponsors

Thanks to last year’s sponsors for their support:

The City of Guelph – Wellbeing Grant Program

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival – Community Grant Program

The Churches of Saint Matthias & St. James the Apostle 

Zehrs Eramosa (Store # 538)

Wellington County – Green Legacy Program

Minga Skill Building Hub

Together We’re Bitter Co-operative Brewery

Park Minister United Church (275 Erb Street East, Waterloo, Ontario)