Category Archives: City Hall

Notice: Sign Bylaw variance applications

February 22, 2018

The City of Guelphhas received applications for variances from the City of Guelph Sign By-law (1996)-15245, as amended. Continue reading Notice: Sign Bylaw variance applications


Proposed development meeting: 98 Farley Drive

February 22, 2018

Public meeting for planning application Guelph City Council will hold a public meeting in accordance with the Planning Act to consider the following planning and development application. The meeting will take place: Monday, March 19 6:30 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph About the planning applications 98 Farley Drive (File: ZC1711)—Ward 6 The subject site is 0.89 hectares in size and is located on a through lot fronting onto both Farley Drive and Gordon Street, west of the intersection of Farley Drive and Eugene Drive. A Zoning Bylaw Amendment is proposed to rezone the existing CC-17 (Specialized Community Shopping Centre) Zone to an R.4A-? (Specialized Apartment Residential) Zone to permit the development of a five storey apartment building containing 92 dwelling units. The planner to contact for this… Continue reading Proposed development meeting: 98 Farley Drive


Proposed development meeting: 1533-1557 Gordon Street and 34 Lowes Road

February 22, 2018

Guelph City Council will hold a public meeting in accordance with the Planning Act to consider this planning and development application. Continue reading Proposed development meeting: 1533-1557 Gordon Street and 34 Lowes Road


Snow removal scheduled for downtown starting February 14

February 13, 2018

Guelph, Ontario, February 13, 2018 – The City will begin downtown snow removal in the downtown area overnight on February 14 and again on February 15 between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.. We ask that residents do not park their cars on the street between those hours so that City crews can complete the work quickly and efficiently. Municipal lots, including the East Parkade, the Baker Street lot and the West Parkade will be open for anyone who needs a place to park overnight. Snow removal activities and equipment may temporarily increase noise in the downtown area. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation as they do their best to maintain the area during the winter months. Resources Plow Tracker and email… Continue reading Snow removal scheduled for downtown starting February 14


City of Guelph’s Innovation District plan wins FCM sustainable community award

February 8, 2018

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has awarded the City of Guelph a Sustainable Community Award in the category of sustainable neighbourhood revitalization and design for the Guelph Innovation District secondary plan. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities praised the plan’s carbon-neutral vision and its efficient, sustainable design which reduces transportation needs. Continue reading City of Guelph’s Innovation District plan wins FCM sustainable community award


Proposed development meeting: 75 Dublin Street North

February 1, 2018

Public meeting for planning application Guelph City Council will hold a public meeting in accordance with the Planning Act to consider the following planning and development application. The meeting will take place: Tuesday, February 27 6 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph About the planning application 75 Dublin Street North (City File: OP1706)—Ward 3 The subject site is 0.15 hectares in size and is located at the north-east corner of Cork Street West and Dublin Street North. An Official Plan Amendment is proposed to permit the development of a five storey apartment building where four storeys is the maximum permitted height. The site was subject to a City-initiated Official Plan Amendment in 2016 that was refused by Council, as well as a site-specific zoning amendment that… Continue reading Proposed development meeting: 75 Dublin Street North


The City of Guelph wins two Ontario Public Works Association awards

January 31, 2018

Historic preservation and leadership recognized Guelph, Ont., January 30, 2018– The Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) has recognized Guelph’s commitment to historical preservation and restoration. The City was presented with the award for 2017 Project of the Year for Historic Restoration/Preservation in the less than $2 million category for the Guelph Transit Terminal Renovation. Steven Di Pietro, Construction Engineering Technologist for the City of Guelph, was also presented with the 2017 Wally Wells Young Leader Award. The awards were presented at the OPWA’s Annual General meeting in Mississauga on January 25. The Transit Terminal, originally built in 1911, has been in continuous operation for over 100 years. The Association noted the complex nature of the project including the requirement of three levels of Government heritage-designation… Continue reading The City of Guelph wins two Ontario Public Works Association awards


Committee of the Whole Agenda – February 5, 2018

January 25, 2018

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, February 5, 2018 Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Open Meeting – 2:00 p.m.  Consent Agenda – Corporate Services CS-2018.04 Delegation of Authority – Property Assessment and Taxation CS-2018-05 2018 Tax Bill Layout Consent Agenda – Public Services PS-2018.02 The Elliott Community – Consent to Obtain External Financing


