Category Archives: Getting Around

City of Guelph services during COVID-19

April 19, 2021

Guelph’s municipal programs and services during COVID-19. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter using #COVID19Guelph for updates. Continue reading City of Guelph services during COVID-19


Guelph skate park and sports fields closed, playgrounds, trails and dog parks open

April 18, 2021

Only leave home for groceries, medical appointments, exercise, essential work or childcare. Continue reading Guelph skate park and sports fields closed, playgrounds, trails and dog parks open


Stevenson Street closed to through traffic starting April 21

April 15, 2021

Stevenson Street closed to through traffic starting April 21 Continue reading Stevenson Street closed to through traffic starting April 21


Eramosa Road and Stevenson Street intersection closed starting May 3

April 13, 2021

The intersection of Eramosa Road and Stevenson Street will be closed for approximately two weeks, from May 3-14, weather permitting. Continue reading Eramosa Road and Stevenson Street intersection closed starting May 3


Guelph parks remain open, recreation centres to close

April 1, 2021

Ontario government announced a provincewide shut down in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. New restrictions will be in effect starting April 3, 2021 until at least May 1, 2021. Continue reading Guelph parks remain open, recreation centres to close


Construction notice: Section of Gosling Gardens closed starting April 13

April 1, 2021

Work at Gosling Gardens is expected to start on or about Tuesday, April 13 and take two weeks to complete, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Section of Gosling Gardens closed starting April 13


Council approves three-year seasonal patio program

March 30, 2021

Council approves three-year seasonal patio program Continue reading Council approves three-year seasonal patio program


Construction notice: York Road and Stevenson Street South

March 25, 2021

York Road closed between Ontario Street to Brockville Avenue for construction from the end of March to October 2021. Continue reading Construction notice: York Road and Stevenson Street South


Construction notice: Norwich Pedestrian Bridge construction starts April 6

March 24, 2021

Continue reading Construction notice: Norwich Pedestrian Bridge construction starts April 6


Guelph gets more funding for transit and COVID-19 recovery

March 11, 2021

Guelph to receive up to 28.4 million from Ontario Safe Restart Fund to address financial impacts of COVID-19 COVID-19. Continue reading Guelph gets more funding for transit and COVID-19 recovery


Final phase of traffic calming measures coming to Downey Road

March 5, 2021

This spring, the City of Guelph is implementing the final phase of traffic calming measures along Downey Road between Woodland Glen and Teal drives. Continue reading Final phase of traffic calming measures coming to Downey Road


On-demand bus service coming to Guelph Transit

February 12, 2021

Guelph Transit is introducing on-demand bus service this spring to complement its conventional bus service. Continue reading On-demand bus service coming to Guelph Transit


Dawson Road closed for emergency rail repairs today

January 26, 2021

Dawson Road is closed between Speedvale Avenue West and Campbell Road for emergency Guelph Junction Railway repairs. Continue reading Dawson Road closed for emergency rail repairs today


$40 annual fee for bike parking at Market Parkade starts February 1

January 26, 2021

Starting February 1, people who bike in Guelph can buy a $40, taxes included, annual pass to park their bike in the secure bike parking room at the Market Parkade on Wilson Street. Continue reading $40 annual fee for bike parking at Market Parkade starts February 1


Guelph COVID-19 complaints and charges update

January 18, 2021

Guelph responded to 15 calls about residential gatherings and issued two $750 fines Continue reading Guelph COVID-19 complaints and charges update


City providing additional information to complete Emma Street to Earl Street pedestrian bridge environmental assessment

January 14, 2021

The City is working to provide more information to meet the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process for the Emma Street to Earl Street pedestrian bridge project as requested by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks following their review of the EA. Continue reading City providing additional information to complete Emma Street to Earl Street pedestrian bridge environmental assessment


Help us shift into a new gear for how we move around Guelph

January 14, 2021

We’re asking for your feedback on the next phase of Guelph’s Transportation Master Plan. Whether you walk, ride a bike, take a bus, drive a car or use some other form of travel we want to hear from you by February 9. Continue reading Help us shift into a new gear for how we move around Guelph


We’re listening! Share your thoughts on Guelph’s trails

November 24, 2020

We want to hear your feedback on Guelph trails by December 15 at haveyoursay.guelph.ca. Continue reading We’re listening! Share your thoughts on Guelph’s trails


Help us shape how we travel around Guelph

November 12, 2020

We’re sharing our progress and looking for your feedback on values, goals and possible options for Guelph’s Transportation Master Plan. We want to hear from you by December 4. Continue reading Help us shape how we travel around Guelph


Overnight on-street parking restrictions begin December 1

November 9, 2020

Starting December 1, the overnight on-street parking restrictions resume until April 1. Continue reading Overnight on-street parking restrictions begin December 1


Should Guelph lower speed limits?

