RECAP: Ward 5 Town Hall Covers Traffic, Train and Drive Thru Concerns

The above picture is from a time when these sorts of town halls happened in-person, but not for the first time, this town hall was held on Zoom. On Wednesday night, Ward 5 Councillors Leanne Caron and Cathy Downer talked to constituents about traffic issues in the ward and other updates including recent developments and the ward boundary review. Check out the recap of the live coverage below. Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 5 Town Hall Covers Traffic, Train and Drive Thru Concerns”

This Month at Council Part 1: Committee of the Whole and Grace Gardens Approved

Due to the exceptionally busy council calendar this past month, we’ve had to split April’s recap into two parts. In part one, we will recap what happened at a very busy and complex committee meeting, and then at the planning there was a somewhat confusing matter about the Naming Committee and the final approval of a long-gestating housing project. Continue reading “This Month at Council Part 1: Committee of the Whole and Grace Gardens Approved”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for April 26, 2021

The month at council comes to end with some bits of unfinished business. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here (and 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 26, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 26 Meeting?

We have come to the end of the month, and that means it’s time for the regular council meeting. In this meeting, there will not only be decisions to ratify from the Committee of the Whole meeting, but there’s still one more vote to take that was held over from this month’s planning meeting as well. On top that, there’s a couple of closed meeting items, and some provincial funds to allocate. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 26 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for April 6, 2021

Money matters, provincial policy and traffic are on the agenda at this month’s committee meeting. 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 April 6, 2021”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 6 Meeting?

April’s Committee of the Whole meeting will cover some long-term money matters from the Corporate Services agenda, and some insights into staff’s thoughts on new traffic measures, plus the Province’s plans to expand the Greenbelt under Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 6 Meeting?”

New Safety Regs Forcing Closure of Dublin Street Rail Crossing

In a move that’s definitely going to have a big impact on area traffic around the downtown core, the City of Guelph has announced that the railway crossing at Dublin and Kent Streets will be closed to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. New regulations from the Railway Safety Act of 2019 means that this crossing no longer meets Transport Canada’s standards for what’s safe and appropriate for a street-level crossing. Continue reading “New Safety Regs Forcing Closure of Dublin Street Rail Crossing”

Niska Road Days Away From Reopening as City Official Cut the Ribbon

Where once there was one, now there’s two. The new two-lane Niska Road Bridge is almost ready to receive cars, cyclists and pedestrians, and the City of Guelph marked the occasion with a special ribbon cutting and the announcement that traffic will start rolling over the bridge again soon. Continue reading “Niska Road Days Away From Reopening as City Official Cut the Ribbon”

Protected Bike Lane Project Offers a Taste of the Future

If you’ve noticed the metal waves along the side of the road on Woolwich Street, then you may have already been a part of the City’s grand experiment in complete roads. For the next week, Woolwich Street will be an example of a “complete street,” what the City’s planners are calling a safe, accessible and sustainable road design that could literally pave the way to the future. Continue reading “Protected Bike Lane Project Offers a Taste of the Future”

Guelph Police Says Collisions Up for the First Quarter of 2019

The first three months of 2019 has seen an increase in the number of collisions on area roads, according to the Guelph Police Service. In January, February and March of 2019, there were 846 vehicle collisions reported to the Police, and increase of 55 from the same period in 2018. Continue reading “Guelph Police Says Collisions Up for the First Quarter of 2019”