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Committee of the Whole Agenda – October 2, 2017

September 21, 2017

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Norwich Street pedestrian bridge Class Environmental Assessment study

September 21, 2017

The City of Guelph has completed a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for proposed improvements to the deteriorating Norwich Street Bridge. It’s currently closed to vehicle traffic and serves as a pedestrian crossing. The location and approximate extent of the study area are shown on the map.   Community engagement An open house was held on September 21, 2016. Open house materials are available on the project page. Completed EA project file The following project file and associated appendices provide a look at the completed study.


Pine Ridge Drive neighbourhood traffic management review: survey

September 14, 2017

The Pine Ridge Drive neighbourhood traffic management review is intended to address local resident concerns about traffic speeds and volumes. The review will include looking at possible measures for mitigating traffic concerns, and collecting community feedback on proposed measures. In 2016, a Neighbourhood traffic management review was initiated on Pine Ridge Drive after the City received concerns from area residents about the speed and volume of traffic in this area. To begin the review, traffic speed and volume data was collected on Pine Ridge Drive using Automatic Traffic Recorders (ATRs). The ATRs were in place between October 24 and 30, 2016.  Data was collected 24-hours a day over a seven-day period. The data collected was applied to the City’s neighbourhood traffic management review criteria for… Continue reading Pine Ridge Drive neighbourhood traffic management review: survey


Verney water tower design competition rules

September 12, 2017

Full competition rules Verney water tower design competition project page Call to artists Entry form [fillable PDF 547kb] Every entrant must provide his/her first and last name, full address, including postal code, and email address and/or telephone number. In order to be eligible for this competition, entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Individuals who are members of the City’s council or employees of the City, and those who reside with them, are not eligible to enter. Entries must be received via email by Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. The City may disqualify any entry that: Is incomplete, illegible, damaged or irregular; Was submitted by illicit means; or Does not conform with or satisfy these rules. The City may disqualify any designs… Continue reading Verney water tower design competition rules


Guelph police headquarters: August 2017 construction update

September 6, 2017

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in August 2017. Progress to date West wing addition Finished pouring concrete slab for fourth floor Pouring concrete roof Preparing to pour concrete floor in parking garage Demolished existing stair and south wall next to Fountain Street entrance Installed new sprinkler room main Drywall framing for third floor offices underway East wing addition Steel framework and roof deck complete Second level composite floor complete Site servicing and backfilling 50 per cent complete Looking ahead West wing addition Finish pouring concrete for roof and garage floor Complete tunnel foundation walls, columns and stair extension Finish steel framework around generator Install generator fuel tank Complete foundation… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: August 2017 construction update


Guelph Innovation District Secondary Plan now in effect

September 5, 2017

Guelph, Ont., September 05, 2017– The City is moving forward with implementing the Guelph Innovation District (GID) Secondary Plan, also known as Official Plan amendment 54. The City is working with the Province of Ontario—a major landowner within the GID—to coordinate and implement a future mixed-use live/work development for the 436 hectare (1,000 acres) parcel of land in Guelph’s east end. Policies within the GID secondary plan reflect years of public engagement and deal with: natural and cultural heritage energy site servicing and stormwater infrastructure transportation public space land use and built form “The secondary plan supports the development of the Guelph Innovation District: a compact, mixed-use community that will provide a variety of land uses for people to live, work, shop, play and learn,”… Continue reading Guelph Innovation District Secondary Plan now in effect


Passenger input and ridership data drive transit route changes

August 24, 2017

Routes and schedules are changing to improve service Guelph, Ont., August 24, 2017 – When buses begin to roll on the morning of September 3, Guelph Transit will be operating new routes, schedules and stops. Included in this route realignment is the introduction of the 99 Mainline that will run north and south along the Gordon/Norfolk/Woolwich corridor allowing passengers to travel though the city with greater ease. Guelph Transit, and the City, is committed to building an efficient and effective transit system for Guelph. Realigning routes enables Guelph Transit to increase bus frequency in areas with heavy passenger loads, during specific times of day. These changes have been informed by public input, passenger data and transit operator feedback. Community Bus Service In addition to changes… Continue reading Passenger input and ridership data drive transit route changes


Committee of the Whole Agenda -September 5, 2017

August 24, 2017

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Committee of Adjustment – September 7, 2017

August 18, 2017

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Help create a new master plan for Mico Valeriote Park

August 14, 2017

We’re asking residents to help create a new master plan for Mico Valeriote Park, located at 235 Elizabeth Street. Learn more about the master plan process and community engagement opportunities.


