Category Archives: Economic Development

City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19

October 30, 2020

The City is restoring municipal programs and services with COVID-19 guidelines in place. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter using #COVID19Guelph for updates. Continue reading City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19


It’s a green light for new central library, South End Community Centre

October 7, 2020

Continue reading It’s a green light for new central library, South End Community Centre


City recommends alternative site layout for Baker District redevelopment

September 24, 2020

On October 5, City staff will present an alternative site layout for the Baker District redevelopment project that includes a new central library, urban square, parking, and residential, institutional and commercial space. Continue reading City recommends alternative site layout for Baker District redevelopment


GoodLeaf Farms’ Guelph facility now fully operational

September 16, 2020

Halifax-based vertical farming company GoodLeaf Farms is now fully operational in Guelph, at 35 Cooper Drive. Continue reading GoodLeaf Farms’ Guelph facility now fully operational


City of Guelph welcomes new general manager of Business, Development and Enterprise Services

August 10, 2020

The City of Guelph welcomes John Regan as its new general manager of Business, Development and Enterprise Services. Continue reading City of Guelph welcomes new general manager of Business, Development and Enterprise Services


Parts of Wyndham and Macdonell streets closed until the end of November for downtown dining district

July 8, 2020

Parts of Wyndham and Macdonell streets will close for two months starting Friday, July 10 to maximize the economic recovery efforts of the Downtown Guelph Business Association’s dining district. Continue reading Parts of Wyndham and Macdonell streets closed until the end of November for downtown dining district


Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts well underway

June 17, 2020

Guelph City Council approves downtown dining district, increasing support for local non-profit organizations and reinstating parking fees, transit fares Continue reading Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts well underway


City preparing to restart some services

June 12, 2020

Work is underway to prepare City buildings, restart services, and ensure processes are in place to keep our community and employees safe. Continue reading City preparing to restart some services


Guelph making room for temporary patios and curbside pickup

June 11, 2020

The City of Guelph is planning to allow businesses to expand temporary outdoor seating areas starting this weekend. Continue reading Guelph making room for temporary patios and curbside pickup


Guelph temporary seasonal patio program

June 11, 2020

Guelph’s temporary seasonal patio program allows restaurants, and other businesses, throughout the city, to expand outdoor seating and dining areas in order to meet COVID-19 guidelines from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health. Continue reading Guelph temporary seasonal patio program


Check out the Urban Design Master Plan for Baker District online

June 11, 2020

Join us for a virtual open house as we share the Urban Design Master Plan for the Baker District redevelopment project. Continue reading Check out the Urban Design Master Plan for Baker District online


City supports Section 22 order from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

June 10, 2020

Businesses serving the public in Guelph must provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer for public use at all entrances and exits, and require customers and employees to wear a mask or face covering. Continue reading City supports Section 22 order from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health


City and Career Education Council introduce Guelph Works Epic Job Fair

March 12, 2020

Continue reading City and Career Education Council introduce Guelph Works Epic Job Fair


Learn about the coming Guelph Works Epic Job Fair March 12

March 11, 2020

Continue reading Learn about the coming Guelph Works Epic Job Fair March 12


Bridging the GAAP: Official launch of Guelph Arts Apprenticeship Program January 7

January 6, 2020

Continue reading Bridging the GAAP: Official launch of Guelph Arts Apprenticeship Program January 7


New tools make information more available for new and existing Guelph businesses

December 3, 2019

Continue reading New tools make information more available for new and existing Guelph businesses


Celebrating design excellence in Guelph

November 8, 2019

The City is bringing back the Guelph Urban Design Awards to celebrate design excellence and recognize thoughtful, innovative and sustainable urban design features that enhance our city’s unique sense of place. The awards were last held in 2006. Continue reading Celebrating design excellence in Guelph


City wins award for 2018 agriculture media tour

October 29, 2019

Continue reading City wins award for 2018 agriculture media tour


ShipperBee is all the buzz in Guelph

September 12, 2019

Innovative and environmentally-minded shipping company ShipperBee officially opened its head office at 335 Laird Road during a ceremony last night. Continue reading ShipperBee is all the buzz in Guelph


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


City postpones library discussion in wake of new financial information

July 18, 2019

The City of Guelph will postpone a discussion about the Baker District redevelopment after learning that projected costs for the current library design are higher than they were understood to be when a staff report was placed on City Council’s agenda for Monday, July 22. Continue reading City postpones library discussion in wake of new financial information


Business Centre kiosk at City Hall supports small business

June 19, 2019

Continue reading Business Centre kiosk at City Hall supports small business


Guelph second best city to buy real estate in Canada

June 10, 2019

Continue reading Guelph second best city to buy real estate in Canada


Background and updates on recent Development Charge changes and the new Community Benefits Charge Framework (Bill 108)

