Macdonell Street and Wyndham Street closed Fridays and Saturdays for Safe Semester

Safe Semester starts September 7, 2018 every Friday and Saturday in September between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Macdonell Street (between the Macdonell Street parking lot and the West Parkade) or Wyndham Street (between Carden Street and Cork Street) will be closed on:

  • September 7 and 8
  • September 14 and 15
  • September 21 and 22
  • September 28 and 29



All parking lots will remain open and free during Safe Semester weekends. There will be no on-street parking on the closed parts of Macdonell Street or Wyndham Street. Vehicles parked on closed streets after 10 p.m. will be towed and impounded at the owner’s expense.

Washrooms and taxi stands

There will be a wheelchair accessible portable washroom and a taxi stand located at Guelph Central Station.

Guelph Transit

Late night bus service travelling between Platform 11 at Guelph Central Station and the University Centre starts September 7 from 12:30 a.m. until the last bus leaves the University Centre at 3:30 a.m. Visit to learn more.

About Safe Semester

Safe Semester is in its 8th year of creating a safe and enjoyable downtown environment for businesses, residents and students. Road closures and additional amenities in the city’s core have shown to improve road safety, and decrease instances of littering, public urination and other nuisances.

Safe Semester is an initiative of Guelph’s Downtown Last Night Task Force, which includes representatives from the City of Guelph, Guelph Transit, Guelph Police Service, Downtown Guelph Business Association, University of Guelph, the Downtown Residents’ Neighbourhood Association and downtown businesses.

For information about Safe Semester

Josh Fraser, Public Information Officer
Guelph Police Service
519-824-1212 extension 7214 

For information about road closures and parking

David Wiedrick, Manager of Bylaw Compliance, Security and Licensing
519-822-1260 extension 3475