Mayor calls special council meeting to try to ‘save’ Guelph’s restaurant district

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The downtown establishments’ proposal to extend it beyond Monday was rejected by city staff

Mayor Cam Guthrie called a special Guelph City Council meeting on Monday to try to save the downtown dining district.The special car-free zone around the Macdonell Street / Wyndham Street intersection is expected to end on Monday. Members of the dining district said Thursday that attempts to expand the district were rejected by city staff.

At 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, the mayor tweeted the following:

“I called a special #Guelph City Council meeting for this Monday September 21 at 6pm, specifically to have a council vote to save the #DiningDistrict and patio opportunities at @DowntownGuelph. Who is with me?”

Earlier today, the mayor retweeted media reports of Thursday’s developments and tweeted “Not Under My Watch” regarding staff’s refusal to expand it further.

Monday’s video board meeting starts at 6 p.m.

Delegations will be authorized.



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