Notice of public meeting and decision meeting of Council
In accordance with section 17 and 21 of the Planning Act, a joint public meeting and decision meeting of City Council will be held to consider the proposed Official Plan Amendment.
Statutory public meeting and decision meeting
Tuesday, February 13
This is a hybrid City Council meeting that can be watched online at guelph.ca/live or in-person in Council Chambers, 1 Carden Street, Guelph.
The purpose of the joint public meeting and decision meeting is to share information about the amendment, consider public comments, and City staff will provide a recommendation to Council on the proposed Official Plan Amendment.
Purpose and effect of the Official Plan Amendment
The proposed Official Plan Amendment is being introduced to bring the Council-approved land use changes for the York-Elizabeth Land Use Study Area into effect for properties in that area of Victoria Road and Elizabeth Street. Land use changes for the York-Elizabeth Land Use Study Area along York Road were already amended in OPA 80.
The proposed OPA applies to 264-300 Elizabeth Street, 23 Garibaldi Street, 44 Johnston Street, 60 Johnston Street, 137-147 Stevenson Street South, 157 Stevenson Street South, 37 Empire Street, 201-207 Alice Street and 48-56 Victoria Road South.
Official Plan Amendment No. 93 (OPA 93)
Format of the Amendment
This section of the Amendment sets out additions and changes to the text and mapping in the Official Plan. Sections of the Official Plan that are proposed to be added or changed are referred to as “ITEMS” in the following description. Text that is proposed to be amended is illustrated by various font types (e.g. struck-out is to be deleted and bold text is to be added). Unchanged text represents existing Official Plan policy that is being carried forward that has been included for context and does not constitute part of Amendment 93. New sections that are proposed to be added to the Official Plan are shown in standard font type with titles appearing in bold. Italicized font indicates defined terms or the name of a provincial act or title of a document.
Implementation and Interpretation
The implementation of this amendment shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act. The further implementation and associated interpretation of this amendment shall be in accordance with the relevant text and mapping schedules of the existing Official Plan of the City of Guelph and applicable legislation. Amendment 93 should be read in conjunction with the current Official Plan (February 2022 Consolidation, as amended) which is available on the City’s website at guelph.ca, or at the Planning Services office located at 1 Carden Street, Guelph, ON, on the 3rd Floor.
Details of the Proposed Amendment
ITEM 1: The purpose of ITEM 1 is to amend Schedule 2 Land Use Plan to implement the recommendations of the York Road/Elizabeth Street Land Use Study that were not implemented in Official Plan Amendment No. 80. Revisions to the schedule are displayed in an area specific map attached hereto.
Schedule 2 Land Use Plan is hereby amended for the following properties: 264-300 Elizabeth Street, 23 Garibaldi Street, 44 Johnston Street, 60 Johnston Street, 137-147 Stevenson Street South, 157 Stevenson Street South, 37 Empire Street, 201-207 Alice Street and 48-56 Victoria Road South, in accordance with the area specific map hereto.
For more information
The staff report will be available on February 1, 2024 after 12 p.m. at guelph.ca/agendas.
The planner to contact for the Official Plan Amendment is:
Lucas Mollame, Policy Planner I
519-822-1260 extension 3879
How to get involved
Any person may attend the meeting and/or provide verbal or written comments on the application.
When we receive your registration, we will send you 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 those watching online and attending in-person will be given the opportunity to speak.
To speak to the amendment, please notify the Clerk’s Department no later than 10 a.m. on Friday February 9, 2024, by any of the following ways:
- Register online at guelph.ca/delegation
- By phone at 519-837-5603 or TTY 519-826-9771
- By email to [email protected]
When we receive your registration, we will send you a confirmation message and instructions for participating in the remote Council meeting. Instructions will also be provided during the meeting to ensure those watching the remote public meeting will be given the opportunity to speak.
To submit written comments and be included in the Council Agenda, we request written comments no later than 10:00 a.m. on Friday February 9, 2024, by any of the following ways:
- By email to [email protected] and [email protected] (attachments must not exceed 15 MB)
- In person at the Service Guelph Counter at City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph
- By regular mail or courier to Guelph City Clerk, 1 Carden Street, Guelph ON N1H 3A1 or place them in the mail slot beside the main entrance to City Hall no later than 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2024.
How to stay informed
If you wish to be notified of the City Council decision on this application you must make a written request to the City Clerk by way of email or regular mail as listed above.
If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Council of the City of Guelph to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Guelph before the Official Plan Amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.
If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Guelph before the Official Plan Amendment is adopted, the person or public body 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.
Notice of collection of personal information
Personal information is being collected in order to gather feedback and communicate with interested parties regarding this Official Plan Amendment. Information provided or presented at a public meeting is considered a public record and may be posted on the City’s website or made public upon request.
This information is collected under the authority of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, cP.13. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Information and Access Coordinator at 519-822-1260 extension 2349 or [email protected].
Alternative accessible formats are available by contacting [email protected] or TTY 519-826-9771.