Category Archives: City Hall

City of Guelph services during COVID-19

July 28, 2021

Guelph’s municipal programs and services during COVID-19. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter using #COVID19Guelph for updates. Continue reading City of Guelph services during COVID-19


Council unanimously approves urban design plan for Baker District redevelopment

July 21, 2021

Continue reading Council unanimously approves urban design plan for Baker District redevelopment


Holiday hours for City facilities and services

July 16, 2021

Holiday hours for City of Guelph facilities and programs. Continue reading Holiday hours for City facilities and services


City releases KPMG report: review finds City performing well, identifies opportunities for service optimization

July 8, 2021

Today the City of Guelph released a report by KPMG Canada that details the results of a service rationalization review directed by City Council during the 2021 budget process. Continue reading City releases KPMG report: review finds City performing well, identifies opportunities for service optimization


Notice of passing: Bylaw to alter the ward boundaries in the City of Guelph

July 8, 2021

Guelph City Council passed a bylaw to alter the ward boundaries in the City of Guelph on June 23, 2021. Continue reading Notice of passing: Bylaw to alter the ward boundaries in the City of Guelph


Council remuneration and support advisory committee vacancy

July 8, 2021

Applications are being accepted for a Council Remuneration and Support Advisory Committee members (five members). Continue reading Council remuneration and support advisory committee vacancy


Public notice for new signs

July 1, 2021

Sign variance applications will be discussed at the Council Planning meeting on July 12 at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading Public notice for new signs


Guelph receives funding to improve active transportation network and urban forest canopy

June 29, 2021

Guelph will use more than $900,000 in federal and provincial funding to enhance Guelph’s Active Transportation Network increase the urban forest canopy.  Continue reading Guelph receives funding to improve active transportation network and urban forest canopy


Updated Sign Bylaw will improve customer service

June 25, 2021

On July 5, City Council will discuss proposed updates to Guelph’s Sign Bylaw including delegating staff the authority to grant minor sign variances. Continue reading Updated Sign Bylaw will improve customer service


Notice to designate Ontario Reformatory (785 York Road)

June 24, 2021

Council intends to designate the Ontario Reformatory at 785 York Road as a property of cultural heritage value or interest under section 29 Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.18. Continue reading Notice to designate Ontario Reformatory (785 York Road)


Guelph keeps its six-ward, 12 councillor model

June 23, 2021

City Council has cast the final vote on Guelph’s future Council composition and ward boundaries. Guelph will remain a six-ward city represented by 12 councillors. Continue reading Guelph keeps its six-ward, 12 councillor model


Statement from the City of Guelph: Canada Day celebrations

June 23, 2021

Earlier today, the Rotary Club of Guelph announced it will pause its Canada Day celebrations in observance of ongoing provincial COVID-19 public health measures. Continue reading Statement from the City of Guelph: Canada Day celebrations


City releases its first digital Guelph. Future Ready progress report

June 18, 2021

The City of Guelph is sharing its first Guelph. Future Ready progress report with Council and community on June 28. Continue reading City releases its first digital Guelph. Future Ready progress report


Join us June 24 to help realize your vision for the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan

June 16, 2021

Have your say on the proposed Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan through a series of online public information sessions on June 24. Continue reading Join us June 24 to help realize your vision for the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan


Consultants recommend eight full-time councillors, one per ward

June 10, 2021

Watson and Associates Economists Ltd. recommends eight Guelph wards, with one full-time councillor dedicated to each. Continue reading Consultants recommend eight full-time councillors, one per ward


City of Guelph flags remain lowered until sunset June 9 in honour of London family

June 8, 2021

Continue reading City of Guelph flags remain lowered until sunset June 9 in honour of London family


COVID-19 updates to Guelph City Council

June 7, 2021

Continue reading COVID-19 updates to Guelph City Council


City recommends cultural heritage protection for Ontario Reformatory lands and buildings

June 3, 2021

On June 14, City Council will discuss recommendations to designate the provincially-owned Ontario Reformatory lands and buildings at 785 York Road under the Ontario Heritage Act. Continue reading City recommends cultural heritage protection for Ontario Reformatory lands and buildings


