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Construction notice: Wilson Street sidewalk closed for retaining wall repair

June 20, 2018

Carden Street to Gordon Street About the project The City is working to assess a retaining wall on Wilson Street that has cracked. The sidewalk on Wilson Street will be closed starting June 19 The sidewalk on Wilson Street from Carden Street to Gordon Street will be closed until the retaining wall is assessed and pedestrian safety is assured. There is no timeline at this point for the sidewalk to reopen. Pedestrian access Pedestrian access is not permitted. Pedestrians should go around the closure using Norfolk Street or Wyndham Street. Map of construction area The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Any updates will be posted on guelph.ca/construction. For more information Jeet Joginder, Manager, Complex Capital Projects Facilities Management… Continue reading Construction notice: Wilson Street sidewalk closed for retaining wall repair


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


Free fireworks shuttle on Canada Day!

June 11, 2018

It’s time to celebrate, Guelph! Canada turns 151 on July 1. Leave the car behind and take in the fireworks display at Riverside Park by hopping on board the Guelph Transit fireworks shuttle. Special thanks to our friends at Linamar Corporation for making this shuttle possible. From Guelph Central Station to Riverside Park Departing Guelph Central Station at 8:45 and 9:15 p.m. Shuttles will depart from platforms 5 and 20. Passengers will be dropped off as close as possible to Riverside Park as road closures may prevent the buses from travelling on Woolwich Street past Speedvale Avenue. From Riverside Park to downtown Shuttle buses will be stationed at the Woodlawn Road entrance to Riverside Park. They will depart between approximately 10 and 11 p.m. Additional… Continue reading Free fireworks shuttle on Canada Day!


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


Construction notice: Woodlawn Road closed for railway repairs starting June 16

May 31, 2018

Woodlawn Road between Dawson Road and Edinburgh Road North Woodlawn Road closure starts overnight on June 16 Woodlawn Road’s eastbound and westbound lanes, as well as the multi-use path, will be closed overnight between Edinburgh Road North and Dawson Road for asphalt repairs to the railway crossing. Road work is expected to start on June 16 at 4 p.m. and reopen the following evening, on June 17, weather permitting. Woodlawn road traffic to be detoured via Silvercreek Parkway North Traffic will be detoured via Silvercreek Parkway North, Speedvale Avenue and Edinburgh Road North. Property access and parking Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways in the construction area during working hours (7 a.m.–7 p.m.). Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily impact… Continue reading Construction notice: Woodlawn Road closed for railway repairs starting June 16


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


Downtown parking options

May 2, 2018

City staff is working hard to make sure people have places to park when visiting or doing business in the downtown. Continue reading Downtown parking options


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


Metrolinx rail work starts April 30 in Guelph

April 24, 2018

Track Improvements between Imperial Road and Edinburgh Road 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. As part of this expansion, Metrolinx will be working to upgrade tracks and improve safety between Imperial Road and Edinburgh Road. The first… Continue reading Metrolinx rail work starts April 30 in Guelph


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


Traffic notice: Railway bridge inspections

April 18, 2018

Wellington Street at Macdonell Street and the closure of the right turn lane from Macdonell Street to Elizabeth Street About the project and inspection schedule The Goderich Exeter Railway (GEXR) will be closing the northbound lanes on Wellington Street at Macdonell Street, and the right turn lane from Macdonell Street to Elizabeth Street, on Sunday, April 22.  The work is required to inspect the overhead railway bridge. This closure will be a one day closure with the streets reopening once the inspections are complete. Closures and detours Wellington Street will be closed at Macdonell Street. Vehicles travelling east along Wellington Street destine for the downtown will be detour onto Wyndham Street. Trucks travelling east along Wellington Street will be detoured to York Road to Victoria… Continue reading Traffic notice: Railway bridge inspections


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


Railway crossing safety tips

April 12, 2018

Guelph Junction Railway is committed to the safety of all travellers, and reminds the public about the following railway safety tips: Slow down when approaching a railway crossing. Remember trains can come at any time, from any direction. It takes a train a long time to come to a complete stop. When the lights at a rail crossing are flashing stop at the white line painted on the pavement. Do not cross over this line. Do not cross the track until the lights stop flashing, the bell stops ringing and the train has passed. If the crossing has a gate or barrier, wait until it rises all the way up before you cross the tracks. Never drive around, under or through a railway gate or… Continue reading Railway crossing safety tips


