Notice: Parkland Dedication Bylaw open house

The City of Guelph is updating its parkland dedication strategy. This update is required under Section 42 of the Planning Act and will implement the revised parkland dedication policies adopted by Council under Section 7.3 of Official Plan Amendment 48.

Learn more about the Parkland Dedication Bylaw review and update by joining City staff at a public open house.

Thursday, October 5

2–4 p.m. (2:30 p.m. presentation)
or 6–8 p.m. (6:30 p.m. presentation)
Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street

The open house is your opportunity to:

  • view a presentation (background research, what we’ve heard from key stakeholders to date, and draft framework for parkland dedication in Guelph);
  • ask questions about the project; and
  • provide feedback to City staff and the project consultants.

Have your say!

Can’t make it to the open house? An online survey will be available October 6 at Deadline for input is October 20.

About the project

Parkland dedication is one of a number of tools that the City uses to secure additions to its park system; it is also a tool that can be employed to manage or facilitate growth in Guelph.

The existing Parkland Dedication Bylaw was adopted in 1989, with two amendments in 1990 and 2007. Since then, planning in Ontario broadly, and Guelph specifically, has evolved a great deal and an update is required.

The Planning Partnership is leading the review and update. The team is working closely with City staff and specialists in municipal law, financial analysis, market research and real estate appraisal. Proposed updates to the bylaw will progress through multiple phases of community and stakeholder engagement as well as consultation with City staff.

For more information, visit or contact:

Jyoti Pathak
Parks Planner
Parks and Recreation
519-822-1260 x 2431