On July 5, 2016, City staff presented the Integrated Operational Review annual report. The report described our accomplishments so far, outlined next steps, and emphasized the need to continuously modernize and improve the City’s approach to planning and development applications.
Give us your feedback on the Recommended Strategic Actions Report for affordable housing in Guelph. The report provides recom… Continue reading Provide feedback on the Affordable Housing Strategy: Recommended Strategic Actions
Guelph City Council supports the idea of a mixed-use commercial, residential and affordable housing development at 200 Beverley Street—the former International Malleable Iron Company (IMICo) property.
Guelph’s Market Square and pollinator park are listed among 15 “Thriving Places” in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
Planning to start a renovation project this spring? Thinking about building a deck, renovating your basement, or constructing… Continue reading Learn about building permits at your local home improvement store
Guelph, Ont., April 21, 2016 – Today, at a groundbreaking event, the City of Guelph and Guelph Police Service (GPS) announced… Continue reading City, Guelph Police break ground on headquarters renovation
Starting at the end of April, parts of guelph.ca will be updated and re-organized. These webpage changes will make it easier… Continue reading Changes coming to parts of guelph.ca
Guelph, ON, February 1, 2016 – Residents are invited to participate in one of two City-hosted public meetings on February 9 t… Continue reading City seeks input on affordable housing strategy
Guelph, ON, January 21, 2016 – Guelph’s first heritage conservation district (HCD), the Brooklyn and College Hill Heritage Co… Continue reading Guelph’s first heritage conservation district receives official designation
A look at some of the budget details On December 10, 2015, City Council approved a $216 million operating budget and a $61 mi… Continue reading 2016 budget highlights
Guelph, Ont., December 15, 2015 – Last evening Council approved the terms of reference for the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan st… Continue reading Council approves first step in Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan process
On or about September 28, the City of Guelph will—as planned—remove the temporary pedestrian island on Macdonell Street at Wilson Street.
Guelph, ON, August 20, 2015 – Starting September 1, the City will implement the Radon Gas Mitigation Program for all new buil… Continue reading City introduces program to reduce radon gas exposure
Guelph, ON, August 19, 2015 – The City is undertaking a review to update the Downtown Zoning By-law regulations and downtown… Continue reading City updating Downtown Zoning By-law
The City is asking for feedback on what to include in the terms of reference for the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan, which will outline the scope, purpose and structure for the project.
Guelph’s IOR Annual Report illustrates significant cultural shift Guelph, ON, June 29, 2015 – The City of Guelph has released… Continue reading City improving development planning processes
Guelph, ON, June 23, 2015 – Last night, Guelph City Council approved the project initiation phase of the Clair-Maltby Seconda… Continue reading City moving forward with Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan
Introducing the first Integrated Operational Review (IOR) update of 2015 and summary of key IOR initiatives and events. A foc… Continue reading 2015 Integrated Operational Review (IOR) Update
Partial tree removal and grading expected to begin this spring Guelph, ON, March 10, 2015 – The City will issue tree and site… Continue reading Site work to begin at 0 Paisley Road
Guelph, On, November 13, 2014 – The design, preservation and enhancement of Guelph’s Market Square has earned the City a heri… Continue reading City receives heritage landscape award for Market Square design
History and archaeology Parts of the Paisley-Clythe feedermain project corridor are near the Phoenix Mill on Waterloo Avenue,… Continue reading Historic industrial and landfill activity near Wellington Street work site
After discovering termites at the River Run Centre this spring, the City of Guelph treated the area, inspected 300 properties, installed 169 termite traps, mapped out the termite management zone, notified the affected property owners provided them with safe ways to dispose of wood and soil.
