Proposed development in your community: Gentle Density – Permitting 4 Dwelling Units on a Lot (citywide)

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:

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
10 a.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 application(s)

Gentle Density: Permitting 4 Dwelling Units on a Lot (File: OZS24-002) – Citywide

Zoning Bylaw amendments are proposed to allow up to 4 dwelling units on low-density residential lots in Guelph. New and amended regulations would apply city-wide and affect zones that permit single-detached, semi-detached, and on-street townhouse dwelling unit types, together with revised regulations related to Additional Residential Dwelling Units (ARDUs).

The Planner to contact for this application:
Cushla Matthews
Development Advisor
519-837-5616 ext. 3982

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 April 5, 2024 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, April 5, 2024 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

The staff report will be available at noon on Thursday, March 28, 2024 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 [email protected]