The New Ward Map? OLT Says Let it Be

The new 6-ward map of Guelph passed this summer is the map we’re going to use for the 2022 Municipal Election. This verdict came down Tuesday from the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT), which dismissed an appeal of the new map approved by council this past June, with the Tribunal’s Vice-Chair saying that due diligence was done, and that the new map “achieves effective representation.” for the city. Continue reading “The New Ward Map? OLT Says Let it Be”

OLT Approves 361 Whitelaw Development Despite Council’s Objection

Buried once by a proposal for a 21-storey tower downtown, and then buried again by the sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a proposed development for 361 Whitelaw Road is back on the front page, and the Ontario Land Tribunal has said it can go ahead. Nearly two years after council had put the kibosh on the proposed zoning bylaw amendment, the OLT has raised the planning dead for nearly 700 new units in the west end. Continue reading “OLT Approves 361 Whitelaw Development Despite Council’s Objection”

RECAP: It’s Now Up to the OLT on Guelph’s New Ward Map

In the second day of hearings at the Ontario Land Tribunal, the City of Guelph presented its last witness and both parties made their final arguments. We now wait for a decision as to whether or not the OLT will uphold the map, ask for a change, or get rid of it altogether, and they have until the end of the year to render a decision in time for next year’s election. So how was day #2 of the hearing? Read on… Continue reading “RECAP: It’s Now Up to the OLT on Guelph’s New Ward Map”

RECAP: The OLT Hears Arguments Against the New Ward Boundaries

It was just a few months ago that Guelph City Council approved the new ward boundaries for the city starting in 2022. So that’s that, right? Actually, no. One Guelph resident filed an appeal with the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) on the basis that the new six-ward map does not offer fair representation to all Guelph residents, especially the ones in the south end. How does the OLT feel on the subject? Check out day one coverage below. Continue reading “RECAP: The OLT Hears Arguments Against the New Ward Boundaries”

City and Developer Reach a Potential Deal on 75 Dublin Appeal

An odyssey now nearly five years long, the file on a proposed residential building for seniors took a step closer to being closed during a case management conference at the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) this morning. A settlement between the City of Guelph and the developer, Rykur Holdings, will end one part of the appeal, and now all parties will see if they can resolve the other part. Continue reading “City and Developer Reach a Potential Deal on 75 Dublin Appeal”