Category Archives: Business

200 Beverley Street Information Open House

he City is hosting an open house to share information and answer questions about redeveloping the brownfield site at 200 Beverley Street– the former International Malleable Iron Company (IMICo) property.

Grow Guelph Business Retention and Expansion program recognized for excellence by the Economic Development Council of Ontario

The Grow Guelph Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) program has been honoured by the Economic Development Council of Ontario (EDCO) with an award of excellence in Public-Private Partnership for a population of 50,000-250,000. The program also received honourable mention in the Strategic Plans and Initiatives 50,000-250,000 category.

Linamar creates 1,200 new jobs in Guelph

The City of Guelph is proud to congratulate Linamar Corporation, headquartered in Guelph, on a major development project that will bring 1,200 new jobs to the city over the next 10 years and retain 1,500 current jobs.

Long-time local success, RWDI announces expansion to new location in Hanlon Business Park

Homegrown company, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Incorporated (RWDI) will be relocating its international corporate headquarters from 650 Woodlawn Road West to 600 Southgate Drive. This building purchase in the Hanlon Business Park provides the company with the capacity to expand its operations, making a long term commitment to continue business within the city.

Council Approves Plan for Innovation District in Guelph’s East End

Guelph City Council has approved the secondary plan for the 436 hectare (1,077 acre) plot of land known as the Guelph Innovation District located South of York Road and East of Victoria Road North which is expected to be home to close to 7,000 people and 9,000 jobs. The plan includes an innovative mix of land uses, including a new urban village, a mixed-use main street, a research park and an adaptive re-use area around the historic reformatory complex.

Coming in 2014… an online bid portal!

Coming in 2014 the City of Guelph will be introducing an online bid portal. This resource will further enhance and provide more openness, accountability and transparency to Guelph’s procurement of goods, services and construction.

Two-way GO train service to Kitchener needed to strengthen “Canada’s Innovation Supercluster”

The cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph, the Region of Waterloo and partners in the region’s technology and financial services sectors, including Communitech, Google Canada, Open Text, Desire2Learn, Manulife, and The Co-operators, are calling on the provincial government to provide full two-way GO Train service on the Kitchener Line by including an allocation for this service in the 10-year capital portion of the 2014 provincial budget.

Development Charges Background Study

To ensure Guelph’s updated DC rates reflect the population forecasted in Ontario’s Places to Grow Act—43,000 new residents and 32,000 new jobs by the year 2031—the City conducted a background study including a peer review by two individuals selected by the development community with expertise in growth and demographic forecasting, and engineering.

Guelph launches Grow Guelph business retention and expansion program

The City of Guelph and business partner organizations announce the launch of the Grow Guelph business retention and expansion program. A community-wide effort to investigate opportunities that improve the profitability of local businesses, acknowledge their inherent value to the community, develop relevant business resources and programs and further the economic development of the region.