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OPINION: Road Diets and Reducing Car(b)s

Council will soon deliberate on how to paint the lines on Speedvale Avenue East.  It is down to two options that are being bantered about, as follows: 1.  Traditional Configuration:  four lanes of car traffic, no centre turn lane, no … Continue reading

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Guelph Transit Challenge – Week One Reflections

The first week of the Guelph Transit (GT) Challenge is over!  Here is my progress report and observations: Progress: Despite temptation, I have not used my car, asked for a ride or accepted a ride in a car.  I am … Continue reading

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OPINION: Grow “Up” and Grow “Out”

As a growing city, we have had several community dialogues over the years to address the question “how do we grow responsibly?”   Guelph was well ahead of its time when we initiated SmartGuelph before the Province had legislated Places to … Continue reading

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FAQ: What is the Threshold for Snow Ploughing on Residential Streets?

QUESTION:  What is the threshold for the amount of snowfall to trigger ploughing on residential streets? ANSWER:  The Council-approved policy to trigger ploughing on residential streets is 10 cm (cumulative).  Our Public Works staff monitor snowfall throughout the city, but … Continue reading

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Zoning Application for 171 Kortright Road West (former St. Matthias Church) Available Online

The Zoning By-law amendment application for 171 Kortright Road West (the former St. Matthias Anglican Church) on the corner of Kortright Road West and Edinburgh Road South was deemed complete on December 22, 2014 and is now available to for … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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