Guelph Transit and Fleet Services Facility

About this project

The City is looking to develop and build new facilities to support Guelph Transit and Fleet Services over the next 25 plus years so they work efficiently and effectively and satisfy service delivery requirements for a growing city.

The proposed Guelph Transit and Fleet Services facility will store, charge and maintain the City’s electric buses and other fleet vehicles. The facility will meet or exceed current building standards, will strive towards net zero carbon building design standards, and will reduce energy consumption and expenses, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Building from the vision of the Guelph Innovation District Secondary Plan, the new developments in this area will protect, maintain, and enhance the valuable natural and cultural heritage resources surrounding the facility and feature sustainable buildings and infrastructure, is support of the City’s strategic plan.

The scope for the project has been revised to complete the required background technical studies; develop a site plan based on this work, obtain site plan approval; and a detailed facility design.


Site plan design

  • Field studies and data collection: Q1 2021 to Q1 2022
  • Preliminary studies and reporting: Q1 2021 to Q1 2022
  • Site plan concept design: Q4 2021 to Q4 2022
  • Site plan detailed design: Q2 2022 to Q1 2024

Detailed facility design

  • Facility detailed design: Q4 2025

Project status and last quarter update

Within revised scope

On schedule*

Within revised budget


  • Field work results have been compiled to define site development constraints.
  • Through iterative design, a concept for the site layout has been formed considering impacts to site constraints, servicing and program requirements.
  • The concept layout and supporting studies are being compiled as part of the site plan application preparation process.
  • A progress update was shared with Council, and they approved the facility to include Guelph Transit and Fleet Services only. Other programming such as Public Works and Corporate Building Maintenance will be located elsewhere as per the Operations Facilities Long Term Plan.
  • A request for proposal for detailed design services for the Guelph Transit and Fleet Services facility has been published. Submissions to the request for proposal are being evaluated.
  • In addition to the Guelph Transit and Fleet Services Facility site plan work, support for electric transit pilot work continues. The first installation phase of the pilot-scale electric bus charging equipment is complete. Guelph Transit has received the first pilot electric buses and has put them into service.

Note: Revised schedule to be determined following procurement of detailed facility design services. Back to schedule status.


Council report – October 21, 2019Presentation – October 21, 2019Staff reports May 3, 2021 – Committee of the WholeStage 1: Archaeological Assessment, City Operations Campus, December 10, 2021Cultural Heritage Resource Impact Assessment: 80 and 110 Dunlop Drive, April 2022

Phase 1 Environmental Impact Study Natural Heritage Characterization Report, May 2022

Topographical maps

Additional project details

  • Executive sponsors: Colleen Clack-Bush, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Public Services and Jayne Holmes, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services
  • Project manager: Bryan Ho-Yan, Manager, Corporate Energy and Climate Change
  • Approved budget: $5,500,000
  • Funding sources: 100 per cent tax
  • Target completion: Site plan design—Q1 2024, detailed facility design—Q4 2025

For more information

Antti Vilkko, General Manager
Facilities and Energy Management
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2490
[email protected]