Don’t get towed in downtown Guelph
An initiative aimed at reducing alcohol-related issues in downtown Guelph during the busy back-to-school season returns Sept. 8.
It’s called Safe Semester, and it will see parts of Wyndham and Macdonell streets closed to vehicle traffic for three weekends in a row.
“With a higher volume of pedestrians downtown in September, closing the streets Thursday through Saturday allows everyone to enjoy Guelph’s downtown nightlife safely,” said a news release from the city.
Nightly closures will take place Sept. 8 to 10, Sept. 15 to 17, and Sept. 22 to 24 on Macdonell Street from the Macdonell parking lot to the West Parkade, and on Wyndham Street between Carden and Cork streets.
During the road closures, there is no parking allowed in these areas between 10 pm and 4 am
“Any cars parked on closed streets during Safe Semester will be towed at the owner’s expense,” said the release.
Accessible portable washrooms will be set up near Guelph Central Station at the east end of Carden Street.
The project is meant to “support a safe and enjoyable environment downtown for businesses, residents and students,” the release said.