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Credit and debit payments unavailable this afternoon

October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 – Update 4:24 p.m.: The upgrade is complete and it’s business as usual at City facilities. Thank you to everyone for their patience. October 12, 2018 – An unplanned upgrade to our payment system this afternoon will affect payments online, by phone and in person at City facilities. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. today, we are only accepting cash or cheque payments at City facilities. We cannot process credit or debit card payments in person at affected facilities, by phone, or online (e.g. regexpress.guelph.ca). Affected facilities include: Centennial Pool/Arena City Hall (Finance, Parking and ServiceGuelph) Evergreen Seniors Community Centre Guelph Community Pottery Centre Guelph Farmers’ Market Guelph Museums (Civic Museum and McCrae House) Guelph Police… Continue reading Credit and debit payments unavailable this afternoon


Construction notice: Elmira Road South construction starts October 22

October 12, 2018

Construction on Elmira Road is expected to begin on or about October 18 and take approximately two days, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Elmira Road South construction starts October 22


West Parkade reopens October 9

October 2, 2018

Repairs at the West Parkade are complete, and it will reopen for permit holders and public daily use on Tuesday, October 9. Continue reading West Parkade reopens October 9


Notice of collection: household telephone survey about Guelph Transit services

September 17, 2018

The City of Guelph is conducting a telephone survey about transit services. The telephone survey will begin Monday, September 17 and take about seven to 10 days to complete. As part of this survey, Oraclepoll Research Limited is contacting 800 Guelph Transit users. Participation is voluntary. All individual responses will be kept confidential and will be used to inform the Guelph Transit business service review. Personal information, as defined by Section 2 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (MFIPPA) is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and in accordance with the provisions of the MFIPPA. For more information about the Guelph Transit business service review contact the Katherine Gray, program manager of Business Process Management at 519-822-1260 extension… Continue reading Notice of collection: household telephone survey about Guelph Transit services


Have your say on transit services in Guelph

September 14, 2018

Online survey available until October 5 Guelph, Ont., September 14, 2018 – Starting today, the City invites residents to complete its online survey about transit services. “We want to hear from our riders and non-riders. We want to know why they use transit or don’t, and if they do what their satisfaction level is, how they want to receive information from us, and how we can improve the service,” says Katherine Gray, the City’s program manager of Business Process Management. The online survey, available at haveyoursay.guelph.ca until October 5, complements the telephone survey that begins on Monday, September 17. Oraclepoll Research Limited, who is conducting the telephone survey, will contact 800 Guelph Transit conventional and mobility users. Survey results will inform the Guelph Transit business… Continue reading Have your say on transit services in Guelph


Whitelaw Road – On-street Parking Review

September 13, 2018

September 2018 – On-Street Parking Survey The City’s Transportation Services department has received a public request to review on-street parking on Whitelaw Road.  To address this concern, the City is considering removing the existing on-street parking on the west side of Whitelaw Road from Fife Road to just north of Shoemaker Crescent. Staff must receive a minimum support rate of 75% of the affected residents that are in favour of the proposal in order for the change to occur. We have set-up various methods of communication.  Please complete the survey sheet by using one of these methods.  For your convenience, an online survey has been created and can be accessed by clicking below. Whitelaw Road Collection Notice: Personal Information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and… Continue reading Whitelaw Road – On-street Parking Review


Construction notice: Starwood Drive paving starts September 17

September 11, 2018

Chesterton Lane to Lee Street About the project The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to: Remove and repair concrete curbs, Adjust manholes, and Repave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. Road work begins September 17 Road work is expected to start on or about Monday September 17 and continue for approximately four weeks, weather permitting. Starwood Drive will have lane reductions There will be a lane reduction on Starwood Drive, however, two-way traffic will be maintained. Pedestrian access will remain open Sidewalks along Starwood Drive will be open throughout the project, however, pedestrians may be directed by signs to detour from their route. The school crossing guard at the intersection of Starwood Drive and Lee Street will be… Continue reading Construction notice: Starwood Drive paving starts September 17


