Stevenson Street, Eramosa Road, Cassino Avenue, William Street, Elizabeth Street and Green Meadows Park Area Flood Protection

Staff memo. Please find attached the Public Information Notice for the undertaking of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the Stevenson Street, Eramosa Road, Cassino Avenue, William Street, Elizabeth Street and Green Meadows Park Area Flood Protection. The City is holding a Public Information Centre (PIC) to present information and to receive input regarding this study. The PIC will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at the Ottawa Crescent Public School, 75 Ottawa Crescent. This notice […]

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Speedvale improvements

A resident’s comments. We were there early and talked Ian and staff. I support the Emma Str. bike lanes as well that said it doesn’t address the issues that cyclists living on Speedvale will have getting to Emma Street. That distance may only be a block or two but it will be an unsafe block or two especially for children. Victoria St. has bike lanes so this would cause a problem with cyclists travelling down Victoria, turning onto Speedvale and […]

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City and University co-host first hackathon

For the first time ever, the City and University of Guelph are co-hosting—for the first time—a community hackathon in celebration of the internationally-recognized Open Data Day on February 22. The hackathon is designed for students, local application developers and interested community members to use City data to create innovative mobile and web-based applications and tools for Guelph residents. Making civic information more readily available and relevant to Guelph residents, in transparent and accountable ways is one of four focus areas […]

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Exciting events on Open Government

Memo from excited staff member. I wanted to highlight a few exciting events on Open Government. We are leading the way in being more accessible, quicker in our response times, more open to sharing information and engaging residents in the work of their local government. We aren’t just developing an Open Government Action Plan for future implementation, we are looking for every opportunity to act, test and learn as we go along. That’s why today the City released its first […]

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Speedvale Ave. Reconstruction EA

Reminder notice about tonight’s meeting. The Speedvale Avenue reconstruction public information meeting is taking place on Feb 13 between 6:00 and 8:00 pm at Parkview Church, 89 Speedvale Ave E. This is the first meeting where comments can be made on potential reconstruction and expropriation. This meeting will also address the bike lanes and safe crossing from the Trans Canada trail to the trail through Riverside Park as crossing Speedvale is currently unsafe. Please attend and ensure that Speedvale becomes […]

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City’s data catalogue now open

Today the City released its first six datasets on guelph.ca/opendata for public use. The datasets, or collections of raw, electronic information currently include Guelph Transit bus stops; municipal election polling stations and subdivisions; Guelph’s ward boundaries; and recreation program information. Later this week, an additional six datasets will be added to the catalogue. “As we adopt new open government practices at the City, we will continue to release more public information in a variety of different ways,” said Blair Labelle, […]

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Do you have a question or comment for the Mayor?

From the Guelph Civic League. At the Guelph Civic League, we believe in facilitating citizen access to political institutions. There’s a few ways we’re trying to do that: • We’re inviting all council candidates to share why they’re running on our website; • We hope to hold a citizen-led mayoral debate where all questions come from the floor; • Our site, the Town Hall at guelphcivicleague.org, is designed for folks to share opinions and have respectful conversations about the issues […]

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Open letter from the GCL

From the Guelph Civic League. Open Letter: Can one passionate person make a difference? Do you think Guelph is the kind of city where a passionate person can make a difference in the lives of their loved ones, friends or neighbours? The new Guelph Civic League does, too. We believe that Guelph is a special kind of place, where one person can play a part in making important change. But in order to be successful, you need to find like-minded […]

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