Category Archives: Plans and strategies

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

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.

Guelph urban design summit 2014

On May 5 and 6, 2014 the City of Guelph held an Urban Design Summit to examine how cities are growing and changing. Panelists included David Miller, President of World Wildlife Fund Canada and 63rd Mayor of Toronto, and Andrew Howard, co-founder of Build a Better Block, for a discussion on how good urban design creates more livable and enduring places.