Council approves moving forward with the City’s Operations Campus

May 31, 2021

Council has approved the location and site preparations for the Operations Campus—the recommended alternative in the City’s business case presented to Council earlier this month. Continue reading Council approves moving forward with the City’s Operations Campus


City of Guelph lowering flags to honour 215 children found buried at former residential school

May 30, 2021

Continue reading City of Guelph lowering flags to honour 215 children found buried at former residential school


Guelph basketball, tennis courts, skate park and sports fields to open Saturday, May 22

May 20, 2021

Starting on Saturday, May 22, up to five people can gather outdoors, and the City is permitted to open all outdoor recreation facilities. Continue reading Guelph basketball, tennis courts, skate park and sports fields to open Saturday, May 22


Help update Guelph’s Official Plan

May 20, 2021

Provide input on proposed policy changes to Guelph’s Official Plan by participating in two virtual workshops and completing an online survey. Continue reading Help update Guelph’s Official Plan


Spray foam insulation changes

May 14, 2021

The Regulations Amending the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations made under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 Sections 64.5 and 65.03 now prohibit any person from importing or manufacturing plastic foam or rigid foam products containing HFC used as a foaming agent. Continue reading Spray foam insulation changes


City hires Jayne Holmes as new head of infrastructure, development and enterprise services

May 10, 2021

The City of Guelph welcomes Jayne Holmes as the new Deputy CAO of infrastructure, development and enterprise services (IDE). Continue reading City hires Jayne Holmes as new head of infrastructure, development and enterprise services


Noise exemption notice: Metrolinx Speed River Bridge rehabilitation at Fountain Street

May 10, 2021

The City has granted Metrolinx and CDB Inc. an exemption from the City’s Noise Control Bylaw. Continue reading Noise exemption notice: Metrolinx Speed River Bridge rehabilitation at Fountain Street


City wins Best Challenges Award

May 4, 2021

The Ontario Urban and Regional Information Systems Association has recognized Guelph’s leadership in geospatial and information services (GIS) with a 2021 Best Challenges Award in the Best Public Sector GIS category. Continue reading City wins Best Challenges Award


Council approves names for Guelph parks and a trail

April 27, 2021

City Council approved names submitted by the community and the Commemorative Naming Committee for three new Guelph parks and a trail in Guelph. Continue reading Council approves names for Guelph parks and a trail


Centralized Operations Campus recommended to deliver critical services as Guelph grows

April 22, 2021

The City’s Operations Campus report, scheduled to go before Committee of the Whole on May 3, recommends a centralized campus of facilities. Continue reading Centralized Operations Campus recommended to deliver critical services as Guelph grows


Notice of decision meeting: Recommendations for the future of the York Road and Elizabeth Street neighbourhood

April 22, 2021

Notice of decision meeting: Recommendations for the future of the York Road and Elizabeth Street neighbourhood Continue reading Notice of decision meeting: Recommendations for the future of the York Road and Elizabeth Street neighbourhood


Building Services April 18, 2021 notice to customers

April 19, 2021

The Provincial government reinstated the list of essential construction, with modifications. Please review the list of construction projects and other activities deemed essential. Continue reading Building Services April 18, 2021 notice to customers


How does Guelph enforce provincial emergency orders?

April 18, 2021

Guelph police and bylaw officers will not randomly stop people out walking or driving Continue reading How does Guelph enforce provincial emergency orders?


Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on businesses and the Provincial lockdown

April 10, 2021

Continue reading Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on businesses and the Provincial lockdown


Help shape how Guelph grows and develops

April 9, 2021

Continue reading Help shape how Guelph grows and develops


Choose between final four ward boundary and Council composition options

April 6, 2021

The City has released four final ward boundary options for the community’s consideration online at haveyoursay.guelph.ca until April 20 Continue reading Choose between final four ward boundary and Council composition options


Guelph parks remain open, recreation centres to close

April 1, 2021

Ontario government announced a provincewide shut down in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. New restrictions will be in effect starting April 3, 2021 until at least May 1, 2021. Continue reading Guelph parks remain open, recreation centres to close


City hires third-party consultant for service rationalization review

March 26, 2021

The City of Guelph has retained consulting firm KPMG Canada to conduct its 2021 service rationalization review following a successful Negotiated Request for Proposal (NFRP) that resulted in nine submissions. Continue reading City hires third-party consultant for service rationalization review


Wellington County proposes purchase of City-owned building for transitional shelter housing

March 23, 2021

Wellington County proposes purchase of City-owned building for transitional shelter housing Continue reading Wellington County proposes purchase of City-owned building for transitional shelter housing


Guelph gets more funding for transit and COVID-19 recovery

March 11, 2021

Guelph to receive up to 28.4 million from Ontario Safe Restart Fund to address financial impacts of COVID-19 COVID-19. Continue reading Guelph gets more funding for transit and COVID-19 recovery


Guelph looks ahead to COVID-19 vaccination rollout

March 3, 2021

Guelph City Councillors learn about plans for COVID-19 vaccinations, getting more people back to work, and the financial implications of COVID-19 Continue reading Guelph looks ahead to COVID-19 vaccination rollout


Municipal Innovation Exchange toolkit helps local governments modernize public service

March 3, 2021

Today, the City of Guelph, in partnership with the Cities of London and Barrie, and MaRS Discovery District, announced the launch of the Municipal Innovation Exchange (MIX) Challenge Toolkit to help local governments modernize public service through innovation.  Continue reading Municipal Innovation Exchange toolkit helps local governments modernize public service


Search underway for new head of infrastructure, development and enterprise services; DCAO accepts role at Peel Region

March 2, 2021

The City of Guelph’s Deputy CAO of infrastructure, development and enterprise services (IDE) has accepted a position with the Region of Peel as its Commissioner of Public Works. Continue reading Search underway for new head of infrastructure, development and enterprise services; DCAO accepts role at Peel Region


City launches online appointment scheduling for select services

February 25, 2021

Commissioner of Oaths appointments, Freedom of Information requests, and picnic shelter reservations can now be booked online. Continue reading City launches online appointment scheduling for select services


City releases 13 ward boundary options for review

February 23, 2021

The City has released 13 ward boundary options for the community to review online at haveyoursay.guelph.ca until March 14 Continue reading City releases 13 ward boundary options for review


Building Services February 16, 2021 notice to customers

February 16, 2021

As you may be aware, the Provincial government has lifted essential workplace limits on construction in Guelph as of today, Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Moving forward, please follow the process below for building inspections. Continue reading Building Services February 16, 2021 notice to customers


Report recommends vote by mail for 2022 municipal election

February 4, 2021

A report to Council recommends mail-in ballots in addition to in-person ballots for the 2022 municipal election. Continue reading Report recommends vote by mail for 2022 municipal election


Guelph party ends with more than $10,000 in fines

February 4, 2021

Four men hosting a party were each charged with violating Guelph’s Nuisance Party Bylaw and failure to comply with COVID-19 restrictions under the Reopening Ontario Act. The total fine for each man amounts to $2,625. Continue reading Guelph party ends with more than $10,000 in fines


Mayor Guthrie’s State of the City calls for kindness on the heels of an extraordinary year

February 4, 2021

Continue reading Mayor Guthrie’s State of the City calls for kindness on the heels of an extraordinary year


Help confirm land use plans for York Road and Elizabeth Street neighbourhood

February 4, 2021

Join our virtual public open house on February 18 and take the survey by February 25. Continue reading Help confirm land use plans for York Road and Elizabeth Street neighbourhood


Important notice for Provincial Offences (POA) matters

February 1, 2021

Guelph’s Provincial Offences Court administration office is open to the public for front counter services like ticket payments, requests for trials or extensions. Continue reading Important notice for Provincial Offences (POA) matters


Guelph joins Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities

January 25, 2021

Continue reading Guelph joins Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities