Tag Archives: Guelph Innovation District

Downtown rocks in more than one way

June 2, 2014

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The restructuring of the North American economy following the 2008 recession, coupled with broadly-felt fiscal and demographic challenges, means every infrastructure investment must optimize benefits to the community. In Guelph, our economic development strategy has been integrated into our growth strategy to do just that. Private sector investment in the downtown is a direct outcome of […]

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What say you, MPP candidates?

May 15, 2014

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It was a great visual – four local provincial political candidates standing together to protect Guelph’s water supply and expressing concern regarding the Ministry of Environment’s decision last year to grant an amended permit to take water to River Valley Developments Inc. for operation of the former Dolime quarry. Local political candidates stand together to […]

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Two important things happened last night

May 13, 2014

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Two important things happened last night. Council approved the plan for the Guelph Innovation District – an exciting vision for these lands A planner and an economic development officer jointly presented the vision to Council Why is the approval of the plan important? Getting the planning work completed for the Guelph Innovation District paves the […]

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Council’s Role and Record – Planning and Development – 2

February 19, 2012

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The report heading to committee week describes at a high level the scope of the administrative review underway: For the most part, there are four City service areas that are usually involved in responding to private business investment opportunities.  They are Economic Development (through its business attraction, retention and coordination efforts), Planning Services (through the development […]

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