Committee of Adjustment – August 24, 2017

August 10, 2017

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Guelph police headquarters: July 2017 construction update

July 26, 2017

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in July 2017. Progress to date West wing addition Finished pouring concrete slab for third floor Pouring concrete slab for fourth floor Fourth floor roof deck forming underway Installing steel framing over the firing range for new generators Demolition of existing Fountain Street staircase to prepare for extension East wing addition Concrete slab floors poured for men’s locker room and main floor entrance Sanitary street connection made Storm connection almost complete Looking ahead West wing addition Finish pouring concrete on fourth storey floor and roof deck Complete all major formwork Pour concrete in garage Finish steel installation over firing range Demolition of south facing… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: July 2017 construction update


Eastview Road construction Environmental Impact Statement

July 25, 2017

The Environmental Impact Statement prepared for the 2017 construction of sidewalks, storm sewer infrastructure and a multi-use path on Eastview Road, is now available. Eastview Road construction Environmental Impact Statement June 2017 (PDF 34 MB) Construction begins July 24, 2017 and will continue for four months. For more information Ken VanderWal P.Eng, Project Engineer City of Guelph 519-822-1260 extension 2319 ken.vanderwal@guelph.ca


Committee of Adjustment – August 10, 2017

July 21, 2017

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Special Council Meeting – July 17, 2017

July 6, 2017

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Guelph police headquarters: June 2017 construction update

June 28, 2017

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in June 2017. Progress to date Pouring concrete for fourth floor of west wing Remove roof from firing range to install steel structure for generator Masonry work in detention area and offices almost complete, electrical in progress East wing structural steel nearly complete, exterior stud cladding underway Demolition of men’s locker room walls and gym Preparing to pour concrete floor for new locker room Looking ahead Finish pouring concrete slab for third floor of west wing Install steel framing for new generator Install generator duct bank feeders Place radon mitigation lines and pour concrete floor in men’s locker room and east public entrance Frame… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: June 2017 construction update


Committee of Adjustment – July 13, 2017

June 23, 2017

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Guelph police headquarters gets wider and higher

June 23, 2017

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in May 2017. Progress to date 70% of slab floor poured in new cell area Nearly all cell masonry and frames installed 50% of concrete slab sections poured for west wing third floor East addition steel framing complete Looking ahead Finish pouring third floor concrete slab Frame fourth floor for slab pouring Frame over firing range for generators East addition deck, roof and exterior wall framing Install roof top units guelph.ca/gpsreno


Committee of the Whole Agenda – July 4, 2017

June 22, 2017

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July 4 Council report and attachments for the ATN study

June 22, 2017

The July 4 report to Council on the Active Transportation Network study, and all related attachments are now available online. July 4 Council Staff Report — Active Transportation Network feasibility and design study (page 186, 7MB) Attachment 1 Guelph Active Transportation Network study [PDF 155 MB] Attachment 2 Map of Cycling Master Plan and proposed Active Transportation Network  [PDF 344kB] Attachment 3 Estimated capital costs of the proposed active transportation on-road network [PDF 59kB] Attachment 4, Appendix A — Consultation Record [PDF 3MB] Attachment 5 Appendix B — Natural Heritage Study [PDF 67MB]


Special Council Meeting as Shareholder of Guelph Junction Railway – June 28, 2017

June 16, 2017

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Special Council Meeting as Shareholder of GMHI – June 28, 2017

June 16, 2017

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Questions and answers about billing exemptions

June 15, 2017

Why would the City offer billing exemptions? Water is a basic need, and some low income families or individuals struggle to pay for the water they need to drink, and to cook, bathe and clean with. Helping provide this essential service at a discounted cost ensures that everyone has needed access to clean, safe drinking water. In other cases, people with unknown leaks may get unexpected high water bills that put them in a difficult financial situation. Bill forgiveness, or temporary payment plans, can help alleviate unnecessary financial hardships. How will billing exemptions affect my water rate? We don’t know the answer to that yet. It will depend what we hear from our stakeholders through our ongoing engagement, what our best practice review finds as… Continue reading Questions and answers about billing exemptions


