Public Notice

Water service repairs on Wyndham Street Sunday March 15

Water will be shut off between 9 a.m. and noon

After working in the area on Wednesday, March 11, the City is planning more in-depth repairs to underground water services along Wyndham Street between Quebec Street and Woolwich Street.

What is happening on Wyndham Street

Due to record cold and consistently low overnight temperatures, the City has been managing several cases of frozen water services this winter. On Wyndham Street crews will disconnect some water service lines to prevent further damage to the pipes and watermains. Outages and pressure changes expected from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 15.

In April, crews will return and permanently replace water services at this location.

For more information

Water Services Department
519-837-5627
waterservices@guelph.ca

After-hours emergencies: 1-866-630-9242

Get the latest updates on how Guelph is dealing with frozen pipes at guelph.ca/frozenwater

Guelph residents asked to move cars off streets during plow out

Full residential plow out starts at 7 p.m.

Guelph, ON, Tuesday March 3, 2015 – City crews are out in full force plowing all residential streets between 7 p.m. tonight and noon tomorrow. Wherever possible, residents are asked to move cars off streets to allow plows to pass.

Winter tips – be a good neighbour

  • If you’re able, please help clear sidewalks near your property. Seniors and residents with a physical disability who require assistance shoveling can call Snow Angels at 519-822-1155.
  • Keep fire hydrants clear of snow.
  • Do not place waste on top of snow banks or on the road as these pose obstacles to the City’s snow clearing operations. Instead shovel a spot for your carts or bags, or place them in the driveway five to six feet back from the road.
  • Help keep storm drains and catch basins clear to prevent flooding.
  • To keep roads safe and accessible, do not park across from another vehicle or driveway, and whenever possible, move parked cars off the streets to make room for snow plows.
  • When parking on-street, residents are reminded to obey Guelph’s traffic by-law and ensure there is at least three metres of clearance on the road – space required for Fire, Ambulance and Guelph Transit vehicles to pass safety.
  • Allow for extra commute times and drive according to road conditions.

Report a problem

Report a snow removal concern by using the “How can we help you?” form on guelph.ca or call 519-837-5628 and include your name, contact information and the exact location.

The City’s winter maintenance service helps ensure community safety every day, and in the event of extreme weather. Follow the City on Twitter or Facebook for updates

For more information

Rodney Keller
General Manager, Public Works
519-822-1260 extension 2949
rodney.keller@guelph.ca

Downtown construction March 30 to May 22

Lane reductions on Macdonell Street and Wellington Street

Envida installing district energy pipes for River Mill condos

As part of the Galt District Energy System, Envida Community Energy Inc. will install underground district heating and cooling pipes between the Sleeman Centre, and the River Mill condominiums at the corner of Macdonell and Wellington Streets.

The pipes will run along the east side of Macdonell, through the Macdonell/Wellington intersection and down the south side of Wellington Street. To complete the work as quickly as possible, crews will work at both ends of the project route at the same time.

Construction schedule and lane reductions

Macdonell Street will be closed to through traffic. Both Wellington Street and Macdonell Street will be reduced to a single lane in each direction. The following schedule may change based on weather and site conditions

March 30 to May 10

  • Excavation and pipe installation at Sleeman Centre and River Mill condo site
  • Macdonell reduced to one lane in each direction between Wyndham and Wellington Street – local traffic only
  • Wellington reduced to one lane in each direction between Macdonell and Neeve Streets

April 6 to May 10

  • Excavation and pipe installation at River Mill condo site
  • No pedestrian access from Neeve Street Parking Lot to Wellington Street – use underpass on Farquhar Street

May 10 to May 20

  • Excavation and pipe installation – connecting pipes from both ends of project route
  • Macdonell reduced to one lane in each direction between Wyndham and Wellington Street – local traffic only
  • Wellington Street open

May 20 to May 22

  • Final paving
  • Macdonell reduced to one lane in each direction between Wyndham and Wellington Street – local traffic only
  • Wellington reduced to one lane in each direction between Macdonell and Neeve Streets

Detour

Through traffic can avoid Macdonell Street using Woolwich Street and Wyndham Street. Pedestrian access will also be restricted in some areas. Please follow all posted signs.

Property access and parking

Access to area businesses will be maintained and the East and West Parkades will be open. There will be no pedestrian access from Neeve Street Parking Lot to Wellington Street. Please use the Guelph Central Station underpass on Farquhar Street

The City of Guelph appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project.  Project details and updates are available at guelph.ca/construction

District Energy in Guelph

Guelph is the first city in North America to announce and publish a plan for a city-wide thermal energy network—a kind of central heating and cooling system for the entire city. It works a lot like the power grid we use for electricity, and allows multiple buildings to connect and share a central energy supply.

