Parking Master Plan open house

Parking impacts all Guelph residents and is an important factor in growing and developing our city.

In late 2012, the City initiated a Parking Master Plan project to focus on Guelph’s downtown and surrounding areas in an effort to improve parking. By 2031, the number of people who work and live downtown will double from 8,000 to about 16,000.

To address Guelph’s parking needs, the City will need to build new capacity, maintain existing parking infrastructure, create supportive policy, and plan for future requirements.

The City is seeking public input on four possible funding scenarios. The scenarios—developed by staff using consultant recommendations and information gathered at public meetings in 2013—have the potential to fund existing and future parking needs in Guelph’s downtown.

You are invited to attend one of the following open houses to learn more about the project and tell us what you think about the proposed financial scenarios.

Thursday, September 10
2–4 p.m. or 6–8 p.m.
West End Community Centre, 21 Imperial Road South

Friday, September 11
2–4 p.m. or 6–8 p.m.
City Hall, 1 Carden Street

Monday, September 14
2–4 p.m. or 6–8 p.m.
Clair Road Emergency Services Centre, 160 Clair Road West

Tuesday, September 15
2–8 p.m.
Stone Road Mall, 435 Stone Road West

Wednesday, September 16
2–4 p.m. or 6–8 p.m.
Victoria Road Recreation Centre, 151 Victoria Road

Friday, September 18
5–8 p.m.
Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, 683 Woolwich Street

Have your say now!

Provide feedback via an online survey at Through the Parking Master Plan survey the City is looking to better understand your preferences with respect to potential funding ranging from a user pay emphasis to more of a distributed or blended type of funding strategy between tax supported and a user pay supported system. Your feedback will be used to create a financial strategy for parking infrastructure in Guelph’s downtown.

For more information

Cameron Walsh
Project Director
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
519-822-1260 extension 2462