Construction notice: West Parkade to close April 30

April 12, 2018

Notice date: April 12, 2018 About the project Planned rehabilitation work at the West Parkade has identified the need for additional structural work which, to ensure safety, requires a full closure of the facility until the fall. Parking downtown during the closure West Parkade permit holders are being notified directly with relocation information. Alternate casual, short-term parking is available in lots on Wyndham, Macdonell and Baker streets. There is also free two-hour on-street parking in the downtown available once per day per vehicle. Why close the parkade? Every effort was made to reduce further impacts to parking in the downtown. Needed additional structural work at the West Parkade cannot be completed while maintaining public access. Closure of the parkade is needed because: Two-way traffic cannot… Continue reading Construction notice: West Parkade to close April 30


Northumberland Street On-street Parking Review

April 9, 2018

April 2018 – On-Street Parking Survey The City’s Transportation Services department has received a public request to review on-street parking on Northumberland Street To address this concern, the City is considering implementing on-street parking on the east side of Northumberland Street between Kent Street and the pedestrian bridge over Norfolk Street. 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. Northumberland Street On-Street Parking Review Collection Notice: Personal Information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of… Continue reading Northumberland Street On-street Parking Review


Deshane Street – On-street Parking Review

April 9, 2018

April 2018 – On-Street Parking Survey The City’s Transportation Services department has received a public request to review on-street parking on Deshane Street between the intersections with Norma Crescent. The request cited concerns regarding vehicles parking on both sides of Deshane Street, which in their opinion would impede two-way travel. To address this concern, the City is considering restricting on-street parking on the east side of Deshane Street from Norma Crescent (north) to Norma Crescent (south). 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… Continue reading Deshane Street – On-street Parking Review


Dublin Street North On-street Parking Review

April 9, 2018

April 2018 – On-Street Parking Survey The City’s Transportation Services department has received a public request to review on-street parking on Dublin Street N. To address this concern, the City is considering implementing 2-Hour, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday on-street parking on the west side of Dublin Street North between Durham Street and Kent Street. 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. Dublin Street North On-street Parking Survey Collection Notice: Personal… Continue reading Dublin Street North On-street Parking Review


Kent Street – On-street Parking Review

April 9, 2018

April 2018 – On-Street Parking Survey The City’s Transportation Services department has received a public request to review on-street parking on Kent Street To address this concern, the City is considering restricting on-street parking on the north side of Kent Street between Dublin Street North and Glasgow Street. 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. Kent Street On-street Parking Survey Collection Notice: Personal Information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection… Continue reading Kent Street – On-street Parking Review


Construction notice: Metcalfe Street closing for final road work

April 5, 2018

Speedvale Avenue to Terry Boulevard The City is working with Goetz Construction to finish upgrades to Metcalfe Street from Speedvale Avenue to Terry Boulevard. Water and sewer pipes, road, curb and gutter were replaced in 2017.  Work to be finished this spring includes completing sidewalks and driveway aprons, and replacing topsoil and sod. Metcalfe closes week of April 9 Goetz Construction will begin final work on Metcalfe Street the week of April 9. Work is expected to be finished by June. Metcalfe Street will be closed to through traffic, however, local traffic will be maintained. Pedestrian access will be maintained The contractor will keep sidewalks open wherever possible. Some sections of the sidewalk in the construction area are being replaced as part of the work.… Continue reading Construction notice: Metcalfe Street closing for final road work


Repairs to pedestrian signal on Gordon Street at Water Street start April 3

April 3, 2018

Gordon Street at Water Street The City is working to repair a pedestrian signal at the intersection of Gordon Street and Water Street that was damaged over the weekend in a traffic accident. Repairs will start April 3 Work is expected to be complete on April 4, depending on the level of damage. Pedestrian access is limited Pedestrian access to the west side of the road is limited at the intersection. Pedestrians are advised to use the crosswalk at Gordon Street and Wellington Street while repairs are underway. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important repair. Any updates will be posted on guelph.ca/construction. For more information Steve Anderson, Supervisor Traffic Engineering Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services City of Guelph 519-822-1260 extension… Continue reading Repairs to pedestrian signal on Gordon Street at Water Street start April 3


