Category: Growth

For Whose Eyes Only? We say yours.

The City of Guelph Incentives Study was the final report by urbanMetrics, a Toronto based market, economic and strategic planning consulting firm. It was prepared for the Guelph Economic Development Department in December 2005 and has not been released to the public. Executive Summary highlights include a blueprint for the City to increase tax revenue […]

Grocery in Guelph: Part 1

Once again, the grocery store landscape in Guelph is experiencing change. The approved Commercial Policy Review (CPR), undertaken by the City of Guelph two years ago, recognized the need for an additional 350,000 square feet of additional grocery and food store space for the next 14 years.   Price Chopper on Speedvale Avenue in Ward 2 has completed their expansion and renovation.

Team Council on tour

The Mayor, City Council and City Staff have been very busy preparing the Strategic Plan for Guelph. This will be the blueprint for how Guelph grows for the next 20 years. Council and staff have been holding workshops, hosting public symposiums, facilitating online surveys and conducting random phone questionnaires.

Province announces new big highway to Kitchener.

This week, the Province of Ontario announced plans to build a new 4 lane highway between Guelph and Kitchener. “Better roads will improve safety, create jobs, encourage economic growth and keep this community strong.” says Transportation Minster Donna Cansfield. What of all the talk about improved public transit? I thought we were trying to reduce […]