City, County, and partners to unveil vision of circular food economy

Project could win $10 million from Smart Cities Challenge

Attention news, photo and video editors

Guelph, Ont., April 25, 2018 – Mayor Cam Guthrie, Warden Dennis Lever, City of Guelph CAO Derrick Thomson, County of Wellington CAO Scott Wilson, and dozens of local leaders will gather at Guelph City Hall Friday morning to celebrate Guelph-Wellington’s Smart Cities Challenge submission, and thank Guelph’s Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield for championing the application in Ottawa.

The Smart Cities Challenge is a Government of Canada competition with a prize for the winning municipality of up to $10 million. The Guelph-Wellington application proposes to create Canada’s first circular food economy in order to ensure affordable, healthy, and sustainable food for all.


Launch of Guelph-Wellington Smart Cities Challenge application


Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield
Mayor Cam Guthrie
Warden Dennis Lever
City of Guelph Chief Administrative Officer Derrick Thomson
County of Wellington Chief Administrative Officer Scott Wilson
Leaders from the local business, education, and not-for-profit sectors


Friday, April 27, 2018
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Remarks followed by photo opportunity


City Hall Galleria

Media Contact

Cathy Kennedy, Manager
Policy and Intergovernmental Relations
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2255
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