Special Meeting about the Speedvale Bridge Underpass project tomorrow ( thursday)

Hi folks…. Thursday evening the 13th ( tomorrow )– in the Marg Mackinnon Rm just off the Galleria on the main floor of City hall, there is a special drop-in presentation about the possibilities for a pedestrian and cycling underpass along the Speed River under the Speedvale bridge near Woolwich. Come and learn and have you say! I’ll see you there

james

 

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Guelph Transit gearing up for September

 

Minor stop and schedule adjustments to routes 3, 17, 18 and 41

Guelph, Ont., August 23, 2018 – There’s a flurry of activity happening behind the scenes at Guelph Transit to get ready for September, as residents and students return from summer vacation.

“As part of our ongoing effort to improve the service for riders, we’re training 11 new drivers and making some minor adjustments to schedules,” says Robin Gerus, interim general manager at Guelph Transit. “Look for the changes to take effect on September 4.”

In addition to the new drivers, who are expected to hit the road next month, adjustments are being made to three bus schedules and one bus route.

· Route 3 Westmount: Monday to Friday, every 30 minutes 5:45–7:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.–12:15 a.m.; and every 20 minutes 7:15 a.m.–6:15 p.m.

· Routes 17 Woodlawn Watson and 18 Watson Woodlawn: minor tweaks to schedule

· Route 41 Downtown-University Express: relocating route based on transit operators’ recommendation and the ongoing Wilson Street parkade construction. Bus turns right on Wellington Street at Gordon Street (no longer goes north on Norfolk Street); new stop added at Wellington at Gordon eastbound; and stop removed at Gordon at Nottingham northbound

For students attending or returning to the University of Guelph this fall, service resumes on the university routes as of September 4.

Route schedules and trip planning can be found at guelphtransit.ca. Printed route schedules and maps are available at City Hall, Guelph Civic Museum, Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, West End Community Centre and the Victoria Road Recreation Centre.

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Something to watch for in Riverside Park

thanks to OPIRG and the City, with some provincial funding, Riverside Park, the jewel of Ward 2 has this helpful sign. Those derned geese sometimes make parts of our park a little less than jewel-like. This will help a bit geesesign in Riverside.JPG

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Victor Davis Pool closing for repairs

Hi folks… It’s not in our Ward, but it’s just next door and I know a lot of Twovians use this great facility…. Closed for about 3 weeks for repairs.

Here’s the scoop:

 

The Victor Davis Pool at Victoria Road Recreation Centre is closing for tile repairs to the pool deck, starting September 4. The work is expected to be done by September 23.

The repair work, covered under warranty and planned for as part of the facility’s annual maintenance, will address deficiencies with the grout and deck tiles that connect with the coving—the curved surface around the pool.

During the closure, patrons can still access the arena and community rooms. Recreational and fitness swims are available at Centennial Pool and West End Community Centre.

Fall swimming lessons will begin September 30 at all City indoor pools. Registration day is Wednesday, August 29 at 7:30 a.m.

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Take a free shuttle to the Guelph Farmers’ Market

It’s been frustrating for market patrons to find their way there with all the construction on Wilson Street…. here’s a temporary solution that hopefully helps! James

 

Guelph, Ont., July 26, 2018– The Guelph Farmers’ Market is offering a free shuttle service for market customers to get to and from downtown parking lots starting July 28.

“We know the unexpected closure of the Wilson Street sidewalk affects access to the Guelph Farmers’ Market,” says Stacey Dunnigan, manager of Culture and Tourism. “This shuttle will help customers get to the market from any lot downtown.”

The temporary shuttle will be available on Saturday’s until September 1, 2018 from 8 a.m. to noon on a 30-minute schedule. The last pick up from the market will leave at noon. The shuttle will travel to the entrances of the six downtown parking lots:

· Guelph Farmers’ Market, rear lot at Freshfield Street
· Baker Street parking lot, Chapel Lane
· Macdonell Street parking lot
· East Parkade
· Elizabeth Street parking lot
· Neeve Street parking lot
· Fountain Street parking lot

The shuttle holds 16 people and is run by Red Car Service of Guelph.

Weekday downtown parking shuttle

A downtown shuttle runs from the Elizabeth Street parking lot to the Macdonell Street entrance of the Old Quebec Shoppes Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This shuttle will operate until the West Parkade is reopened. For more information about this shuttle and where to park downtown, visit guelph.ca/parking.

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Fencing around Goldie Mill expanded for structural safety

Of particular interest to Ward Twovians in the South-West corner of our lovely ward:

Repairs to stone ruins and chimney to begin this summer

Guelph, Ont., July 25, 2018 – The City of Guelph is expanding the fenced-off section around the Goldie Mill ruins to address structural concerns identified in an independent engineering report.

Fencing will be expanded to reach about 1.52 metres from the base of the ruins on three sides. The recreational trail will remain open although it may be narrowed at some points.

Repairs to the ruins will include work on the stone walls, horizontal supports and a window as well as work to the top of the chimney. This work is unrelated to the environmental testing and soil remediation work already underway on the site.

The repairs will begin this summer and are expected to be completed by the end of the year, weather permitting.

Earlier this month the City contracted an engineering consultant to complete a condition assessment of the ruins. The assessment identified a number of needed repairs in order to maintain the historic site and to protect people walking in and around the ruins.

Resources

For more information

Jean Starchuk
Project Manager, Facilities Renewal, Facilities Management
519-822-1260 extension 2759
jean.starchuk@guelph.ca

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Celebrate John Galt Day at Market Square on August 4

 

A great family event coming up-

Guelph, Ont., July 23, 2018 – Over the Civic long weekend, on Saturday, August 4, the City will host its annual John Galt Day festivities featuring free activities and family-friendly entertainment in Guelph’s Market Square.

“John Galt Day is a true community celebration,” says Bill Nuhn, manager of Theatres and Civic Events for the City. “We invite the community to join in the festivities and celebrate our great city!”

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the City invites the public to experience:

· Comedy and tricks by Bob Cates, the Canadian juggling champion
· Aerial theatrics by Theatre Arcturus
· KIAM, this year’s Artist in Residence team
· Face painting by Cleo the Clown and her Painting Pals
· T-shirt printing by Jeff Mann of TREAD ON IT! (bring an old t-shirt to print!)

Community members can splash in the Market Square water feature and refill their water bottles at the Water Wagon. Guelph Museums will celebrate John Galt Day with activities and free admission to the museum.
About John Galt

John Galt was a prominent Scottish novelist who founded Guelph in 1827. Galt built an attractive town using a radial design, much like the spokes of a fan. This design for Guelph was innovative in comparison to the gridiron plan of most cities of the time.

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