Hugh Guthrie Park Design Concepts

This spring, University of Guelph Landscape Architecture students tackled a redesign of Hugh Guthrie Park (Edinburgh Rd. and Municipal St.) as part of their course work. Councillor Lise Burcher brought along their artwork to the Annual General Meeting of the neighbourhood association last evening.

To view the design concepts, visit

Join Us on Jane’s Walk

Join Councillor Lise Burcher and Leanne Piper on a tour of the historic Brookly and Old University Neighbourhood – one of many Jane’s Walk opportunities this weekend.

Date: Sunday, May 5

Start time: 10 am

Meet at the Boathouse on Gordon Street

For a complete schedule of Jane’s Walks throughout the City, go to:

See you there

Overnight On Street Parking Pilot Project

Council has approved a Pilot Project to allow on street overnight (2:00 am – 6:00 am). The pilot project will run from May 1 to November 1, when staff will report back on their findings (complaints, impediments, service issues, cost implications, etc.)

I believe Ward 5 will have some area-specific issues related to overnight parking issues. Namely, there are many lodging houses in the ward with inadequate parking for tenants.

Although I voted against the pilot project, I understand that the majority of Council are willing to give it a try. That’s democracy. We need public input to be able to assess (positively or negatively) the impact of the pilot project. If you have questions or concerns, please share your experience:


Phone: 519-836-PARK