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City Council – June 25, 2018

June 14, 2018

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Committee of Adjustment – June 28, 2018

June 8, 2018

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Guelph-Wellington named finalist in Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge

June 1, 2018

One of 10 awarded $250,000 on road to $10 million prize Guelph, Ont., June 1, 2018 – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced finalists in the national Smart Cities Challenge today, with the Guelph-Wellington County entry named one of 10 in its population category and awarded $250,000 to further develop its bid for a $10 million prize. The Guelph-Wellington bid is entered in the category for communities with populations up to 500,000, which drew more than 100 proposals. It was developed in partnership with the University of Guelph, Conestoga College and dozens of other experts, entrepreneurs, innovators and community champions. As a finalist, Guelph-Wellington will continue work with partners in the bid to win one of two $10 million prizes to be announced by the federal… Continue reading Guelph-Wellington named finalist in Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge


June 11, 2018 – Council Planning

May 31, 2018

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Committee of Adjustment – June 14, 2018

May 25, 2018

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Guelph-Wellington is creating Canada’s first circular food economy

May 22, 2018

Imagine a food system where there’s no such thing as waste, every citizen has access to healthy food, and new businesses are created as a result The City of Guelph and County of Wellington will build Canada’s first circular food economy: enhancing access to nutritious food, turning “waste” into resources, and creating new jobs and economic opportunities. This vision was unveiled today at the Arrell Food Summit in Guelph and Toronto, and is part of the Guelph-Wellington 50x50x50 by 2025 initiative: increasing access to affordable, nutritious food by 50%, creating 50 new circular businesses and collaborations and increasing circular economic revenues by 50% by recognizing the value of “waste” — all by 2025. “Guelph-Wellington already enjoys the reputation of being a hub of food innovation… Continue reading Guelph-Wellington is creating Canada’s first circular food economy


May 14, 2018 – Council Planning

May 3, 2018

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Committee of the Whole Agenda – May 7, 2018

April 26, 2018

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Committee of Adjustment – May 10, 2018

April 20, 2018

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The draft Parkland Dedication Bylaw is now ready for review

April 20, 2018

Have your say between until May 3 The next phase of the Parkland Dedication Bylaw review is underway. We invite you to read the draft Parkland Dedication Bylaw and provide comments. The Parkland Dedication Bylaw requires developers to either transfer land to the City to be used as parkland or offer payment in lieu of the land. This bylaw is the City’s way of making sure that as Guelph grows, our parks and open spaces grow with it. Your feedback will help staff develop the final draft bylaw that will go to Council in summer 2018. You can mail or email your comments to Jyoti Pathak, Park Planner with the City of Guelph. Read the draft bylaw For information on the Parkland Dedication Bylaw review,… Continue reading The draft Parkland Dedication Bylaw is now ready for review


City Council – April 23, 2018

April 12, 2018

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Opening of the Riverside Park disc golf course: canceled

April 10, 2018

Event canceled Attention news, photo and video editors Guelph, Ont., April 10, 2018 – The grand opening of Riverside Park’s nine-hole disc golf course takes place on Saturday, April 14. The City invites media to attend the grand opening, check out the course and take it for a test drive with the local community. City staff will be on hand to answer questions. What The grand opening of the Riverside Park Disc Golf Course. Who City staff will be on-hand to answer questions about how the disc golf course was created and its features, while seasoned players will talk about how to play. Disc golf vendors will sell discs and gear from on-site booths. When – event canceled Saturday, April 14, 2018 11:30 a.m. –… Continue reading Opening of the Riverside Park disc golf course: canceled


Committee of Adjustment – April 26, 2018

April 6, 2018

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April 9, 2018 – Council Planning

March 29, 2018

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Committee of Adjustment – April 12, 2018

March 23, 2018

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Committee of the Whole Agenda – April 3, 2018

March 22, 2018

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March 19, 2018 – Council Planning

March 16, 2018

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Information items for the week ending March 16, 2018

March 16, 2018

Reports Yard Maintenance By-law – Procedure Change Guelph Wellington Paramedic Service 2017 Performance Report Intergovernmental Approach: Guelph on the Corridor Intergovernmental Consultations Watershed Planning Guidance Correspondence GRCA Current, March 2018 Town of Halton Hills re: Protection of Municipally-Designated “Whitebelt” Areas Boards and Committees Committee of Adjustment Meeting Minutes – February 8, 2018 Items available in the Clerk’s Office None


City Council -March 26, 2018

March 15, 2018

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Information items for the week ending February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018

