The York Road/Elizabeth Street Land Use Study

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The City has initiated a land use study (completed in May 2021) and urban design concept plan (currently underway) for the area generally bound by York Road, the CN rail line and Stevenson Street in Guelph. The land use study considers:

  • land use along York Road, Victoria Road and Stevenson Street
  • appropriate land uses along the rail corridor
  • identifying redevelopment and intensification opportunities
  • determining the suitable amount of employment lands in the study area
  • examining the mixed business and service/commercial land use designations
  • the transition between residential and non-residential uses
  • identification of cultural heritage resources and adding properties to the municipal heritage register

The study develops a coordinated approach for the future of this area and will inform Guelph’s Official Plan update.

The land use study was approved by City Council on May 10, 2021.

Learn more by reading a background report and presentation that describes the history and existing conditions of the area.

How to provide your feedback:

Opportunities to provide your feedback have closed.

We received your feedback in September 2020 and again in February 2021.



The City has initiated a land use study (completed in May 2021) and urban design concept plan (currently underway) for the area generally bound by York Road, the CN rail line and Stevenson Street in Guelph. The land use study considers:

  • land use along York Road, Victoria Road and Stevenson Street
  • appropriate land uses along the rail corridor
  • identifying redevelopment and intensification opportunities
  • determining the suitable amount of employment lands in the study area
  • examining the mixed business and service/commercial land use designations
  • the transition between residential and non-residential uses
  • identification of cultural heritage resources and adding properties to the municipal heritage register

The study develops a coordinated approach for the future of this area and will inform Guelph’s Official Plan update.

The land use study was approved by City Council on May 10, 2021.

Learn more by reading a background report and presentation that describes the history and existing conditions of the area.

How to provide your feedback:

Opportunities to provide your feedback have closed.

We received your feedback in September 2020 and again in February 2021.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The City prepared a draft land use study for the York Road/ Elizabeth Street neighbourhood and we need your feedback. Land use refers to the purpose the land serves, for example, residential, commercial, recreational or industrial. Read the draft Land Use Study.

    The study area is generally bound by York Road, the Metrolinx (CN) rail line and Stevenson Street. The land includes the York Road intensification corridor, which is planned to achieve increased densities, mixed-use and community services. 

    The majority of the area is designated as industrial land, service commercial and mixed business lands with a variety of uses including manufacturing, used car dealerships, restaurants, residential, auto repair and scrap yards. 

    The study is intended to provide a coordinated approach for the future of this area and will inform Guelph’s Official Plan update. A background report for the area also describes the history and existing conditions of the area.

    We want to hear from you about:

    • Your reactions to the draft land use study, and
    • Your suggestions for changes to the draft land use study.

    To recognize the diverse nature of this area, it has been divided into four distinct sub-areas with corresponding questions for each. We welcome feedback on all the sub-areas or just the sub-area that you are interested in.

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