Yorklands Update –Heritage Conservation District Designation Meeting update and election information.

Yorklands Update –Heritage Conservation District Designation Meeting update and election information.

The presentation on the Heritage Conservation District designation was well attended and if you were unable to attend please check out the link and see the presentation for yourself.

Your comments and delegations over the past year have made a difference and the area for Part 5 and Part 4 includes our recommendations.

If you have not commented you can still send your comments until Oct 13th to the city website https://www.haveyoursay.guelph.ca/login/

The next big step for YGH will be getting support for the plan from a new city council. Please choose councillors who will support the Part V addition to the Part IV Plan.

Questions for your councillors could include:

1. Are you committed to maintaining public access to the Reformatory grounds after the Province divests itself of the property?

2. Are you committed to protecting the heritage attributes on the Reformatory grounds by establishing a cultural heritage district under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act.

Tuesday Oct 11th at 7pm: a Mayoral debate at Dublin St Church, Suffolk and Dublin .

Ward boundaries have changed. Know your ward.

Information on wards, candidates, where and how to vote is at this link on the City website: https://vote.guelph.ca/

Many of the candidates have websites linked to the Registered Candidates page.

Adam Donaldson wrote a compelling column on Guelph Today last week:

Only you can prevent voter apathy:


How can I find out more about the candidates?

Wednesday, October 12th The in-person for Wards 4, 5 & 6 from 4 pm – 6pm at 42 Carden St.

Register in advance here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/…/guelph-municipal-election…

During the registration process you will be asked if you would like to submit a question.

The Chamber of Commerce has pre-recorded Q&A sessions with mayoral and ward candidates. Those recordings are now available on their Youtube channel:

Many Guelph media outlets have published profiles of candidates and answers to questionnaires.

Guelph Today: https://www.guelphtoday.com/2022-municipal-election-news

(Keep clicking through the tabs at the bottom for more “Meet….” profiles.)

The Guelph Mercury-Tribune doesn’t have a specific election tab, but you can search candidates names for profiles on their website:


Adam Donaldson is doing an excellent job of election coverage on Guelph Politico: https://guelphpolitico.ca/

Adam has consolidated all the candidate answers to his questionnaire at this link:

You can listen to Adam’s interviews with candidates on his radio show, Open Sources Guelph: https://opensourcesguelph.com/


Election-focused podcasts will be posted shortly on the Breezy Breakfast Radio Hour: https://breezybreakfastradiohour.podbean.com/

How can I support candidates?

Candidates make enormous personal sacrifices of time, money and privacy in order to run for office. You may want to help them. Check their websites further.


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