Category Archives: Awards and Achievements

Nominations now open for 2020 Mayor’s Awards

February 12, 2020

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2019 Citizen Satisfaction Survey results

November 8, 2019

Survey results show Guelph residents are satisfied with their overall quality of life Continue reading 2019 Citizen Satisfaction Survey results


City wins award for 2018 agriculture media tour

October 29, 2019

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Guelph’s economy fastest growing among mid-sized cities in 2018

August 7, 2019

Guelph’s economy has grown at a brisk pace over the last five years Continue reading Guelph’s economy fastest growing among mid-sized cities in 2018


Guelph second best city to buy real estate in Canada

June 10, 2019

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Guelph wins award for protecting local drinking water sources

April 2, 2019

Guelph has won an Exemplary Source Water Protection Award from the American Water Works Association Continue reading Guelph wins award for protecting local drinking water sources


Guelph recognized with two top awards for communications excellence

February 28, 2019

The City of Guelph was recognized earlier this month with two top honours at the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS), Hamilton Chapter’s 26th annual Pinnacle Awards. Continue reading Guelph recognized with two top awards for communications excellence


The City of Guelph and the County of Wellington join forces with Queensland, Australia to harness circular economy synergies and tackle global food challenges

February 25, 2019

Queensland, Australia’s Department of Innovation announced its commitment to provide a letter of support for the City of Guelph and County of Wellington’s Smart Cities Challenge application Continue reading The City of Guelph and the County of Wellington join forces with Queensland, Australia to harness circular economy synergies and tackle global food challenges


Limitless Guelph receives PRO Award of Excellence

February 7, 2019

The City of Guelph’s Limitless Guelph program is receiving a 2019 PRO Award of Excellence from Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO). Continue reading Limitless Guelph receives PRO Award of Excellence


Report unveiled at World Economic Forum in Davos features Guelph-Wellington in its global call for change to address the world’s food challenges

January 24, 2019

A global report released by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation at the World Economic Forum annual meeting highlights Guelph-Wellington as one city marshalling a transformation towards a circular food economy. Continue reading Report unveiled at World Economic Forum in Davos features Guelph-Wellington in its global call for change to address the world’s food challenges


Guelph first Canadian city recognized by the Alliance for Water Efficiency

January 21, 2019

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Guelph’s Wastewater Treatment Plant earns silver level recognition from the Grand River Conservation Authority

December 20, 2018

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City of Guelph wins three awards of excellence for business programs

October 4, 2018

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City of Guelph releases 2017 Report to the Community

July 24, 2018

This isn’t a typical financial or performance report because it’s not just about us. It’s about residents, business, community groups, visitors, volunteers, and our own employees. It’s about people working together to make Guelph a great city, Continue reading City of Guelph releases 2017 Report to the Community


City receives award for stormwater management innovation

June 12, 2018

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City receives provincial award for its age-friendly initiatives

March 26, 2018

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City wins Canadian Climate Leadership Award

March 15, 2018

GLOBE Series recognizes Guelph for being at the forefront of action on climate change. Continue reading City wins Canadian Climate Leadership Award


The City of Guelph wins two Ontario Public Works Association awards

January 31, 2018

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Guelph makes Culture Days’ top 10 list for third year

November 13, 2017

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2017 Citizen Survey results

October 13, 2017

Survey results show Guelph residents are satisfied with their overall quality of life Continue reading 2017 Citizen Survey results


City of Guelph wins award of excellence for Mind Your Business enewsletter

September 22, 2017

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City wins two Ontario Water Works Association awards

May 10, 2017

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Guelph named best place to buy real estate in Canada  

April 11, 2017

MoneySense magazine ranked Guelph as the most attractive city for real estate investment value in Canada, according to its annual Where to Buy Now list. Continue reading Guelph named best place to buy real estate in Canada  