Reports 2017 Corporate Services Council Delegated Actions Tier 1 Projects Q4 2017 Status Update Transfer and Amendment of Car Share Parking Agreement CEI Update Interim Report Source Protection Water Quantity Policies – Community Liaison Group 2017 Legal, Realty and Risk Services Council Designated Actions Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 (Bill 139) and Proposed Transition Regulations Intergovernmental Consultations Establishment of a Regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 Regulatory Amendment to Ontario Regulation 344 (Disposable Containers for Milk) Proposed Methodology for Land Needs Assessment for the Greater Golden Horseshoe Guideline on Community Emissions Reduction Planning Proposed Places of Use Regulations under the Cannabis Act, 2017 Changes to the Smoke Free Ontario Act Protecting Water for Future Generations: Growing the Greenbelt in the… Continue reading Information items for the week ending February 23, 2018


Committee of the Whole Agenda – March 5, 2018

February 22, 2018

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Committee of Adjustment – March 8, 2018

February 20, 2018

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Information items for the week ending February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018

Reports None Intergovernmental Consultations Establishment of a Regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 Regulatory Amendment to Ontario Regulation 344 (Disposable Containers for Milk) Proposed Methodology for Land Needs Assessment for the Greater Golden Horseshoe Guideline on Community Emissions Reduction Planning Proposed Places of Use Regulations under the Cannabis Act, 2017 Changes to the Smoke Free Ontario Act Protecting Water for Future Generations: Growing the Greenbelt in the Outer Ring #CycleON: Action Plan 2.0 Watershed Planning Guidance Correspondence City of Kingston Resolution re: Cannabis Excise Tax Revenue GTA West Transportation Corridor Planning and Environmental Assessment Study, Stage 2 Boards and Committees Committee of Adjustment Meeting Minutes – January 11, 2018 Items available in the Clerk’s Office None


City Council – February 26, 2018

February 15, 2018

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Special Council Meeting – February 13, 2018

February 1, 2018

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February 12, 2018 – Council Planning

February 1, 2018

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Committee of the Whole Agenda – February 5, 2018

January 25, 2018

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Committee of Adjustment – February 8, 2018

January 19, 2018

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Committee of the Whole Agenda – January 15, 2018

January 4, 2018

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City’s 2018 rates and fees released

December 19, 2017

As part of the 2018 budget, City Council approved a series of rate and fee increases to ensure that the City is able to continue delivering programs and services that meet the community’s expectations. Continue reading City’s 2018 rates and fees released


Committee of Adjustment – January 11, 2018

December 18, 2017

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Governments of Canada and Ontario invest in public transit in Guelph

December 8, 2017

                      Guelph, Ontario, December 8, 2017—Investing in public infrastructure supports efficient, affordable and sustainable transit services that help Canadians and their families get to work, school and essential services on time and back home safely at the end of a long day. The governments of Canada and Ontario are making investments that will help create well-paying jobs and grow the middle class now while building a strong foundation for a sustainable economic future. Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Liz Sandals, President of the Treasury Board of Ontario and Member of Provincial Parliament for Guelph, and His Worship Cam Guthrie, Mayor of the City of… Continue reading Governments of Canada and Ontario invest in public transit in Guelph


Committee of the Whole Agenda – December 4, 2017

November 23, 2017

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Committee of Adjustment – December 7, 2017

November 17, 2017

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City hires architect for South End Community Centre detailed design

November 15, 2017

Guelph, Ont., November 15, 2017 – The City of Guelph is pleased to announce MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA) as the successful bidder for the South End Community Centre detailed design work. MJMA, a Toronto-based multidisciplinary design firm that specializes in projects that advance personal and civic wellness, was selected from 13 submissions received as part of the City’s Request for Proposal. “We’re excited to work with MJMA—a company that has a 30-year legacy of design excellence in aquatic, arena, sport and recreation projects,” says Heather Flaherty, general manager of Parks and Recreation, adding that MJMA has designed more than 25 facilities across Canada with similar amenities proposed for the South End Community Centre. Over the next few months, the project team, community stakeholders, and MJMA… Continue reading City hires architect for South End Community Centre detailed design


City of Guelph expands cenotaph Roll of Honour

November 9, 2017

Cenotaph names remember soldiers who died during active military service Guelph, Ont., November 9, 2017 – The names of 31 soldiers who served and died during the first and second World Wars will be added to the Guelph Roll of Honour cenotaph in 2018, decades after making the ultimate sacrifice. In 2014, the City of Guelph received inquiries from community members regarding names of military personnel they considered to be missing from the cenotaph.  This prompted the City to put a call out to  the community to submit names of members of the Canadian Forces from Guelph, who died as a result of their military service, and who are not  already identified on the Roll of Honour. The call for submissions generated 78 names that… Continue reading City of Guelph expands cenotaph Roll of Honour


