Downtown properties

The City is exploring opportunities for City-owned sites within Guelph’s downtown core to determine how best to invest in and develop these properties in the future. The first step in the process is to issue a Request for Information (RFI).

About the Request for Information (RFI)

The purpose of the RFI is to gather information and feedback from private sector developers and potential partners about:

  • market interest in the redevelopment of five City-owned properties;
  • possible type of developments for these properties;
  • approach to delivering these development projects, including phasing; and
  • financing options.

The five City-owned properties include:

  • 55 Baker Street (Baker District)
  • 100 Norfolk Street (public library)
  • 50 Wyndham Street South (fire station)
  • 141 Fountain Street East (parking lot)
  • 34 Macdonell Street (parking lot)

The City of Guelph is working with Collins Barrow, chartered professional accountants, to issue and gather feedback throughout the RFI process.

Interested private sector developers are encouraged to contact Collins Barrow at the contact information below to obtain a copy of the Request for Information on or before January 31, 2017. The deadline for submissions is February 2, 2017.

Public engagement

This is not a public consultation process; public input is not being sought at this time.

Next steps

The information received from the RFI will help the City to prioritize properties and required infrastructure projects as part of a multi-year capital budget to attract private sector investment. The information gathered will also allow the City to initiate a property redevelopment procurement process, anticipated for 2017.

For more information about the RFI

Rhett Nussey
Vice President
Collins Barrow
Phone: 647-727-3653
Email: guelphdowntownrealestate@collinsbarrow.com

For more information about Downtown Guelph

Ian Panabaker
Corporate Manager, Downtown Renewal
City of Guelph
Phone: 519-822-1260 extension 2475
Email: Ian.panabaker@guelph.ca