Safe Semester kicks off September 6

Macdonell and Wyndham streets closed Fridays and Saturdays
10 p.m.–4 a.m.

Guelph’s Safe Semester starts September 6 to 28 to support a safe and enjoyable environment downtown for businesses, residents and students.

With a higher volume of pedestrians downtown in September, closing the streets allows everyone to enjoy Guelph’s downtown nightlife safely. Macdonell Street is closed between the Macdonell parking lot and the West Parkade, and Wyndham Street is closed between Carden Street and Cork Street on the following dates:

  • September 6 and 7
  • September 13 and 14
  • September 20 and 21
  • September 27 and 28

Street closures also mean no on-street parking in this area between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Residents and visitors in the area can park in the available parking lots. Any cars parked on closed streets during Safe Semester will be towed at the owner’s expense. Accessible portable washrooms and a taxi stand will be near Guelph Central Station at the east end of Carden Street.

Over its nine-year run, Safe Semester has brought year-over-year improvement to downtown road safety, public urination and illegal parking.

Guelph Transit

Guelph Transit’s downtown shuttle operates onThursday, Friday and Saturdaymornings, with the first bus leaving University Centre at 12:30 a.m. and the last bus leaving Guelph Central Station at 3:15 a.m. Passengers will be picked up at University Centre and Guelph Central Station only.

For more information

David Wiedrick, Manager
Bylaw Compliance, Security and Licensing, Operations
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3475