The Co-op Happenings

The Co-op Happenings is a blog updating the members of the Co-op to the happenings at Wyndham Hill. 

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Hello everyone.

Just a reminder that if you get mail for someone else, you need to put it in my mailslot, inside the lobby area of the community centre, so I can deal with it. Please do not leave anyone's mail on top of the mailboxes. It could be very important and confidential. Please do not leave flyers etc at the mailboxes.

This evening I saw some food left on top of the mailboxes. I am sure this person was trying to be helpful, but unfortunately I had to throw it all out. People will not take food if they have no idea where it came from. It would be better to offer it to one of your neighbours directly. The items left tonight also leaked all over mail that was left on top of the mail boxes. It made a mess of the letters that were left on top and were stuck to the top. I am sure your intentions are good about leaving food, but I will have throw it out due to sanitary reasons .

The office will be closed until Monday Nov 2. If you have an emergency, please see Sarah in unit 11 or Laurie in unit 1. Emails and phone messages will not be answered until Monday.

Thanks everyone.


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Here is information from the City of Guelph regarding fall leave collection.

Here is the link

We have brown paper leaf bags at the lobby in the community centre. Please help yourself. Bags are picked up on the grey bin collection day. You can also rake them to the curb the weekend of Nov 14, or top up your green bin, as stated below.

Five easy ways to deal with your fall yard waste

There are five easy ways to getting rid of leaves and fall yard waste this season:

  1. Mulch leaves and leave them on the lawn for healthy grass next summer.

  2. Top up your organics (green) cart each week with leaves and other yard waste (minus grass clippings).

  3. Bag them and put them to the curb on your garbage (grey) cart collection day between October 26 – November 6.

  4. Rake them to the curb the weekend of November 14 for loose leaf collection.

  5. Drop them off at the Waste Resource Innovation Centre at 110 Dunlop Drive, for free.

For tips on how to provide nutrients to your lawn and garden visit

Smoke and CO detector testing.

The smoke detectors and CO detectors will be tested on Friday, October 23, 2020 between 9am and 5pm. I expect we will do units 1 - 22 between 9am and 1pm and units 23 - 44 between 1pm and 5:00pm. Please leave your fire extinguisher on the table or counter in your kitchen, as those get inspected as well. When workers are in your unit it is best that you stay in the living room and stay far away from where the workers are testing, due to COVID.

Please make sure all animals are safely put away as we will not be responsible for any animals that get out of the unit. Please refrain from smoking or vaping while workers are in your units. A board member or staff will attend with them, to let them in, if you are not home. A notice will be placed in your mailboxes at the office.


Please remember that voting ends at 2pm on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 for the smoke free bylaw. Please place your votes in the brass coloured mailslot beside the interior door into the community centre. We encourage everyone to vote on this very important bylaw. The votes will be counted at a zoom meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 6:00pm.


Unfortunately there is still garbage laying around the play areas, parking areas and mailboxes. We need everyone to clean up after the kids who are at or near the play areas, especially the playground.

Mail is just being dropped on the ground or left on top of the mailboxes and we have no one who will clean this up for you. Please put your mail you do not want in the blue recycle bin by that mail area. If you have mail for someone else, just put it in my brass mailslot beside the interior door to the community centre. Please do not leave mail on top of the mailboxes. I am including some picture of the problems.

There are brown leaf bags in the lobby if you want them to clean up fall leaves in your yards.

Thanks everyone, Have a great weekend.


Wyndham Hill Co-op Inc.

467 Auden Road

Guelph, Ontario

N1E 6W5

Phone : 519-767-1323

Fax : 519-763-0122