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Guelph-Eramosa hosts public meeting for proposed glass plant

Conceptual site plan for proposed Xinyi Canada Glass Ltd. float glass plant in Guelph-Eramosa.

Guelph-Eramosa hosts public meeting for proposed glass plant

by Jaime Myslik

MARDEN - Over 100 peopled packed into the Marden Community Centre hall on May 9 for a public meeting about a proposed glass plant in Guelph-Eramosa Township.

Xinyi Canada Class Limited is proposing a two million square foot float glass plant at 5081 Wellington Road 32 at the southwest corner of the township.

On April 9 the company applied for a zoning bylaw amendment to:

- permit accessory dwelling units on the site:

- permit a parking rate of one space per 900 square metres of manufacturing warehouse and 0.5 spaces per dwelling unit rather than one space per 90 square metres for industrial use and one space per 200 square metres for warehouse use;

- not require loading spaces;

- increase the main building height from 15m to 22.5m; and

- increase maximum lot coverage from 40 per cent to 50%.

Many in the crowd at the public meeting voiced their concerns about the proposed float glass plant. There was standing room only for the meeting.

Mayor Chris White said the township would be holding another public meeting before any decision is made on the zoning bylaw amendment so that everyone has sufficient time to review the application.

For more information about the Xinyi Canada Glass Ltd. proposal and application visit

Watch for a full story about the public meeting in next week’s Wellington Advertiser.


May 11, 2018


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