City extending fenced off area at Goldie Mill Park

June 13, 2017

Guelph, Ont., June 13, 2017 — The City of Guelph, with support from the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA), is closing an additional section of GRCA-owned land in Goldie Mill Park near the historic ruins. The closure comes as part of ongoing work to address sinkholes on the site, and after environmental testing commissioned by the GRCA revealed chemicals in the soil may pose health risks. The City will conduct environmental tests on its land adjacent to the park in the coming weeks when the GRCA undertakes additional tests, in order for both organizations to better understand potential risks and if actions are needed to address them. In the meantime, the City is closing the site to ensure the health and safety of members of… Continue reading City extending fenced off area at Goldie Mill Park


2017 waste collection schedule changes map

June 6, 2017

check the map to see if your waste collection schedule is changing


Committee of Adjustment – June 22, 2017

June 2, 2017

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Council as Shareholder of GMHI – June 13, 2017

June 1, 2017

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Committee of the Whole Agenda – June 6, 2017

May 25, 2017

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Water and wastewater billing exemption study: Information Report to Council

May 19, 2017

The City posted the Information Report to Council about the Water and Wastewater Billing Exemptions Study on May 19, 2017 (page 2).


High speed rail will unlock extraordinary new opportunities for Guelph

May 19, 2017

Guelph, Ont., May 19, 2017 – Mayor Cam Guthrie is applauding the inclusion of Guelph as a station stop on a proposed high-speed rail line along the Toronto-Windsor corridor. A Guelph stop is included in a report from David Collenette, Ontario’s Special Advisor on high speed rail. The report notes that high speed rail could cut travel time between Guelph and Toronto to a minimum of 39 minutes. Today, the Province of Ontario released the report and announced it is moving ahead with preliminary design work on the project as well as a comprehensive environmental assessment. The proposed stops include Windsor, Chatham, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, and Toronto, with a connection to Pearson International Airport. “This is the culmination of more than a year of work… Continue reading High speed rail will unlock extraordinary new opportunities for Guelph


Committee of Adjustment – June 8, 2017

May 19, 2017

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City Council – May 23, 2017

May 18, 2017

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St. George’s Square gets brighter

May 17, 2017

Photo opportunity: St. George’s Square lighting installation Attention photo editors Guelph, Ont., May 23, 2017 – You are invited to photograph the installation of the first new light in St. George’s Square by Ward1 Councillor, Dan Gibson on Wednesday, May 24 at 12:30 p.m. For more information Ian Panabaker, Corporate Manager, Downtown Renewal Business Development and Enterprise Services 519-822-1260 extension 2475 ian.panabaker@guelph.ca St. George’s Square gets brighter Guelph, Ont., May 17, 2017 – New lighting is coming to St. George’s Square, in downtown Guelph, the week of May 22. “We’re improving St. George’s Square by replacing and adding lights to make it more welcoming and safer for downtown visitors,” explains Ian Panabaker, corporate manager of Downtown Renewal. A total of 56 low voltage light emitting… Continue reading St. George’s Square gets brighter


The Metalworks celebrates ribbon cutting and ground breaking

May 8, 2017

  Guelph, Ont., May 8, 2017– Fusion Homes celebrated two major milestones in The Metalworks development today, cutting the ribbon on its 133-unit Phase 1 building and breaking ground on its 132-unit Phase 2 building, The Studio at the Metalworks. Mayor Cam Guthrie joined Fusion Homes Chief Executive Officer Lee Piccoli for the event. “It’s not every day I get to cut a ribbon and break ground on the same project, on the same day,” said Mayor Guthrie. “I’m thrilled that The Metalworks is breathing new life into this property. I’m even more excited to welcome the hundreds of new residents who will be part of the incredible lifestyle downtown Guelph has to offer.” “Each new residential phase will bring more community members, more diversity… Continue reading The Metalworks celebrates ribbon cutting and ground breaking


