Large-scale projects

How does the City categorize projects?

The City manages a diverse portfolio of projects that include strategic, operational, and enhancement projects with various funding sources within capital and operating budgets.

The City uses a three-tiered approach to classify projects based on their overall risk and complexity profile. The dollar figure alone does not determine the tier level, but it is one of the main considerations during tier evaluation.

The City categorizes its capital projects into the following three tiers:

Tier 1

These projects are vital to a thriving community. They support population growth and more housing. They provide different transportation options. They make sure underground water and sewer pipes are working properly. They provide inclusive library and recreation services. They support community needs and align with the goals and objectives outlined in the strategic and community plans – all to build a great city.

  • Usually more than $10 million
  • Large complex scope
  • New initiatives
  • High profile
  • Longer timelines
  • Major contracts

Tier 2

  • About $1-$10 million
  • Medium complexity
  • Medium profile
  • Medium timelines
  • Minor contracts

Tier 3

  • Less than $1 million
  • Routine scope
  • Low profile
  • Internal focus

Current Tier 1 projects

Project health indicators explained

Health indicators provide a visual representation of the status of a project. At a quick glance, the health indicator can let you know if a project is on track, at risk, within budget or delayed. The health indicators are applied to scope, schedule, and cost baselines.

Quarterly updates

Baker District redevelopment

Project Approved budget Target completion Scope status Schedule status Budget status
Baker District redevelopment $104,276,000 Q4 2026
Central Library $62,000,000 green scope iconWithin scope green schedule iconOn schedule green budget iconWithin budget
Baker Parkade $15,900,000 green scope iconWithin scope green schedule iconOn schedule green budget iconWithin budget
Public squares $2,600,000 green scope iconWithin scope green schedule iconOn schedule green budget iconWithin budget

Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge

Project Approved budget Target completion Scope status Schedule status Budget status
Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge $15,346,250 Q2 2024
Our Food Future green scope iconWithin scope green schedule iconOn schedule green budget iconWithin budget
Circular Opportunity Innovation Launchpad (COIL) green scope iconWithin scope green schedule iconOn schedule green budget iconWithin budget

Downtown Infrastructure Renewal

Project Approved budget Target completion Scope status Schedule status Budget status
Downtown Infrastructure Renewal $2,846,218 (planning phase only) Q2 2024 green scope iconWithin revised scope green schedule iconOn revised schedule green budget iconWithin revised budget

Guelph Central Station

Project Approved budget Target completion Scope status Schedule status Budget status
Guelph Central Station $1,265,000 (planning phase only) Completion: Q4 2027

Testing and commissioning: Q4 2028

green scope iconWithin scope green schedule iconOn schedule green budget iconWithin budget

Guelph Transit and Fleet Services Facility

Project Approved budget Target completion Scope status Schedule status Budget status
Guelph Transit and Fleet Services Facility $13,230,000 Site plan design: Q1 2024

Detailed facility design: Q4 2025

green scope iconWithin revised scope green schedule iconOn revised schedule green budget iconWithin revised budget

South End Community Centre

Project Approved budget Target completion Scope status Schedule status Budget status
South End Community Centre $115,500,000 Construction of the facility is scheduled to be completed in 2026 green scope iconWithin scope green schedule iconOn revised schedule green budget iconWithin revised budget

Planned Tier 1 projects

There were no Tier 1 projects in the initiation or planning stage during Q3, 2023.

Resources

For more information

Monica Silva
Manager, Corporate Asset and Project Management
519-822-1260 extension 3653
[email protected]