Elora Street On-street Parking Review

April 3, 2018

March 2018 – On-Street Parking Survey The City’s Transportation Services department has received a public request to review on-street parking on Elora Street. To address this concern, the City is considering removing the existing on-street parking on the south side of Elora Street from Harrison Avenue to #30 Elora Street. 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. Elora Street On-street Parking Survey Collection Notice: Personal Information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information… Continue reading Elora Street On-street Parking Review


Construction notice: Westbound lane reduction starts on Speedvale Avenue West on March 23

March 23, 2018

Between Royal Road and Imperial Road North The City is working to assess a retaining wall on the north side of the Speedvale water tower that has collapsed. Lane reductions start March 23 Lane reductions to assess the retaining wall will start March 23. The length of the lane reduction is unknown, but the City will update residents as soon as a timeline is known. Westbound lane on Speedvale Avenue West is reduced to one lane The westbound, curbside lane of Speedvale Avenue West, between Royal Road Imperial Road North will be closed. Traffic will continue in both directions, however, delays should be expected. Map of construction area The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Any updates will be… Continue reading Construction notice: Westbound lane reduction starts on Speedvale Avenue West on March 23


Open House: Have your say on three concept designs for the Ward to Downtown Bridge

March 22, 2018

The City of Guelph is hosting a public open house to share and discuss three concept designs for a pedestrian bridge over the Speed River from St. Patrick’s Ward to downtown. The bridge will run parallel to the Guelph Junction Railway (GJR) train tracks, located just east of Wellington Street. Thursday, April 12, 2018 2–4 p.m. and 5:30–7:30 p.m. City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph Why come to the open house? This is your opportunity to view and provide input on three bridge concepts. The City is looking to better understand what concepts are preferred, how the bridges will be used, and any impacts the bridge may have on individuals or the neighbourhood. City Staff and project consultants will be available to answer your questions.… Continue reading Open House: Have your say on three concept designs for the Ward to Downtown Bridge


Guelph transit gets federal-provincial funding boost

March 16, 2018

A new provincial-federal agreement earmarks up to $106 million over 10 years for potential Guelph transit infrastructure projects. Continue reading Guelph transit gets federal-provincial funding boost


Clair-Maltby planning and design charrette and Public Information Centre

March 15, 2018

Help design a vibrant, urban community in south Guelph—a community that will connect to Guelph’s existing southern neighbourhoods and the rest of the city. Continue reading Clair-Maltby planning and design charrette and Public Information Centre


Plan your trip, get complete bus schedules, and access real-time information

March 15, 2018

Guelph Transit provides several options to plan your trip, get complete bus schedules, and access real-time information about your bus route. Real-time bus arrival information From your bus stop, call 519-822-1811. Press 2, follow the prompts, and enter your bus stop identification number for arrival times. Bus schedules at Guelph Transit stops Detailed schedules are now available at all bus stops across the city. The revised information posts include a static schedule as well as call-in and online instructions for real-time bus arrival information. We thank our riders for their patience while we replaced the information posts. If you still have questions or need help planning your trip, please email transit@guelph.ca  or call 519-822-1811. Printed bus schedules Brochures are available at City Hall, Guelph Civic Museum, Evergreen… Continue reading Plan your trip, get complete bus schedules, and access real-time information


New traffic signal on Wellington Street, west of Edinburgh Road

March 14, 2018

A new pedestrian signal located on Wellington Street, west of Edinburgh Road began operation today. Continue reading New traffic signal on Wellington Street, west of Edinburgh Road


New traffic signal on Eastview Road, west of Watson Parkway

March 14, 2018

A new pedestrian signal located on Eastview Road west of Watson Parkway North began operation today. Continue reading New traffic signal on Eastview Road, west of Watson Parkway


City of Guelph and partners ask St. Patrick’s Day goers to be safe, be respectful and be accountable

