Open House: Have your say on three concept designs for the Ward to Downtown Bridge

The City of Guelph is hosting a public open house to share and discuss three concept designs for a pedestrian bridge over the Speed River from St. Patrick’s Ward to downtown. The bridge will run parallel to the Guelph Junction Railway (GJR) train tracks, located just east of Wellington Street.

Thursday, April 12, 2018
2–4 p.m. and 5:30–7:30 p.m.
City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph

Why come to the open house?

This is your opportunity to view and provide input on three bridge concepts. The City is looking to better understand what concepts are preferred, how the bridges will be used, and any impacts the bridge may have on individuals or the neighbourhood. City Staff and project consultants will be available to answer your questions.

Can’t attend the open house? Please fill out the Ward to Downtown Bridge survey following the open house on April 13. Residents will have until April 27, 2018 to participate. If you need this survey in an alternative format, please contact Mallory Lemon below.

About the project

An Environmental Assessment (EA) was completed in 2017 which evaluated alternatives for pedestrian bridges crossing the Speed River from St. Patrick’s Ward to downtown. The EA recommended that a bridge immediately south of the GJR tracks be implemented first to mitigate safety concerns as residents tend to use the railway bridge as a crossing. This project is in the implementation phase of the EA. The proposed bridge will link a future trail from Duke Street over the river to Macdonell Street.

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For more information

Mallory Lemon, OALA, CSLA, Parks Planner
Open Space Planning, Parks and Recreation
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3371