Draft bylaws and bylaw reviews

In this section…

  • Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Review

    We’re reviewing the existing Zoning Bylaw to ensure it aligns with the City’s updated Official Plan, reflects current zoning practices and works for you and your neighbours today and in the future.

  • Downtown Zoning Bylaw update

    Commercial downtown zones were reviewed and an amendment was made to the City’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law (1995)-14864.

  • Guelph Farmers’ Market: Refreshing Our Local Tradition

    We’re in the process of refreshing the Guelph Farmers’ Market to build and expand on what is already a vibrant local tradition. Starting with our vendors and moving to our customers, we’re driving an important discussion that’s answering many crucial questions that will help us update market policies and procedures.

  • Procedural Bylaw review

    We’re reviewing our Procedural Bylaw. The bylaw is a set structure that guides processes for Council and committee meetings to carry out the business of the City. Some of the things the bylaw outlines includes: how Council members cast their votes, how late Council meetings can run, conduct for Council, how residents delegate and interact with Council and how public meetings are communicated to residents.

  • Smoking and alcohol regulations

    Staff were directed by Council to engage with the community on creating a bylaw that restricts smoking beyond what the Smoke Free Ontario Act allows. In addition, the province has given municipalities the authority to explore whether to allow drinking in public spaces, such as parks. Engagement with the community was completed between September 30-October 13, 2019 with an online survey and telephone survey.