Construction notice: Waterworks Place closure

Lyon Park access via Boult Avenue; no public access to Water Services facility

The York trunk sewer Paisley-Clythe feeder main is a $30 million, multi-year infrastructure project. It is the City’s largest water main and wastewater (sanitary) sewer project. It includes the installation of about 6.2 kilometres of water pipes and 3.8 kilometres of sewer pipes. Phase two of the York trunk sewer and Paisley-Clythe feeder main project is being completed in 2016 and 2017 includes the installation of six kilometres of underground water and sewer pipes between Gordon Street and Waterworks Place.

Waterworks Place closes July 17

Waterworks Place will be closed beginning July 17 and will remain closed until November. There is no public or customer service access to the Water Services facility during this period. Only official and pre-arranged delivery access will be permitted into Waterworks Place via Boult Avenue.

Anyone needing to reach Water Services to discuss water and/or billing inquiries should call 519-837-5627, or email If an inquiry cannot be addressed by phone or email, customers can book an appointment, and Water Services staff will arrange a meeting at another City facility.

Access to Lyon Park via Boult Avenue

Map shows closures on Waterworks Place and York Road, and access to Lyon Park via Boult AvenueAccess to Lyon Park, including the pool, sport fields and parking, will be via Boult Avenue. Only the northern portion of the parking lot will be available during construction. Overflow parking will be available on Morris Street throughout the Waterworks Place closure, and 20 spaces will be available at Guelph Little Theatre until the end of August.

More information about Lyon Park access, facilities and parking locations can be found at

Pedestrian access

Pedestrian access to Lyon Park and riverside trails is via Boult Avenue only. No pedestrian access will be permitted through the construction zone on Waterworks Place.

Boult Avenue property access and parking

Residents on Boult Avenue should not experience any issues with property access as a result of this work, though higher volumes of traffic are expected as people access parking for Lyon Park, and as staff and delivery vehicles access Water Services.

If access to a residence on Boult Avenue is blocked at any time, please contact City of Guelph Bylaw Services for assistance at 519-837-2529.

City services

There will be no interruption to any City services during construction. Waste collection will not be affected. Please continue to place your green, blue and grey carts at the curb, as per your regular schedule.

The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Project details and any updates will be posted to the project page and

For more information

Majde Qaqish, P. Eng, Project Engineer
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
519-822 -1260 extension 2225