Staff to provide Parking Master Plan update at special Council workshop

Guelph, ON, July 2, 2015 – On Tuesday, July 14, Guelph City Council will receive an update on the development of the Parking Master Plan for Guelph’s downtown.

During the special workshop presentation, staff will discuss preliminary financial implications of the parking program requirements, including potential funding scenarios, and the proposed community engagement process scheduled for late summer. Staff will report back to Council with program recommendations and a financial strategy at the end of 2015.

“A vital downtown is fundamental to attracting and retaining a skilled workforce as well as significant investors in our community,” says Ian Panabaker, corporate manager of Downtown Renewal. “By 2031, Guelph’s downtown parking system will need to support an additional 8,000 residents and 8,000 new jobs. This translates to needing an additional 1,500 parking spaces for people living, working and visiting the downtown.”

The Parking Master Plan will move the City’s Downtown Secondary Plan forward and align with the Province’s Places to Grow Act.


Parking Master Plan for Downtown Guelph (special City Council workshop)


Peter Cartwright, General Manager, Business Development and Enterprise
Ian Panabaker, Corporate Manager, Downtown Renewal
Cameron Walsh, Project Director, Office of Chief Administrative Officer
Rodrigo Goller, Community Engagement Coordinator, Office of Chief Administrative Officer
Kithio Mwanzia, President and CEO, Guelph Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Downtown Advisory Committee


Meeting Room C, City Hall
1 Carden Street


Tuesday, July 14
6-8:30 p.m.

For more information

Peter Cartwright
General Manager
Business Development and Enterprise
519-822-1260 extension 2820