The City of Guelph continues to address sinkholes in Goldie Mill Park near the old ruins, and now environmental tests will be carried out at the site.
The City, with support of the Grand River Conservation Authority, is closing an additional section of GRCA owned land near the ruins.
Both the city and the GRCA will conduct tests in the park and adjacent areas after past testing revealed chemicals in the soil may pose health risks.
The city says it will have a better idea on the costs and how to handle the sinkholes when the tests are complete. Analysis on the city’s portion of the site is expected to cost around 20-thousand dollars.
The City says the closure is to ensure the health and safety of the public and its employees.
The GRCA and the City will provide updates as they become available.