Category: Growth

City tests draft concept plan for St. George’s Square redesign

Press release. In advance of Monday’s open house on the future transformation of downtown Guelph streets and public spaces, City staff will paint temporary lines in St. George’s Square to help demonstrate the  proposed concept for the redevelopment of the square. “We are using temporary paint to mark out what the draft concept plan looks […]

Downtown Guelph Open House: Streetscape, Built Form and St. George’s Square – June 2nd

DGBA press release. Council adopted the Downtown Secondary Plan (DSP) in 2012, which anticipates more residents and businesses Downtown. Based on this, the City is updating the Downtown Streetscape Manual (previously called the Downtown Public Realm Manual, 2001) and the Downtown Built Form Standards (previously called the Downtown Private Realm Manual, 2001). Join the conversation […]

Removal of trees at 55 Delhi

Clarification from the owner of 55 Delhi: I understand from various conversations with city staff and others that a concern has been raised about the trees coming down at 55 Delhi. I would respectfully like to clarify the rationale behind this. First, as you know, an arborist who visited the site in the fall of […]

The Urban Design Summit and the Wilson Farmhouse

A resident’s perspective. On Monday, May 5th, I had the pleasure of attending the Urban Design Summit hosted by the City of Guelph at the River Run Centre. A number of the themes repeated throughout the evening were place making, innovation, citizen engagement, boldness, risk-taking, social inclusion and connectivity. Needless to say, the recently-submitted Wilson […]

Guelph Urban Design Summit starts with an urban design “intervention” this Saturday

The City of Guelph, Workshop Architecture, Zehrs Market, University of Guelph Landscape Architecture and community members will work together this Saturday to create a temporary small-scale urban design installation. “In anticipation of the Guelph Urban Design Summit, taking place this Monday and Tuesday, the City is working with Helena Grdadolnik, Associate Director at Workshop Architecture, […]

Work to begin on south end condo development

Press release. This week, crews will begin preparing a Gordon Street property for a six-story, 160-unit condominium building known as “Solstice”. An environmental review recommends removing hundreds of trees before migratory birds begin nesting in the area this spring. The property is located near the Hanlon Creek Conservation Area and a Provincially Significant Wetland. Following […]

150-152 Wellington Street East – Downtown Guelph Community Improvement Plan (DGCIP) – Major Downtown Activation Grant Request

Staff memo. 1. The status of the ‘Stranded Asset’ review process. There are actually multiple processes happening here: 1)Finance staff are updating the City’s asset management requirements based on directive from the Province (PS-3260 – Liability for Contaminated Sites) (See November 2013 Report attached) 2) At its December 5, 2013 Budget meeting where the $250k contribution to […]