This Month at Council Part 2: Three Workshops and a Park Name

In part two of our monthly recap of city council, we’re going to cover a laundry list of issues discussed at three council workshops, from parking to systemic racism to growth. And to finish things off, we will review the regular council meeting where some naming controversy was settled with a celebration of Guelph history. Continue reading “This Month at Council Part 2: Three Workshops and a Park Name”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for April 21, 2021

Here we go again about growing! 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 April 21, 2021”

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

In the final of three council workshops in a row, we come to another session that discusses the long-term growth planning and strategizing for the Royal City. Guelph’s got to grow, but are our current growth plans enough, and what kind of adjustments do we have to make to the growth plan if they’re not? Let’s dig into another workshop about Guelph’s growth! Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 21 Meeting?”

RECAP: Staff Lays Out the Potential Future for York/Elizabeth

The Ward has seen lot of changes over the years and decades, but the City of Guelph is looking towards at least one more change in the years to come. On Thursday night, City planning staff hosted a virtual town hall to give residents a run down about all the work that they’ve done so far with the new land use plan for this complicated area in Ward 1, and are inviting people to offer feedback for at least one more week. Continue reading “RECAP: Staff Lays Out the Potential Future for York/Elizabeth”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for February 8, 2021

It’s going to be a long night of planning matters. 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 February 8, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 8 Meeting?

This could be a late one. For the February planning meeting, the zoning gods have lined up four statutory meetings, two of them are already controversial, and the other two are almost likely going to attract some conflicting attention. Put your jammies on and get the hot chocolate warmed up because we just might be pulling an all-nighter. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 8 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for January 18, 2021

Council is having a workshop to educate itself on planning matters and procedure. You can click here for the 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 January 18, 2021”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 14, 2020 (Planning)

Two planning matters for the last meeting of 2020. 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 December 14, 2020 (Planning)”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 14 Planning Meeting?

In what will be the last city council meeting of 2020, the horseshoe will look at a couple of planning questions before saying “goodbye” for the holidays. On the one hand, will council save a nearly 200-year-old farmhouse in the south end? And on the other hand, is it about to get easier to build an accessory apartment to help tackle Guelph’s housing issue? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 14 Planning Meeting?”

RECAP: The City of Guelph Shares Growth Scenarios at Town Hall

The next part of public engagement on the City of Guelph’s growth strategy unfolded on Thursday night as staff and their appointed consultants talked about what kind of growth scenarios there might be in the Royal City’s future. Can we grow fast? Should we grow slow? Should we try and squeeze more people in select areas of town, or spread out that growth? If you’re looking for answers, consult the recap below. Continue reading “RECAP: The City of Guelph Shares Growth Scenarios at Town Hall”