Category Archives: Parking

Baker District workshop sets stage for vision, goals

January 4, 2019

You’re invited to attend one of two drop-in workshops on January 15 as we gather community input to help shape the sustainability vision and goals for the Baker District redevelopment project. Continue reading Baker District workshop sets stage for vision, goals


Overnight on-street parking restrictions begin December 1

November 30, 2018

Check the signs on your street! Starting December 1, the overnight on-street parking restrictions take effect for winter. Continue reading Overnight on-street parking restrictions begin December 1


Join us to hear about plans for the Baker District redevelopment

November 15, 2018

The City of Guelph, along with Windmill Development Group and Invizij Architects Inc., is hosting two open houses on Thursday, November 29 to provide our community with an overview of the Baker District redevelopment project. Continue reading Join us to hear about plans for the Baker District redevelopment


City’s preparations for winter are “snow” joke

November 9, 2018

The City of Guelph is already knee deep in winter maintenance plans to keep all all roads, bike lanes and sidewalks safe. Continue reading City’s preparations for winter are “snow” joke


Construction notice: West Parkade to close April 30

April 12, 2018

Notice date: April 12, 2018 About the project Planned rehabilitation work at the West Parkade has identified the need for additional structural work which, to ensure safety, requires a full closure of the facility until the fall. Parking downtown during the closure West Parkade permit holders are being notified directly with relocation information. Alternate casual, short-term parking is available in lots on Wyndham, Macdonell and Baker streets. There is also free two-hour on-street parking in the downtown available once per day per vehicle. Why close the parkade? Every effort was made to reduce further impacts to parking in the downtown. Needed additional structural work at the West Parkade cannot be completed while maintaining public access. Closure of the parkade is needed because: Two-way traffic cannot… Continue reading Construction notice: West Parkade to close April 30


Construction notice: Wilson Street, Norfolk footbridge closing for parkade construction starting February 5

January 29, 2018

Northbound lane reduction also starts on Norfolk at Gordon The City is building a new parking facility at the site of the Wilson Street parking lot. The new parkade will provide over 400 new parking spaces. Parkade construction is expected to be complete in 2019. Wilson Street closure and Gordon/Norfolk northbound lane reduction Starting on February 5, Wilson Street will be closed between Gordon Street and Northumberland Street for the duration of the construction, about 18 months. There will also be a lane reduction on Norfolk Street between Gordon Street and Macdonell Street and traffic will change as follows: The left most northbound lane on Gordon Street will become a left-turn lane only (onto Waterloo Avenue) The centre lane will be the through lane on… Continue reading Construction notice: Wilson Street, Norfolk footbridge closing for parkade construction starting February 5


Wilson Street parking lot closes February 4

January 29, 2018

On February 4, the Wilson Street parking lot will be closed as the City and their contractor, Newton Group, prepare to board up the site for construction. Continue reading Wilson Street parking lot closes February 4


City’s 2018 rates and fees released

December 19, 2017

As part of the 2018 budget, City Council approved a series of rate and fee increases to ensure that the City is able to continue delivering programs and services that meet the community’s expectations. Continue reading City’s 2018 rates and fees released


City optimizing the Wilson Street parkade

July 18, 2017

Council approves additional budget to fund larger parkade Guelph, Ont., July 18, 2017 – Last night, Guelph City Council approved fully building out the Wilson Street parkade with two additional storeys and a total of 496 parking spots, to better serve Guelph’s downtown parking needs sooner. During a special Council meeting on July 17, staff recommended that an additional $8.5 million in funding be approved, which includes $6.8 million of debt funding forecasted for the future Neeve Street parkade and $1.7 million transferred from existing City reserve funds, to optimize the Wilson Street reconstruction and parkade project. “We want to build the right parking solution for Guelph’s downtown—one large parkade on Wilson Street is a better and more timely solution than two smaller ones,” explains… Continue reading City optimizing the Wilson Street parkade


City makes minor changes to one of its service areas as some projects wind down and others ramp up

March 14, 2017

The adjustments allow for the creation of a new position to focus on downtown renewal—namely, real estate transactions in the downtown core. Continue reading City makes minor changes to one of its service areas as some projects wind down and others ramp up


Wilson Street Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Completion

March 3, 2017

The City is proposing to replace the existing roadway, storm and sanitary sewers, and watermain. Continue reading Wilson Street Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Completion


Wilson Street parkade deferred to stay on budget

January 27, 2017

Guelph, Ont., January 27, 2016 – The timeline for the Wilson Street parkade is expected to be deferred in order to re-issue the design-build request for proposal (RFP). “To stay within our approved budget and ensure accountability to our taxpayers, we are proactively adjusting and reissuing the Wilson Street parkade RFP, which will mean a change to the project’s original timeline,” explains Scott Stewart, deputy chief administrative officer of Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services. The four proposals received through the original RFP, issued in August 2016, significantly exceeded the Council approved budget for the Wilson Street parkade project. As a result, the City was unable to award a winning proposal and the RFP was cancelled. The City has since adjusted the requirements of the parkade… Continue reading Wilson Street parkade deferred to stay on budget


