Baker Street workshop sets stage for vision, goals

Hi Folks… this is not in Ward 2 – but it’s about 100 ft. away, and it will have a real impact on our city. I urge you to offer your input!

Guelph, Ont., January 4, 2019 – You’re invited to attend one of two drop-in workshops on January 15 as we gather community input to help shape the sustainability vision and goals for the Baker District redevelopment project.

The workshops will run from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Canada Company Hall at River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich Street. The content for both sessions is the same, and you can drop in or leave at any point.

Come talk with City staff and members of the Windmill Development Group team about the development and One Planet Living design principles. You can also provide input into the new central library design and programming by talking with library staff and members of the Invizij Architects Inc. team.

Workshop content will be online at by January 21 for community members who can’t attend the open house.

About the project

The Baker District redevelopment is a City of Guelph project aimed at transforming the existing parking lot and properties fronting the north end of Wyndham Street into a unique mixed-use development, including new central Guelph Public Library.

The Downtown Secondary Plan envisions the district becoming a model of urban intensification that drives visitors to the downtown and encourages business to thrive within its boundaries by combining residential and commercial/institutional spaces. The project also includes public parking and an urban square.

To learn more about the Baker District redevelopment project, visit or to participate in engagement activities, visit

For more information

Martin Jewitt
Program Manager, Portfolio Development
Business Development and Enterprise
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3360


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Ward 2 Town Hall meetings start Jan.12th

Happy New Year Everyone!  OH… and don’t forget that Ward 2 is the center of New Year’s Attention as usual with Fireworks tonight at 8 in Riverside Park. ( Even if it rains ). Public Transit is Free after 7 pm too!

Rodrigo Goller and myself are looking forward to working with you this coming year. We want to connect with you regularly, and with our 2019 Budget coming right up, we’re starting January 12th at 1:30 pm at St. Patrick’s School- 391 Victoria Road. Here’s the poster with additional info. Please spread the word to your neighbours. We hope to see you there!

all the best for the coming year,

James and Rodrigo

Town Hall Ward 2 Poster2

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Curbside Waste Collection Reminder

Hi Ward Twovians:  The 2019 Curbside Waste Collection Guide should be available at all city facilities by the end of this week. Check out this website if you’d like to get the cool app that let’s you get all kinds of info fast… and you can sign up to get weekly reminders instead of doing what I do- wander down the street to see what everyone else is doing!



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Free Transit on New Year’s Eve!

Ring in 2019 with a free ride

Ride Guelph Transit for free after 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve

Are you celebrating the start of a new year with family or friends on December 31? Enjoy all the night has to offer and get home safely with Guelph Transit for free.

Starting at 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Guelph Transit will offer free rides on all of its routes. Service is also extended to accommodate partygoers with the last bus leaving Guelph Central Station at 2:15 a.m.

Thank you to Sleeman Breweries Ltd. for making the New Year’s Eve service possible through a generous, exclusive three-year partnership. In 2016, the brewery partnered with Guelph Transit to provide free public transit and to remind partygoers if they are going to drink, to not drive.

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Update on “the Deuce”

Hi folks- I’m pleased to announce that my new ward mate, Rodrigo Goller, will be sworn into office Dec 3rd. Congratulations Rodrigo. I am looking forward to working with you! He’s taken an interest in this Ward 2 Blog already, and I’m happy to report that he’ll share the duties with here to keep this site active, relevant and a little more navigable! Watch this space!  James

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Frozen Pipe Season is coming!

I hate to say it, but it’s time to prepare for winter! The pipes, the pipes are calling! This year the city has some good tips about readiness for frozen pipes. It’s worthwhile checking out their info at

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Ward 2 Councillor Candidate Debate Oct 10

this is your only chance to meet all the Ward 2 candidates before the election. Hope you can join us!Ward2debate

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