November 9, 2020

We want your feedback on speed limits in Guelph. Complete the online survey by November 30. Continue reading Should Guelph lower speed limits?


City’s preparations for winter are “snow” joke

November 9, 2020

The City of Guelph is already knee deep in winter maintenance plans to keep all all roads, bike lanes and sidewalks safe. Continue reading City’s preparations for winter are “snow” joke


Growth, digital services and COVID-19 at the centre of the City’s 2021 budget talks

November 5, 2020

There’s lots to talk about as City Council prepares to consider the proposed 2021 budget. With a four-year budget perspective, Council will only approve the 2021 budget this year, but will see the financial impacts of service decisions and plans beyond one year.
Continue reading Growth, digital services and COVID-19 at the centre of the City’s 2021 budget talks


Guelph making temporary sidewalk and road changes so people can be active outdoors and remain 2 metres apart

October 20, 2020

Guelph is making temporary road and sidewalk changes at seven locations so people walking and cycling can stay 2 metres apart. Continue reading Guelph making temporary sidewalk and road changes so people can be active outdoors and remain 2 metres apart


Advanced walk signals will give pedestrians a five-second head start at seven Guelph intersections

October 14, 2020

Drivers should pay extra attention to traffic signals and watch for pedestrians with changes coming to seven intersections across the city starting October 19. Continue reading Advanced walk signals will give pedestrians a five-second head start at seven Guelph intersections


Construction notice: Norwich Pedestrian Bridge construction starts October 19

October 13, 2020

The City is reconstructing the Norwich Street Pedestrian Bridge in two phases starting October 19, 2020. Continue reading Construction notice: Norwich Pedestrian Bridge construction starts October 19


Glow Guelph: Light up your life at the covered bridge starting October 9

October 8, 2020

On October 9, Glow Guelph will transform the covered bridge between Royal City Park and York Road Park with colourful lights every night from dusk until 11 p.m. Continue reading Glow Guelph: Light up your life at the covered bridge starting October 9


What did you think of the slow streets pilot?

October 1, 2020

Take the survey by November 1. How have these slow streets worked for you? Did you walk, bike, rollerblade or drive on any of these streets? Continue reading What did you think of the slow streets pilot?


Still using paper tickets as bus fare? October 31 is the last day to use them

September 30, 2020

As of November 1, 2020, you can no longer use paper tickets as valid trip fare to ride on Guelph Transit. Continue reading Still using paper tickets as bus fare? October 31 is the last day to use them


Notice of study completion: Municipal Class Environment Assessment Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge over the Speed River

September 30, 2020

Have your say about the proposed pedestrian bridge connecting Emma to Earl Street over the Speed River. Read the Environmental Assessment report and provide comments by October 23. Continue reading Notice of study completion: Municipal Class Environment Assessment Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge over the Speed River


City launches Traverse: Transit shelter artist showcase and self-guided ward tours

September 23, 2020

Traverse is the City’s latest tourism and culture initiative, showcasing original local artists’ work  in Guelph Transit shelters across the city. Continue reading City launches Traverse: Transit shelter artist showcase and self-guided ward tours


Notice of study completion: Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Schedule ‘B’ Gordon Street improvements

September 17, 2020

To improve the safety and mobility for all road users, City of Guelph is proposing a continuous two-way left-turn lane on Gordon Street between Edinburgh Road and Lowes Road with off-street multi-use paths for pedestrians and cyclists. Continue reading Notice of study completion: Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Schedule ‘B’ Gordon Street improvements


