Category Archives: Getting Around

Get ‘pumped up’ for Bike Month

May 19, 2022

This June, we’re celebrating our fifth annual Bike Month. Join us for in-person, bike-focused events, participate in an educational webinar and participate in a contest from May 30 to June 30. Continue reading Get ‘pumped up’ for Bike Month


Guelph makes road safety data available to community

May 17, 2022

The City of Guelph launched its Road Safety Dashboard which shares progress on road safety initiatives and related data with the community. Continue reading Guelph makes road safety data available to community


Virtual public open house for the study of road-level railway crossings in Guelph

May 17, 2022

Continue reading Virtual public open house for the study of road-level railway crossings in Guelph


Archaeological excavation of Baker District redevelopment site: May 11

May 11, 2022

Continue reading Archaeological excavation of Baker District redevelopment site: May 11


Holiday hours for City facilities and services

May 9, 2022

Holiday hours for City of Guelph facilities and programs. Continue reading Holiday hours for City facilities and services


New speed limit and community safety zone signs coming soon

May 2, 2022

We’re reducing speeds in 48 Guelph neighbourhoods and select arterial roads, and to create community safety zones near schools following Council’s direction to improve road safety. Continue reading New speed limit and community safety zone signs coming soon


Park washrooms

April 25, 2022

Washrooms open in our parks and along trails. Continue reading Park washrooms


Construction notice: Woolwich Street closed starting April 25

April 20, 2022

Continue reading Construction notice: Woolwich Street closed starting April 25


Construction notice: Guelph traffic calming curb project aims to reduce speeds on residential roads

April 19, 2022

Continue reading Construction notice: Guelph traffic calming curb project aims to reduce speeds on residential roads


Seasonal patio program

April 8, 2022

Starting the week of Monday, April 11, City staff will be installing water barriers throughout the downtown to prepare for patio season. Continue reading Seasonal patio program


Construction notice: Baker Street pre-construction activities start April 25

April 8, 2022

Continue reading Construction notice: Baker Street pre-construction activities start April 25


Archaeological excavation of Baker District redevelopment site: April 7

April 7, 2022

Crews have resumed archaeological clearance activities within the Baker District redevelopment site after a temporary pause during the winter months. A tent structure has been installed on-site to allow crews to continue working during any unpredictable spring weather. Continue reading Archaeological excavation of Baker District redevelopment site: April 7


On-demand holiday bus service launches April 15

April 4, 2022

Guelph Transit is introducing on-demand holiday bus service on Friday, April 15 alongside its regular holiday service. Continue reading On-demand holiday bus service launches April 15


City of Guelph services during COVID-19

March 28, 2022

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


Downtown Parking Master Plan progress summary

March 18, 2022

The Downtown Parking Master Plan is 5per cent complete, read more to learn about recent progress and achievements to date. Continue reading Downtown Parking Master Plan progress summary


Transportation Master Plan (TMP) progress summary

March 18, 2022

The Transportation Master Plan is complete. Read more to learn about next steps. Continue reading Transportation Master Plan (TMP) progress summary


New affordable bus pass program launches April 1

March 18, 2022

Starting April 1, Guelph Transit’s affordable bus pass will begin using new criteria and fares to reduce barriers to affordable transportation as a one-year pilot. Continue reading New affordable bus pass program launches April 1


Construction on Provincial roads

March 12, 2022

Some roads and highways within the City of Guelph are the responsibility of the Province and are managed by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO). Construction on these roadways is undertaken by the MTO. Continue reading Construction on Provincial roads


COVID-19 masking requirements lifted at City facilities starting March 21

March 10, 2022

Following the provincial and local public health announcements earlier today, the City of Guelph is lifting COVID-19 masking requirements at City facilities starting March 21. Continue reading COVID-19 masking requirements lifted at City facilities starting March 21


Construction notice: Guelph’s annual sanitary sewer lining program starts February 28

February 24, 2022

Continue reading Construction notice: Guelph’s annual sanitary sewer lining program starts February 28


Kids ride free on Guelph Transit for one-year pilot

February 4, 2022

Starting March 1, kids five to 12 years old can ride Guelph Transit for free with a registered OnYourWay fare card. Continue reading Kids ride free on Guelph Transit for one-year pilot


New traffic signs and signals coming to Guelph in 2022

February 4, 2022

We’re installing more than 30 traffic signs and signals, pedestrian crossovers and traffic calming measures throughout the community to help improve road safety and accessibility for people walking, cycling, riding transit, using mobility devices and driving. Continue reading New traffic signs and signals coming to Guelph in 2022


Council approves Transportation Master Plan

January 25, 2022

On January 24, 2022, Council approved Guelph’s Transportation Master Plan Continue reading Council approves Transportation Master Plan


Archeological excavation of Baker and Wyndham street parking lots: work on hold until spring

January 18, 2022

Excavation work at the Baker Street parking lot is on hold for the rest of winter and will resume in April. Continue reading Archeological excavation of Baker and Wyndham street parking lots: work on hold until spring


Guelph’s Transportation Master Plan will improve safety and connectivity for people of all ages and abilities

January 13, 2022

On January 24, Council will consider the Transportation Master Plan to improve how people and goods move around the city. Continue reading Guelph’s Transportation Master Plan will improve safety and connectivity for people of all ages and abilities


City assesses Guelph’s park needs ahead of Parkland Dedication Bylaw Review

January 6, 2022

The City is looking for community input as it assesses Guelph’s current park system and determines future land needs as the community grows. Continue reading City assesses Guelph’s park needs ahead of Parkland Dedication Bylaw Review


Archeological excavation of Baker and Wyndham street parking lots: January 4 update