March 13, 2018

Guelph, Ont., March 12, 2018 – The City of Guelph, the University of Guelph, the Guelph Police Services, and Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario have joined forces to ensure St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are safe, respectful and enjoyable for everyone. “We know people like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. We are just asking that they be mindful of noise, be respectful of residential property, clean up after themselves and stay safe,” said Doug Godfrey General Manager of the Operations Department at the City of Guelph. Every year for St. Patrick’s Day, the City’s bylaw team, the University and the Police, patrol and address issues throughout the day. This year, residents can expect an increased police presence and bylaw officers patrolling throughout the day and… Continue reading City of Guelph and partners ask St. Patrick’s Day goers to be safe, be respectful and be accountable


Grange Street – On-street Parking Review

March 7, 2018

March 2018 – On-Street Parking Survey The City’s Transportation Services department has received a public request to review on-street parking on Grange Street.  The request cited concerns regarding vehicles parking on both sides of Grange Street, which in their opinion would impede two-way traffic. To address this concern, the City is considering restricting on-street parking on the south side of Grange Street from Stevenson Street to 60 metres east of William Street (effectively making the entire south side no parking anytime). The purpose of the restriction on the south side is to maximize the availability of remaining on-street parking on Grange Street. 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… Continue reading Grange Street – On-street Parking Review


Water main break at 150 Westwood Road being repaired this afternoon

March 5, 2018

Update: Water main repairs are complete and all traffic lanes are open. … Lane reductions on Westwood Road between Willow and Rhonda Roads Guelph, Ont., March 5, 2018—A water main break occurred at 150 Westwood Road, St. Peter Catholic School, early this morning. Crews will begin repair work around 2 p.m. today and expect to be done by this evening. The City has notified the school, local businesses and residential properties about the break. People living and working in the area around the water main break may notice minor disruptions in water service and changes in water pressure. Traffic and transit impacts Lanes will be shifted along Westwood Road between Willow Road and Rhonda Road with two-way traffic maintained. Guelph Transit buses will continue to run… Continue reading Water main break at 150 Westwood Road being repaired this afternoon


Walkway connecting Huron and Grove/Metcalfe streets now open

March 5, 2018

Update March 5, 2018: Metrolinx has completed the installation of the new bridge and it is now open for pedestrians to use. Update February 5, 2018: Metrolinx was onsite this past weekend installing the new bridge. According to Metrolinx, the bridge will  reopen by the end of February. Update November 14, 2017: According to Metrolinx, a new bridge should be installed by the end of January 2018. Update November 1, 2017: Metrolinx will have a contractor on-site this week. A construction schedule is expected sometime in the next week. Update August 30, 2017: The City’s rail partners expect to begin repair work on the bridge on or about September 11, 2017 and be finished by the end of the month. Guelph, Ont., August 1, 2017—The… Continue reading Walkway connecting Huron and Grove/Metcalfe streets now open


Snow removal scheduled for downtown starting February 14

February 13, 2018

Guelph, Ontario, February 13, 2018 – The City will begin downtown snow removal in the downtown area overnight on February 14 and again on February 15 between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.. We ask that residents do not park their cars on the street between those hours so that City crews can complete the work quickly and efficiently. Municipal lots, including the East Parkade, the Baker Street lot and the West Parkade will be open for anyone who needs a place to park overnight. Snow removal activities and equipment may temporarily increase noise in the downtown area. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation as they do their best to maintain the area during the winter months. Resources Plow Tracker and email… Continue reading Snow removal scheduled for downtown starting February 14


U-pass program extended to Guelph’s Conestoga College students

February 2, 2018

Guelph, Ont., February 2, 2018 – Beginning this September, full-time students enrolled at Conestoga College’s Guelph campus will receive a Universal Bus Pass (U-pass) as part of their tuition—giving them unlimited access to ride Guelph Transit. The one-year pilot program, which ends Aug. 31, 2019, is the result of a referendum held last February by Conestoga Students Incorporated (CSI)—the official student association at the college. During the three-day vote, full-time students at the Guelph campus voted 53 per cent in favour of CSI and Guelph Transit implementing a U-pass pilot program. “This partnership is a great example of Guelph Transit’s commitment to identify opportunities for ridership and revenue growth. It’s truly a win-win; Guelph Transit grows its customer base and Conestoga students get unlimited access… Continue reading U-pass program extended to Guelph’s Conestoga College students


