Macdonell Street and Wyndham Street closed Thursdays to Saturdays for Safe Semester

Guelph’s Safe Semester runs September 8-September 24 from Thursday to Saturday over a three-week period. During that time, Macdonell Street is closed nightly between the Macdonell parking lot and the West Parkade, and Wyndham Street is closed nightly between Carden Street and Cork Street on:

  • September 8-10
  • September 15-17
  • September 22-24


All parking lots will remain open and free during Safe Semester closures. 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 creates 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 road closures and parking

Scott Green, Manager
Corporate and Community Safety, Operations
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3475
[email protected]