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Information items for the week ending February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018

Reports 2017 Corporate Services Council Delegated Actions Tier 1 Projects Q4 2017 Status Update Transfer and Amendment of Car Share Parking Agreement CEI Update Interim Report Source Protection Water Quantity Policies – Community Liaison Group 2017 Legal, Realty and Risk Services Council Designated Actions Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 (Bill 139) and Proposed Transition Regulations Intergovernmental Consultations Establishment of a Regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 Regulatory Amendment to Ontario Regulation 344 (Disposable Containers for Milk) Proposed Methodology for Land Needs Assessment for the Greater Golden Horseshoe Guideline on Community Emissions Reduction Planning Proposed Places of Use Regulations under the Cannabis Act, 2017 Changes to the Smoke Free Ontario Act Protecting Water for Future Generations: Growing the Greenbelt in the… Continue reading Information items for the week ending February 23, 2018


Committee of the Whole Agenda – March 5, 2018

February 22, 2018

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Committee of the Whole – Monday, March 5, 2018 Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Open Meeting – 2:00 p.m.  Consent Agenda – Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise IDE-2018.32  2017 Annual and Summary Water Services Report IDE-2018.28 Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Reform  IDE-2018.26 Sign By-Law Variance 392 Silvercreek Parkway North  IDE-2018.27 Sign By-Law Variance 848 Gordon Street  Items for Discussion – Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise St. Andrew’s Presbyterian… Continue reading Committee of the Whole Agenda – March 5, 2018


Committee of Adjustment – March 8, 2018

February 20, 2018

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Information items for the week ending February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018

Reports None Intergovernmental Consultations Establishment of a Regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 Regulatory Amendment to Ontario Regulation 344 (Disposable Containers for Milk) Proposed Methodology for Land Needs Assessment for the Greater Golden Horseshoe Guideline on Community Emissions Reduction Planning Proposed Places of Use Regulations under the Cannabis Act, 2017 Changes to the Smoke Free Ontario Act Protecting Water for Future Generations: Growing the Greenbelt in the Outer Ring #CycleON: Action Plan 2.0 Watershed Planning Guidance Correspondence City of Kingston Resolution re: Cannabis Excise Tax Revenue GTA West Transportation Corridor Planning and Environmental Assessment Study, Stage 2 Boards and Committees Committee of Adjustment Meeting Minutes – January 11, 2018 Items available in the Clerk’s Office None


City Council – February 26, 2018

February 15, 2018

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Monday, February 26, 2018 – 5:00 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Closed Meeting Items IATSE Bargaining Mandate Guelph Professional Firefighters Association Bargaining Mandate Solid Waste Contract Update CAO-2018-03  Agreements with Guelph Soccer Inc. and Guelph Community Sports Open Meeting – 6:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole Consent Report CS-2018.04 Delegation of Authority – Property Assessment and Taxation CS-2018-05 2018 Tax Bill Layout  PS-2018.02 The… Continue reading City Council – February 26, 2018


Special Council Meeting – February 13, 2018

February 1, 2018

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February 12, 2018 – Council Planning

February 1, 2018

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Monday, February 12, 2018 – 6:30 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street   Open Meeting Council Consent Agenda IDE-2018-14  2018 Development Priorities Plan Summary Public Meeting to Hear Applications under Sections 17, 34 and 51 of the Planning Act IDE-2018-09  120-122 Huron Street – Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment File # ZC1709 – Ward 1 Items for Discussion IDE-2018-01 Downtown, Brownfield and heritage Grant Performance Monitoring: … Continue reading February 12, 2018 – Council Planning


Committee of the Whole Agenda – February 5, 2018

January 25, 2018

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Committee of Adjustment – February 8, 2018

January 19, 2018

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Preetam Sengupta showcases melodic storytelling talent

