Help shape the vision for Guelph’s commercial development

Provide feedback on your shopping experiences and preferences

Guelph, Ont., November 23, 2017– Join us for a public workshop on Wednesday, November 29 to help create a vision for Guelph’s commercial spaces, including shops and services.

“We are reviewing and updating our commercial policy to reflect recent changes in shopping and service patterns,” explains Joan Jylanne, senior policy planner with the City of Guelph. “We want to hear from Guelph residents, businesses and service providers to help us develop a commercial vision and principles for Guelph.”

The public workshop will include:

  • A presentation about the project and highlights from the Commercial Analysis and Background Report
  • An opportunity for participants to provide feedback on their personal shopping and service experiences and preferences

Interested participants are asked to register for one of the two workshops by Monday, November 27. If you require assistance with registration please call Planning Services at 519-837-5615 extension 2459, TTY 519-826-9771.

If you’re unable to attend either of the workshops, an online survey will be available at from November 30 to December 14.


Wednesday, November 29
2:30-4:30p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.


City Hall, Room 112
1 Carden Street, Guelph

About the Commercial Policy Review

The City is doing a review of the commercial policies in the Official Plan. This review will ensure the policies reflect changes in the commercial market that have occurred since the City’s last commercial policy review in 2006. The review will address the City’s projected commercial space needs to 2031 and provide the basis to meet the needs to 2041.


Guelph’s Commercial Policy Review

Media contact

Joan Jylanne, Senior Policy Planner
Planning and Building Services
City of Guelph
519-837-5616 extension 2519