CITY PAGES: Heat, Construction, and More GRCA Services Opening

The City of Guelph puts out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…?

Heat Warning Continues…

It case you didn’t notice, it’s really hot outside. Environment Canada is warning that for the we’re in a “prolonged period of hot weather,” and that “daytime high temperatures in excess of 30 degrees Celsius, with humidex values in the high thirties to low forties, are expected for this week.” The City of Guelph has a list of ways that one can cope with the heat, but unfortunately one of them is not the re-opening of the City’s cooling centres, which remain closed because of ongoing concerns about COVID-19. The City is, however, directing people to the Royal City Mission’s own cooling centre, which is open Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm.

The 100 Steps are Closing for Summer

The famous 100 Steps that link Elizabeth Street and Grove Street will be closed off for the next three months as the walkway is replaced. Unless you frequently use the steps as a short cut, you shouldn’t find the construction too inconvenient; traffic on Elizabeth Street will be allowed both ways even though lanes will be reduced so delays are to be expected.

Transit Offering Summer Pass for Post-Secondary Students

For post-secondary students in Guelph that need to get around this summer, Guelph Transit is offering a summer bus pass for July and August for $68 per month. All you need to receive a pass is to bring either your tuition payment receipt, your summer or winter semester timetable, or your proof of enrollment of summer or previous winter semester to either the ServiceGuelph counter at City Hall or the Guelph Transit office on Watson Road. Guelph Transit starts collecting fares again on Monday, but anyone that bought a March bus pass will automatically get their July pass free.

Grand River Parks Start Bookings Monday

Starting at 9 am on Monday July 6, the Grand River Conservation Authority will be accepting online bookings for overnight stays at some of their campsites again. Brant, Byng Island, Elora Gorge, Guelph Lake, Pinehurst Lake and Rockwood conservation areas will all be open for bookings, but Conestogo Lake and Laurel Creek conservation areas will remain closed for the season. Meanwhile, all GRCA parks, with the exception of the Elora Quarry Conservation Area, are now open for at least day visits, and there will news on the future of boat, canoe and kayak rentals by the end of next week. Still, food concessions, change rooms, picnic pavilions, and fishing gear rentals will remain closed for the rest of the year. Also, fair warning, the shower facilities at the camp sites are also closed. Go to the GRCA website for more information.

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