Province clears Baker Street site where bone fragments found in October

December 12, 2016

Guelph, Ont., December, 12, 2016—The City received approval from the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to resume the Baker Street excavation where bone fragments were discovered in October. The excavation has been filled and the road has been fully reopened. The City is working with its archeological consultant, Stantec, on the re-interment of the bones at Woodlawn Memorial Park. The City completed the removal of the attendant booths in the Baker Street parking lot in November. No additional remains were found during this work. Archaeologists were on site throughout the booth removal in case any evidence of human remains were found during the work. Paving and line painting were completed in the Baker Street lot, and on the street where the booths were removed.… Continue reading Province clears Baker Street site where bone fragments found in October


City experiencing electronic system outage

December 1, 2016

UPDATE: December 2, 2016 – The City’s payment, program registration and overnight parking exemption systems are back up and running today. The City apologizes for yesterday’s inconvenience, and thanks residents and patrons for their patience. *** Guelph, Ont., December 1, 2016 – Today’s electronic system outage is affecting some City services; however, staff is working to get all systems up and running as soon as possible. The payment, registration and overnight parking exemption systems are currently not available. Residents looking to make payments or purchases can pay with cash or cheque. The City is not able to accept debit or credit payments at this time. Currently, the River Run Centre box office is unaffected by this outage. In addition, the City’s program registration system is currently… Continue reading City experiencing electronic system outage


Archaeological assessment of site where bone fragments found starts Friday

October 27, 2016

Guelph, Ont., October, 27, 2016—Tomorrow, Stantec will start an archeological assessment of the site underneath Baker Street where City workers discovered bone fragments earlier this month. The assessment will determine the presence or absence of further unmarked grave shafts or human remains and any other cultural material at the site. Stantec expects to be on site for about a week. A licensed archeologist will excavate the area of the initial discovery by hand. All soil will be screened through fine cloth to  recover any cultural material or human remains. The bone fragments that were removed from the site by the forensics unit will also be assessed. Once the City has a report from the archaeological assessment, it will declare the nature of the site. If the… Continue reading Archaeological assessment of site where bone fragments found starts Friday


Bone fragments found in section of buried tunnel under Baker Street

October 17, 2016

Discovery made during water shut off for parking booth removal Guelph, Ont., October, 17, 2016—The City unearthed bone fragments from underneath Baker Street while turning off water to the Baker Street parking lot booths today. The water shut off for the booths is located beneath the road in a section of old tunnel that has been closed off on either side of the road. The fragments were found when staff went into the tunnel to turn the water off. “We have no other information about the bone fragments at this time, including their origin,” noted Allister McIlveen, manager of Transportation Services for the City. “We have called the coroner and an archaeologist and are awaiting their arrival on site. We will provide an update when… Continue reading Bone fragments found in section of buried tunnel under Baker Street


City publishes quarterly updates on large construction projects

July 14, 2016

policuelph, Ont., July 14, 2016 – Quarterly updates that include budget and progress status are now publicly available for three of the City’s major capital projects. “Consistent public reporting is one aspect of our commitment to evolve our project management practices on large-scale construction projects,” said Scott Stewart, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services. “We’re accountable to manage these projects well and that involves routinely communicating the status of the schedules and budgets.” The updates are available for the City’s capital projects that are considered complex and high risk, based on a number of factors that include price. These factors are listed in a tiered classification framework for project management standards, developed by the City’s Project Management Office. The three projects… Continue reading City publishes quarterly updates on large construction projects


City seeks input on Wilson Street parkade and street reconstruction

April 18, 2016

Guelph, ON, April 18, 2016 – Community members are invited to participate in a series of City-hosted public meetings for the Wilson Street reconstruction and parkade. “We want to introduce the project and get feedback from downtown residents, businesses and users about the Wilson Street reconstruction and parkade, as well as the replacement of the Norfolk Street pedestrian bridge,” says Ian Panabaker, corporate manager of Downtown Renewal. Participants will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the project’s features and design, including on-street parking, sidewalk width, overall appearance of the parkade, parkade entrance/exit location, and pedestrian and cycling connections. This is the first of a series of public meetings for the project. What Public meeting for Wilson Street reconstruction and parkade Who City of Guelph… Continue reading City seeks input on Wilson Street parkade and street reconstruction


City develops four possible scenarios to fund downtown parking

September 4, 2015

Public invited to attend open houses, take survey to inform Parking Master Plan Guelph, ON, September 4, 2015 – The City of Guelph is seeking public input on four possible funding scenarios to pay for existing and future parking needs in Guelph’s downtown. “Parking impacts all Guelph residents and is an important factor in growing and developing our city. To support the economy and growth targets in the downtown, we need to build new parking spaces, maintain existing parking infrastructure, create supportive policy, and plan for future requirements,” says Ian Panabaker, corporate manager, Downtown Renewal. He adds, “The scenarios—developed by staff using consultant recommendations and information gathered at public meetings in 2013—have the potential to fund existing and future parking needs.” In late 2012, the… Continue reading City develops four possible scenarios to fund downtown parking


City initiates Parking Master Plan study for Downtown Guelph

February 19, 2013

Recognizing the need to develop improved plans for parking, the City of Guelph has initiated a Parking Master Plan study focusing on Downtown Guelph and surrounding areas. Continue reading City initiates Parking Master Plan study for Downtown Guelph