Guelph third in new list of Canadian hot spots

January 19, 2018

Guelph has been recognized yet again as a great place to live and work, this time by the real estate and market trend data analysts at Point2 Homes in their list of millennial hot spots for 2018. The list ranked 85 cities by livability factors thought to be significant for the millennial generation including housing affordability, average income, unemployment rates and life satisfaction. Only Quebec City and Victoria ranked higher than Guelph. Our scores Point2 Homes ranked 85 cities in nine categories. Here are Guelph’s scores for all categories. Life satisfaction, 8th Health care, 9th Unemployment, 12th Income, 17th Percentage of millennials in our population, 18th Education, 22nd Crime rate, 25th Climate, 33rd Home prices, 45th Guelph shone particularly well in the areas of life… Continue reading Guelph third in new list of Canadian hot spots


City Council – January 29, 2018

January 18, 2018

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. Monday, January 29, 2018 – 6:30 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Committee of the Whole Consent Report IDE-2018.02 Faith-Based Institutions:  Response to Council Resolutions IDE-2018-04 Sign By-law Project Charter  IDE-2018.05 Sign By-law Variance -120-130 Silvercreek Parkway N.  IDE-2018.06 Sign By-law Variance – 111-193 Silvercreek Parkway N.  IDE-2018.07 55 Delhi Street Notice of Intention to Designate Pursuant to Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act  Promotional… Continue reading City Council – January 29, 2018


Proposed development public meeting: 120-122 Huron Street

January 17, 2018

Public meeting for planning application Guelph City Council will hold a public meeting in accordance with the Planning Act to consider the following planning and development applications. The meeting will take place: Monday, February 12 6:30 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph About the planning application 120-122 Huron Street (City File: ZC1709)—Ward1 The subject site is 2.5 hectares in size and is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Huron Street and Alice Street. A Zoning Bylaw Amendment is proposed to change the zoning from the existing B.4-1 (Specialized Industrial) Zone to an R.4A-? (Specialized Apartment Residential) Zone to permit the redevelopment of the existing industrial building into an 86 unit apartment building together with the development of 96 stacked and cluster townhouses. The planner to contact for… Continue reading Proposed development public meeting: 120-122 Huron Street


City’s General Manager of Transit accepts position at Halifax Transit

January 15, 2018

The City of Guelph regrets to announce that General Manager Mike Spicer will leave the City to join the Halifax Regional Municipality as its Manager of Transit Operations, effective February 2, 2018. Continue reading City’s General Manager of Transit accepts position at Halifax Transit


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


Statement from the City Clerk’s Office

January 8, 2018

January 8, 2018 Last February, the City of Guelph issued a statement to inform the public of the inadvertent disclosure of personal information to a third party. Those files were later returned to the City and did not become part of any public record. My office has reviewed these files to determine who was affected so that the City can notify them directly. Today the City contacted 2,551 individuals by letter, phone or email to let them know some of their personal information was disclosed. The majority of those affected are City of Guelph employees. One hundred eighty-two of those affected are members of the public. The City of Guelph takes our commitment to the protection of personal information very seriously. Since the disclosure, we… Continue reading Statement from the City Clerk’s Office


Snow removal scheduled for downtown starting January 3

January 3, 2018

Guelph, Ont., January 3, 2018 – The City will begin downtown snow removal overnight starting January 3 and 4 from 11 p.m. – 7 a.m. We ask that residents do not park their cars on the street between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. so that City crews can complete the work quickly and efficiently. Municipal lots, including the Wilson Street lot, the Baker Street lot and the West Parkade will be open for anyone who needs a place to park overnight. Snow removal activities and equipment may temporarily increase noise in the downtown area. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation as they do their best to maintain the area during the winter months. Resources Plow Tracker and email alerts Winter road maintenance Parking… Continue reading Snow removal scheduled for downtown starting January 3


Notice: Sign Bylaw variance applications

December 28, 2017

The City has received applications for variances from the City of Guelph Sign By-law (1996)-15245, as amended. The requests for variances at the subject properties are as follows: 120-130 Silvercreek Parkway North Request for a variance from Table 2, Row 2 of Sign By-law Number (1996)-15245, as amended, to permit an illuminated freestanding sign to be located 34m from a freestanding sign on the same property. 111-193 Silvercreek Parkway North Request for a variance from Table 2, Row 13 of Sign By-law Number (1996)-15245, as amended, to permit a menu board with a height of 2.43m above the adjacent roadway and sign face of 4.5m2. Delegate or submit comments These reports will before the Committee of the Whole at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 15,… Continue reading Notice: Sign Bylaw variance applications


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


Council approves blueprint for Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan

