GUELPH POLITICAST #255 – An End to Demolition By Neglect

The last council meeting of 2020 dealt heavily with the protection of heritage, including one particular case of the Old Crawley farmhouse. Perhaps the fall of the Preston Springs Hotel in Cambridge over the holidays portends a similar fate for valuable heritage buildings in Guelph, but one thing is certain: If we care about our heritage buildings and features, time is running out to save them. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #255 – An End to Demolition By Neglect”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 14, 2020 (Planning)

Two planning matters for the last meeting of 2020. 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 December 14, 2020 (Planning)”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 14 Planning Meeting?

In what will be the last city council meeting of 2020, the horseshoe will look at a couple of planning questions before saying “goodbye” for the holidays. On the one hand, will council save a nearly 200-year-old farmhouse in the south end? And on the other hand, is it about to get easier to build an accessory apartment to help tackle Guelph’s housing issue? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 14 Planning Meeting?”

Marcolongo Farm Gets to Be a Cultural Heritage Landscape After All

Of the many issues involving the Clair-Maltby Secondary Process, the quest to protect the Marcolongo farm is definitely one of them. The Marcolongo family has plans for their 106 acre property that dates back to the 1830s, and those plans took a step closer to coming to fruition now that challenges to its heritage designation have been removed. Continue reading “Marcolongo Farm Gets to Be a Cultural Heritage Landscape After All”