Guelph police headquarters’ east wing addition takes shape

April 21, 2017

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed from January to April 2017. Progress to date East wing foundation complete West wing foundation 90% complete Concrete slab poured for west wing parking garage Columns for third level of west wing being poured IT rooms built on second and third floor Heating boilers and cooling tower installed Second floor outside wall for east wing demolished Looking ahead Finish parking garage slabs and floor decks for third and fourth level administration Construct structure and roof over firing range Install generator diesel fuel system Pour concrete floor for east wing addition Install steel framing on east wing Exterior cladding and roof of east wing guelph.ca/gpsreno


Committee of Adjustment – May 11, 2017

April 21, 2017

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Committee of the Whole Agenda – May 1, 2017

April 20, 2017

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City Council – April 24, 2017

April 13, 2017

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Monday, April 24, 2017 – 6:00 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Authority to move into closed meeting C-CON-2017.7     ATU Collective Bargaining Mandate Request Open meeting – 6:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole Consent Report: (see April 3, 2017 Committee of the Whole Agenda for full reports. Amendments are marked with an * and can be viewed in the Council agenda) COW-PS-2017.02  … Continue reading City Council – April 24, 2017


Guelph named best place to buy real estate in Canada  

April 11, 2017

MoneySense magazine ranked Guelph as the most attractive city for real estate investment value in Canada, according to its annual Where to Buy Now list. Continue reading Guelph named best place to buy real estate in Canada  


Celebrating leadership, diversity and inclusion in business

March 27, 2017

Global Advantage Business Awards: Winners to be announced March 29 Guelph, Ont., March 27, 2017 – The Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (GWLIP) is hosting a breakfast on Wednesday, March 29 to announce the winners of the first-ever Global Advantage Business Awards. The awards celebrate businesses and individuals that demonstrate leadership in immigrant employment and entrepreneurship in Guelph and Wellington. Four awards will be given out in the following two categories: Immigrant Inclusion in the Workplace Award—honouring businesses that hire immigrants and that recognize diversity and international skills and experience as a benefit to their business, and have implemented practices to support cultural and religious diversity in the workplace. Immigrant Entrepreneur Success Award—honouring immigrants who have arrived in Canada since 2000 and who are driving local… Continue reading Celebrating leadership, diversity and inclusion in business


Committee of Adjustment – April 13, 2017

March 24, 2017

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Committee of the Whole Agenda – April 3, 2017

March 23, 2017

PDF links may not function as intended on mobile devices in which users may be redirected to the complete agenda package. Committee of the Whole – April 3, 2017 Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Open Meeting – 2:00 p.m. Consent Agenda – Public Services 1. COW-PS-2017.02    Outstanding Resolutions of Public Services 2. COW-PS-2017.03    Animal Control By-law Chicken Amendments Consent Agenda – Corporate Services 1. COW-CS-2017.02    Tax Ratios 2017-2020 Assessment Cycle 2. COW-CS-2017.03    2017 Tax Policy Items for Discussion 3. COW-CS-2017.04    2018 Municipal Election: Methods of Voting Committee of the Whole Agenda 1. COW-2017.01    Councillors Mike Salisbury and Leanne Piper Request for Access to Additional Training Funding 2017   Special Resolutions 1. CON-2017.9    Surplus Asset Sales Policies – Mayor… Continue reading Committee of the Whole Agenda – April 3, 2017


City Council – March 27, 2017

March 16, 2017

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Monday, March 27, 2017 – 5:00 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Authority to move into closed meeting C-COW-CS-2017.1     Public Appointments to Various Advisory Committees and The Board of Trustees of the Elliott Community (Downtown Advisory Committee, Guelph Museums Advisory Committee, River Systems Advisory Committee, Water Conservation and Efficiency Public Advisory Committee) C-CON-2017.4     Request for an Exception to the Public Appointment Policy… Continue reading City Council – March 27, 2017


Norwich Street footbridge environmental assessment progress report, March 2017

March 16, 2017

The City of Guelph has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for proposed improvements to the deteriorating Norwich Street Bridge. It’s currently closed to vehicle traffic and serves as a pedestrian crossing. The study will address community needs through a number of possible solutions, including: Rehabilitation Replacement Removal A “do nothing” alternative that would result in the permanent closure of the bridge The location and approximate extent of the study area are shown on the map. Community engagement An open house was held on September 21, 2016. Open house materials are available on the project page. Progress report The following progress report and associated appendices provide an update on work completed to date, and show a preliminary design for bridge improvements. Footbridge designs in… Continue reading Norwich Street footbridge environmental assessment progress report, March 2017


