200 Beverley Street – Historic timeline

Historic timeline

Present day

Environmental monitoring and studies continue on site.

January 1, 2021

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the City, Habitat for Humanity Wellington, Dufferin, Guelph and ARQi R&D Inc. expires with no development agreement in place.

February 17, 2017

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the City, Habitat for Humanity Wellington, Dufferin, Guelph and ARQi R&D Inc. which will serve as the framework for jointly developing more detailed development concepts, budgets, schedules and development pro-formas.

May 16, 2016

City develops business terms for a mix of commercial, residential and affordable housing development.

March 8, 2015

CBRE distributes marketing package to investor/developers, no formal proposals received by May 8 deadline. Potential investors were identified through the process.

January, 2015

Final marketing package developed by CBRE for the City that considers development approaches and recommended land use.

August 25, 2014

Development Charges Exempt Reserve Fund Account # 156 for the purpose of contracting real estate advisory services for 200 Beverley St.

Council directs staff to report back to Council on the status of the IMICO Phase 2 Marketing Program by no later than the end of Q1 2015.

July, 2014

CBRE completes market findings study and provides development concepts that suggest an approach that is in line with community feedback and may be more attractive to the emerging market for residential development.

April 14, 2014

Council approves the re-allocation of funds, in the total amount of $75,000 from the Brownfield Capital Reserve Account # 357 in the amount of $20,000 and the DC Exempt Reserve Account # 156 in the amount of $55,000 to contract CBRE’s services.

April, 2014

The most recent Phase Two Environmental Site Assessment completed by Decommissioning Consulting Services identified a full scope Risk Assessment as being the most viable remedial option for the site.

March, 2014

The firm CBRE Limited, in association with Conestoga-Rovers and Associates and MHBC Planning Consultants, is retained to implement a multi-phased Modified Tender Process that includes:

  • A Key Market Findings Study that will develop possible development concepts for the site that will market well.
  • Development and implementation of a marketing material and a process to solicit quality submissions from experienced brownfield developers.
  • Evaluate submissions, and if successful, assist the City in entering into an Offering Memorandum with a preferred party.

February, 2014

The most recent Phase One Environmental Site Assessment completed by Decommissioning Consulting Services

September 30, 2013

Council directs staff to amend the procurement process to allow for a more flexible, proactive and partnership oriented sale process.

August, 2012

The City issues a second Request for Expressions of Interest. Three submissions are received. There is no award to a successful proponent.

August, 2011

A Market Update and Options for Redevelopment study is completed by N. Barry Lyon Consultants Limited for the City. Based on this study, the most suitable land uses for the property are expected to be medium density residential, mixed commercial residential or community servicing uses.

July 1, 2011

The Environmental Protection Act O. Reg. 511/09 amendments come in to effect.

August 30, 2010

Council passes a resolution that a Risk Assessment, at a cost of up to $100,000, be conducted on 200 Beverley Street and a Request for Proposals relating to an end use of the property be issued.

December 29, 2009

The Environmental Protection Act, is amended by O. Reg. 511/09 to come in to affect in 2011.

September 2, 2008

Appraisal Report – Second Opinion of Market Value

April 3, 2008

Appraisal Report – First Opinion of Market Value

March, 2008

A Preliminary Remedial Action Plan is created for the City in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act, O. Reg. 153/04 by Decommissioning Consulting Services Limited as an evaluation of the site for redevelopment. This provides remedial options for the City to manage and/or remove contaminants from the site.

December, 2007

Phase One Environmental Site Assessment and Phase Two Environmental Site Assessment are completed by Decommissioning Consulting Services Limited. This allows the City to get a better understanding of what contaminants are in the soil and groundwater at the site.

April 2, 2007

Federation of Canadian Municipalities confirms Green Municipal Fund grant to the City of Guelph for up to $177,493 for feasibility studies and a risk assessment on 200 Beverley Street site.

June 19, 2006

Council passed the following resolution:

That approximately 3 to 4 acres of the 200 Beverley Street property, with access to Stevenson Street, be dedicated for park purposes in the final redevelopment scheme for the site.

February, 2006

The City issues a Request for Expressions of Interest. Five submissions are received. There is no award to a successful proponent.

November, 2004

Property Use Study: Public Information Session #2. Held by CH2M HILL

April 18, 2004

Based on Property Use Study, Council passes the following resolution:
That the identified uses for the former IMICO site at 200 Beverley Street include any of:
(a) Community Use as a Single Use;
(b) Community, Medium Density Residential and Commercial Uses;
(c) Railway Use; or
(d) Community and Government Uses

December 13, 2003

Property Use Study: Public Information Session #1. Held by CH2M HILL.

May 2003

St. Patrick’s Ward Land Use Strategy is completed which designates the property a Special Study Area.

January, 2003

St. Patrick’s Ward Community Improvement Plan is completed which sets a plan to guide investment in infrastructure and land uses in to St. Patrick’s Ward, in which the 200 Beverley is located.

November, 2002

Council approves process to define a range of alternative land uses for the site.

October, 1999

Demolition and waste removal is completed by Philip Environmental Services (PES). The following was removed from the site:

    • Demolition and removal of all buildings
    • Removal of debris/waste
    • 9,387 tonnes of contaminated soils
  • 36 tonnes of leachate toxic soils and
  • 925 tonnes of contaminated concrete

May 1998

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) approves the City’s Site Management Plan.

March 1998

The City develops a Site Management Plan for MECP approval.  (Note: management and monitoring efforts are continuous up to present day).

December, 1997

The site is transferred to the City of Guelph as consideration for the nonpayment of taxes, along with the responsibility of fulfilling the MECP‘s Director’s Order.

July 14, 1994

The MECP’s Director issues an Order to all previous owners to clean the site.

December 31, 1993

The site is sold to the Assembly of the Church of the Universe. No environmental remedial action is undertaken by the Assembly of the Church of the Universe.

November 1, 1993

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) officer issues an Order to John H. Long to clean the site.

April, 10, 1992

The site is sold to John H. Long. The main foundry building is used to store waste materials.


The International Malleable Iron Company (IMICO) purchases the site for development as a foundry. The foundry is operated as an iron-jobbing facility for the production of various metallic forms using malleable and ductile iron until 1989.

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