If you haven’t heard of it before, you will hear a lot about it in the future. It’s called the Commercial Policy Review (CPR) and it was approved by Guelph City Council in 2005. It is a blue print for four massive retail power centres (big box clusters) in the four corners of the City […]
Guelph City Councillors receive a number of letters, phone calls and emails each day asking a variety of questions. Many of these inquiries may be of interest to other residents of Ward 2 and our city. I was wondering what was going to happen with the park on Simmons Drive in the North end of Guelph? As […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
Less than 4 months after their grand opening, the plans for an expanded Wal-Mart are available for review. 6 & 7 Developments (developer of choice for Wal-Mart in Canada) originally submitted an application to build a regional power centre in Guelph in 1995. There was considerable public discussion on whether the corner of Woodlawn Road […]
For many years, it has been difficult to navigate’s one way through the corridors of Guelph’s City Hall. If you wanted to open a new business, you’d have to figure out who you needed to talk to, then try and find them. Then try and find the next person. Then the next. Many attempts to […]
The City of Guelph has a once in a lifetime opportunity with the availability of the O/R lands on York Road for redevelopment. The Province of Ontario wishes to work with the City to determine the best uses for these lands. The Chamber of Commerce has expressed an interest in these lands being used for […]