CITY PAGES: Fast Trains, Loose Leafs, Lots of Road Work

The City of Guelph, and it’s various partners and agencies, put out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Fast Trains, Loose Leafs, Lots of Road Work”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 25 Meeting?

One last meeting before the end of the month as council will be asked to approve the slate of decisions already made at Committee of the Whole, and there will be at least two other matters that require council’s attention. First, some small changes to a prominent Guelph board of directors, and second, council will be asked to approve some money for the development of affordable housing. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 25 Meeting?”

Local Leaders Share Thoughts on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today is the first ever National Day of Reconciliation, and there were a number of activities around Guelph to mark the day. Many local politicians have also marked the day by making special statements,  wearing orange shirts, and speaking to the need to address long-standing Indigenous issues that come from centuries of systemic racism and genocide. Here are some official statements from local leaders and all levels of government. Continue reading “Local Leaders Share Thoughts on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation”

RECAP: Questions and More Questions about 65 Delhi Project

On Tuesday night, Ward 2 City Councillors Rodrigo Goller and James Gordon hosted their latest virtual town hall with a specific focus on Wellington County’s proposed transitional housing project at 65 Delhi Street. County staff were on hand to present information and talk about the many challenges and advantages of the project, as well as offering answers to questions posed from some very curious local residents. Let’s got to the recap… Continue reading “RECAP: Questions and More Questions about 65 Delhi Project”

Wellington County Quickly Moves Dolime Annex to Next Phase

The annexation of the Dolime Quarry property, and is potential future as a residential neighbourhood in Guelph, took a couple of steps forward this week after two public meetings. From the council in Guelph/Eramosa Township to the council at Wellington County, the annexation has moved closer to being a done deal, and, it seems, without much public opposition. Continue reading “Wellington County Quickly Moves Dolime Annex to Next Phase”

Wellington County Denounces “Disturbing” TikTok Video

The cold-blooded attack on a Muslim family in London, Ontario has released an outpouring of love and support for Muslim friends and neighbours across the province, but it has also released a new wave of hate that’s not dissimilar to what caused the Afzaal and Salman family to be targeted in the first plan. The latest example comes from the nearby town of Harriston, and has prompted a swift denouncement from local leaders. Continue reading “Wellington County Denounces “Disturbing” TikTok Video”

City Moves to Absorb Quarry Site, and Ask for MZO to Do It

It’s not going to be a lazy summer at Guelph City Council as the next several weeks they, along with the Township of Guelph/Eramosa and the County of Wellington, will determine the fate of an issue that ties all three governments together. Guelph is ready to absorb the site of the Dolime Quarry and make it a part of the city proper, but there’s an obstacle course of meetings they have to run through to make it happen. Continue reading “City Moves to Absorb Quarry Site, and Ask for MZO to Do It”

Smart Cities Office Gets $5 Million Boost to Spread the Innovation

Innovation pays. At least that seems to be lesson from Friday morning’s announcement with Guelph’s Member of Parliament, the Mayor of Guelph, the Chief Administrative Officer, the Warden for Wellington County and the Smart Cities office. The Federal government opened its wallet this morning to give the Smart Cities office at additional $5 million to further their efforts to build a circular food economy and fund new sustainability initiatives. Continue reading “Smart Cities Office Gets $5 Million Boost to Spread the Innovation”

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 PAGES: Public Health Scams, New Arts Hub, and Paramedic Money

The City of Guelph puts out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Public Health Scams, New Arts Hub, and Paramedic Money”