District energy is a big part of the Community Energy Initiative which will help Guelph:

  • use less energy in 25 years than we do today
  • consume less energy per capita than comparable Canadian cities
  • produce less greenhouse gas per capita than the current global average

Learn more at guelph.ca/energy

For more information about construction

Grant Ferguson, Technical Services Program Manager
Engineering Services, City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2251
grant.ferguson@guelph.ca

For information about the Galt District Energy System

Sandy Manners, Director of Corporate Communications
Envida Community Energy Inc.
519-837-4703
smanners@envida.ca
envida.ca

Alternate formats of this notice are available upon request in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

Open House – 200 Beverley St. (former IMICo property)

The City is hosting an open house to share information and answer questions about redeveloping the brownfield site at 200 Beverley Street– the former International Malleable Iron Company (IMICo) property.

Subject matter experts will be available to answer questions about the potential uses for the site, future opportunities for community input, and ongoing environmental monitoring and management.

Wednesday, March 4
12-2 p.m., 6-8 p.m.
Italian Canadian Club
135 Ferguson Street, Guelph

What’s in store for 200 Beverley Street?

The City is not approving a specific plan… yet.

The City is actively marketing the property to potential investors—companies that understand the challenges and benefits of redeveloping brownfields like this one.

Investors are invited to share their ideas for residential, commercial, and community uses like parks, arenas, community centres, or education facilities.

Ask us anything about 200 Beverley Street
Learn more about the site’s history and potential uses at guelph.ca/brownfields.

For more information

Guelph Economic Development
519-837-5600
bizinfo@guelph.ca

Open House 200 Beverley St. (former IMICo property)

The City is hosting an open house to share information and answer questions about redeveloping the brownfield site at 200 Beverley Street– the former International Malleable Iron Company (IMICo) property.

Subject matter experts will be available to answer questions about the potential uses for the site, future opportunities for community input, and ongoing environmental monitoring and management.

Wednesday, March 4
Noon-2 p.m., 6-8 p.m.
Italian Canadian Club
135 Ferguson Street, Guelph

What’s in store for 200 Beverley Street?

The City is not approving a specific plan… yet.

The City is actively marketing the property to potential investors—companies that understand the challenges and benefits of redeveloping brownfields like this one.

Investors are invited to share their ideas for residential, commercial, and community uses like parks, arenas, community centres, or education facilities.

Ask us anything about 200 Beverley Street
Learn more about the site’s history and potential uses at guelph.ca/brownfields.

For more information

Guelph Economic Development
519-837-5600
bizinfo@guelph.ca

Free bus service until August 15, two-week passes for August 16-31

Guelph City Council and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 1189 have negotiated an agreement, and Guelph Transit Service has been restored as of Friday August 8, 2014.

Free transit August 7-15

Guelph Transit service will be free for all users until end of service on Friday, August 15.

Two-week bus passes for August 16-31

The two-week August bus passes are now available at City locations and various vendors throughout the city from August 8 to 17. For half the price of a one-month bus pass, Guelph Transit riders can purchase a two-week bus pass valid from August 16 to 31. View Guelph Transit fares and bus pass prices.

Where and when to buy your two-week bus pass

The City is making August passes available from August 8 to 17 at all regular sale locations. View participating vendors locations around the city.

City Hall

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, August 9, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Victoria Road Recreation Centre

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

West End Community Centre

Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For the latest information about Guelph Transit Service visit guelphtransit.ca

Short survey will probe effectiveness of City communication tools

Guelph, ON, June 9, 2014 – This week Oraclepoll Research will administer a telephone survey to approximately 400 randomly selected households in Guelph. The survey is part of the City’s efforts to continually improve communication of City news, services, programs and more.

The survey is designed to understand residents’ preferences for receiving information and their use of current communications products.

The telephone survey, conducted in English, will be completed in the evenings and on weekends. Calls will take approximately 5–7 minutes.

For more information

Tara Sprigg
Corporate Manager
Corporate Communications
519-822-1260 extension 2610
tara.sprigg@guelph.ca

Notice of completion: Guelph Water Supply Master Plan Update

The City of Guelph has completed an update to the 2007 council–approved Water Supply Master Plan. The purpose of the Guelph Water Supply Master Plan Update is to define where and how Guelph will continue to access a safe and sustainable supply of water—for residential, industrial, commercial and institutional use—over the next 25 years.

The Master Plan Update followed the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) and satisfies Phases 1 and 2 of the planning and design process. This involved investigating Guelph’s existing water supply capacity, identifying and evaluating potential alternatives, and recommending implementation options. The Master Plan update included two Community Open Houses, a dedicated Community Liaison Committee, and meetings with agency representatives and municipalities. These engagement opportunities provided valuable input in the development and evaluation of alternatives.

30 Day Review Period

The draft Water Supply Master Plan update report will be available for thirty (30) days for public comment, after which the report will go to Guelph City Council for approval. Review the update report online under the Related documents section of the Water Supply Master Plan update webpage, or view a paper copy of the report at the following locations:

  • Library, Main Branch, 100 Norfolk Street, Monday to Thursday 9 a.m.–8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 
  • City of Guelph, Water Services Department, 29 Waterworks Place, Guelph, Ontario. Monday to Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Service Guelph, City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario. Monday to Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m.

