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City Released More Information About Transit Lockout

Web posted on July 22, 2014

Guelph, ON, The City of Guelph is sharing information regarding a picket line protocol, downtown parking and refund location hours.

Picket line protocol
City of Guelph representatives met with the ATU Local 1189 executive and Guelph Police Services to agree on a picket line protocol, which includes picket line locations and rules and expectations to govern picket line conduct. The City and ATU agree to act in a respectful and responsible manner throughout the lockout.

Picketing will be limited to three locations: City Hall, Guelph Central Station and the Guelph Transit offices.

Parking at City facilities
There has been no impact to the City's public parking facilities after the first day of the transit lockout. The hundreds of hourly parking users and 1,400 monthly pass holders can use the facilities as they would normally.

Facility hours for bus pass refunds
Starting Wednesday, July 23, refunds to Guelph Transit bus passes are being offered at City Hall, Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, Victoria Road Recreation Centre and West End Community Centre.

The hours for refunds at the four sites will vary to provide opportunities to match the availability of Guelph Transit bus pass holders.

LocationWed July 23Thu July 24Fri July 25Sat July 26Sun July 27
City Hall8:30 am 7 pm8:30 am 7 pm8:30 am 4 pm10 am 3 pmnot available
West End7 am 8 pm7 am 8 pm7 am 8 pm8 am 4 pm8 am 4 pm
Victoria Road8:30 am 4 pm8:30 am 4 pm8:30 am 4 pmnot availablenot available
Evergreen8:30 am 4 pm8:30 am 4 pm8:30 am 4 pmnot availablenot available

For updates, frequently asked questions and transportation alternatives, please visit

For information about ATU negotiations, please visit