Guelph Quicksheet

Invest in Guelph (pronounced gwelf) 2016 Quicksheet

 

Demographics

  • Country: Canada
  • Province: Ontario
  • Population (city): 121,688
  • Population (CMA): 141,097
  • Labour force: 94,300
  • Unemployment rate: 4.3%
  • Average household income: $83,047
  • Average price detached home: $396,552
  • Average price 2 bed condo: $217,328

Population growth

1991 – 87,976
1996 – 95,821
2001 – 106,170
2006 – 114,943
2011 – 121,688
2031 (projected) – 169,000

Source: Statistics Canada, 2011

Educational Institutes within 60 km

Institution Students Annual graduates
University of Guelph 23,500 5,000
Conestoga College 45,000 4,000
University of Waterloo 30,000 7,800
Wilfrid Laurier University 18,500 4,300
High schools (public funded) N/A 1,600

Growth sectors – Size comparison by number of jobs

Sector Number of jobs
Professional, Scientific and Technical 37,939
Advanced Manufacturing 22,867
RETAIL AND SERVICE 11,739
AGRI-INNOVATION 8,917
Sector Number of jobs
Culture and entertainment 7,146
Distribution, warehousing and wholesale 6,286
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 2,572
CLEAN TECHNOLOGY 1,436

Source: EMSI Analyst, 2015

 

Tax rates

Rate Industrial Commercial Residential
City rate 2.32% 1.94% 1.05%
Education rate 1.50% 1.33% 0.19%
Total rate 3.82% 3.27% 1.24%

Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundredth percent.
Source: City of Guelph, Taxation and Revenue, March 31, 2015–April 1, 2016

 

Municipal costs

Development charges

Industrial, Commercial and Institutional

  • $9.39 per square foot
  • $101.02 per square metre

Source: City of Guelph, Finance Dept., March 2, 2016–March 1, 2017

Building permit fees (new build)

Source: City of Guelph, Building Services, June 1, 2015-May 31, 2017

Type per square foot Per square metre
Residential $1.25 $13.46
Hotel/motel $1.97 $21.21
Office buildings (finished) $1.97 $21.21
Industrial/ warehouse $0.87 $9.36
Retail (finished) $1.39 $14.96

Site plan fees

Source: City of Guelph, Building Department, 2016

Type per square foot Per square metre
Commercial, office and institutional $0.22 $2.41
Industrial $0.14 $1.49
Residential $121.04/unit $121.04/unit

All calculations are for gross floor area. Minimum site plan charge $300 (excludes residential)

Water and wastewater

Source: City of Guelph, Water Services, January 1 – December 31, 2016

Rate per cubic metre Per day
Water $1.59 $0.26
Wastewater $1.73 $0.32

Transportation

Road

  • 401 Freeway (5 minutes south)
  • Highway 6 North
  • Highway 7

Airports

  • Pearson, Toronto: 1 hour
  • Hamilton: 1 hour
  • Waterloo: 20 minutes

Rail

  • Guelph Junction Railway
  • Canadian National Railway
  • Canadian Pacific Railway

Port

  • Toronto: 1 hour
  • Hamilton: 1 hour

Commuter Transport

  • Close to Highway 401
  • Greyhound
  • VIA rail
  • GO bus and train

 

Utilities

Electricity

Monthly service charge (per 30 days)
as at May 1, 2016
Service class As of january 1, 2016
Service class 50-999 kW  173.23
Service class 1,000-5,000 kW  513.67
Service class > 5,000 kW  925.35
Distribution charge
Service class ¢ per kW
Service class 50-999 kW 3.7399
Service class 1,000–5,000 kW 4.2579
Service class > 5,000 kW 2.6830
Wholesale market and debt retirement charges 0.0130 ¢ per kWh
Transmission Related Charges 6.2543 ¢ per kW
Global Adjustment IESO–monthly per kWh
Electricity Commodity Charges HOEP–hourly per kWh

Rates are subject to change. Refer to guelphhydro.com for current rates.
Visit ieso.ca for information on global adjustment and hourly electricity rates.

Union Gas (M2 Rates)

Monthly charge: $70.00

Delivery charge

    • first 1,000 m3: 3.5586 ¢/m3
    • next 6,000 m3: 3.4919 ¢/m3
    • next 13,000 m3: 3.3276 ¢/m3
    • over 20,000 m3: 3.0868 ¢/m3
    • Storage charge: 0.6161 ¢/m3

Gas supply charge see uniongas.com/business
Delivery charges may be reduced through a distribution contract, available for users over
350,000 m3/yr.
Actual gas connection fees are estimated on a case-by-case basis.