Have a “wheelie” good Bike Month this September

September 1, 2020

We’re celebrating our third annual Bike Month this September! Get on your bike for Ride Your Bike Day on September 19 and take part in virtual challenges for a chance to win great prizes. Continue reading Have a “wheelie” good Bike Month this September


Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1

August 31, 2020

Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1 Continue reading Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1


Earl to Emma street bridge will improve connections to downtown for people walking and biking

August 27, 2020

On September 8, City Council will discuss a proposed pedestrian bridge connecting Emma and Earl Streets over the Speed River. Continue reading Earl to Emma street bridge will improve connections to downtown for people walking and biking


Construction notice: York Road closed to through traffic starting early September

August 27, 2020

York Road will be closed from Ontario Street to Stevenson Street to through traffic starting the week of September 8 until about June 2021. Continue reading Construction notice: York Road closed to through traffic starting early September


Slow streets pilot project aims to improve safety on residential roads

August 25, 2020

Guelph trying out slow streets on six residential roads. This pilot is part of Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts and run September 1 to October 31. Continue reading Slow streets pilot project aims to improve safety on residential roads


Guelph Transit reduces service this fall due to COVID-19

August 18, 2020

This September, Guelph Transit’s current schedules will become permanent, and all extra/express routes serving the University of Guelph will be cancelled, nine full-time and eight part-time operators will be laid off, and 14 positions will remain vacant. Continue reading Guelph Transit reduces service this fall due to COVID-19


City leaders make fiscal support a focus with Ontario Ministers at AMO conference

August 17, 2020

City leaders make fiscal support a focus with Ontario Ministers at AMO conference Continue reading City leaders make fiscal support a focus with Ontario Ministers at AMO conference


Recommended improvements on Gordon Street would improve traffic flows

August 13, 2020

Guelph City Council to discuss recommended changes for Gordon Street between Edinburgh Road and Lowes Road Continue reading Recommended improvements on Gordon Street would improve traffic flows


Guelph to receive $12 million Provincial and Federal emergency funds

August 12, 2020

Guelph will receive $6,911,100 in emergency operating funds and another $5,096,534 in funding for transit as part of the Safe Restart agreement between the Provincial and federal governments Continue reading Guelph to receive $12 million Provincial and Federal emergency funds


Guelph testing traffic data cameras for better traffic management

July 31, 2020

The City of Guelph is testing the effectiveness of two different traffic data collection cameras starting mid-August. Continue reading Guelph testing traffic data cameras for better traffic management


Guelph advances COVID-19 response

July 15, 2020

Senior City staff present the fiscal, economic, community and organizational impacts of the COVID-19, and the City’s ongoing plans to address them. Continue reading Guelph advances COVID-19 response


Notice of virtual open house: Norwich Street Pedestrian Bridge reconstruction and rehabilitation

July 15, 2020

Member of the public can submit comments and questions about the Norwich Street pedestrian bridge reconstruction project until July 28, 2020. Continue reading Notice of virtual open house: Norwich Street Pedestrian Bridge reconstruction and rehabilitation


New strategy aims to improve safety of people walking, cycling and driving in Guelph

July 9, 2020

A new Community Road Safety Strategy and Traffic Calming Policy are being presented to City Council for approval on July 20. Continue reading New strategy aims to improve safety of people walking, cycling and driving in Guelph


Guelph sees decrease in injury-related collisions

June 26, 2020

Guelph’s 2015-2019 collision report shows an overall decline in injury-related collisions and the number of cyclists involved in collisions. Continue reading Guelph sees decrease in injury-related collisions


We’re hiring! Crossing guards

June 24, 2020

Continue reading We’re hiring! Crossing guards


City gets $8.35 million from Investing in Canada to make more transit and cycling accessibility improvements

June 23, 2020

The City is getting $8.35 million from the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan for two projects that include active transportation and accessibility improvements to help people get around Guelph. Continue reading City gets $8.35 million from Investing in Canada to make more transit and cycling accessibility improvements


Buy your bus pass starting June 23

June 22, 2020

Starting June 23, you can buy a Guelph Transit bus pass at select City locations and retailers. Continue reading Buy your bus pass starting June 23


City gets $100,000 from Government of Canada to add 20 public electric vehicle charging stations

June 18, 2020

Continue reading City gets $100,000 from Government of Canada to add 20 public electric vehicle charging stations