Committee of the Whole Agenda – November 6, 2017

October 26, 2017

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Guelph police headquarters: October 2017 construction update

October 24, 2017

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in October 2017. Progress to date West wing addition Tower crane removed Concrete roof poured; cement-slurry topping added to waterproof and protect Interior framing of third floor offices Masonry walls underway 75% of slab on grade complete Staircase extension in existing building complete Generators delivered to site; steel framing to house generators 50% complete Mechanical and electrical rough-ins for third and fourth floors 70% complete East wing addition New Farquhar entrance opening created and stairs poured Masonry walls of public washroom 80% complete with mechanical rough-in Steel framework complete Employee entrance stairs from Fountain Street complete Site preparation for new front entrance Exterior framing and… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: October 2017 construction update


Committee of Adjustment – November 9, 2017

October 20, 2017

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Guelph’s 2017 citizen survey shows high overall satisfaction

October 13, 2017

Guelph’s latest Citizen Survey results show residents are satisfied, feel quality of life is excellent, are proud of their community, and have a strong sense of belonging Continue reading Guelph’s 2017 citizen survey shows high overall satisfaction


Mayor to host forum on substance use October 16

October 13, 2017

Attention news, photo and video editors Guelph, Ont., October 13, 2017– Join Mayor Cam Guthrie and community agencies for a Mayor’s Forum on Substance Use on Monday, October 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Guelph City Hall. This is a free event; all are welcome and no RSVP is required. In the midst of a national opioid crisis, substance use in our city concerns us all. Learn about what’s being done in the areas of community safety, treatment, harm reduction, and prevention. An open question and answer session will follow. What Mayor’s Forum on Substance Use Who Speaker list: Mayor Cam Guthrie Adrienne Crowder, Manager, Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy Guelph Police Chief Jeff DeRuyter Guelph Wellington Paramedic Service Chief Stephen Dewar Colin McVicker, Program… Continue reading Mayor to host forum on substance use October 16


Guelph’s updated Official Plan now in effect

October 12, 2017

Ontario Municipal Board approves OPA 48 with modifications Guelph, Ont., October 12, 2017—The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) approved the City’s Official Plan Amendment (OPA) 48 with some modifications on Thursday, October 5. The amended Official Plan is now in effect with some minor exceptions for items still under appeal. These appeals will be addressed through future Ontario Municipal Board hearings. “This approved amendment brings Guelph’s Official Plan in line with the Provincial Policy Statement and provides a framework for implementing Ontario’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe in Guelph,” said Melissa Aldunate, manager of Policy Planning and Urban Design. “OPA 48 sets the city-building vision for Guelph to the year 2031  and serves the interests of our residents and businesses.” OPA 48 provides clarity… Continue reading Guelph’s updated Official Plan now in effect


Mayor, University President host meeting to discuss Homecoming

October 12, 2017

Guelph, Ont., October 12, 2017– Mayor Cam Guthrie and University of Guelph President Franco Vaccarino convened a meeting this morning with City, University, emergency services, Guelph General Hospital, public health, and student leaders to debrief on what occurred during Homecoming 2017 and discuss strategies for the future. “The President and I convened this group of leaders because we are committed to working together to address the noise and disruption in our neighbourhoods, caused by a small number of people,” said Mayor Guthrie. “The e-mails and phone calls I received after Homecoming were some of the most upsetting I have received in my time on Council. This situation is not good for anybody – for neighbours and families; for students who take pride in being a… Continue reading Mayor, University President host meeting to discuss Homecoming


Raising funds to help save lives

September 28, 2017

Guelph, Ont., September 28, 2017 – On Monday, October 2, the Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service (GWPS) Ride for Heart bike team and Guelph Public Library will announce a joint fundraising initiative to help save lives in the community. What AED (automatic external defibrillator) fundraiser and demonstration Who Stephen Dewar, Chief, Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service Steven Kraft, CEO, Guelph Public Library Sara Felske, Area Manager, Heart & Stroke GWPS Ride for Heart bike team Where Guelph Public Library 100 Norfolk Street When Monday, October 2 1:15 p.m. Media contacts Leanne Swantko Deputy Chief, Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service Emergency Services 519-822-1260 extension 2105 leanne.swantko@guelph.ca Lisa Cunningham Communications Coordinator Guelph Public Library 519-824-6220 extension 239 lcunningham@guelphpl.ca  


