Clair-Maltby planning and design charrette and Public Information Centre


Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan and Master Environmental Servicing Plan

Help design a vibrant, urban community in south Guelph—a community that will connect to Guelph’s existing southern neighbourhoods and the rest of the city.

We are hosting a planning and design charrette; a series of public workshops, open houses and information sessions, which will help create a preferred plan for the area.

Learn more about the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan

5 MBView all three Clair-Maltby planning alternatives

How to participate

Through the planning and design charrette, we’ll create a preferred community structure that reflects good planning and input from our community and stakeholders.

All activities take place at City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph.

Please note the Wilson Street parking lot is closed for construction. Here’s where you can park downtown.

April 3, 7 to 9 p.m. Public workshop/Public Information Centre

Goal: Affected stakeholders will participate in evaluating the community structure alternatives in order to inform the development of the preferred community structure

To participate in the public workshop exercise, which will focus on evaluating the community structure alternatives, please join us at City Hall at 7 p.m. for a presentation, followed by a facilitated exercise in smaller groups.

A Public Information Centre will also take place at City Hall between 7 and 9 p.m. This drop-in style session will allow you to review project information, ask questions or provide comments to the project team.

April 4, analysis and community stakeholder meetings

Goal: Synthesize all information received on April 3 and the results of the March 21 City Council workshop to help create a draft preferred community structure.

Our planning team will meet with several stakeholder groups to gather further input. If you’d like to meet with our planning team on April 4, please email by March 29.

April 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., public information session

Goal: Conduct a series of design exercises and refine the preliminary preferred community structure

Technical members of the consultant team and City staff will review the preliminary preferred community structure and work to ensure that it is technically feasible in a series of live design exercises. In the evening, you are invited to join us at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. for a public information session where we will present the preliminary preferred community structure to receive feedback before it is finalized and presented to Council.

April 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m., public open house and City Council meeting

Goal: Present final charrette deliverables, including the preferred community structure

You are invited to attend the public open house at City Hall between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. to review the charrette deliverables, including the preferred community structure.

Following the open house, there will be a presentation to City Council beginning at 6:30 p.m.

April 9, 6:30 p.m. City Council meeting

You are invited to attend the Council meeting and/or may provide written or verbal comments on the outcomes of the charrette. This presentation will be for information purposes only. City Council will make a decision about the preferred community structure in June 2018.

If you wish to speak or submit written comments to Council, please register as a delegation, or provide written comments to the City Clerk’s Office by April 6, 2018, at 10 a.m.

Phone: 519-837-5603 or TTY 519-826-9771
Fax: 519-763-1269
In person: ServiceGuelph Counter, City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph
Mail or courier: Guelph City Clerk, 1 Carden Street, Guelph ON N1H 3A1


Can’t make the meetings?

Please email your comments to

Charrette outcomes

At the end of the charrette, it is intended that the following will be developed:

  • a land use plan including preliminary density ranges
  • collector and arterial road network
  • preliminary and conceptual trail network
  • demonstration plans for three key areas that will include additional detail such as potential local road layouts and block patterns
  • potential park and school locations
  • preliminary water and wastewater servicing concepts with general phasing considerations
  • conceptual stormwater management system including general locations of drainage system elements
  • preliminary high-level grading plan
  • illustrative street and trail cross-sections

All of the work completed through the charrette process will go through a technical review before being presented to Council for approval in June, 2018.

Preliminary or conceptual information related to municipal water/wastewater servicing, stormwater management and mobility will be validated and confirmed upon the completion of technical analysis (including numerical modeling) and consistent with the Master Plan (Approach #1) requirements of the Municipal Engineers Association Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process (Section A.2.7 of the Class EA document- October 2000, as amended in 2007 and 2011) which is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. This process will include Phases 1 and 2 of the Class EA process to identify a series of related projects/studies necessary to support urban development of this area. In addition this study will be integrated with the Planning Act as outlined in Section A.2.9 of the Municipal Class EA process. This is expected to be completed throughout Phase 3 of the project.

For more information

Stacey Laughlin, MCIP, RPP
Senior Policy Planner
Planning and Building Services
519-822-1260 extension 2327

Arun Hindupur, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Supervisor, Infrastructure Engineering
Engineering and Transportation Services
519-822-1260 extension 2282