Notice: Guelph Trail Master Plan Update information sessions

The City of Guelph is hosting three information sessions as part of the Guelph Trail Master Plan (GTMP) Update project. Specifically, the City would like to hear from residents on the master plan goal, guiding principles, promotion strategy, trail route planning, land securement, funding, design, implementation, maintenance and operation.

Thursday, October 19

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (drop in)
Guelph Public Library
100 Norfolk Street

Thursday, October 19

7–9 p.m. (presentation at 7:30 p.m.)
Evergreen Seniors Community Centre
683 Woolwich Street

Saturday, October 21

7 a.m.–noon (drop in)
Guelph Farmer’s Market
2 Gordon Street

Have your say

Can’t make it to an information session? An online survey will be available October 19 at guelph.ca/haveyoursay. Deadline for input is November 10, 2017.

About the project

The GTMP provides strategic direction and specific guidelines for work related to the City trails. Since 2005, the City’s trail network has grown to more than 112 kilometres and public demand calls for more multi-use trails for leisure and active transportation.

Updating the existing GTMP is an opportunity to incorporate additional items into the master plan such as new trail design guidelines, a trail promotion strategy, revised trail routes, and new types of trail facilities. An updated GTMP will reflect best practices and coordinate the City’s trail-related guidelines, policies and strategies such as the Facility Accessibility Design Manual, Official Plan amendments, Cycling Master Plan, and Active Transportation Network.

Study area

The study area includes the entire city of Guelph as well as selected lands outside city boundaries to study potential future City trail connections to Wellington County, including the Trans Canada Trail (TCT). Lands with completed or ongoing trail planning studies, including some Secondary Plan areas, will not be studied in depth. However, confirming appropriate trail connections to these areas is included in the study.

Trans Canada Trail – Route Selection study

This is a component study within the GTMP Update. Its purpose is to determine an approximate route alignment for the remaining unbuilt section of Guelph’s TCT route between Woodlawn Memorial Park and the Kissing Bridge Trail in Guelph-Eramosa Township (about three to four kilometers). The study will develop and evaluate potential TCT route options based on a number of criteria including owner willingness, cost, technical, environmental and accessibility.

For more information

Helen White
Park Planner, Parks and Recreation
519-822-1260 extension 2298
helen.white@guelph.ca