December 19, 2017

Initial concept plan for Guelph’s southernmost neighbourhood Guelph, Ont., December 19, 2017 – Last night, Council approved the Conceptual Community Structure for the Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan Study. “The conceptual community structure gives us a general blueprint for where land uses will be throughout the Clair-Maltby community,” explains Stacey Laughlin, senior policy planner with the City of Guelph. “It shows potential locations for housing, roads, trails, parks, schools and more for this southernmost area of Guelph.” The approved conceptual community structure: balances the protection of the natural heritage system and natural land features like the Paris Moraine with future development of the area; proposes a transportation network that supports all modes of travel with roads, bicycle infrastructure, recreational trails and pedestrian walkways that provide strong connections… Continue reading Council approves blueprint for Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan


Nomination period for 2018 municipal election opens in May

December 18, 2017

Guelph, Ont., December 18, 2017 – In less than a year, Guelph residents will elect the 2018-2022 Guelph City Council and School Board Trustees. Here are a few important changes to the Municipal Elections Act for potential candidates and residents to keep in mind. Nomination period The nomination period has been changed to May 1 through July 27. In previous elections it was January through mid-September. Individuals wishing to register as candidates in the 2018 municipal election must ensure their nomination papers are filed within this time. The City will hold candidate information sessions in 2018; dates and times will be posted on guelph.ca/vote when available. Third party advertising The Municipal Elections Act now regulates third party advertising. A third party advertiser is an individual, corporation or… Continue reading Nomination period for 2018 municipal election opens in May


Notice of collection: Household telephone survey about boulevard maintenance

December 15, 2017

The City of Guelph is conducting a telephone survey about the City’s boulevard maintenance. Oraclepoll Research Limited will conduct the survey between Friday, December 15, 2017 and Friday, December 22, 2017. As part of this survey, the research firm will contact 400 households and 200 cul-de-sac households within Guelph. Results of the survey will help City staff to inform the Boulevard Maintenance business service review. Participation is voluntary. All individual responses will be kept confidential and will be used to inform options and opportunities for improvement as it relates to boulevard maintenance. Personal information, as defined by Section 2 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (MFIPPA) is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and in accordance with the… Continue reading Notice of collection: Household telephone survey about boulevard maintenance


See all Guelph minor variance applications on an online interactive map

December 14, 2017

Guelph, Ont., December 14, 2017 – Have you ever wondered how your neighbour got permission to build an addition near a property line? Chances are they filed for a minor variance under the Planning Act to the Committee of Adjustment. Thanks to a new interactive map, you can see specific information about minor variance applications dating back to 2013. You can find the address, application type and status, hearing date and appeal deadline, and links to public notices, comments and decisions. The map will be updated weekly but if you don’t see something you’re looking for, please contact the Committee of Adjustment by phone at 519-822-1260 extension 2524 or email at cofa@guelph.ca. The Committee of Adjustment meets the second Thursday and fourth Thursday (if necessary)… Continue reading See all Guelph minor variance applications on an online interactive map


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


City Council – December 18, 2017

December 7, 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. Monday, December 18, 2017 – 6:30 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Committee of the Whole Consent Report: COW-GOV-2017.4 CAO Performance Evaluation Process COW-GOV-2017.5 Notices of Motion Review COW-GOV-2017.6 Striking Committee Policy COW-GOV-2017.7 Public Notice Provisions Policy Review and Update COW-CS-2017.21 2017 Q3 Capital Variance Report  COW-CS-2017.22 Update to the Tax Billing and Collection Policy COW-IDE-2017.40 Sign By-law Variances – Woodlawn Road Multi-Use Pathway COW-IDE-2017.41 Sign By-law Variances -381 Woolwich Street  COW-IDE-2017.42 Sign By-law… Continue reading City Council – December 18, 2017


City Council approves tax-supported operating budget and infrastructure levy

December 5, 2017

Council approved a $­232,965,140 tax-supported operating budget representing a 2.45 per cent increase over last year’s budget, and a one per cent infrastructure levy to be funded half through a tax levy and half through a transfer from reserves. Continue reading City Council approves tax-supported operating budget and infrastructure levy


Improved climate change commitments for Guelph residents

December 5, 2017

  News Release from Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph Guelph, Ontario, December 5, 2017—Investing in local infrastructure helps create good middle class jobs, tackle climate change and improve Canadians’ quality of life. That’s why the Government of Canada is partnering with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities—and municipalities such as Guelph—to help achieve these national objectives. Today, Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, is announcing $175,000 in federal funding through the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) for the City of Guelph’s Corporate Asset Management Program. The project is one of 103 MCIP and Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) projects that have been approved in 97 communities across Canada for federal funding amounting… Continue reading Improved climate change commitments for Guelph residents