January 4, 2022

Update on the progress of the archeological excavation at the Baker and Wyndham Street parking lots. Continue reading Archeological excavation of Baker and Wyndham street parking lots: January 4 update


Construction notice: York Road closed to through traffic starting end of March

December 17, 2021

York Road open over the winter holidays (December 17, 2021-March 2022) and closing again in late March 2022. Continue reading Construction notice: York Road closed to through traffic starting end of March


Construction notice: Stevenson Street remains closed until May 2022

December 17, 2021

Work is being completed on a watermain on Stevenson Street between Ferguson Street and the Guelph Junction Railway (GJR) tracks until mid-January 2022. Continue reading Construction notice: Stevenson Street remains closed until May 2022


Archeological excavation of Baker and Wyndham street parking lots: December 14 update

December 14, 2021

To date, 37 distinct discoveries of human remains (bone fragments) and 83 grave shafts have been unearthed. Continue reading Archeological excavation of Baker and Wyndham street parking lots: December 14 update


Archeological excavation of Baker and Wyndham street parking lots: November 30 update

November 30, 2021

The City and archaeological consultant, Archaeological Research Associates Ltd. (ARA) are excavating the Baker and Wyndham Street parking lots for the required archeological clearance of the Baker District redevelopment site. Continue reading Archeological excavation of Baker and Wyndham street parking lots: November 30 update


Notice of Commencement: Guelph Protected Cycling Network Study

November 30, 2021

The City of Guelph is developing plans for a protected cycling network that will connect large parts of our community. The design solutions will help riders of any age or ability feel comfortable biking along key streets in the city. Continue reading Notice of Commencement: Guelph Protected Cycling Network Study


Archeological excavation of Baker and Wyndham street parking lots: November 16 update

November 16, 2021

To date, 63 grave shafts have been identified and 26 distinct discoveries of human remains (bone fragments) have been unearthed. Continue reading Archeological excavation of Baker and Wyndham street parking lots: November 16 update


City proposes new vision for Guelph Transit

November 5, 2021

Continue reading City proposes new vision for Guelph Transit


Archeological excavation of Baker and Wyndham street parking lots: November 2 update

November 2, 2021

The City and archaeological consultant, Archaeological Research Associates Ltd. (ARA) are excavating the Baker and Wyndham Street parking lots for the required archeological clearance of the Baker District redevelopment site. Continue reading Archeological excavation of Baker and Wyndham street parking lots: November 2 update


Study of road-level railway crossings in Guelph is now underway

October 28, 2021

Complete the online survey by November 30 to share your thoughts on a transportation study of select rail crossings in Guelph. Continue reading Study of road-level railway crossings in Guelph is now underway


City adding four electric buses to Guelph Transit routes by summer 2022

October 27, 2021

The City of Guelph marks an important milestone this week with the purchase of four fully-electric Guelph Transit buses. Continue reading City adding four electric buses to Guelph Transit routes by summer 2022


City recommends short-term trailer parking exemptions for driveways

October 22, 2021

A City of Guelph report heading to Council in November recommends a trailer parking exemption program that would allow short-term parking of recreational trailers in residential driveways. Continue reading City recommends short-term trailer parking exemptions for driveways


Exploring parking improvements for downtown Guelph

October 15, 2021

Starting in 2022, we’ll be studying the parking environment in downtown Guelph as we look to update the Downtown Parking Master Plan, including looking at the ways in which parking is and can be funded. Continue reading Exploring parking improvements for downtown Guelph


Engagement underway for bike park and splash pad at Eastview Park

October 5, 2021

Continue reading Engagement underway for bike park and splash pad at Eastview Park


Notice of study commencement: Macdonell and Allan Structures Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

August 12, 2021

The City of Guelph has initiated a Municipal Class EA (Class EA) for improvements and modifications to the Macdonell and Allan structures. Continue reading Notice of study commencement: Macdonell and Allan Structures Municipal Class Environmental Assessment


Notice of study commencement: Wyndham Street Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

August 12, 2021

The City of Guelph has initiated a Municipal Class EA (Class EA) to confirm the required improvements to Wyndham Street North. Continue reading Notice of study commencement: Wyndham Street Municipal Class Environmental Assessment


Council unanimously approves urban design plan for Baker District redevelopment

July 21, 2021

Continue reading Council unanimously approves urban design plan for Baker District redevelopment


Six new red-light cameras to help make Guelph roads safer

July 8, 2021

The City is installing six red-light cameras this summer−one per ward− throughout Guelph. The cameras will go live sometime in the fall. Continue reading Six new red-light cameras to help make Guelph roads safer


Guelph receives funding to improve active transportation network and urban forest canopy

June 29, 2021

Guelph will use more than $900,000 in federal and provincial funding to enhance Guelph’s Active Transportation Network increase the urban forest canopy.  Continue reading Guelph receives funding to improve active transportation network and urban forest canopy


City staff propose lower speed limits across Guelph to make roads safer for everyone

June 24, 2021

48 residential neighbourhoods in Guelph would see speeds lowered from 50km/h to 40 km/h if approved by Council. Continue reading City staff propose lower speed limits across Guelph to make roads safer for everyone


Updated Guelph Trail Master Plan prioritizes growth, sustainability of trail system

May 27, 2021

The City has released the draft Guelph Trail Master Plan (GTMP) for community and Council consideration ahead of the Committee of the Whole meeting on June 7 Continue reading Updated Guelph Trail Master Plan prioritizes growth, sustainability of trail system


Future-focused transportation solution will create equitable access in Guelph

May 14, 2021

On May 26, City Council will discuss the future of Guelph’s transportation network through the presentation of a preferred transportation solution. Continue reading Future-focused transportation solution will create equitable access in Guelph


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


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