Metrolinx Won’t Be Offering Anymore Discounts on Transfers Come April

If you’ve been enjoying the cost benefits of using your Presto card to transfer from the GO Train to the TTC, you’re going to have to make up that extra cost per trip starting April 1. Metrolinx has announced that the Discounted Double Fare program will be ending on March 31, when the multi-year agreement between the Province of Ontario and GO Transit’s parent company expires. Continue reading “Metrolinx Won’t Be Offering Anymore Discounts on Transfers Come April”

New City Engineer Takes Over for Promoted Dedman

A key vacancy in City Hall’s senior management has been filled after a year long game of music chairs among the ranks. A few months ago, Kealy Dedman made the move to becoming Deputy CAO of Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services, which left her old position, City Engineer, vacant. But now Guelph’s got a new engineer. Continue reading “New City Engineer Takes Over for Promoted Dedman”

Guelphites Pretty Satisfied With Life in the Royal City, Says Survey

Almost nine out of ten Guelph citizens are satisfied with the delivery of City services, and nine-and-a-half out of 10 rate the quality of life in the Royal City as good or very good according to a new Citizen Satisfaction survey done by the City of Guelph. Continue reading “Guelphites Pretty Satisfied With Life in the Royal City, Says Survey”

Clark Cancels Amalgamation Talk, Announces New Money for Cities

After months of work getting feedback on the efficiencies and usefulness of two-tier regional governments, and just weeks after receiving the report, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark announced at an AMO Meeting in London today that amalgamation will not be forced on Ontario municipalities. Continue reading “Clark Cancels Amalgamation Talk, Announces New Money for Cities”

Wilson Street, and the Parkade, Will Re-Open By the End of the Month

Downtown Guelph is just a weeks away from getting more parking spaces. After months of construction efforts, and years of waiting, the new Market Parkade on Wilson Street will official open on October 26 with festivities fit for the whole family, along with the reveal of  some City-sanctioned artwork. Continue reading “Wilson Street, and the Parkade, Will Re-Open By the End of the Month”

City Wants Feedback on Reloadable Fair Card

Coming soon to a Guelph Transit bus near you, a reloadable transit pass. The cards will function in the same way as the Metrolinx Presto Cards, but there are still so many unanswered questions that the City of Guelph would like to you to help them answer. Continue reading “City Wants Feedback on Reloadable Fair Card”

WiFi Access Coming to GO Transit Vehicles in 2020

A lot of GO Transit news is about schedule and frequencies, but a new announcement from the Government of Ontario Wednesday morning was about the ride itself. Starting next year, GO Transit riders will be able to connect their devices to wifi while on their commutes, as Metrolinx is working to turn all 1,475 of their vehicles into hot spots. Continue reading “WiFi Access Coming to GO Transit Vehicles in 2020”

New Routes, Done Routes, and Other Changes Coming to Guelph Transit

If it’s September, that means it’s time for some changes to your local public transit system. The City of Guelph and Guelph Transit have announced some changes coming this fall to a couple of different transit routes, and that means saying goodbye to a couple of runs, and hello to a brand new one. Continue reading “New Routes, Done Routes, and Other Changes Coming to Guelph Transit”

Expanded GO Train Service Coming to Guelph this Fall

Although it’s not the two-way, all-day GO Train service that the region’s been asking for over the last decade, the Government of Ontario announced that GO Train service will be expanding again in time for the new school year. Continue reading “Expanded GO Train Service Coming to Guelph this Fall”

S&P Extends AA+ Credit Rating For a Seventh Year

A prime indicator for the financial health of the Corporation of the City of Guelph, Standards & Poors has affirmed its AA+ credit rating for the City for a seventh straight year while adding that the outlook is still stable. Continue reading “S&P Extends AA+ Credit Rating For a Seventh Year”