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Fencing around Goldie Mill expanded for structural safety

Repairs to stone ruins and chimney to begin this summer Guelph, Ont., July 25, 2018 – The City of Guelph is expanding the fenced-off section around the Goldie Mill ruins to address structural concerns identified in an independent engineering report. Fencing will be expanded to reach about 1.52 metres from the base of the ruins on three sides. The recreational trail will remain open although it may be narrowed at some points. Repairs to the ruins will include work on the stone walls, horizontal supports and a window as well as work to the top of the chimney. This work is unrelated to the environmental testing and soil remediation work already underway on the site. The repairs will begin this summer and are expected to… Continue reading Fencing around Goldie Mill expanded for structural safety

City plans for remediation work at Goldie Mill Park

Guelph, Ont., April 16, 2018 — The City of Guelph has received final soil testing results for Goldie Mill Park and is set to begin remediation work this summer. Site testing has confirmed earlier results; that chemicals in the soil are consistent with those typically found based on the site’s former manufacturing activities. Historically, the Goldie Mill property was used as a sawmill, foundry, cooperage, distillery, piggery and tannery. The west side of Joseph Wolfond Park was used for furniture manufacturing operations. Remediation work is part of the City’s plan to address soil conditions and sinkholes in the park, which is owned by the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) and managed by the City. A plan will be put in place to protect workers and… Continue reading City plans for remediation work at Goldie Mill Park

City extending fenced off area at Goldie Mill Park

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