This Month at Council: A Growth Workshop, Supportive Housing, and a New Library

It was a very busy October at City Council, and front loaded with one of the biggest, most controversial debates of our time: the approval of the new main library. That took a lot of time and energy around the virtual horseshoe, but there was also a lot of ground covered on updating the City’s growth projections, setting aside funds for supportive housing, and, as always, a couple of controversial zoning amendments. Continue reading “This Month at Council: A Growth Workshop, Supportive Housing, and a New Library”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for October 7, 2020

Tonight, final decisions for the new main library and the South End Community Centre will be made! 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 October 7, 2020”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for October 5, 2020

It will be a very busy committee meeting to start a busy October at city council. 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 October 5, 2020”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 5 Meeting?

October’s Committee of the Whole delivers a very busy Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services agenda with two of the biggest infrastructure projects coming down in the not-too-distant future. There’s also some other City business about the sign bylaw and the external auditor, but really, we’re here to talk about the library and the rec centre. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 5 Meeting?”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 7 Meeting?

In a special Wednesday meeting, council will tackle not just one, but two of the biggest infrastructure projects being undertaken by the City of Guelph in the next few years. If you’re interested in either the new main library, or the proposed rec centre in the south end, you will definitely want to mark this date on your calendar. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 7 Meeting?”

RECAP: Small But Inquisitive Group Grills Councillors at Ward 6 Town Hall

It’s sometimes hard to get people to think about municipal politics on a warm summer night, let alone come out for a town hall, but a small group of Ward 6 constituents came out to the Clair Road Emergency Services Centre to hear from Councillors Mark MacKinnon and Karl Wettstein on a myriad of topics. Here’s what we all talked about. Continue reading “RECAP: Small But Inquisitive Group Grills Councillors at Ward 6 Town Hall”

Proposed South End Community Centre Needs 150 Square Feet and $59 Million

Progress on the South End Community Centre looks surprisingly speedy as city council was given an information report last Friday detailing the broad strokes, and some initial designs, for the City of Guelph’s next great recreational and community meeting place. It’s going to have a footprint of 150,000 square feet, and it will cost $59,130,204, but there’s still a lot of work to do before shovels are put in the ground. Continue reading “Proposed South End Community Centre Needs 150 Square Feet and $59 Million”