Heritage Guelph Hears About How 797 Victoria Notice was “Absolutely a Miss” on Staff’s Part

The latest venue for the controversy over the emergency demolition of 797 Victoria Road North is the one that it skipped to begin with. At the Heritage Guelph meeting on Tuesday, members of the committee got to ask staff questions about what the heck happened, and how everyone can avoid letting it happen again. Basically, there was no intended slight, but the risk to life made staff “miss” all other considerations. Continue reading “Heritage Guelph Hears About How 797 Victoria Notice was “Absolutely a Miss” on Staff’s Part”

Redacted Report on 797 Victoria Notes Ongoing Threat to Life Without Demo

After a lengthy closed meeting debate, and two emergency meetings, city council has finally released the details around the emergency demolition ordered for the old Shortreed Farmhouse at 797 Victoria Road North. The redacted report outlines in specific detail the risk to the property, and the risk to the City of Guelph’s liability without the demolition after several meetings between Guelph Fire and the Grand River Conservation Authority. Continue reading “Redacted Report on 797 Victoria Notes Ongoing Threat to Life Without Demo”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for October 6, 2021

For the third time in two weeks, Guelph City Council had to deal with matters pertaining to 797 Victoria Street North. On the docket, council had to decide if what they voted for at *last week’s* emergency meeting was really what they voted for and set off a complex and often confusing chain of discussion about procedure and the validity of the meeting’s minutes. So how did it all turn out? Check out the link to the video and the meeting recap below. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for October 6, 2021”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 30, 2021

Surprise! It’s an emergency council meeting for a Thursday evening. Coming out of a contentious motion on Monday day, the emergency demolition of a heritage farmhouse on Victoria Road North, new information needed to be presented to council, with a vote to reconsider Monday’s motion to follow. Did council reconsider, and what was this mysterious new information? Let’s recap the live(ish) tweets. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 30, 2021”