Downtown Advisory Committee says design represents level of excellence comparable to Market Square Guelph, ON, July 25, 2014… Continue reading New urban design documents table renewed vision for downtown
Natural Heritage System policies now in effect Guelph, ON, July 23, 2014 – The City of Guelph’s Official Plan Amendment for t… Continue reading Guelph’s Official Plan protects Guelph’s rivers, wetlands and natural spaces
Framework, planning tool mark a shift in Guelph’s approach to city building Guelph, On, June 19, 2014 – Guelph City Council h… Continue reading Council unanimously endorses Enterprise Framework
City of Guelph joins ON1Call service Guelph, ON, June 19, 2014 – Today, the City of Guelph joined the provincially legislated… Continue reading Call before you dig
City staff recommends preferred option for Baker District; sets stage for public engagement on sustainable parking model Guel… Continue reading Enterprise Framework includes new tool for city building
City seeks further public input on draft downtown documents; hosts open house Guelph, ON, May 30, 2014 – In advance of Monday… Continue reading City tests draft concept plan for St. George’s Square redesign
Council adopted the Downtown Secondary Plan (DSP) in 2012, which anticipates more residents and businesses Downtown. Based on… Continue reading Downtown Guelph Open House: Streetscape, Built Form and St. George’s Square
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.
Guelph, ON, May 6, 2014 – More than 400 participants attended the Guelph Urban Design Summit, which took place May 5 and 6 at… Continue reading Guelph Urban Design Summit highlights value of urban design in creating a prosperous and vibrant city
Environmental review suggests clearing part of the site before bird breeding season Guelph, ON, April 29, 2014 – This week, c… Continue reading Work to begin on south end condo development
After a thorough analysis of possible licensing programs, and considering feedback from tenants, landlords, neighbours and other community stakeholders, City staff does not recommend licensing rental housing in Guelph.
On May 5 and 6, 2014 the City of Guelph held an Urban Design Summit to examine how cities are growing and changing. Panelists included David Miller, President of World Wildlife Fund Canada and 63rd Mayor of Toronto, and Andrew Howard, co-founder of Build a Better Block, for a discussion on how good urban design creates more livable and enduring places.
After discovering termite activity at the River Run Centre and John Galt Park near downtown, the City delivered the following… Continue reading Termite notice and inspection area map delivered April 7, 2014
The City will treat the affected area near the River Run Centre, remove stumps, wood chip mulch, and install termite traps in John Galt Park. In May, the City will inspect about 300 downtown properties to determine the size of the termite infestation. Once the area is defined, the City will implement a complete control plan, install traps and put further control measures into effect as required.
To ensure Guelph’s updated DC rates reflect the population forecasted in Ontario’s Places to Grow Act—43,000 new residents an… Continue reading Complete Development Charges Background Study
Placemaking project documents now available on City’s website Guelph, On, March 28, 2014 – Today, the City released drafts of… Continue reading City releases draft public space manual, standards for downtown
City staff is using this community feedback to develop a recommendation regarding licensing rental housing to Guelph City Council. The staff recommendation and report will be available on April 24, 2014.
A statement from Ann Pappert, Chief Administrative Officer In recent months, there’s been criticism about reduced clearance u… Continue reading Taking care of what we own. And doing it right.
Before approving Guelph’s up2014 Development Charges By-law, Council will consider the following information, comments from members of the development community and their representatives on the Peer Review Team.
Guelph, ON, January 16, 2014 – The City is seeking public feedback as part of the Stormwater Funding Study. The study will ex… Continue reading City seeks public input as part of Stormwater Funding Study
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.
Guelph, ON, November 8, 2013 – The City of Guelph’s Downtown Secondary Plan has received the 2013 Ontario Professional Planne… Continue reading Guelph’s Downtown Secondary Plan receives OPPI Excellence in Planning Award
Guelph to lower fees for non-residential developments Guelph, ON, November 8, 2013 – The City is inviting the development com… Continue reading City invites community input on proposed Development Charges
Guelph, ON, November 7, 2013 – The City is considering the creation of a Rental Housing Licensing Program and is looking for… Continue reading Guelph begins community consultation process to discuss rental housing licensing
2013-14 Development Charge (DC) Update To ensure Guelph’s updated DC rates reflect the population forecasted in Ontario’s Pla… Continue reading 2013 Development Charges Study and By-law Staff Report
The City estimates what new services will be needed to accommodate Guelph’s growing population, and uses this information to… Continue reading Proposed 2014 Development Charges
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.
Rather than introducing a number of new initiatives, the proposed 2014 Tax-supported Operating Budget sets the stage for the City to continue to deliver on important work already underway.