Attend the open house for the Bristol Street dog park on November 20

The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for construction of a fenced leash-free area at Bristol Street Park.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Marg McKinnon Room, City Hall, 1 Carden Street

Why come to the open house?

The City would like to share plans for the Bristol Street Park leash-free area, answer questions and provide information on parking, bylaw enforcement and how the space was chosen.

This is your opportunity to view project information, including maps and schedules, and to ask questions about the changes to Bristol Street Park. You’re encouraged to provide comments and feedback to staff at the open house.

Staff will report back to the community with a summary of what we heard and any updates on the park.

About the project

Our Leash-Free Policy guides how we assess, build, maintain and enforce new off-leash areas as our city continues to grow. An outcome of the policy is fenced leash-free facilities that meets the community need for fenced leash-free areas while respecting the uses the park offers residents.

Bristol Street Park was chosen because it is centrally located, has adequate space, offers on-site parking, doesn’t impact environmentally-sensitive areas and has access to waste collection on site.

The City of Guelph appreciates your patience and understanding as we complete this project. For more information about this project, including updates, please visit

For more information

For more information about the project, or if you require this document to be provided in an alternative format as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), please contact:

Luke Jefferson, Manager
Open Space Planning, Parks and Recreation
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2527