Go behind the scenes at Victoria Road Recreation Centre

March 16, 2017

March 16, 2017 Construction crews have been busy with the following aspects of the Victoria Road Recreation Centre renovation. Behind the scenes As of March 14, 2017, a summary of the work completed or underway. Pool New pool deck drainage complete Teaching pool forming, water and pressure tests complete Preparing teaching pool for ceramic tile Myrtha insert work continuing New anchors installed for diving board placement Lockers in place in change rooms Painting continues  New addition Curtain wall complete Bulkhead work ongoing in lobby and along pool wall Metal roof work almost complete Metal siding install has begun Lobby walls—drywall taping complete  Arena Ice rentals winding up New arena boards to be replaced in April New dehumidification unit to be installed prior to grand reopening Header… Continue reading Go behind the scenes at Victoria Road Recreation Centre


Committee of Adjustment – March 9, 2017

February 17, 2017

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Committee of Adjustment – March 9, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Request for Deferral, Withdrawal or Refund None at this time. Current Applications  B-4/17 – 963 Paisley Road A-13/17 – 21 University Avenue West B-5/17 – 108 Lemon Street A-2/17 – 41 Aberdeen Street A-98/16 – 868 York Road A-17/16 to A-23/16 – 1023 Victoria Road South A-14/17, A-15/17 and A-17/17 – 1023 Victoria Road… Continue reading Committee of Adjustment – March 9, 2017


City Council – February 27, 2017

February 17, 2017

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Monday, February 27, 2017 – 5:30 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Authority to move into closed meeting C-2017.2    Public Appointments to the Guelph Public Library Board of Directors C-2017.3    Guelph Innovation District – Expression of Interest Open meeting – 6:30 p.m. Presentation Metal presentation to the Guelph Gryphons Gurls U14 Ted Rep team for winning the Ontario Soccer Association’s Indoor Cup. Committee… Continue reading City Council – February 27, 2017


Niska Road bridge to be closed February 28 until further notice

February 13, 2017

Guelph, Ont., February 13, 2017—The City is closing Niska Road bridge to all traffic—drivers, pedestrians and cyclists—beginning February 28. The City is closing the bridge indefinitely due to safety concerns about the bridge’s condition and the unstable effects high spring water flows and heavy rainfall can have on the bridge’s main support structures (abutments). “We’ve been able to prolong the life of bridge by completing various repairs since a 2013 report indicated the bridge was failing,” noted Kealy Dedman, City Engineer. “At this point however, the condition of the abutments combined with coming spring and summer river flows pose too big a risk for us to keep the bridge open.” Pedestrians and cyclists are at as high a risk as drivers because the nature of… Continue reading Niska Road bridge to be closed February 28 until further notice


Special Council Meeting as Shareholder of Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc.

February 10, 2017

PDF links may not function as intended on mobile devices in which users may be redirected to the complete agenda package. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – 6:00 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc.: Strategies and Options Presentation: Strategies  and Options Committee Phase 1 Report – Derrick Thomson, Chief Administrative Officer Correspondence Glen. N. Tolhurst Items for Discussion GMHI – 2017.1 Assessment of Strategies and Options Relating to Guelph Hydro For more information Refer to meeting details for the consolidated agenda. Minutes and audio will be posted following the meeting. Video will be posted if/when available.


‘Canadian history in harmony’ with Trent Severn

February 9, 2017

Celebrated folk trio performs at River Run Centre Friday, February 24 GUELPH, ON February 9, 2017 – Trent Severn will showcase “Canadian history in harmony” when the acclaimed folk trio performs at River Run Centre on Friday, February 24, at 8 p.m. The Co-operators Hall performance is presented as part of the Borealis Music Series. The members of Trent Severn – Dayna Manning, Emm Gryner and Lindsay Schindler – perform beautifully crafted songs that continue the poetic legacy of pioneering Canadian songwriters including Gordon Lightfoot, Stompin’ Tom Connors and Ian and Sylvia Tyson. Since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2012, Trent Severn has won over fans from coast to coast. “With songs that extol the virtuous beauty of Canada’s natural landscape, odes… Continue reading ‘Canadian history in harmony’ with Trent Severn