MEETING NOTICE: Council Planning Meeting December 8, 2014

Council Planning Meeting

December 8, 2014  7 pm Council Chambers


1.  Application:  360 Woolwich and 15 Mont Street

2.  Application:  1511 – 1517 Gordon Street and 15 Lowes Road

3.  Application:  132 Harts Lane

4.  Decision:   144 Watson Road North

5.  Decision:  78 Starwood Drive

6.  Decision:  170-178 Elizabeth Street

7.  Decision:  781 Victoria Road South (formerly 50 Stone Road East)

8.  Decision:  1750 Gordon Street (to allow temporary real estate office/trailer)

9.  Decision:   50 Law Drive

10. Decision:  95 Couling Crescent

11.  Decision:  300 Grange Road  (extension of draft plan approval)

12.  Demolition:  2 Deerpath Drive

13.  Demolition:  151 Gordon Street.

See you there!


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EVENT: Annual ‘All Things Christmas Sale” on Saturday, November 29

Saturday, November 29th

10:00 am  to 2:30 pm

Harcourt Memorial Church, 87 Dean Ave., Guelph

Centre Pieces, Wreaths, Outdoor Arrangements, Decorations, New and Nearly New Gifts, Homemade Baked Goods and Refreshments

Live Music and Performances

Story Time by famed Story Teller Ann Estill- 11:00pm and 1:00pm


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UPCOMING EVENT: Hanlon Creek Neighbourhood Craft Night

The Hanlon Creek Neighbourhood Group is hosting a Christmas Craft Night!

Thursday, November 27th, from 6:30-7:30 pm

in the gym at Jean Little Public School, 56 Youngman Drive

It will be an evening of family fun with lots of holiday crafts, a glass of milk and cookies! (Children must be accompanied by and adult).

Thank you,
Hanlon Creek Neighbourhood Group

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Upcoming Planning Applications

The first Planning Meeting of the new City Council will take place Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers.

Development Applications include 340 Woolwich, 132 Harts Lane and 15 Lowes.

For more information on active development files, link here

Leanne and Cathy

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Revamped Ward 5 Website Coming December 1

Stayed tuned for an updated Ward 5 Guelph website on December 1!!

Councillor Leanne Piper and Councillor-Elect Cathy Downer are teaming up to revamp this site as in information portal for residents.

What would you like to see?  Add your suggestions…


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Re-Elect Leanne Piper Campaign Website

As your current councillor, I will continue to post Ward 5 related information here on this site.

If you are looking for my RE-ELECT LEANNE PIPER campaign website, please visit me over at

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Gow’s Bridge Closure Update

Frequently Asked Questions about the closure of Gow’s Bridge…

Q:  Why is the bridge closed? 

A:   The bridge is closed to vehicles as result of the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feedermain project.  This is a major infrastructure renewal project and the area under the roadway will be excavated and sewer, watermain and storm sewer replacement will occur. 

Q:  What exactly is the part that is closed?

A:   Only the section of McCrae Blvd on the NORTH side of the river is closed, technically speaking.  The bridge will remain open for south bound vehicles to exit Royal City Park and go over the bridge to Water Street.  This is a temporary reversal of the current one-way bridge traffic.

Q:  How long will the bridge be closed?

A:  The bridge and roadway will be closed until the end of November (REVISED).

Q:  Can cyclists and pedestrians use the bridge?

A:  Yes, the bridge is open so that cyclists and pedestrians can cross and then meet up with the Royal City Park trail between McCrae Blvd and Gordon Street (eastern portion of the park only).  The park trail between McCrae and Edinburgh is closed on the north side of the river.  The trail on the south side of the river is open.  

Q:   Is park access open on the north side of the river?

A:  Yes, the park access road on the north side of the river is open to pedestrians and cyclists — but only on the EAST side between McCrae and Gordon.

Q:  Where can I find further information?

A:  Go to the City website HERE for further information.

Here is a MAP of the traffic impacts.


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