Water Street – On-street Parking Review

September 11, 2018

September 2018 – On-Street Parking Survey The City’s Transportation Services department has received a public request to review on-street parking on Water Street.  To address this concern, the City is considering restricting on-street parking on the south side of Water Street between Edinburgh Road and Denver Road. Staff must receive a minimum support rate of 75% of the affected residents that are in favour of the proposal in order for the change to occur. We have set-up various methods of communication.  Please complete the survey sheet by using one of these methods.  For your convenience, an online survey has been created and can be accessed by clicking below. Water Street parking survey Collection Notice: Personal Information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy… Continue reading Water Street – On-street Parking Review


Join us at the Speedvale Underpass open house on September 13

September 10, 2018

The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present a trail concept for the Speedvale Underpass on September 13 at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading Join us at the Speedvale Underpass open house on September 13


Ride bus for free to River Run, Sleeman Centre events

September 7, 2018

Guelph, Ont., September 7, 2018 – Put your loonies away. It’s now free to ride Guelph Transit to and from ticketed events at River Run Centre and Sleeman Centre. “Thanks to our friends at Royal LePage Royal City Brokerage, we’re now able to offer the Special Event Fare program at no cost to riders,” says Robin Gerus, interim general manager at Guelph Transit. To receive the free special event fare, show your event ticket to the transit operator at the time of boarding—to and from the event. The special event fare begins three hours prior to the event start time and continues until end of bus service on the event day. The extended service window provides you with the opportunity to connect with businesses and… Continue reading Ride bus for free to River Run, Sleeman Centre events


Safe Semester kicks off September 7

September 6, 2018

Safe Semester runs September 7 to 29 with a goal of supporting a safe and enjoyable environment downtown for businesses, residents and students. Continue reading Safe Semester kicks off September 7


New pedestrian signal Scottsdale Drive north of Janefield

August 31, 2018

Guelph, Ont., August 31, 2018 — A new pedestrian signal located on Scottsdale Drive just north of Janefield Avenue became operational today. With this installation, the City of Guelph now operates and maintains 195 traffic control signals. To learn more about how Guelph operates and coordinates traffic signals, visit guelph.ca/traffic. For more information Shaymaa Al-Ani Traffic Engineering, Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services 519-822-1260 extension 2041 shaymaa.al-ani@guelph.ca


Construction notice: Edinburgh Road South closed for rail track replacement starting August 31

August 30, 2018

Construction on Edinburgh Road South starts August 31 at 8 p.m. and is expected to be complete by September 3, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Edinburgh Road South closed for rail track replacement starting August 31


Construction notice: Woolwich Street lane closure starting August 30

August 28, 2018

Work on Woolwich Street is scheduled to start on or about August 30 and is expected to be completed on the same day, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Woolwich Street lane closure starting August 30


Trail improvements coming to Crane Park starting September 5

August 27, 2018

The City is working in Crane Park starting September 5, 2018 to improve the existing trail and remove invasive buckthorn. Continue reading Trail improvements coming to Crane Park starting September 5


UPDATED: Metrolinx rail work starts April 30 in Guelph

August 27, 2018

Track Improvements between Imperial Road and Edinburgh Road UPDATE: There will be increased night work in this area starting August 27, 2018. Residents will be notified by Metrolinx about the work. Metrolinx, an agency of the Province of Ontario, is working to transform the way the region moves by building a seamless, convenient, and integrated transit network across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Over the next ten years, Metrolinx is transforming the existing GO rail system to deliver a whole new rapid transit experience to your community. With more frequent train service you’ll have more options to get you where you need to go. The local project Metrolinx has begun a multi-year construction program to expand and improve the existing GO Transit service network.… Continue reading UPDATED: Metrolinx rail work starts April 30 in Guelph


Guelph Transit gearing up for September

August 23, 2018

Minor stop and schedule adjustments to routes 3, 17, 18 and 41 Guelph, Ont., August 23, 2018 – There’s a flurry of activity happening behind the scenes at Guelph Transit to get ready for September, as residents and students return from summer vacation. “As part of our ongoing effort to improve the service for riders, we’re training 11 new drivers and making some minor adjustments to schedules,” says Robin Gerus, interim general manager at Guelph Transit. “Look for the changes to take effect on September 4.” In addition to the new drivers, who are expected to hit the road next month, adjustments are being made to three bus schedules and one bus route. Route 3 Westmount: Monday to Friday, every 30 minutes 5:45–7:15 a.m. and… Continue reading Guelph Transit gearing up for September


