Environmental investigation work underway on former IMICo brownfield site Sampling starting at existing monitoring wells

Sampling starting at existing monitoring wells

Guelph, Ont., August 28, 2017—CH2M, a consultant working for the City of Guelph, has started to collect samples at 200 Beverley Street this week, the former site of the International Malleable Iron Company (IMICo). This work supports plans for future development of the brownfield site.

What’s next

The City will conduct a full environmental risk assessment on the site, complete any short-term remediation needed, and file a record of the site conditions for potential development. The environmental investigation is expected to be complete by the end of 2018. Once complete, the City will share final reports with the community, as well as plans for any remediation and/or management needed to support development of the site.


The 13-acre (5.2-hectare) property is located east of downtown in the St. Patrick’s Ward neighbourhood. The site’s history of industrial activity is well known, and the City has already completed significant environmental studies and cleanup activities.

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

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For more information

About the environmental investigation

Prasoon Adhikari, Environmental Engineer
Engineering and Transportation Services
519-822-1260 extension 2946
[email protected]

About future development

Peter Cartwright, General Manager
Business Development and Enterprise
519-822-1260 extension 2820
[email protected]