January 18, 2018

Guelph-based singer-songwriter performs at River Run Centre Friday, February 2 GUELPH, ON January 18, 2018 – Guelph-based singer-songwriter Preetam Sengupta will bring his moving brand of melodic storytelling to the stage at River Run Centre on Friday, February 2, at 8 p.m. The Co-operators Hall performance is presented as part of the Borealis Music Series; celebrating the strength and diversity of Canadian musicians. Known for finely crafted songs that offer a glint of hope and touch of melancholy, Sengupta has been compared to Paul Simon, gaining a reputation on the strength of outstanding performances at venues from major festival stages to house concerts. Most recently, Sengupta spent November touring Canada’s East Coast, performing 17 shows over 25 days. Sengupta’s latest album, Patience, showcases his vocal… Continue reading Preetam Sengupta showcases melodic storytelling talent


Have your say on the Starwood Park master plan

January 15, 2018

The City of Guelph is developing a park master for Starwood Park, located at 510 Starwood Drive in the city’s east end. To create this park plan, we need your help! The park master planning process is an opportunity for residents to share ideas and assist the City in creating a master plan that reflects the community’s outdoor recreational needs and aspirations. Have your say! The first phase of public engagement is complete. During this phase, we asked residents to review three concept designs and vote on playground components for the neighbourhood park. From March 5 to 16, 2018, residents can review and comment on the preferred park concept design. Next steps Park construction is expected to happen in summer 2019. For more information Jyoti Pathak… Continue reading Have your say on the Starwood Park master plan


Committee of the Whole Agenda – January 15, 2018

January 4, 2018

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City’s 2018 rates and fees released

December 19, 2017

As part of the 2018 budget, City Council approved a series of rate and fee increases to ensure that the City is able to continue delivering programs and services that meet the community’s expectations. Continue reading City’s 2018 rates and fees released


Committee of Adjustment – January 11, 2018

December 18, 2017

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Governments of Canada and Ontario invest in public transit in Guelph

December 8, 2017

                      Guelph, Ontario, December 8, 2017—Investing in public infrastructure supports efficient, affordable and sustainable transit services that help Canadians and their families get to work, school and essential services on time and back home safely at the end of a long day. The governments of Canada and Ontario are making investments that will help create well-paying jobs and grow the middle class now while building a strong foundation for a sustainable economic future. Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Liz Sandals, President of the Treasury Board of Ontario and Member of Provincial Parliament for Guelph, and His Worship Cam Guthrie, Mayor of the City of… Continue reading Governments of Canada and Ontario invest in public transit in Guelph


Postponed: Facebook Live discussion about proposed Guelph Hydro merger

November 28, 2017

Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, the City of Guelph cancelled this evening’s Facebook Live event. Continue reading Postponed: Facebook Live discussion about proposed Guelph Hydro merger


Committee of the Whole Agenda – December 4, 2017

November 23, 2017

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Committee of Adjustment – December 7, 2017

November 17, 2017

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City hires architect for South End Community Centre detailed design

November 15, 2017

Guelph, Ont., November 15, 2017 – The City of Guelph is pleased to announce MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA) as the successful bidder for the South End Community Centre detailed design work. MJMA, a Toronto-based multidisciplinary design firm that specializes in projects that advance personal and civic wellness, was selected from 13 submissions received as part of the City’s Request for Proposal. “We’re excited to work with MJMA—a company that has a 30-year legacy of design excellence in aquatic, arena, sport and recreation projects,” says Heather Flaherty, general manager of Parks and Recreation, adding that MJMA has designed more than 25 facilities across Canada with similar amenities proposed for the South End Community Centre. Over the next few months, the project team, community stakeholders, and MJMA… Continue reading City hires architect for South End Community Centre detailed design


City of Guelph expands cenotaph Roll of Honour

November 9, 2017

Cenotaph names remember soldiers who died during active military service Guelph, Ont., November 9, 2017 – The names of 31 soldiers who served and died during the first and second World Wars will be added to the Guelph Roll of Honour cenotaph in 2018, decades after making the ultimate sacrifice. In 2014, the City of Guelph received inquiries from community members regarding names of military personnel they considered to be missing from the cenotaph.  This prompted the City to put a call out to  the community to submit names of members of the Canadian Forces from Guelph, who died as a result of their military service, and who are not  already identified on the Roll of Honour. The call for submissions generated 78 names that… Continue reading City of Guelph expands cenotaph Roll of Honour


