LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for April 12, 2021

This month’s planning meeting has two big decisions. 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 12, 2021”

Sale of Parkview Motel Finalized, All That’s Left is Rezoning

Grace Gardens took another step closer to becoming a reality today with the announcement from the County of Wellington that the Welcome In Drop In Centre has completed the purchase of the Parkview Motel on Woolwich Street for its conversion to social housing. The next step will be in Guelph’s virtual council chambers on Monday when councillors will vote on whether to approve the rezoning and proceed with the establishment of supportive housing. Continue reading “Sale of Parkview Motel Finalized, All That’s Left is Rezoning”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 12 Meeting?

This month’s planning meeting will not have any new applications for council’s consideration, but there will be a couple of projects in need of a final decision from council, and they are likely going to generation from controversy. If you don’t like controversy, there’s at least a report to approve the new names for some new Guelph parks. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 12 Meeting?”

This Month at Council: Patios, No Proxies, More Supportive Housing, and Patios(!)

At Guelph city council, March came in like a lion, and it went out like a… slightly smaller lion. Since the weather was (mostly) nice, it was perhaps unsurprising that this summer’s patio program took up so much of the meeting time this month, but there were other matters covered including more planning applications, and the mid-term governance review. Here’s the council recap from March. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Patios, No Proxies, More Supportive Housing, and Patios(!)”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for March 8, 2021

It’s another busy planning meeting schedule! 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 March 8, 2021”

This Month at Council: Investing, Parkview, and Mail-In Ballots

It’s the end of another month of city council meetings, and there was a lot of ground covered with a couple of big meetings. We took one step closed to getting some supportive housing in the city, we got at least one firm decision about what the 2022 election will look like, and there was some interestingly wonkish discussion about investing policy. All in a month’s work. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Investing, Parkview, and Mail-In Ballots”

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

It’s another busy planning meeting for city council with this time only three statutory planning meetings, plus an additional bit of city planning. If you like supportive housing, high density, and the layout of employment lands in the eastern end of the city, then this is a good meeting for you, and you will definitely want to tune in, or follow along with the tweets. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 8 Meeting?”

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?”

Top 10 (Non-COVID, Non-Social Justice) Guelph News Stories of 2020

Before we literally and figuratively blow up 2020 (as depicted above), let us take a minute to remember some of the major news stories in Guelph over the last 12 months. Leaving behind the pandemic and the renewed call for social equality (both of which will be covered separately in their own pieces), let us consider the news that made this year one for the eternal annals of the City of Guelph. Continue reading “Top 10 (Non-COVID, Non-Social Justice) Guelph News Stories of 2020”