3 Things from the 75 Dublin Street Meeting

Tuesday’s meeting at City Council about the new old proposed development of 75 Dublin Street North left almost everyone involved with a sense of deja vu, but it also likely left observers with a few lingering questions. Let’s consider the big three… Continue reading “3 Things from the 75 Dublin Street Meeting”

75 Dublin: They Hate It. They Really, Really Hate it

If the way to measure a good decision is to make sure nobody’s happy with it, city council did a heckuva job last month when they passed the bylaw allowing for the construction of a four-storey condo tower on Catholic Hill. The bad news? All parties have a recourse for their dissatisfaction. We’re off to the Ontario Municipal Board, folks! Continue reading “75 Dublin: They Hate It. They Really, Really Hate it”

What Guelph Cases Are Currently Before the OMB?

We hear a lot about the Ontario Municipal Board – the various cases they hear, the call for reform in some quarters of the province (including our own) – and there’s no denying the influence they have in how our cities are shaped and who gets to do the shaping. But would you be surprised to learn that there are nearly a dozen open cases concerning the City of Guelph before the OMB? So where are they, and what are they about? Continue reading “What Guelph Cases Are Currently Before the OMB?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #33 – The Neighbours of Glasgow Street North Community Action Group

Imagine coming home from work one day and finding the home next door to yours being torn down without any advanced notice to you. That was the scenario in the minds of the people that live in the area of Glasgow Street North between London Road and Suffolk Street, and they were so concerned that they formed a new neighbourhood group called the Neighbours of Glasgow Street North Community Action Group. Even though the decision had been made to approve the demolition of the historic home, the members of this new group were determined to have their say, better late than never. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #33 – The Neighbours of Glasgow Street North Community Action Group”