Unique bicycle rack now in downtown Guelph

August 15, 2018

People exploring downtown Guelph by bike this summer will be able to use a functional piece art in St. George’s Square to park their ride. Continue reading Unique bicycle rack now in downtown Guelph


Five new pedestrian crossings coming to Guelph in 2018

August 8, 2018

New pedestrian crossings are coming to these Guelph locations in August: Grange Road at Auden Road/Schroder Crescent Grange Road at Kearney Street Waterloo Avenue west of Beechwood Avenue Ironwood Road east of Reid Court, at the Royal Recreation Trail Crossing Woodlawn Road East at Atto Drive These new crossings are different from typical crosswalks. Whether you drive, bike or walk, you’ll need to learn the rules for driving through or using crossovers.


Construction notice: Stone Road West and Gordon Street intersection asphalt work starts August 16

August 7, 2018

Stone Road West and Gordon Street About the project The City is working with Capital Paving Inc. to: Remove and repair concrete curbs, Adjust manholes, and Repave the road surface. All work will take place on City property. Once the road is paved, the City will be adding new markings to make it easier for people on bikes to navigate the intersection. This design, known as a protected intersection, eliminates the need for people on bikes to turn left from the traditional left-hand turn lane. Cyclists will have the option to cross the intersection in the designated green bike lane, wait on the corner for the light to turn green, and then cycle across the second leg in order to complete a left-hand turn. Construction… Continue reading Construction notice: Stone Road West and Gordon Street intersection asphalt work starts August 16


Water main break at 2 Quebec Street being repaired today

August 2, 2018

Update: August 2, 2018 at 2: 30 p.m.—Water main repairs complete. Road will reopen around 3 p.m. today. Westbound lanes closed between Norfolk and Baker Street Guelph, Ont., August 2, 2018—A water main break occurred at 2 Quebec Street early this morning. Crews are on site repairing the break and expect to be done later tonight, as long as there are no added complications. The City is notifying local businesses about the break. People living and working in the area may notice disruptions in water service and changes in water pressure. Impacted properties will be notified by City staff. Traffic and transit impacts Westbound lanes are closed and eastbound lanes remain open on Quebec Street between Norfolk and Baker Street. Guelph Transit routes 10, 20 and… Continue reading Water main break at 2 Quebec Street being repaired today


New traffic signal on Watson Parkway North at Fleming Road

August 1, 2018

Guelph, Ont., August 1, 2018 — A new pedestrian traffic signal located on Watson Parkway North at Fleming Road began operation on July 31. With this installation, the City of Guelph now operates and maintains 194 traffic control signals. To learn more about how Guelph operates and coordinates traffic signals, visit guelph.ca/traffic. For more information Imre Tot Traffic Engineering, Transportation Services Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services 519-822-1260 extension 2039 imre.tot@guelph.ca


Construction notice: Wilson Street sidewalk repairs start July 31

July 27, 2018

Carden Street to Gordon Street About the project The City is working to repair the retaining wall and bridge abutment on Wilson Street that had  loose concrete falling on to the sidewalk. Retaining wall repairs will start on July 31 For safety reasons, the sidewalk on Wilson Street from Carden Street to Gordon Street will be closed for repairs and will reopen on or about August 3, weather permitting. Pedestrian access During the repairs, pedestrian access is not permitted. Pedestrians should go around the closure using Norfolk Street or Wyndham Street. Guelph Farmers’ Market The Guelph Farmers’ Market is offering a free shuttle service for market customers to get to and from downtown parking lots starting July 28 from 8 a.m. to noon. Stop details… Continue reading Construction notice: Wilson Street sidewalk repairs start July 31


Construction notice: Eramosa Road closed for construction starting July 9

July 24, 2018

Speedvale Avenue East to Brant Avenue About the project Kieswetter Excavating will be making water main and sewer connections to the City’s infrastructure as part of the Nima Trails Development. Construction on Eramosa Road begins July 9 Work is expected to begin on Monday, July 9 and be completed by August 4, weather permitting. Traffic on Eramosa Road will be detoured During construction, traffic will be detoured via Speedvale Avenue East and Watson Parkway North.  Detour and information signs will be posted. Pedestrian access will be closed at Brant Avenue and Speedvale Avenue East The City sidewalk will be closed at the intersection of Brant Avenue and Speedvale Avenue East. Property and business access and parking All businesses in the construction area remain open throughout… Continue reading Construction notice: Eramosa Road closed for construction starting July 9