Revised timeline for Solid Waste Resource business service review

September 28, 2017

Final recommendations coming March 2018 City Council approved a revised timeline for the Solid Waste Resource Business Service Review final recommendations report. The November 20, 2017 Council meeting and report are rescheduled to March 2018. The new timeline will: allow the project team to account for coming changes to the Waste Free Ontario legislation in the final recommendations; and give the project team time to do the additional research and analysis requested by Council at the September 18 meeting. This includes research on: Social and environmental factors impacting Guelph’s waste services Detailed Material Recovery Facility (MRF) review, including Simcoe and Guelph materials and capture rates Related contract reviews Commodity streams and market trends Additional financial analysis In the meantime, the City will work to address… Continue reading Revised timeline for Solid Waste Resource business service review


Guelph police headquarters: September 2017 construction update

September 26, 2017

The three year renovation and expansion of Guelph Police Service’s headquarters is underway. Here is a summary of the work completed in September 2017. Progress to date West wing addition Roof slab poured Concrete slab flooring 60 per cent complete Steel wall framing almost finished on third level administration space, mechanical and electrical installation underway Fourth floor mechanical room wall installed Southeast stairway foundation and second level walls poured Southeast corner excavated and footings poured East wing addition Exterior stud wall and board installed on community room Masonry walls of public washroom 75 per cent complete with mechanical and electrical rough-in North east corner stairs poured. Opening for new exit created. Underground site service installed Looking ahead West wing addition Final concrete pour for elevator… Continue reading Guelph police headquarters: September 2017 construction update


Committee of Adjustment – October 12, 2017

September 22, 2017

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Committee of Adjustment – October 12, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Request for Deferral, Withdrawal or Refund None Current Applications  A-64/17 – 10 Chester Street A-66/17 – 486 Stevenson Street North A-17/16 to A-23/16 – 1023 Victoria Road South A-67/17 – 39 Fieldstone Road A-68/17 – 262 Eramosa Road A-69/17 – 58 Memorial Crescent A-70.17 – 650 Scottsdale Drive A-71/17 – 56 Harrison Avenue\]… Continue reading Committee of Adjustment – October 12, 2017


Committee of the Whole Agenda – October 2, 2017

September 21, 2017

The links below will redirect you to a specific report within the larger PDF agenda. When accessed from a mobile device, these links may not function properly and will link to page one of the agenda document. Agendas routinely exceed 100 mb in size. It’s recommended that mobile users access the agendas only when connected to a wifi network. Committee of the Whole – Monday, October 2, 2017 Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Open Meeting – 2:00 p.m.  Presentations Children’s Groundwater Festival Metrolinx Capital Projects Update Consent Agenda – Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise COW-IDE-2017.36 Service Delivery Methods in the Context of Business Service Review Items for Discussion – Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise COW-IDE-2017.37 Water and Wastewater Rate Review -Billing Exemptions Study COW-IDE-2017.38 Pedestrian Crossover Implementation COW-IDE-2017.39 Corporate Project… Continue reading Committee of the Whole Agenda – October 2, 2017


Norwich Street pedestrian bridge Class Environmental Assessment study

September 21, 2017

The City of Guelph has completed a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for proposed improvements to the deteriorating Norwich Street Bridge. It’s currently closed to vehicle traffic and serves as a pedestrian crossing. The location and approximate extent of the study area are shown on the map.   Community engagement An open house was held on September 21, 2016. Open house materials are available on the project page. Completed EA project file The following project file and associated appendices provide a look at the completed study.


Pine Ridge Drive neighbourhood traffic management review: survey

September 14, 2017

The Pine Ridge Drive neighbourhood traffic management review is intended to address local resident concerns about traffic speeds and volumes. The review will include looking at possible measures for mitigating traffic concerns, and collecting community feedback on proposed measures. In 2016, a Neighbourhood traffic management review was initiated on Pine Ridge Drive after the City received concerns from area residents about the speed and volume of traffic in this area. To begin the review, traffic speed and volume data was collected on Pine Ridge Drive using Automatic Traffic Recorders (ATRs). The ATRs were in place between October 24 and 30, 2016.  Data was collected 24-hours a day over a seven-day period. The data collected was applied to the City’s neighbourhood traffic management review criteria for… Continue reading Pine Ridge Drive neighbourhood traffic management review: survey