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Bone fragments found during dig at the Baker and Wyndham Street parking lots

Now known as the Baker and Wyndham Street parking lots, the area was previously the site of an all-faith cemetery from 1827 to 1853
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Construction equipment sits idle in the Baker and Wyndham Street parking lots on Friday afternoon.

Bone fragments from a grave have been found at the Baker and Wyndham Street parking lots during the ongoing archaeological clearance required before construction of the Baker District redevelopment can begin next spring.

Archaeological consultants will be exhuming bone fragments, explains a city news release, which adds the city is following an established process for managing discoveries of human remains including notification to appropriate agencies such as Guelph Police Services, partner Indigenous governments and provincial ministries.

The city will share public updates on progress and discoveries of remains every two weeks until the work is complete.

Once the archaeological clearance work is done, all remains found during the excavation will be documented and reinterred at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Used as a cemetery for 26 years, the triangular block that is the currently Baker Street municipal parking lot was the site of an all-faith cemetery from 1827 to 1853.