Transit Fare Strategy Feedback is Now Open Till April 10

Ever considered how much you pay to take the bus, or how much you would pay for the bus if you took it? Well, this will be a good time to share any thoughts you have about Guelph Transit’s fare system because the long-expected Fare Strategy has now come to the people for feedback. From now until April 10, the City of Guelph is asking for input on a variety of matters in regards to transit fares. Continue reading “Transit Fare Strategy Feedback is Now Open Till April 10”

This Month at Council: Economic Plan, Growth Plan and Transportation Plan.

Guelph city council began the year 2022 by approving a lot of new long-term plans. Council set up and knocked down plans for economic development over the next four years, plans to manage growth for the next 30 years, and plans for moving people around town for that same time horizon. Here are all the developments from a surprisingly busy January around the virtual horseshoe. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Economic Plan, Growth Plan and Transportation Plan.”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for January 24, 2022

Council will discuss the passage of the Transportation Master Plan. You can click here for the amended agendas 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 January 24, 2022”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 24 Meeting?

Since city council approved the draft Transportation Master Plan last summer, the City of Guelph has initiated automated speed enforcement, installed new red light cameras, built several new pedestrian crossings, and committed to a 10-year investment in improved transit. What’s next? Well, for this special January meeting, council will approve (or not, potentially) the completed version of the Transportation Master Plan. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 24 Meeting?”

City Announces How They’re Responding to New Provincial Restrictions

Almost 24 hours ago, the Government of Ontario announced a series of new restrictions on public gatherings, as well as capacity limits and new closures. On Monday night, the City of Guelph announced how they’re responding; which facilities are closing, which programs are cancelled, and what will be left for the so-called time-limited pause in the provincial re-opening? Continue reading “City Announces How They’re Responding to New Provincial Restrictions”

CITY PAGES: Holiday Stuff, Artists Wanted and Vaccine Proof Changes

The City of Guelph, and it’s various partners and agencies, put 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: Holiday Stuff, Artists Wanted and Vaccine Proof Changes”

Top 10 Guelph News Stories of 2021

If it’s December, then it’s time for end of the year lists, and what a year it was in the Royal City! We had a not-surprising surprise election, and we had to get ready for two more. Housing was a major issue, but so was the environment, and the year saw a lot of people get back into the habit of protesting. Transit made some news, so did downtown disgruntlement, and the Dolime Quarry, but what ended up number one? Let’s find out. Continue reading “Top 10 Guelph News Stories of 2021”

This Month at Council: Voting Methods, Route Review, and Zoning Bylaw Changes

November was a busy month around the virtual horseshoe, and that’s even before you factor in the business of the 2022-2023 Guelph budgets. We’ll deal with that in another recap post, but for now, you can re-live the debates around having a more accessible vote for next year’s election, some of the proposed changes to the comprehensive zoning bylaw, and some planned changes for Guelph Transit over the next 10 years. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Voting Methods, Route Review, and Zoning Bylaw Changes”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 15, 2021

A plan for Guelph Transit routes will be presented and debated. You can click here for the amended agendas 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 November 15, 2021”

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

November is a busy month at council, and this third week of the month is going to be the busiest in terms of council business. Of course, the biggest meeting of the year is the budget presentation, but just in time for comment is a new plan from Guelph Transit to expand their service over the next decade, which yes, will require some major new investments. So what might transit look like in 10 years time? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 15 Meeting?”