Open house notice: Join us to discuss phase two of the Woodlawn Road multi-use path on August 2

July 20, 2018

Silvercreek Parkway to Imperial Road The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present construction plans for the multi-use path on Woodlawn Road West from Silvercreek Parkway to Imperial Road. The multi-use path will be built on Woodlawn Road’s north and south sides between the existing curb and property line. The multi-use path will be three metres wide for use by pedestrians, cyclists and other users to get around. The multi-use path is funded by the Province under its Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program to build safer, more connected cycling routes for Ontarians and to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. The City of Guelph is contributing at least 20 per cent toward the total eligible project cost. Construction will include the… Continue reading Open house notice: Join us to discuss phase two of the Woodlawn Road multi-use path on August 2


Construction notice: Speedvale Avenue East closed starting July 27

July 17, 2018

Woolwich Street to Stevenson Street North As part of the ongoing Hydro work on this project, Guelph Hydro Energy Systems Inc. will be constructing underground electrical infrastructure across Speedvale Ave. E. at multiple location.  This work will require a full road closure. Construction starts July 27 Work is expected to begin on Friday, July 27 at 9 p.m. and will take all weekend to complete, weather permitting.  The road is expected to reopen at 9 p.m. on July 29. Traffic will be detoured via Woolwich Street, Woodlawn Road and Victoria Road Traffic will be detoured using Woolwich Street, Woodlawn Road East and Victoria Road North. Detour and information signs are installed. Pedestrian access Pedestrian access on City sidewalks will be limited. Please follow the signs… Continue reading Construction notice: Speedvale Avenue East closed starting July 27


Notice of collection and filming: Boathouse/Royal City Park

July 12, 2018

Date: July 19 and 21, 2018 Location: Boathouse/Royal City Park area Purpose:  to conduct counts and survey local trail users to gain insight on how people are crossing Gordon Street in the area Notification The City of Guelph will be conducting counts and surveying local trail users this month to gain insight on how people are crossing Gordon Street in the vicinity of the Boathouse/Royal City Park. This responds to recommendations in the Active Transportation Network Study approved by Council in July 2017. Paradigm Transportation Solutions Limited, a consultant of the City, is conducting both the counts and the surveys. Counts are being collected using a video device called Scout by Miovision which films a section of trail but does not permit individuals to be identifiable. Filming will… Continue reading Notice of collection and filming: Boathouse/Royal City Park


Water main break on Speedvale Avenue East being repaired today

June 29, 2018

Road closed between Delhi Steet and Metcalfe Street Update, June 30, 2018: the water main has been repaired and the road has reopened. Guelph, Ont., June 29, 2018—A water main break occurred at 243 Speedvale Avenue east between Metcalfe and Delhi around 3 p.m. today. Crews are on site repairing the break now and expect to be done later tonight or early in the morning, as long as there are no added complications. The City has notified local residents about the break. Significant water  has surfaced in the roadway causing asphalt heaving and road flooding. People living and working in the area may notice disruptions in water service and changes in water pressure. Traffic and transit impacts Speedvale Avenue East is closed to all traffic… Continue reading Water main break on Speedvale Avenue East being repaired today


Guelph Transit’s Special Event Fare program here to stay

June 27, 2018

Guelph, Ont., June 27, 2018 – It’s official. Bus rides to and from ticketed events at River Run Centre and Sleeman Centre will continue to cost riders $1 for each one-way trip. On Monday night, City Council voted unanimously in favour of making the Special Event Fare program permanent. The program was introduced last September as a pilot program to increase ridership and assist in alleviating parking and traffic pressures in Guelph’s downtown core. To receive the $1 special event fare, riders must show their event ticket to the transit operator at the time of boarding. This is a savings of $2 per trip. The special event fare begins three hours prior to the event start time and continues until end of bus service on… Continue reading Guelph Transit’s Special Event Fare program here to stay


Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Grange Road starting July 30

