Baker Street Reconstruction

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Consultation has concluded

This summer, we’re replacing aging underground pipes and sewers on Baker Street, Chapel, and Park Lanes to ensure our downtown is future-ready. When the underground work is complete, we’ll reconstruct the roads and add new streetlights, accessible sidewalks, benches, bicycle racks, and street trees to the area.

In advance of this work, we’re hosting a second virtual open house to present plans and the design concept for construction on Baker Street between Quebec Street and Woolwich Street, and on Chapel and Park Lanes. Work includes replacing water and sewer mains and redesigning Baker Street in line with the Downtown Streetscape Manual for the Baker District redevelopment.

Virtual open house documents

  • View the virtual open house presentation for a project overview
  • View the detailed design drawings for more specific detail about the design of Baker Street, Chapel, and Park Lanes
  • View the project information package for details about what to expect during construction
  • Provide comments, feedback, and questions to City staff. Add a comment by clicking on the comment tab below and to ask a question click on the question tab. We will answer your questions within 3 business days.

If you would like to remain informed about this project and future meetings, please register on HaveYourSay.Guelph.ca and subscribe using the "stay informed" link on the right side of this page.

Construction is planned for the summer of 2022

Baker Street will change from being a one-way road between Chapel Lane and Woolwich Street to a full, two-way road. The intersection of Baker Street and Woolwich Street will be redesigned and include new traffic signals.

Construction is expected to begin in summer 2022 and finish in fall 2024. The project is being phased to accommodate archaeological clearances, temporary and permanent utility relocations, and the Baker District redevelopment.


An aerial map of the reconstruction and redesign area. At the top of the map Eramosa Road meets Woolich Street and at the bottom of the map Baker Street meets Quebec Street. . A dotted line shows the area of reconstruction from Woolwich Street to Baker Street and Park Lane and Chapel Lane sourrounding the Baker Street parking facility. Baker Street reconstruction area map


This summer, we’re replacing aging underground pipes and sewers on Baker Street, Chapel, and Park Lanes to ensure our downtown is future-ready. When the underground work is complete, we’ll reconstruct the roads and add new streetlights, accessible sidewalks, benches, bicycle racks, and street trees to the area.

In advance of this work, we’re hosting a second virtual open house to present plans and the design concept for construction on Baker Street between Quebec Street and Woolwich Street, and on Chapel and Park Lanes. Work includes replacing water and sewer mains and redesigning Baker Street in line with the Downtown Streetscape Manual for the Baker District redevelopment.

Virtual open house documents

  • View the virtual open house presentation for a project overview
  • View the detailed design drawings for more specific detail about the design of Baker Street, Chapel, and Park Lanes
  • View the project information package for details about what to expect during construction
  • Provide comments, feedback, and questions to City staff. Add a comment by clicking on the comment tab below and to ask a question click on the question tab. We will answer your questions within 3 business days.

If you would like to remain informed about this project and future meetings, please register on HaveYourSay.Guelph.ca and subscribe using the "stay informed" link on the right side of this page.

Construction is planned for the summer of 2022

Baker Street will change from being a one-way road between Chapel Lane and Woolwich Street to a full, two-way road. The intersection of Baker Street and Woolwich Street will be redesigned and include new traffic signals.

Construction is expected to begin in summer 2022 and finish in fall 2024. The project is being phased to accommodate archaeological clearances, temporary and permanent utility relocations, and the Baker District redevelopment.


An aerial map of the reconstruction and redesign area. At the top of the map Eramosa Road meets Woolich Street and at the bottom of the map Baker Street meets Quebec Street. . A dotted line shows the area of reconstruction from Woolwich Street to Baker Street and Park Lane and Chapel Lane sourrounding the Baker Street parking facility. Baker Street reconstruction area map


Provide your comments

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The plans for upgrades to the roads to include two way traffic and on street parking, as well as attractive and accessible sidewalks and bike racks makes sense. I have no specific comments on the plan as a regular user of these streets as I move through the downtown core. This should make the area more easy to navigate.

It would be helpful if the lights at Woolwich and Eramosa are timed to complement traffic flow at the proposed signal at Baker and Woolwich to ensure consistent movement and avoid backups. This could rapidly become a nightmare, especially with the not very well marked trail crossing at the rail tracks close to there on the other side of Woolwich.
I continue to have significant concerns about the proposed building on the Baker street lot, the library in particular, but that seems to be out of scope for this consultation.

cmcelwain 3 months ago