Committee of the Whole Agenda – November 6, 2017

October 26, 2017

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Guelph police headquarters: October 2017 construction update

October 24, 2017

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in October 2017. Progress to date West wing addition Tower crane removed Concrete roof poured; cement-slurry topping added to waterproof and protect Interior framing of third floor offices Masonry walls underway 75% of slab on grade complete Staircase extension in existing building complete Generators delivered to site; steel framing to house generators 50% complete Mechanical and electrical rough-ins for third and fourth floors 70% complete East wing addition New Farquhar entrance opening created and stairs poured Masonry walls of public washroom 80% complete with mechanical rough-in Steel framework complete Employee entrance stairs from Fountain Street complete Site preparation for new front entrance Exterior framing and… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: October 2017 construction update


Committee of Adjustment – November 9, 2017

October 20, 2017

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Guelph’s 2017 citizen survey shows high overall satisfaction

October 13, 2017

Guelph’s latest Citizen Survey results show residents are satisfied, feel quality of life is excellent, are proud of their community, and have a strong sense of belonging Continue reading Guelph’s 2017 citizen survey shows high overall satisfaction


Mayor to host forum on substance use October 16

October 13, 2017

Attention news, photo and video editors Guelph, Ont., October 13, 2017– Join Mayor Cam Guthrie and community agencies for a Mayor’s Forum on Substance Use on Monday, October 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Guelph City Hall. This is a free event; all are welcome and no RSVP is required. In the midst of a national opioid crisis, substance use in our city concerns us all. Learn about what’s being done in the areas of community safety, treatment, harm reduction, and prevention. An open question and answer session will follow. What Mayor’s Forum on Substance Use Who Speaker list: Mayor Cam Guthrie Adrienne Crowder, Manager, Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy Guelph Police Chief Jeff DeRuyter Guelph Wellington Paramedic Service Chief Stephen Dewar Colin McVicker, Program… Continue reading Mayor to host forum on substance use October 16


Guelph’s updated Official Plan now in effect

October 12, 2017

Ontario Municipal Board approves OPA 48 with modifications Guelph, Ont., October 12, 2017—The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) approved the City’s Official Plan Amendment (OPA) 48 with some modifications on Thursday, October 5. The amended Official Plan is now in effect with some minor exceptions for items still under appeal. These appeals will be addressed through future Ontario Municipal Board hearings. “This approved amendment brings Guelph’s Official Plan in line with the Provincial Policy Statement and provides a framework for implementing Ontario’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe in Guelph,” said Melissa Aldunate, manager of Policy Planning and Urban Design. “OPA 48 sets the city-building vision for Guelph to the year 2031  and serves the interests of our residents and businesses.” OPA 48 provides clarity… Continue reading Guelph’s updated Official Plan now in effect


Mayor, University President host meeting to discuss Homecoming

October 12, 2017

Guelph, Ont., October 12, 2017– Mayor Cam Guthrie and University of Guelph President Franco Vaccarino convened a meeting this morning with City, University, emergency services, Guelph General Hospital, public health, and student leaders to debrief on what occurred during Homecoming 2017 and discuss strategies for the future. “The President and I convened this group of leaders because we are committed to working together to address the noise and disruption in our neighbourhoods, caused by a small number of people,” said Mayor Guthrie. “The e-mails and phone calls I received after Homecoming were some of the most upsetting I have received in my time on Council. This situation is not good for anybody – for neighbours and families; for students who take pride in being a… Continue reading Mayor, University President host meeting to discuss Homecoming


Survey: Parkland Dedication Bylaw review

October 5, 2017

Parkland dedication is one of a number of tools that the City uses to improve the park system through the development approval process; it’s also a tool that can be used to manage or facilitate growth in Guelph. The City is reviewing and updating its parkland dedication strategy. The existing Parkland Dedication Bylaw was adopted in 1989, with two amendments in 1990 and 2007. Since then, planning in Ontario broadly, and Guelph specifically, has evolved a great deal and an update is required. Parkland Dedication Bylaw survey