May 31, 2019

Continue reading Background and updates on recent Development Charge changes and the new Community Benefits Charge Framework (Bill 108)


Pfaff Subaru operations are full speed ahead in Guelph

May 24, 2019

Continue reading Pfaff Subaru operations are full speed ahead in Guelph


Baker District open house shows updated library, urban square design

May 16, 2019

You’re invited to attend one of two open houses as we show how the community’s feedback, to date, has influenced the evolution of the Baker District redevelopment project. Continue reading Baker District open house shows updated library, urban square design


Guelph-Wellington promotes innovative solutions to address food waste – FoodCycler helps realize Smart Cities goals

April 18, 2019

Continue reading Guelph-Wellington promotes innovative solutions to address food waste – FoodCycler helps realize Smart Cities goals


Guelph’s economy sixth fastest growing among Canadian cities in 2018

April 17, 2019

Continue reading Guelph’s economy sixth fastest growing among Canadian cities in 2018


City, Innovation Guelph and local startups attend Global Food Summit

March 28, 2019

Continue reading City, Innovation Guelph and local startups attend Global Food Summit


Guelph labour market and economy continues to perform strongly

March 12, 2019

Continue reading Guelph labour market and economy continues to perform strongly


Guelph-Wellington is poised to lead circular food strategies: new report from London, UK Foundation

March 7, 2019

Guelph and Wellington County are in a strong position to become Canada’s first circular food economy, which could realize tens-of-millions in savings and related benefits, according to a report from UK-based Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a global thought leader in circular economies. Continue reading Guelph-Wellington is poised to lead circular food strategies: new report from London, UK Foundation


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


Local innovation focus for international municipal exchange

October 11, 2018

Knowledge sharing of innovative solutions was the focus of international visits between the City of Guelph and City of Rijeka, Croatia in September and October. Continue reading Local innovation focus for international municipal exchange


City of Guelph wins three awards of excellence for business programs

October 4, 2018

Continue reading City of Guelph wins three awards of excellence for business programs


Guelph’s economy second among Canadian mid-sized cities for expected growth

September 20, 2018

Continue reading Guelph’s economy second among Canadian mid-sized cities for expected growth


Mirexus launches operations in Hanlon Creek Business Park

September 14, 2018

Continue reading Mirexus launches operations in Hanlon Creek Business Park


Groundbreaking ceremony welcomes Pfaff Subaru to Guelph

September 7, 2018

Continue reading Groundbreaking ceremony welcomes Pfaff Subaru to Guelph


City of Guelph gets down to business with new GM of Business Development and Enterprise  

August 3, 2018

Continue reading City of Guelph gets down to business with new GM of Business Development and Enterprise  


Guelph-Wellington chosen for international food study

June 12, 2018

The City of Guelph and County of Wellington has been selected to collaborate with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as a part of the Foundation’s Cities and the Circular Economy for Food initiative. Continue reading Guelph-Wellington chosen for international food study


Guelph Junction Railway delivers first dividend to City

June 11, 2018

Continue reading Guelph Junction Railway delivers first dividend to City


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

June 1, 2018

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


Guelph awarded $35,000 to attract foreign direct investment

May 3, 2018

Continue reading Guelph awarded $35,000 to attract foreign direct investment


City welcomes new businesses to the Hanlon Creek Business Park

April 30, 2018

Continue reading City welcomes new businesses to the Hanlon Creek Business Park


Guelph region ninth in Canada for expected growth in gross domestic product

March 16, 2018

The Conference Board of Canada, a national, independent research organization, has projected economic growth in the Guelph region at 2.2 per cent in real gross domestic product (GDP). The Guelph region includes the City of Guelph, and Guelph/Eramosa and Puslinch Townships. Continue reading Guelph region ninth in Canada for expected growth in gross domestic product


Council approves staff recommendations to include new Main Library as part of the Baker District development

February 14, 2018

Continue reading Council approves staff recommendations to include new Main Library as part of the Baker District development


Toronto Mayor John Tory to bring Innovation Corridor message to Guelph

January 11, 2018

Toronto Mayor John Tory will bring a message of economic opportunity across the entire Toronto-Waterloo corridor when he comes to Guelph as the keynote speaker at the 2018 Regional Economic Summit. Continue reading Toronto Mayor John Tory to bring Innovation Corridor message to Guelph


Guelph ranks seventh for leaders in software development

December 14, 2017

Continue reading Guelph ranks seventh for leaders in software development


Council approves City purchase of Guelph Innovation District lands

December 12, 2017

Continue reading Council approves City purchase of Guelph Innovation District lands


Control Systems International choose Guelph for their third satellite office

December 8, 2017

Continue reading Control Systems International choose Guelph for their third satellite office


Guelph supports Toronto Region’s bid for Amazon HQ2

October 19, 2017

Continue reading Guelph supports Toronto Region’s bid for Amazon HQ2