Category Archives: Planning and Building

Council Approves Plan for Innovation District in Guelph’s East End

May 13, 2014

Guelph City Council has approved the secondary plan for the 436 hectare (1,077 acre) plot of land known as the Guelph Innovation District located South of York Road and East of Victoria Road North which is expected to be home to close to 7,000 people and 9,000 jobs. The plan includes an innovative mix of land uses, including a new urban village, a mixed-use main street, a research park and an adaptive re-use area around the historic reformatory complex. Continue reading Council Approves Plan for Innovation District in Guelph’s East End


Proposed 2014 Development Charges: updated January 7, 2014

January 17, 2014

Before approving Guelph’s up2014 Development Charges By-law, Council will consider the following information, comments from members of the development community and their representatives on the Peer Review Team. Continue reading Proposed 2014 Development Charges: updated January 7, 2014


Guelph’s Downtown Secondary Plan receives OPPI Excellence in Planning Award

November 8, 2013

Guelph, ON, November 8, 2013 – The City of Guelph’s Downtown Secondary Plan has received the 2013 Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) Excellence in Planning Award, within the category of Municipal Statutory Planning Studies, Reports and Documents. The award names the City of Guelph and its consultant on the project, Urban Strategies. OPPI celebrates professional planners and outstanding projects annually through the Excellence in Planning Awards. These awards are widely regarded as among the most prestigious awards given for planning achievement in Ontario. “The Downtown Secondary Plan reflects the City’s longstanding goal to support the downtown’s vitality by attracting more people and jobs to downtown and to demonstrate that a thriving urban Downtown benefits all of Guelph,” said Todd Salter, general manager of Planning Services… Continue reading Guelph’s Downtown Secondary Plan receives OPPI Excellence in Planning Award


Development Charges Background Study

November 1, 2013

To ensure Guelph’s updated DC rates reflect the population forecasted in Ontario’s Places to Grow Act—43,000 new residents and 32,000 new jobs by the year 2031—the City conducted a background study including a peer review by two individuals selected by the development community with expertise in growth and demographic forecasting, and engineering. Continue reading Development Charges Background Study


City seeks public input into rethinking St. George’s Square

October 16, 2013

Guelph, On, October 16, 2013 – Imagine St. George’s Square as a lively year-round destination—a place that offers a broad range of activities, experiences, and entertainment. The City of Guelph invites all interested community members to participate in an interactive public workshop on Wednesday, October 23 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at City Hall, 1 Carden Street. Participants will have the opportunity to provide input into rethinking the square as an important public space and review suggested improvement options for key Downtown streets. Building on the success of Market Square and Carden Street, the two and a half hour workshop will explore applying the same design principles to revitalize St. George’s Square and improve surrounding streetscapes so they become flexible, adaptable, and multi functional. Input received… Continue reading City seeks public input into rethinking St. George’s Square