Guelph Announces First Downtown Dining District for this Weekend

As approved by Guelph City Council last month, the City of Guelph will open the proverbial door for the first downtown dining district this weekend. The intersection at Wyndham and Macdonell Streets will be closed to allow restaurants to extend their patios into the streets for the weekend in what the City is calling a “pilot” to assess the viability of these districts before more of them are approved. Continue reading “Guelph Announces First Downtown Dining District for this Weekend”

The Month at Council: Growth and Patios!

Things got back to a certain kind of regularity at Guelph City Council this past month with a proper schedule of meetings that covering planning, COVID-19, and the ordinary business of city council. So let’s recap this busy June that saw debates over growth, establishing more patios, and the appointment of new people to board and committees. Continue reading “The Month at Council: Growth and Patios!”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for June 29, 2020

There are just a few things for council to settle before the start of July. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for June 29, 2020”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 29 Meeting?

The one last city council meeting before the end of June will be a relatively light affair compared to the very content heavy COVID-19 meeting last week. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 29 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for June 17, 2020

It’s time to get an update on all of the City’s COVID-related issues. You can click here and here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for June 17, 2020”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for June 15, 2020

Even with a pandemic, we still have to think about how best to grow our city. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for June 15, 2020”

Council Preview Update: What Else is on the Agenda for the June 17 Meeting?

Wednesday is the monthly COVID-19 update meeting of city council, and it seems like there’s going to be a lot to update. From financial affairs, to the re-opening of patios, to the eventual re-opening of City services, there’s a lot that has to be covered in this month’s special pandemic-themed council meeting. Continue reading “Council Preview Update: What Else is on the Agenda for the June 17 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 15 Meeting?

This month’s planning meeting will have no planning applications. The rare reprise from those sometimes controversial meetings will allow city council to give its full attention to the results of community engagement about Guelph’s not-too-distant future. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 15 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 17 Meeting?

If it’s the middle Wednesday of the month, then it’s time for the new regular monthly council meeting. Staff will present an update on all the effects and costs of the pandemic, but we’ll have to wait an extra couple of days to find out the full measure of those details. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 17 Meeting?”

The Month at Council: COVID Continued and Back to Regular Order

City council got back to some kind of business as usual in May with the announcement of a new schedule for a slate of meetings to carry us through to September. Will we be allowed to attend these meetings in person by then? Who can say? But for this month we got our COVID update, plus a planning meeting, and a regular meeting of city council. Here’s the recap from May. Continue reading “The Month at Council: COVID Continued and Back to Regular Order”