Raising funds to help save lives

September 28, 2017

Guelph, Ont., September 28, 2017 – On Monday, October 2, the Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service (GWPS) Ride for Heart bike team and Guelph Public Library will announce a joint fundraising initiative to help save lives in the community. What AED (automatic external defibrillator) fundraiser and demonstration Who Stephen Dewar, Chief, Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service Steven Kraft, CEO, Guelph Public Library Sara Felske, Area Manager, Heart & Stroke GWPS Ride for Heart bike team Where Guelph Public Library 100 Norfolk Street When Monday, October 2 1:15 p.m. Media contacts Leanne Swantko Deputy Chief, Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service Emergency Services 519-822-1260 extension 2105 leanne.swantko@guelph.ca Lisa Cunningham Communications Coordinator Guelph Public Library 519-824-6220 extension 239 lcunningham@guelphpl.ca  


Revised timeline for Solid Waste Resource business service review

September 28, 2017

Final recommendations coming March 2018 City Council approved a revised timeline for the Solid Waste Resource Business Service Review final recommendations report. The November 20, 2017 Council meeting and report are rescheduled to March 2018. The new timeline will: allow the project team to account for coming changes to the Waste Free Ontario legislation in the final recommendations; and give the project team time to do the additional research and analysis requested by Council at the September 18 meeting. This includes research on: Social and environmental factors impacting Guelph’s waste services Detailed Material Recovery Facility (MRF) review, including Simcoe and Guelph materials and capture rates Related contract reviews Commodity streams and market trends Additional financial analysis In the meantime, the City will work to address… Continue reading Revised timeline for Solid Waste Resource business service review


Guelph police headquarters: September 2017 construction update

September 26, 2017

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in September 2017. Progress to date West wing addition Roof slab poured Concrete slab flooring 60 per cent complete Steel wall framing almost finished on third level administration space, mechanical and electrical installation underway Fourth floor mechanical room wall installed Southeast stairway foundation and second level walls poured Southeast corner excavated and footings poured East wing addition Exterior stud wall and board installed on community room Masonry walls of public washroom 75 per cent complete with mechanical and electrical rough-in North east corner stairs poured. Opening for new exit created. Underground site service installed Looking ahead West wing addition Final concrete pour for elevator… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: September 2017 construction update


Committee of Adjustment – October 12, 2017

September 22, 2017

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Committee of the Whole Agenda – October 2, 2017

September 21, 2017

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Committee of the Whole – Monday, October 2, 2017 Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Open Meeting – 2:00 p.m.  Presentations Children’s Groundwater Festival Metrolinx Capital Projects Update Consent Agenda – Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise COW-IDE-2017.36 Service Delivery Methods in the Context of Business Service Review Items for Discussion – Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise COW-IDE-2017.37 Water and Wastewater Rate Review -Billing Exemptions Study COW-IDE-2017.38 Pedestrian Crossover Implementation COW-IDE-2017.39 Corporate Project… Continue reading Committee of the Whole Agenda – October 2, 2017


Norwich Street pedestrian bridge Class Environmental Assessment study

September 21, 2017

The City of Guelph has completed a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for proposed improvements to the deteriorating Norwich Street Bridge. It’s currently closed to vehicle traffic and serves as a pedestrian crossing. The location and approximate extent of the study area are shown on the map.   Community engagement An open house was held on September 21, 2016. Open house materials are available on the project page. Completed EA project file The following project file and associated appendices provide a look at the completed study.


