Proposed development in your community

Public meeting for planning applications

Guelph City Council will hold a public meeting in accordance with the Planning Act to consider the following planning and development applications. The meeting will take place:

Monday, June 13, 2022
6:30 p.m.

This is a hybrid City Council meeting that can be watched online at or in-person in the Council Chambers at Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario.

About the planning applications

785 Gordon Street (File: OZS22-005) – Ward 5

The subject site is approximately 0.85 hectares in size and located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Gordon Street and Harvard Road.

Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments are proposed to permit the development of a ten-storey mixed use building containing 389 residential units and 600 square metres of commercial space.

The Planner to contact for this application:
Katie Nasswetter, Senior Development Planner
519-837-5616 extension 2356
[email protected]

1563-1579 Gordon Street, 42-48 Lowes Road West, and 164-182 Dawn Avenue (File: OZS22-006) – Ward 6

The subject lands are approximately 2.12 hectares in area and comprised of nine parcels, each occupied with an existing single detached dwelling.

The property owner is proposing to redevelop the site to (7) townhouse blocks totaling 154 townhouse units and the lands along Dawn Avenue to eight (8) single-detached dwelling units.

The Planner to contact for this application:

Michael Witmer, Senior Development Planner
519-837-5616 extension 2790
[email protected]

Speak at the meeting or provide written comments

If you wish to speak to City Council about the application you may register as a delegation at or by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at 519-837-5603 or email [email protected] no later than Friday June 10, 2022 at 10 a.m.  When your registration is received, a confirmation message and instructions for participating in the hybrid public meeting will be provided. Instructions will also be provided during the meeting to ensure that those watching online and attending in-person will be given the opportunity to speak.

If you prefer to comment in writing, please send your written comments to the City Clerk’s Office no later than Friday, June 10, 2022 at 10 a.m.

Important information about making a submission

If a person or public body does not make oral or written submissions at a public meeting of Guelph City Council before the bylaw is passed, the person or public body:

  • is not entitled to appeal the decision of Guelph City Council to the Ontario Land Tribunal; or
  • may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

For more information

Planning documents and background material for these applications are available online at Alternate document formats are available upon request.

The staff report will be available at noon on Friday, June 3, 2022 at

Contact the City Clerk’s Office

If you would like to be notified of City Council’s decision with respect to a planning application, you must make a written request to:

Stephen O’Brien, City Clerk
City of Guelph
1 Carden Street, Guelph ON N1H 3A1
519-837-5603 or TTY 519-826-9771
[email protected]