Ward 2 News: The Deuce

City seeks community input on Guelph Trail Master Plan

Twould be great to get some Ward Twovians out to this! Just sayin’ ! Guelph, Ont., October 13, 2017 – The City of Guelph is gathering community input as part of the Guelph Trail Master Plan (GTMP) Update project. The Guelph Trail Master Plan provides strategic direction and specific guidelines for work related to City

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Once-a-month evening community meeting begins this Thursday

“Pie And Politics”, the evening version of the popular “Politics and Pancakes” Breezy Corners breakfast conversations, begins this Thursday Oct 12th. The Thursday morning sessions hosted by councillors Phil Allt and James Gordon have become an important way to get public input on important city issues. They have been an overwhelming success, with the Breezy

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New Once-a-month community meetings start this Thursday

For Immediate Release: “Pie And Politics”, the evening version of the popular “Politics and Pancakes” Breezy Corners breakfast conversations, begins this Thursday Oct 12th. The Thursday morning sessions hosted by councillors Phil Allt and James Gordon have become an important way to get public input on important city issues. They have been an overwhelming success,

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Survey about our library ends this week.

    Hi again Twovians. This fall council will be considering how to proceed with plans for a new main library branch, which is about 30 years out of date! We’d love to have your input. Here’s a note from Virginia Gilham from the Friends of the Libary, encouraging you to participate in a short

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Backpack project needs help at Brant Ave.

Hi folks, hope you are having a great summer. I’ll be communicating more with you after Labour Day as council gears up again. ( And speaking of Labour Day, it’s a great annual Ward 2 event at Riverside Park. I’ll be there. Come say hi. ) The Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group is trying to make

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Guelph Natural Heritage Action Plan Survey

Of interest to many Ward Twovians, I urge you to add your voice to this discussion. It’s relevant this week in our city after the controversy around the permit to cut close to 2000 trees on the former LaFarge lands was granted. Do you care about Guelph’s plants, animals and ecosystems?   Guelph is working

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Ward 2 Meeting about new transit Routes Thursday July 20th

Good morning Twovians…. here’s a note from city staff about upcoming presentations about our new transit routing. The first is in our ward- so hop on the bus and come on down to the Evergreen Centre! Here’s the schedule: Hope to see you there: Starting Thursday, July 20, we will be holding a series of

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Summer water fun starts Saturday!

Guelph, Ont., June 9, 2017 – The City’s splash pads, wading pools and outdoor pool will be open weekends starting tomorrow, June 10, with the exception of Northview, South End and Jubilee splash pads. Weekend splash pad hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and daily operation begins Monday, June 26. Construction on the Northview

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Concerning the proposed Emma-Earl Bridge in Ward 2

It was a very informative information session at the Evergreen Centre last night about the proposed Emma-Earl Bridge. I was able to speak to a number of Ward 2 residents about their take on the impact this bridge would have on the neighbourhoods adjoining the site. Here’s what I learned from the open-house: *There is

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Guelph Multicultural Fest in Ward 2 Next week!

This is always a real highlight of the year for us Ward Twovians…In Riverside Park! ( We may be #2 but our Park is #1!) I hope to see you there, and I urge you to check out the schedule at http://gdmf.ca/multicultural-festival/ James  

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Emma- Earl Bridge discussion next week

Important meeting for Ward Twovians! See you there I hope James   There will be a review and discussion of a proposed pedestrian bridge connecting Emma Street and Earl Street at the Open house on Wednesday, June 7. This bridge would be located south of Speedvale Avenue to allow a safe, pleasant pedestrian/cycling crossing across

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Changes at Guelph Transit

Guelph Transit is changing to get you on board New routes, special fares and improved customer service Guelph, Ont., May 26, 2017 – Guelph Transit is excited to announce a number of new and exciting initiatives! “Guelph Transit  continually is looking for opportunities to provide our customers with the very best in customer service, customer

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Council approves new reduced speed school zones

Guelph, Ont., May 24, 2017—Last night, Guelph City Council approved the addition of new reduced speed school zones, and a recommendation to request changes to the Highway Traffic Act. Council did not approve a staff recommendation to change current 30 km/h school zone speed limits to 40 km/h. “The Ontario Highway Traffic Act only allows

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Speedvale/Metcalfe intersection closing May 29th for one week

Just a quick reminder…. ongoing water and sewer pipe replacement work on Metcalfe Street means the intersection of Speedvale and Metcalfe will be closed for one week beginning May 29th. The detour during the closure will be via Woolwich Street, Woodlawn Road and Victoria Rd. And while I’ve got your attention… hoping to see lots

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My thoughts on our online voting debate

Guelph City council’s deliberations around electronic voting have turned into a lively and sometimes divisive debate. I’ve appreciated all the feedback I’ve received both for and against the council’s decision to put a ‘pause button’ on this technology. I think it’s important for me to be clear that I am actually in favour of online

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A good news story and a Ward 2 celebration of it!

Hello Twovians… City Council last year voted unanimously to update our innovative Community Energy Initiative, a long term plan to be more sustainable and “green” in our energy use. So it seems appropriate to announce this on St. Patrick’s Day. The celebration is being held in Ward 2’s own Youth Music Centre this Sunday! Read

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