The Ward to Downtown bridges open house

The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to review and discuss a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for two cycling and pedestrian bridges across the Speed River. Specifically, the City is assessing locations in the study area that is bound by Wellington Street East, Macdonell Street, the Guelph Junction Railway (GJR) tracks, and Arthur Street.

Wednesday, September 21

2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph

Why come to the open house?

This is your opportunity to view project information and provide input on preferred locations. We invite you to talk with City staff and consultants working on the project so that you can ask questions about the EA process and review and discuss opportunities and/or constraints related to the Class EA study.

About the project

The City is proposing to build two bridges—one immediately south of the GJR tracks to link a future active transportation trail along the tracks from Macdonell to Huron streets through St. Patrick’s Ward. A second pedestrian bridge is proposed with the study area located further south along the Speed River to address anticipated increased pedestrian and cycling traffic generated from the Metalworks condominium development on Arthur Street South and other anticipated developments to the east.

Have your say

Can’t attend an open house? Provide feedback starting September 9 via an online survey at Through the survey the City is looking to better understand what locations are preferred, how the bridges will be used, and any impacts the bridges may have on individuals or the neighbourhood. The survey closes September 25.

Study area of The Ward to Downtown bridges

For more information

Tiffany Brûlé, OALA, CSLA, Parks Planner
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 x 3371
[email protected]

Brent Willis, P.Eng., Project Manager
GM BluePlan Engineering Limited
[email protected]