Caught in Guelph Community Rallies to Help Local Gas Station
A recent thread in the Caught in Guelph (and Area) has caught the attention of many residents in Guelph. Erinn Pettipiere highlights the plight of a local gas station at 390 York Rd that is on the verge of closing down due to ongoing road construction. The post has garnered significant community support, with hundreds of reacts, comments, and shares.
The gas station, known as Global Gas, has been severely impacted by the ongoing construction on York Rd, which has been under construction for years. This road is usually bustling with traffic, making it an ideal location for a gas station. However, the prolonged construction has led to a significant decrease in customers, putting the family-owned business at risk of losing everything.
The Facebook post urged residents to keep the struggling gas station in mind when they need to fill up their tanks. The post also mentioned that the gas station offers diesel, snacks, cigarettes, and lotto tickets. It is accessible off Victoria Rd S. and is located near Lost Aviator Coffee at 404 York Rd. The community’s response has been overwhelmingly positive, with many praising the sense of unity and willingness to help a local business in need.
“Great job everyone. Our community here is amazing.” – Thai Mac
“Claim their loss from the city. They do not care what businesses are destroyed by their actions.” – Phil Tinsley
“Construction in Ontario takes ridiculously long, and there are harmful consequences to that beyond just inconvenience. Either there’s corruption, not enough competition, or city crews are dragging out projects to justify their inflated budgets.” – Justin MJ Dell
The thread serves as a testament to the strong sense of community in Guelph. It also raises questions about the impact of prolonged construction projects on local businesses and calls for accountability from city officials. As times are hard for many, the story of Global Gas serves as a reminder that small acts of kindness can make a big difference.