Notice: Mico Valeriote Park geotechnical investigation

September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017 On Tuesday, September 19, engineering consultants and contractors hired by the City of Guelph will be working in Mico Valeriote Park. The City is conducting geotechnical investigations in the park to understand the subgrade and soil conditions in preparation for park reconstruction. Work is being carried out by Chung and Vander Doelen Engineering Ltd. and their subcontractors. Drilling is expected to occur over a one–day period, weather permitting. All holes are being drilled on public (City of Guelph) property. There are no road or park closures associated with the work. For more information Tiffany Hanna Park Planner Park and Open Space Planning 519-822-1260 extension 3371 tiffany.hanna@guelph.ca


Pine Ridge Drive neighbourhood traffic management review: survey

September 14, 2017

The Pine Ridge Drive neighbourhood traffic management review is intended to address local resident concerns about traffic speeds and volumes. The review will include looking at possible measures for mitigating traffic concerns, and collecting community feedback on proposed measures. In 2016, a Neighbourhood traffic management review was initiated on Pine Ridge Drive after the City received concerns from area residents about the speed and volume of traffic in this area. To begin the review, traffic speed and volume data was collected on Pine Ridge Drive using Automatic Traffic Recorders (ATRs). The ATRs were in place between October 24 and 30, 2016.  Data was collected 24-hours a day over a seven-day period. The data collected was applied to the City’s neighbourhood traffic management review criteria for… Continue reading Pine Ridge Drive neighbourhood traffic management review: survey


Verney water tower design competition rules

September 12, 2017

Full competition rules Verney water tower design competition project page Call to artists Entry form [fillable PDF 547kb] Every entrant must provide his/her first and last name, full address, including postal code, and email address and/or telephone number. In order to be eligible for this competition, entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Individuals who are members of the City’s council or employees of the City, and those who reside with them, are not eligible to enter. Entries must be received via email by Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. The City may disqualify any entry that: Is incomplete, illegible, damaged or irregular; Was submitted by illicit means; or Does not conform with or satisfy these rules. The City may disqualify any designs… Continue reading Verney water tower design competition rules


Verney water tower design competition call to artists

September 12, 2017

Deadline: Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Verney water tower design competition project page Full competition rules Entry form [fillable PDF 547kb] Artist Opportunity The City of Guelph invites professional Guelph-based artists and designers over the age of eighteen to submit qualifications and preliminary designs for a piece of artwork to be incorporated into the repainting of the Verney water tower. The selected design will be chosen through a two-stage application process with three finalists shortlisted by the Public Art Advisory Committee and the final design selected through an online public vote. The winning design will be replicated on the 150–foot water tower near Guelph’s Exhibition Park, creating a unique and prominent landmark for the neighbourhood. Project background The Verney water tower, built in 1965, is… Continue reading Verney water tower design competition call to artists


Guelph police headquarters: August 2017 construction update

September 6, 2017

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in August 2017. Progress to date West wing addition Finished pouring concrete slab for fourth floor Pouring concrete roof Preparing to pour concrete floor in parking garage Demolished existing stair and south wall next to Fountain Street entrance Installed new sprinkler room main Drywall framing for third floor offices underway East wing addition Steel framework and roof deck complete Second level composite floor complete Site servicing and backfilling 50 per cent complete Looking ahead West wing addition Finish pouring concrete for roof and garage floor Complete tunnel foundation walls, columns and stair extension Finish steel framework around generator Install generator fuel tank Complete foundation… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: August 2017 construction update


Guelph Innovation District Secondary Plan now in effect

September 5, 2017

Guelph, Ont., September 05, 2017– The City is moving forward with implementing the Guelph Innovation District (GID) Secondary Plan, also known as Official Plan amendment 54. The City is working with the Province of Ontario—a major landowner within the GID—to coordinate and implement a future mixed-use live/work development for the 436 hectare (1,000 acres) parcel of land in Guelph’s east end. Policies within the GID secondary plan reflect years of public engagement and deal with: natural and cultural heritage energy site servicing and stormwater infrastructure transportation public space land use and built form “The secondary plan supports the development of the Guelph Innovation District: a compact, mixed-use community that will provide a variety of land uses for people to live, work, shop, play and learn,”… Continue reading Guelph Innovation District Secondary Plan now in effect


