This Month at Council Part 2: Service Reviews, Sign Resolution, and Baker Plans

Before summer break, there were some long hours ahead for Guelph City Council. One special meeting reviewed the findings of the service rationalization report, and another special meeting reviewed the Baker District Urban Master Plan. In between, council sorted out the issues with the new sign bylaw and ended the decades long quandary about the Dolime Quarry. Here’s the second council recap for July. Continue reading “This Month at Council Part 2: Service Reviews, Sign Resolution, and Baker Plans”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for July 21, 2021

Before summer vacation, council will consider the Baker District Master Plan. 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 July 21, 2021”

Library Board Approves Design for New Main Library Building

In yet another step closer to making a new main library building downtown a reality, the Guelph Public Library Board of Directors formally approved the architectural design for the new standalone building in the Baker District Redevelopment last night. The board promises that this building will be everything you want in 21st century library goodness, and now they wait for next week’s approval of the rest of the urban design master plan for the area. Continue reading “Library Board Approves Design for New Main Library Building”

City of Guelph Runs Down What Stage 3 Will Look Like Locally

Last week, the Government of Ontario announced that the third stage of the province’s economic re-opening would begin this Friday at 12:01 am. A great many changes will go into effect including the return of indoor dining, larger gatherings, and access to facilities like theatres and museums, which means the City of Guelph has some updates of it’s own. Here’s what to know about re-opening Guelph-style this Friday. Continue reading “City of Guelph Runs Down What Stage 3 Will Look Like Locally”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 21 Meeting?

To complete a trifecta of city council meetings in the last week before a midsummer break, we will hear about one of the most complex and controversial construction projects coming to Guelph in the next 10 years. Submitted for council approval at this meeting is the Urban Design Master Plan for the Baker District Redevelopment, which promises big economic, and environmental benefits. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the July 21 Meeting?”

CITY PAGES: Fundraising, Water, and Bike Month

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…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Fundraising, Water, and Bike Month”

CITY PAGES: Victoria Day, Official Plan Feedback, and Parking News

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…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Victoria Day, Official Plan Feedback, and Parking News”

Booking Vaccines Has Tested Everyone’s Tech Know-How, Even Public Health’s

In the last week, more and more cohorts have been opened to vaccine eligibility, and the it’s been accompanied by the usual excitement of people receiving their life-saving shot. The first two phases of pre-registration were accompanied by reports of tech issues as older people, many of whom are not very tech savvy, encountered complications, but don’t feel too bad though because according to Public Health, tech issues are “all over the map.” Continue reading “Booking Vaccines Has Tested Everyone’s Tech Know-How, Even Public Health’s”

It’s Official: On Tuesday, We’re Re-Opening Red!!

We’re red! Or we will be. Since it was announced on Monday that most of Ontario’s health regions would be returning to the colour-coded restriction system next week, we’ve all be wondering where Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph will sit on the scale. In a Friday announcement from Queen’s Park, it was revealed that like those final days before the province-wide lockdown, we’re going back to red. Continue reading “It’s Official: On Tuesday, We’re Re-Opening Red!!”

Ontario Locking Down on Boxing Day, City of Guelph Responding with New Measures

After weeks of speculation, the Government of Ontario formally announced on Monday that the province will be going back into lockdown on Boxing Day this Saturday. The province-wide increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases has prompted the Provincial government to give the gift of staying at home the day after Christmas even as new areas in the GTA entered grey-level lockdowns on Monday. Continue reading “Ontario Locking Down on Boxing Day, City of Guelph Responding with New Measures”