June 22, 2018

Auden Road and Schroder Crescent About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new pedestrian crossover on the west side of the Grange Road and Auden Road/Schroder Crescent intersection. The new crossover will include: Ladder style crossover pavement markings Shark’s teeth yield lines “Stop for pedestrians” signs Flashing lights Overhead pedestrian crossing traffic signs New crossover to be installed July 30 Installation is expected to start July 30, and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions and detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions, however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. Map of construction area The City… Continue reading Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Grange Road starting July 30


Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Grange Road starting August 1

June 22, 2018

Grange Road at Kearney Street About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new pedestrian crossover on the east side of the intersection of Grange Road at Kearney Street. The new crossover includes: Ladder style crossover pavement markings Shark’s teeth yield lines “Stop for pedestrians” traffic signs Flashing lights Overhead pedestrian crossing traffic signs New crossover to be installed August 1 Installation is expected to start August 1, and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions and detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions, however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. Map of construction area The City… Continue reading Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Grange Road starting August 1


Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Waterloo Avenue starting August 7

June 22, 2018

Waterloo Avenue west of Beachwood Avenue About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new pedestrian crossover on Waterloo Avenue, west of Beachwood Avenue. The new crossover includes: Ladder style crossover pavement markings Shark’s teeth yield lines “Stop for pedestrians” traffic signs Flashing lights Overhead pedestrian crossing traffic signs New crossover to be installed August 7 Installation is expected to start on or about Wednesday, August 7, and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions and detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions, however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. Map of construction area The City appreciates… Continue reading Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Waterloo Avenue starting August 7


Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Woodlawn Road East

June 22, 2018

Woodlawn Road at Atto Drive About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new pedestrian crossover on the east side of the intersection at Woodlawn road and Atto Drive. The new pedestrian crossover will include: Ladder style crossover pavement markings Shark’s teeth yield lines “Stop for pedestrians” signs New crossover to be installed August 10 Installation of the new crossover is expected to start around August 10 and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. There will be no lane reductions or detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions, however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. Map of construction… Continue reading Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Woodlawn Road East


Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Ironwood Road starting August 3

June 21, 2018

East of Reid Court About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new mid-block pedestrian crossover at Ironwood Road, just east of Reid Court. The new pedestrian crossover will include: Ladder style crossover pavement markings Shark’s teeth yield lines “Stop for pedestrians” signs New crossover to be installed August 3 Installation of the new crossover is expected to start around August 3 and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. Lane reductions and detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions, however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. Map of construction area The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation… Continue reading Construction notice: New pedestrian crossover to be installed on Ironwood Road starting August 3


Final design selected for the Ward to Downtown Bridge

June 19, 2018

Guelph, Ont., June 19, 2018 – The community has selected the final design for the Ward to Downtown Bridge. Option one, featuring a bench, wide deck for river viewing, and a lookout area was voted as the favourite design option. “We’re very excited to see this project come to life,” says Luke Jefferson, manager of Open Space Planning with the City of Guelph. “Our community has waited a long time for a safe and vibrant bridge that connects one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods with the downtown.” Three designs were presented at a community open house on April 12, 2018 and 37 residents filled out a survey in person and online to select their favourite option. Option one was the most popular, with over 60… Continue reading Final design selected for the Ward to Downtown Bridge


Bus tickets available at Guelph Public Library branches

June 14, 2018

Guelph, Ont., June 14, 2018 – Starting June 18, you can buy Guelph Transit single bus tickets or monthly passes at any of the Guelph Public Library branches in the city. Main library, 100 Norfolk Street Bullfrog Mall, 380 Eramosa Road East Side, 1 Starwood Drive Scottsdale Centre, 650 Scottsdale Drive West End, 21 Imperial Road South Westminster, 100-31 Farley Drive “We’re excited to extend our vendor locations to include Guelph’s library branches; giving you more options on where you can purchase tickets and passes,” says Robin Gerus, interim general manager of Guelph Transit. The Guelph Public Library accepts debit, credit and cash as payment for tickets and passes. Monthly bus passes can be purchased at any vendor location about two weeks prior to the… Continue reading Bus tickets available at Guelph Public Library branches


Traffic notice: New pedestrian signal at Scottsdale Drive

June 12, 2018

Between Janefield Avenue and Wilsonview Avenue About the project The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new pedestrian signal on Scottsdale Drive between Janefield Avenue and Wilsonview Avenue, behind the Stone Road Mall. Installation to occur June 21 Installation is expected to start on or about Monday, June 21 and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. The contractor expected to activate the new signal no later than Friday, August 31. Lane reductions and detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions; however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. City services There will be no interruption to any City services during construction.… Continue reading Traffic notice: New pedestrian signal at Scottsdale Drive