Construction notice: Wilson Street, Norfolk footbridge closing for parkade construction starting February 5

January 29, 2018

Northbound lane reduction also starts on Norfolk at Gordon The City is building a new parking facility at the site of the Wilson Street parking lot. The new parkade will provide over 400 new parking spaces. Parkade construction is expected to be complete in 2019. Wilson Street closure and Gordon/Norfolk northbound lane reduction Starting on February 5, Wilson Street will be closed between Gordon Street and Northumberland Street for the duration of the construction, about 18 months. There will also be a lane reduction on Norfolk Street between Gordon Street and Macdonell Street and traffic will change as follows: The left most northbound lane on Gordon Street will become a left-turn lane only (onto Waterloo Avenue) The centre lane will be the through lane on… Continue reading Construction notice: Wilson Street, Norfolk footbridge closing for parkade construction starting February 5


Wilson Street parking lot closes February 4

January 29, 2018

On February 4, the Wilson Street parking lot will be closed as the City and their contractor, Newton Group, prepare to board up the site for construction. Continue reading Wilson Street parking lot closes February 4


New traffic signals and system upgrades will improve travel in Guelph

January 26, 2018

Guelph, Ont., January 26, 2018 – The City’s plans for improving traffic flow in 2018 will make it safer and more efficient for people walking, biking and driving in Guelph. Traffic, pedestrian signals and real-time traffic cameras are being added or upgraded around the city. Any temporary traffic or pedestrian disruptions resulting from these improvements will be posted on guelph.ca/construction. New pedestrian signals New pedestrian signals are being added at two locations in 2018: Watson Parkway North at Fleming Road Scottsdale Drive between Janefield Avenue and Wilsonview Avenue New traffic signals New traffic signals are being added at the intersection of Victoria Road South at Frederick Drive in 2018. Traffic signal upgrades Traffic signal upgrades include replacing old signal equipment and wiring. The City will… Continue reading New traffic signals and system upgrades will improve travel in Guelph


City improves application process for subsidy programs

January 25, 2018

Guelph, Ont., January 25, 2018 – The City of Guelph has introduced  a single-application process for residents who are applying for a subsidy program like the Affordable Buss Pass, Fee Assistance in Recreation (FAIR) and animal licensing. “This new process makes it much easier for our residents when filling out the paperwork,” says Alex Goss, manager of Community Investment. “The one application saves time and reduces the need for our residents to share sensitive information over and over again.” Residents can apply for the City’s subsidy programs online at guelph.ca under the How can we help you? tab. Residents can also download the application, fill it out and return it to Service Guelph at City Hall, the West End Community Centre, Victoria Road Recreation Centre,… Continue reading City improves application process for subsidy programs


City’s General Manager of Transit accepts position at Halifax Transit

January 15, 2018

The City of Guelph regrets to announce that General Manager Mike Spicer will leave the City to join the Halifax Regional Municipality as its Manager of Transit Operations, effective February 2, 2018. Continue reading City’s General Manager of Transit accepts position at Halifax Transit


Update: Water main break on Wellington Street West, between Gordon and Edinburgh

January 13, 2018

Update: Repair is complete. Wellington is now open. Guelph, Ont., January 13, 2018—A large water main break occurred on Wellington Street West in the eastbound lane, between Gordon Street and Edinburgh Road, across from Raymond and Holliday streets earlier this afternoon. There are no health risks as a result of the break. One eastbound lane and one westbound lane on Wellington Street in the area of the break is now closed. Crews have been on site since early this afternoon and hope to complete the repair this evening. The City will provide updates at guelph.ca and on Facebook and Twitter should anything change, or once repairs are complete. Media Contact Matthew Phillips, Supervisor of Water Supply Operations, Water Services City of Guelph 519-822-1260 extension 2152… Continue reading Update: Water main break on Wellington Street West, between Gordon and Edinburgh