Passenger input and ridership data drive transit route changes

August 24, 2017

Routes and schedules are changing to improve service Guelph, Ont., August 24, 2017 – When buses begin to roll on the morning of September 3, Guelph Transit will be operating new routes, schedules and stops. Included in this route realignment is the introduction of the 99 Mainline that will run north and south along the Gordon/Norfolk/Woolwich corridor allowing passengers to travel though the city with greater ease. Guelph Transit, and the City, is committed to building an efficient and effective transit system for Guelph. Realigning routes enables Guelph Transit to increase bus frequency in areas with heavy passenger loads, during specific times of day. These changes have been informed by public input, passenger data and transit operator feedback. Community Bus Service In addition to changes… Continue reading Passenger input and ridership data drive transit route changes


Committee of the Whole Agenda -September 5, 2017

August 24, 2017

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Committee of Adjustment – September 7, 2017

August 18, 2017

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Committee of Adjustment – September 7, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Request for Deferral, Withdrawal or Refund None Current Applications  A-57.17 – 53 Stuart Street A-58/17 – 21 Lyon Avenue A-59/17 – 26 Clair Road West A-60/17 – 22-26 Oxford Street A-61/17 – 705 Southgate Drive A-45/17 – 16 Jodi Place  A-62/17 – 2 Megan Place A-63/17 – 15 Caledonia Street B-13/17 – 44… Continue reading Committee of Adjustment – September 7, 2017


West End Community Centre pool closing for two months for maintenance

August 18, 2017

Guelph, Ont., August 18, 2017 – The pool at Guelph’s West End Community Centre will close for eight weeks, beginning Monday, August 28, to allow for maintenance work to be done. During the closure, patrons can access swimming lessons and recreational and fitness swim programs at Centennial Pool and Victoria Road Recreation Centre. Fall swimming lessons at the West End Community Centre will start the week of October 22. The annual maintenance shutdown, which is typically two weeks in length, generally includes draining the pool, cleaning, painting, tile repairs, and electrical and lighting upgrades. However, this year the pool will be closed for longer for regrouting of the tiles. In addition, work will take place in the change rooms. New lockers will be installed and… Continue reading West End Community Centre pool closing for two months for maintenance


Help create a new master plan for Mico Valeriote Park

August 14, 2017

We’re asking residents to help create a new master plan for Mico Valeriote Park, located at 235 Elizabeth Street. Learn more about the master plan process and community engagement opportunities.


Committee of Adjustment – August 24, 2017

August 10, 2017

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Guelph police headquarters: July 2017 construction update

July 26, 2017

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in July 2017. Progress to date West wing addition Finished pouring concrete slab for third floor Pouring concrete slab for fourth floor Fourth floor roof deck forming underway Installing steel framing over the firing range for new generators Demolition of existing Fountain Street staircase to prepare for extension East wing addition Concrete slab floors poured for men’s locker room and main floor entrance Sanitary street connection made Storm connection almost complete Looking ahead West wing addition Finish pouring concrete on fourth storey floor and roof deck Complete all major formwork Pour concrete in garage Finish steel installation over firing range Demolition of south facing… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: July 2017 construction update


Eastview Road construction Environmental Impact Statement

July 25, 2017

The Environmental Impact Statement prepared for the 2017 construction of sidewalks, storm sewer infrastructure and a multi-use path on Eastview Road, is now available. Eastview Road construction Environmental Impact Statement June 2017 (PDF 34 MB) Construction begins July 24, 2017 and will continue for four months. For more information Ken VanderWal P.Eng, Project Engineer City of Guelph 519-822-1260 extension 2319 ken.vanderwal@guelph.ca


Committee of Adjustment – August 10, 2017

July 21, 2017

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Special Council Meeting – July 17, 2017

July 6, 2017

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Monday, July 17, 2017 – 5:30 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Special Council – Downtown Implementation Strategic Framework (Workshop 2) Open Meeting – 6:00 p.m. CON-2017.34     Parking Master Plan Implementation: Award of the Wilson Street Parkade Design-Build Contract #17-050 CON-2017.33     Downtown Guelph Secondary Plan – Implementation – Priority Programs of Work   Refer to meeting details for consolidated agenda. Minutes and audio… Continue reading Special Council Meeting – July 17, 2017