Traffic notice: New pedestrian signal on Watson Parkway North

June 12, 2018

At Fleming Road About the project The City is undertaking The City is working with TM3 Inc. to install a new intersection pedestrian signal on the north leg of the intersection of Watson Parkway North at Fleming Road. Installation to occur on June 18 Installation is expected to start on or about Monday, June 18, and will continue for approximately three weeks, weather permitting. The contractor is expected to activate the new signal no later than Friday, August 31. Lane reductions and detours Traffic will be maintained in both directions; however, there will be lane reductions and delays should be expected. Pedestrian access Pedestrian sidewalk access will be maintained throughout the working area at all times. City services There will be no interruption to any… Continue reading Traffic notice: New pedestrian signal on Watson Parkway North


Traffic notice: Lawrence Avenue traffic pattern change

June 6, 2018

At Florence Lane About the project The City has changed traffic signs on Lawrence Avenue at Florence Lane to improve traffic flow in and out of the Eramosa River Park parking lot. Stop signs have been installed on Lawrence Avenue at Florence Lane in both directions. The yield sign on Florence Lane at Lawrence Avenue has been removed. Map of area For more information Steve Anderson, Supervisor, Traffic Engineering Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services 519-822-1260 extension 2037 steve.anderson@guelph.ca


Sinkhole repair underway on Paisley Road

May 29, 2018

Paisley Road closed between Sleeman Avenue and Silvercreek Parkway Guelph, Ont., May 29, 2018—A sinkhole on Paisley Road just west of Sleeman Avenue was reported to City staff early this morning. No accidents or injuries have occurred. A broken storm drain has been identified as the cause. Repairs to the drain will continue this evening and asphalt repairs will take place tomorrow morning, May 30. Traffic, pedestrian and transit impacts Paisley Road is closed between Sleeman Avenue and Silvercreek Parkway. Local traffic will have access this evening. Both sidewalks remain open. Guelph Transit route 10 and the Community Bus are on detour. Visit guelphtransit.ca for more information. The City will provide updates at guelph.ca and on Facebook (facebook.com/cityofguelph) and Twitter (twitter.com/cityofguelph) should anything change, or… Continue reading Sinkhole repair underway on Paisley Road


On-street parking restrictions may be temporarily lifted

May 9, 2018

Update May 25, 2018: Council approved the motion to temporarily lift parking restrictions just outside the downtown, allowing for all-day parking on residential streets. May 9, 2018 – On Monday, May 14, 2018, City Council will consider a motion to temporarily lift the parking restriction streets just outside the downtown to allow all day on-street parking. This motion is part of the City’s plan to address the downtown parking shortage which has resulted from the closure of the West Parkade and Wilson Street parking lot. If this motion is approved, it would create 145-175 spots for all-day parking by temporarily changing some no parking or two-hour on-street parking restrictions to allow all day on-street parking. Prior to considering this motion, the City implemented a number… Continue reading On-street parking restrictions may be temporarily lifted


Park downtown for free evenings and weekends

May 1, 2018

Starting Saturday, May 5, 2018, when you come downtown to shop or eat in the evening or on the weekend, you can park for free in any of the City’s seven open parking lots. Continue reading Park downtown for free evenings and weekends


Guelph, get ready to ride

May 1, 2018

The City of Guelph is hosting its first Bike to Work Day event on Monday, May 28 as a kick off to Bike Month in June. Continue reading Guelph, get ready to ride


Council passes Election Sign Bylaw

May 1, 2018

The bylaw comes into effect ahead of 2018 municipal election Guelph, Ont., April 26, 2018 – Council passed an Election Sign Bylaw that regulates the use of election signs  to minimize  interference along roadways.  The new bylaw will be in effect for the start of municipal election nominations on May 1. “This new election sign bylaw sets out clear guidelines for placement and size of signs to ensure pedestrian and vehicular sight lines are free of obstruction, ” says David Wiedrick, manager of Bylaw Compliance, Security and Licensing. The approved bylaw regulates: The size of election signs to a maximum of 0.47 square metres and a maximum display height of 2.13 metres The placement of election signs to the ward in which the candidate is… Continue reading Council passes Election Sign Bylaw