Interested parties should provide written comments to the contacts below within 30 calendar days from the date of this Notice, May 29, 2014:

Dave Belanger
Water Supply Program Manager
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2186
dave.belanger@guelph.ca

Patty Quackenbush
Senior Project Manager
AECOM
519-650-8691
patty.quackenbush@aecom.com

If concerns regarding the Guelph Water Supply Master Plan update cannot be resolved through discussion with the City of Guelph, a person may request that the Minister of the Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order) which addresses individual environmental assessments. Requests must be received by the Minister at the address below by June 27, 2014. A copy of the request must also be sent to the City of Guelph.

Ministry of the Environment
Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch
2 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 12A
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1L5

This Notice issued May 29, 2014

Please note: Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and will be released, if requested, to any person.

Have your say: proposed updates to long-term care in Guelph

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care invites public comments until April 30

The City is encouraging people to provide input as the Province considers plans to have The Elliott Long-Term Care Residence fulfill Guelph’s requirements under the Ontario Long-term Care Homes Act.

Currently, the City meets its long-term care requirements through an agreement with the County of Wellington. The City has asked the Province to approve The Elliott as Guelph’s municipal home. If the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care approves the City’s request, the County will continue operating the Wellington Terrace without financial support from the City of Guelph.

Proposed updates to Guelph’s long-term care service model would not change the number of long-term care beds in Guelph, or how people access long-term care services in the area.

Come to the meeting

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care is hosting a public meeting to discuss the matter on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Victoria Road Recreation Centre, 151 Victoria Road North, Guelph, Ontario.

Send your written comments

The Ministry is also accepting written comments until April 30, 2014. Written correspondence should refer to The Elliott Long-term Care Residence and quote Project #14-024

Written submissions can be submitted via email to LTCHomes.Licensing@ontario.ca, or by fax to 416-327-7603, or by mail addressed to:

Director under the Long-term Care Homes Act, 2007
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Performance Improvement and Compliance Branch
1075 Bay Street, 11th Floor
Toronto, ON M5S 2B1

The Minister will consider all submissions before making a final decision relating to this matter.

About the Elliott Community

The Elliott Community is a not-for-profit, registered charitable corporation that provides mature living arrangements with four levels of care:  78 independent life-lease suites, 134 assisted living retirement suites, 85 long-term care beds and 8 interim convalescence and respite care beds. Learn more at elliottcommunity.org.

For more information

Barbara Powell
General Manager
Community Engagement
519-822-1260 extension 2675
barbara.powell@guelph.ca

guelph.ca/longtermcare

Guelph City Council approves 2014 Development Charges By-law

On February 10, 2014 Guelph City Council passed Development Charge By-law No. (2014)-19692 under section 2(1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c.27.

Development Charges imposed by the by-law come into effect on March 2, 2014.

2014-2015 Residential Development Charges
Service

Single & Semi-Detached Dwelling

Apartments with 2+ Bedroom

Apartments Bachelor and 1 Bedroom

Other Multiples

Services Related to a Highway

$3,411

$2,053

$1,432

$2,569

Transit

$505

$304

$212

$380

Parking

$686

$413

$288

$517

Fire Protection Services

$284

$171

$119

$214

Police Services

$399

$240

$167

$300

Outdoor Recreation Services

$3,341

$2,011

$1,402

$2,516

Indoor Recreation Services

$2,556

$1,538

$1,073

$1,925

Library Services

$540

$325

$227

$407

Administration

$318

$191

$133

$239

Provincial Offences (Court)

$9

$5

$4

$7

Health Services

$64

$39

$27

$48

Ambulance

$29

$17

$12

$22

Stormwater Services

$121

$73

$51

$91

Wastewater Services

$6,344

$3,818

$2,663

$4,778

Water Services

$8,625

$5,191

$3,620

$6,495

Total

$27,232

$16,389

$11,430

$20,508

2014-2015 Non-residential Development Charges
SERVICE

Per Metre Squared of Gross floor area

SERVICES RELATED TO A HIGHWAY

$15.50

TRANSIT

$2.58

PARKING

$3.44

FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES

$1.29

POLICE SERVICES

$1.83

OUTDOOR RECREATION SERVICES

$1.51

INDOOR RECREATION SERVICES

$1.18

LIBRARY SERVICES

$0.22

ADMINISTRATION

$1.61

PROVINCIAL OFFENCES (COURT)

$0

HEALTH SERVICES

$0.11

AMBULANCE

$0.11

STORMWATER SERVICES

$0.54

WASTEWATER SERVICES

$28.77

WATER SERVICES

$39.09

TOTAL

$97.78

The by-law applies to all lands within the geographic boundaries of the City of Guelph.

2014 Development Charges By-law

Any person or organization objecting to the by-law may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board under Section 14 of the Development Charges Act by filing with the City Clerk on or before 4:30 p.m. on March 24, 2014. The notice of appeal should set out the objection to the by-law and the reasons supporting the objection.  The applicable fee of $125.00 paid by cheque or money order, made payable to the Minister of Finance must also be submitted with the appeal.

Blair Labelle, City Clerk
City of Guelph
1 Carden Street
Guelph, ON
N1H 3A1
519-837-5603
clerks@guelph.ca

Learn more about Guelph’s Development Charges at guelph.ca/dc