Guelph Quicksheet

 

Demographics

  • Country: Canada
  • Province: Ontario
  • Population (city): 131,794
  • Population (CMA): 151,984
  • Labour force: 94,700
  • Unemployment rate: 3.8%
  • Average household income: $83,047
  • Median sale price for single-detached home: $535,000
  • Average price 2 bed condo: $217,328

Population growth

1991 – 87,976
1996 – 95,821
2001 – 106,170
2006 – 114,943
2011 – 121,688
2016 – 131,974
2031 (projected) – 169,000

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016

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

Growth sectors – Size comparison by number of jobs

Sector Number of jobs
Professional, Scientific and Technical 39,141
Advanced Manufacturing 20,735
RETAIL AND SERVICE 11,345
AGRI-INNOVATION 8,994
Sector Number of jobs
Culture and entertainment 7,711
Distribution, warehousing and wholesale 5,909
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 2,428
CLEAN TECHNOLOGY 1,637

Source: EMSI Analyst, 2017

 

Tax rates

Rate Industrial Commercial Residential
City rate 2.26% 1.88% 1.02%
Education rate 1.39% 1.27% 0.18%
Total rate 3.65% 3.15% 1.20%

Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundredth percent.
Source: City of Guelph, Taxation and Revenue, May 1, 2017-April 31, 2018

 

Municipal costs

Development charges

Industrial, Commercial and Institutional

  • $9.69 per square foot
  • $104.24per square metre

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

Building permit fees (new build)

Source: City of Guelph, Building Dept., Effective June 1, 2017

Type per square foot Per square metre
Residential $1.28 $13.78
Hotel/motel $1.66 $17.87
Office buildings (finished) $1.66 $17.87
Industrial/ warehouse $0.89 $9.58
Retail (finished) $1.66 $17.87

Site plan fees

Source: City of Guelph, Building Department, 2016

Type per square foot Per square metre
Commercial, office and institutional $0.23 $2.52
Industrial $0.15 $1.57
Residential $132.00/unit $132.00/unit

All calculations are for gross floor area. Minimum site plan charge $310

Source: City of Guelph, Planning Dept. 2017

Water, wastewater & Stormwater

Source: City of Guelph, Water Services, January 1 – December 31, 2017

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

Stormwater
Businesses are assessed by the City of Guelph and pay a
monthly fee that reflects the hard surfaces on their property
such as rooftops, parking lots and concrete surfaces.
For more information visit guelph.ca/stormwater

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 (City of Guelph owned)
  • 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