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Mayors of Ontario’s largest urban cities want to hear from provincial candidates

May 15, 2014

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The Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario has invited each of the three Ontario party leaders to attend a special meeting in Brampton on May 23.  During the 2014 Provincial election, LUMCO’s focus is on three key issues: Gridlock and the need for investment in transit and transportation systems Rising costs of emergency services Job […]

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Full-Day, Two-Way GO Train Service Between Waterloo Region and the Greater Toronto Area

March 18, 2014

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Read the press release here. I am thrilled that the significant advocacy that Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph have undertaken over the past few months, including the development of a business case for full-day, two way GO Train service, has been successful. The Province’s commitment to increased service over the short-term is important and welcome. But […]

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Inside Guelph: Meetings with Provincial Ministers

September 9, 2013

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Mayor Farbridge talks about successful meetings with Provincial Ministers at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference held last month in Ottawa and students starting school in Guelph.  

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Great outcomes at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference

August 29, 2013

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Last week, I attended the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference held in Ottawa, August 18-21, 2013. We had several successful meetings. Together with representatives from neighbouring cities (Mayors, Wardens, Regional Chair and Councillors), we met Transportation Minister, Glen Murray. Our request was simple. We need to improve the transportation network in our region […]

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Mayor Farbridge and mayors from neighbouring cities to pitch joint transportation plan

August 23, 2013

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This week, Mayor Farbridge and other heads of Council or their representatives met Minister Glen Murray to discuss the fast-tracking of an integrated regional transportation initiative. Learn more here:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/story/2013/08/22/guelph-mayor-farbridge-transporation-issues.html.  

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We want to hear from you!

April 25, 2013

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 Guelph Transit will be installing a number of bus shelters in 2013 and we’d like you to help choose the locations. From now until May 17, you can submit your shelter location suggestions to Guelph Transit online.  Our staff will be at various City facilities in May answering questions and taking suggestions for new shelter locations […]

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Cut my commute

March 7, 2013

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One of the issues raised during consultations for the Community Wellbeing Initiative was to reduce commute times and to promote living and working in community.  I couldn’t agree more. Long commutes can be frustrating. Gridlock is estimated to cost the Canadian economy $10 billion a year. In this regard, I encourage you to join the […]

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Buses roll from new location

May 14, 2012

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Guelph Transit marks Remembrance Day

November 9, 2011

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Guelph Transit will join the community in honouring veterans on Remembrance Day by bringing all buses to a safe stop at 11 a.m. for two minutes of silence. Riders will also notice hand-drawn Remembrance Day posters on all buses, provided by students from June Avenue Public School and Isaac Brock Public School. In Guelph, the Royal […]

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Community agencies pull together to aid fire victims

October 6, 2011

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Two recent fires in downtown Guelph have shown how, in a time of crisis, community agencies pull together to help. Residents of the affected buildings on Paisley Street and Gordon Street have been supported by a long list of agencies working together: Guelph-Wellington Red Cross, Victim Services Wellington, Wellington County Ontario Works, Guelph Fire and Emergency Services, […]

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