Our Spaces
Our Stories

Hear, Here Arboretum is a project which gives a voice to familiar spaces we move through daily. Any location, from a specific stand of trees to an unremarkable park bench, can be transformed by the stories we tell about them. Once these stories are heard, they can change the way we think about and experience spaces and the community they encompass. 

We know some history of The Arboretum, but there are still hidden stories of the relationship between the area and everyday people who make up our community. Hear, Here allows us to access this social history and to think about where our community has been and where it is going.

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Path Level Signs

Path-level signs in The Arboretum with the Hear, Here logo show you where stories are located.

With your mobile phone, scan the QR code on the sign to access a first-person account of things that happened in the exact location where you stand. Listen to stories by community members and more by using your phone’s camera app and following the link to several unique stories.


The Arboretum

This project was made in collaboration with The Arboretum of the University of Guelph. To access research, collections, programming, events, and other information about the Arboretum, see the link below:


To find continuous updates, check out the UofG Arboretum on social media!

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