Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge improvements

The study

Construction area - Emma Street to Earl Street bridgeThe City of Guelph has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed pedestrian bridge connecting Emma Street to Earl Street over the Speed River. A bridge in this location is recommended in the Guelph Trail Master Plan (2005) to provide a connection to the Downtown Trail. The EA study will review the potential bridge options to provide a pedestrian/cyclist connection across the Speed River near Emma and Earl streets.

The site location and extent of the study area are shown on the map.

Notice of Study Completion – August 18, 2022

The City of Guelph has updated and finalized the Project File for the Emma Street to Earl Street Pedestrian Bridge Municipal Class Environmental Assessment as requested by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks. An updated Project File Report can be found in the section below. This notice has commenced a 30-day public review period for the project.

Project File Report

Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge EA – Project File (August 2022)

Emma St to Earl St Bridge EA – Combined Appendices A to G (August 2022)

Alternate formats are available upon request in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Please contact Accessibility Services at [email protected] or by calling 519-822-1260 extension 2670 or TTY 519-826-9771.

Resources

Letter from Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (December 2020)Planning Recommendation Official Plan Amendment Memo Pedestrian BridgeSchedule B Class EA – Staff Report Emma Street to Earl Street Pedestrian BridgeSchedule B Class EA – COW PresentationOpen house #1 (October 2016)Open house #2 (June 2017)

Alternate formats are available upon request in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Please contact Accessibility Services at [email protected] or by calling 519-822-1260 extension 2670 or TTY 519-826-9771.

For more information

Please contact one of our project team members if you have questions or comments, or would like to be added to the project mailing list.

Reg Russwurm, Manager, Design and Construction
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2765
[email protected]
Rob Amos, MASc., P.Eng, Project Manager
Aquafor Beech Limited
55 Regal Road, Unit 3
Guelph, ON N1K 1B6
519-224-3740
[email protected]

Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.