City of Guelph Announces Relaxed Restrictions on Parks

Unless people are just passing through, Guelph’s parks have been empty for the better part of the last two months, but some of those restrictions are now being lifted, and just in time for a nice stretch of spring weather. Although people are being asked to maintain social distancing, they will now be able to do it while kicking the ball around at the park. Continue reading “City of Guelph Announces Relaxed Restrictions on Parks”

City of Guelph Has Cancelled All Programs and Events till July

In a move that definitely sends a message that we’ll be dealing with COVID-19 for the long haul, the City of Guelph has cancelled all events and programs at city facilities through to July 5. Although the facilities themselves are still closed until April 30, the City will be hosting no events, concerts, or gatherings at those building until well after Canada Day. Continue reading “City of Guelph Has Cancelled All Programs and Events till July”

City of Guelph Announces Closure of Park Facilities

Just when you thought there was nothing left to close in Guelph, the City has announced that they are closing all playgrounds in the Royal City as well as the fenced-in dog park, the skate park, and other outdoor rec facilities upon the advice of the Medical Officer of Health. The closures will take effect immediately. Continue reading “City of Guelph Announces Closure of Park Facilities”

CITY PAGES: Art Approved, Water Day, and Baker District Open House

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: Art Approved, Water Day, and Baker District Open House”

D-Day For Dog Parks: How Will Council Sort Out the Dueling Demands?

The only real item on the agenda at Monday’s council meeting is whether or not the City of Guelph will proceed with its current plan for leash-free, fenced-in dog park facilities. An impromptu decision at Committee of the Whole earlier this month put the dog parks on the chopping block, but dog park supporters have rallied and they’re looking to undo the Committee’s decision. In a word, it’s overwhelming. Continue reading “D-Day For Dog Parks: How Will Council Sort Out the Dueling Demands?”

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

Though there’s really only one item on the agenda, it’s still going to be a busy night for council as the fate of Guelph’s leash free dog parks will be decided. Will the parks be saved, or will City staff be forced to go back to the drawing board? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 24 Meeting?”

What’s in a Park? City Workshop Asks for the Parameters of a Community Park

About 40 people took part in the first of two workshops Wednesday to give the City of Guelph feedback on what the community park in Clair-Maltby should look like when the final draft of the plan comes back for council approval. Continue reading “What’s in a Park? City Workshop Asks for the Parameters of a Community Park”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 3, 2019

School’s back in session, and by school, we mean city council meetings! 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: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 3, 2019”

The Dogs Are Now Wild and Free! With Conditions. In Some Parks.

After a very active debate at City Council last month, the new leash-free rules are now in effect at Guelph parks. With that, the Royal City now officially has standards in terms of when and how you can let your dog go without a leash in the City’s 113 parks. Continue reading “The Dogs Are Now Wild and Free! With Conditions. In Some Parks.”

Parks and Rec Master Plan and Police Diversity: Feedback Wanted

The City of Guelph is reaching out again to you, the citizens of the Royal City, for some feedback to a couple of different issues. Do you have ideas about the future of Guelph park infrastructure and its recreational programs? Do you have concerns about the diversity on the Guelph Police Service? This is for you. Continue reading “Parks and Rec Master Plan and Police Diversity: Feedback Wanted”