Minor schedule adjustments to routes 3, 11, 14 and 17

April 26, 2018

Guelph, Ont., April 26, 2018 – Guelph Transit is making schedules changes to three of its bus routes, effective May 6. Route 3 Westmount: new morning departure at 5:44 a.m. (beginning at Westmount at Kimberly southbound to Downtown), Monday to Friday. New evening departure at 12:30 a.m. from Guelph Central Station (ending at Woodlawn at Edinburgh eastbound), Monday to Friday. Route 11 Willow West/14 Grange: the 12:10 a.m. departure will no longer be offered Monday to Friday. The last trip is now 12:15 a.m. Route 17 Woodlawn Watson: new evening departures at 6:20 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. on Sunday; new evening departure at 6:50 p.m. on holidays. Please note: This schedule adjustment came into effect in late February. Route schedules and trip planning can be… Continue reading Minor schedule adjustments to routes 3, 11, 14 and 17


Changes coming to school crossings near you

April 26, 2018

Guelph, Ont., April 26, 2018—The City of Guelph is ending midday adult school crossing guard coverage at six underused locations at the end of the current school year. Morning and afternoon crossing guard service will continue at all 33 locations currently served by the City. Current midday crossing guard coverage will not resume at these locations in September: Paisley Road at Alma Street Imperial Road at Stephanie Drive Scottsdale Drive at Ironwood Road Paisley Road at Silvercreek Parkway Willow Road at Westwood Road Victoria Road N at St. Patrick’s Catholic Elementary School Data from the affected locations indicates that any grade six and under student crossing at these locations are accompanied by a guardian. These six locations are the only ones with current midday crossing… Continue reading Changes coming to school crossings near you


Guelph Transit installing new bus stop shelters

April 24, 2018

Guelph, Ont., April 24, 2018 – Guelph Transit is installing 52 new shelters at bus stops across the city—bringing the total number of shelters to 110. The shelters provide riders with a protected area away from wind, rain, or snow, and offer them a place to sit until the bus arrives. “The new shelters are a part of our ongoing commitment to improving customer service on and off the bus. We’re confident the shelters will be a welcome addition for riders along our routes,” says Robin Gerus, interim general manager at Guelph Transit. Earlier this month, 15 shelters were installed, including one at Imperial Road at West End Community Centre southbound. Another 15 shelters will be in place in May and the remaining 22 will… Continue reading Guelph Transit installing new bus stop shelters


Annual street sweeping starts April 23

April 23, 2018

Check for signs on your street where parking will be impacted Guelph, Ont., April 23, 2018 – Our annual street sweeping program starts today and will be completed by the end of May, weather permitting. Guelph’s main roads will be completed first, followed by residential roads. Cars parked on signed streets across the city during scheduled sweeping will be towed. Visit guelph.ca/streetsweeping or see our map of on-street parking that will be effected during sweeping for more details. Street sweeping clears all 581 kilometres of City streets of sand and salt, deposited during our winter operations, and other debris. Aside from keeping our streets neat and tidy, spring street sweeping protects water quality and the environment by keeping pollutants out of Guelph’s ponds, rivers and… Continue reading Annual street sweeping starts April 23


Freezing rain is coming: here’s what you need to know

April 13, 2018

Guelph, Ont., April 13, 2018 – We are prepared for the forecasted freezing rain expected this weekend.  The following list will help you prepare too. Roads and sidewalks City crews will monitor the weather throughout the weekend and will apply salt and brine to the roads and sidewalks as needed. If you must drive, give yourself plenty of time to get around. You can follow our trucks at guelph.ca/snow. Report a road and sidewalk Trees Ice buildup can make trees heavy, causing branches to break and trees to fail. Even healthy trees that are structurally sound can fall under the weight of ice. Keep an eye on your private trees. Our forestry crews will be dealing with tree issues on City property, as they become… Continue reading Freezing rain is coming: here’s what you need to know


New traffic signal on York Road at Elizabeth Street

April 12, 2018

A new pedestrian signal located on York Road at Elizabeth Street began operation today. Continue reading New traffic signal on York Road at Elizabeth Street