Guelph ranked best place to buy real estate in Canada

April 11, 2017

Guelph is the most attractive city for real estate investment value in Canada, according to MoneySense’s 2017 Where to Buy Now list. Continue reading Guelph ranked best place to buy real estate in Canada


Guelph ranks among top cities in the Americas for foreign direct investment

April 10, 2017

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Guelph wins Festival and Events Ontario’s “Municipality of the Year” award

March 6, 2017

Guelph received the 2017 Municipality of the Year Award from Festivals and Events Ontario Continue reading Guelph wins Festival and Events Ontario’s “Municipality of the Year” award


Guelph is among Ontario’s most liked, most followed cities

November 17, 2016

Guelph is among Ontario’s most liked, most followed cities online Continue reading Guelph is among Ontario’s most liked, most followed cities


Guelph ranks fourth alongside Canada’s large cities as a top place to do business

October 20, 2016

Guelph has been ranked as Canada’s fourth best large city to start and grow a business by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Continue reading Guelph ranks fourth alongside Canada’s large cities as a top place to do business


Guelph ranked third best city in Canada to raise a family

September 1, 2016

Guelph ranked the third best city in Canada to raise a family – ReadersDigest.ca Continue reading Guelph ranked third best city in Canada to raise a family


Guelph receives award of excellence for waste collection system

August 24, 2016

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City takes first place in municipal floral display competition

August 19, 2016

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Guelph awarded funds to explore competitiveness in attracting global investment

August 3, 2016

The City’s economic development division has been successful in their application for $35,000 from Global Affairs Canada, through the Invest Canada – Community Initiatives (ICCI) program. Continue reading Guelph awarded funds to explore competitiveness in attracting global investment


Guelph in top 10 places for new Canadians to live

June 16, 2016

Guelph was ranked number 10 on the list of best places for new Canadians to live in MoneySense magazine’s 2016 Best Places to Live in Canada report. Continue reading Guelph in top 10 places for new Canadians to live


Guelph is creating spaces for people as we grow

May 18, 2016

Guelph’s Market Square and pollinator park are listed among 15 “Thriving Places” in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Continue reading Guelph is creating spaces for people as we grow


Guelph’s Exhibition Park wins design award

April 14, 2016

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City receives award for Downtown Waste Cart Communications Campaign

November 3, 2015

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City of Guelph, Enmax Corporation and Windmill Developments Win QUEST 2015 Community Energy Builder Awards

October 30, 2015

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National panel recognizes City’s communications for Jubilee Park as best in its class

June 5, 2015

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Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Service receives Service Award for Geriatric Excellence

May 28, 2015

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City of Guelph wins award for leadership in environmental conservation

May 25, 2015

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Communicators from the City of Guelph and Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. win eight awards for communications excellence

May 6, 2015

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City of Guelph honoured for excellent communications

April 21, 2015

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City receives Play Works’ Gold Youth Friendly Community designation

April 10, 2015

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Guelph’s Community Energy Initiative highlighted in Engineering Dimensions magazine

February 24, 2015

The article titled, “Community Energy in Guelph: Environment and Economy in Partnership” chronicles Guelph’s journey in its efforts to conserve energy and water despite its growing population. Continue reading Guelph’s Community Energy Initiative highlighted in Engineering Dimensions magazine


City receives heritage landscape award for Market Square design

November 13, 2014

Continue reading City receives heritage landscape award for Market Square design


The Federation of Canadian Municipalities recognizes Guelph’s energy program

February 13, 2014

The City of Guelph received two new awards for its effort to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading The Federation of Canadian Municipalities recognizes Guelph’s energy program


Guelph’s Market Square Pavilion earns award from Canadian Architect magazine

February 3, 2014

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Guelph wins WDO’s first Ron Lance Memorial Award for highest residential waste diversion rate

January 22, 2014

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Guelph’s Downtown Secondary Plan receives OPPI Excellence in Planning Award

November 8, 2013

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City awarded gold and silver from the Municipal Waste Association

November 6, 2013

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