Guelph Innovation District Secondary Plan

Official Plan Amendment 54

The City has exciting plans for the more than 436 hectares (1,000 acres) bounded by York Road, Victoria Road South, the York-Watson Industrial Park and the City’s southern boundary, south of Stone Road East. The Innovation District is vital to meeting employment and housing targets consistent with Guelph’s Growth Management Strategy and the Province’s Growth Plan; supporting an economic cluster focused on green-economy and innovation sector jobs, and offering opportunities for integrated energy planning as part of the Community Energy Initiative.

The area is central to building partnerships with the Province, Federal government, public and private organizations. The Secondary Plan was developed with the support of a Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund Grant.

Block Plan guidance – available background information:

Ontario Municipal Board information

Official Plan Amendment 54 (Guelph Innovation District Secondary Plan) was approved by City Council on May 12, 2014. The bylaw (2014)-19756 to adopt Official Plan Amendment 54 was passed on May 26, 2014. This amendment should be read in conjunction with the current Consolidated Official Plan. All outstanding appeals have been resolved and the plan is in full force and effect.

For more information regarding Ontario Municipal Board case details please visit the Ontario Municipal Board website and search for case details (PL140648).

Quarterly updates



Background information

Decision meeting

May 12, 2014

Further to the Public Meeting held on December 2, 2013 City Council considered the Guelph Innovation District Secondary Plan (OPA 54) at the Council meeting on Monday, May 12, 2014.

Public meeting

December 2, 2013

City Council held a Public Meeting in accordance with the Planning Act for the proposed Official Plan Amendment – Guelph Innovation District Secondary Plan (OPA 54) on December 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

Public open house

November 28, 2012

A public open house on the Guelph Innovation District Draft Secondary Plan was held to provide members of the public opportunity to discuss the draft Plan with staff and consultants. Comments on the draft Plan were requested by Friday December 14, 2012.

Planning, Building, Engineering and Environment Committee Report

October 15, 2012

Council report

January 30, 2012

Planning and Building, Engineering and Environment Committee Report

December 12, 2011

York District Land Use and Servicing Study

The City is studying potential future land uses for the area and is working with a consultant team, led by planningAlliance.

Provincial materials

Phase III Land Use and Servicing Strategy

City launches Phase 3 planning process for York lands: Media release, October 2007

Phase II Land Use Options (January to March 2007)

Phase II Report – Preferred Land Use Scenario

York District Land Use and Servicing Study

York District Background report

York District Land Use and Servicing Study

For more information

Planning Services
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