Help create Guelph’s urban design manual

Guelph, Ont., November 18, 2016 – The City of Guelph invites members of the community to provide feedback on the draft Urban Design Manual at a public workshop on Thursday, December 1.

“Good urban design is crucial to building an attractive, well-functioning and sustainable Guelph,” says David de Groot, senior urban designer with the City of Guelph. “We’re asking the community to share with us how urban design in our city can be improved, to inform Guelph’s Urban Design Manual.”

The public workshop is scheduled for Thursday, December 1, at City Hall in room 112. Participants are asked to register by November 30, to attend one of the two available sessions that run 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants who require assistance with registration, can call Madeleine Myhill at 519-837-5616 extension 2459.

Those unable to attend can complete an online feedback form, between December 6 and 23. The form will be posted on

The feedback from this session will be used to finalize the draft Urban Design Manual, which will be presented to City Council in 2017.

The first phase of public engagement for this project took place in November 2015 and included the public seminar—This is your brain on urban design!— and the release of a video explaining the importance of urban design in Guelph.


Public meeting to create Guelph’s Urban Design Manual


Room 112, City Hall, Guelph


Thursday, December 1
1:30-3:30 p.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m.

About Guelph’s urban design manual update

Guelph’s urban design plans and policies improve the livability, sustainability and attractiveness of Guelph. The Urban Design Manual will build on the 2009 Urban Design Action Plan and provide a thoughtful and consistent approach to urban design in Guelph. It will align with the Official Plan and provide recommendations for zoning bylaw changes and updates.

For more information

David de Groot, Senior Urban Designer
Planning, Urban Design and Building Services
519-822-1260 extension 2358