Guelph Innovation District (York District Lands)

The City has exciting plans for the more than 436 ha. (1,000 acres) bounded by York Rd, Victoria Rd S, the York-Watson Industrial Park and the City’s southern boundary, south of Stone Rd E.The Innovation District is vital to meeting employment and housing targets consistent with Guelph’s Growth Management Strategy and the Province’s Growth Plan; supporting an economic cluster focused on green-economy and innovation sector jobs; and offering opportunities for integrated energy planning as part of the Community Energy Initiative.

The area is central to building partnerships with the Province, Federal government, public and private organizations. The Secondary Plan was developed with the suppport of a Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund Grant.

OPA 54 (Guelph Innovation District Secondary Plan) was approved by City Council on May 12, 2014. The bylaw (2014)-19756 to adopt OPA 54 was passed on May 26, 2014. This amendment should be read in conjunction with the current Consolidated Official Plan.

Note: The decision has been appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board. A Board order was issued on March 6, 2015 approving portions of OPA 54. View OMB case details (PL140648)

Decision meeting

May 12, 2014

Further to the Public Meeting held on December 2, 2013 City Council considered the Guelph Innovation District Secondary Plan (OPA 54) at the Council meeting on Monday, May 12, 2014.

Decision Meeting Notice Proposed Official Plan Amendment Full report – 14-24 with attachments

Public meeting

December 2, 2013

City Council held a Public Meeting in accordance with the Planning Act for the proposed Official Plan Amendment – Guelph Innovation District Secondary Plan (OPA 54) on December 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

Public Meeting Notice Proposed Official Plan Amendment Full report – 13-62 with attachments

Public open house

November 28, 2012

A public open house on the GID Draft Secondary Plan was held to provide members of the public opportunity to discuss the draft Plan with staff and consultants. Comments on the draft Plan were requested by Friday December 14, 2012.

Draft Secondary Plan – November 2012 Draft GID Secondary Plan Presentation

Open House panels

 

Planning, Building, Engineering and Environment Committee Report

October 15, 2012

Guelph Innovation District: Release of Draft Secondary Plan Committee Presentation

For more information

Planning Services
519-837-5616
planning@guelph.ca

Council report

January 30, 2012

Supplementary Report

Planning and Building, Engineering and Environment Committee Report

December 12, 2011

Committee Report Committee Presentation

York District Land Use and Servicing Study

The City is studying potential future land uses for the area and is working with a consultant team, led by planningAlliance.

Provincial materials

Phase III Land Use and Servicing Strategy

Phase II Land Use Options (January – March 2007)

Phase II Report – Preferred Land Use Scenario

York District Land Use and Servicing Study

York District Background report

York District Land Use and Servicing Study