December 11, 2017 – Council Planning

November 30, 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. Monday, December 11, 2017 – 6:30 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Closed Meeting Public Appointment to the Board of Trustees of the Elliott Open Meeting Council Consent Agenda CON-2017.55 1 & 15 Stevenson Street North and 8 William Street Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Vacant Land Condominium File: ZC1613/CDM1609 Public Meeting to Hear Applications under Sections 17, 34 and 51 of the… Continue reading December 11, 2017 – Council Planning


Notice of Passing of Designation Bylaw: 13 Stuart Street

November 30, 2017

In the matter of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.18 in the City of Guelph, in the Province of Ontario. Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Guelph has passed the following bylaw to designate portions of the property as being of cultural heritage value or interest under Part IV, Sec. 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.18: Bylaw Number (2017–20227) to designate portions of the property known as 13 Stuart Street dated at Guelph, Ontario, November 27, 2017. Stephen O’Brien, City Clerk City Hall, 1 Carden St. Guelph, ON N1H 3A1 November 30, 2017 For more information Stephen Robinson, Senior Heritage Planner 519-822-1260 extension 2496 stephen.robinson@guelph.ca


Overnight, on-street parking restrictions begin December 1

November 24, 2017

Guelph, Ont., November 24, 2017 – Starting December 1, the City’s winter parking schedule takes effect. This schedule restricts overnight, on-street parking until March 31, 2018. From December until the end of March, there’s no overnight parking allowed on City streets unless there are signs permitting or anywhere in the Downtown between 2–6 a.m. Tickets for overnight on-street parking are $35. The City restricts overnight, on-street parking in the winter to: Make it easier for snow plows to clear the streets of snow Make room for emergency response vehicles on narrow streets where snow build up and parked cars restrict access Make sure that Guelph Transit buses can get where they are going without delays Exemptions If you need to park on a street overnight,… Continue reading Overnight, on-street parking restrictions begin December 1


Special Council Meeting – December 5, 2017

November 23, 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. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – 2:00 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Special Council – Council Deliberation and Approval of Tax Supported Operating Budget CON-2017.50 2018 Tax Support Operating Budget (Referred from the November 8, 2017 Special Council Meeting – Presentation of the 2018 Tax Supported Operating Budget Meeting) C-CON-2017.19 2018 Non-Union Compensation Increase  CON-2017.52 Budget Impacts per Ontario Regulations 284/09 and Budget Public Sector Accounting… Continue reading Special Council Meeting – December 5, 2017


Help shape the vision for Guelph’s commercial development

November 23, 2017

Provide feedback on your shopping experiences and preferences Guelph, Ont., November 23, 2017– Join us for a public workshop on Wednesday, November 29 to help create a vision for Guelph’s commercial spaces, including shops and services. “We are reviewing and updating our commercial policy to reflect recent changes in shopping and service patterns,” explains Joan Jylanne, senior policy planner with the City of Guelph. “We want to hear from Guelph residents, businesses and service providers to help us develop a commercial vision and principles for Guelph.” The public workshop will include: A presentation about the project and highlights from the Commercial Analysis and Background Report An opportunity for participants to provide feedback on their personal shopping and service experiences and preferences Interested participants are asked… Continue reading Help shape the vision for Guelph’s commercial development


City and Guelph Transit union ratify collective agreement

November 20, 2017

The agreement takes effect immediately. More information will be available on guelph.ca once both parties have signed the agreement. Continue reading City and Guelph Transit union ratify collective agreement


Improved energy commitments for Guelph residents

November 17, 2017

  News release from Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph Guelph, Ontario, November 17, 2017—Investing in local infrastructure helps create good middle class jobs, tackle climate change and improve Canadians’ quality of life. That’s why the Government of Canada is partnering with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities—and municipalities such as Guelph—to help achieve these national objectives. Today, Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities,  Mayor Cam Guthrie and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Scott Stewart highlighted $175,000 in federal funding for an update to Guelph’s Community Energy Initiative (CEI). This project is funded through a new funding program delivered through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities: the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP). The project is… Continue reading Improved energy commitments for Guelph residents


City Council – November 27, 2017

November 17, 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. Monday, November 27, 2017 – 6:00 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Closed Meeting Public Appointment to Guelph Sports Hall of Fame Directors 2018 Non-Union Compensation Increase Committee of the Whole Consent Report: COW-CS-2017.18 Shared Cost Allocation Basis – Wellington Dufferin – Guelph Public Health  COW-CS-2017.19 Changes to Vacant Unit Tax Rebate Program   COW-CS-2017.20 Fall 2017 Public Appoints to Various Advisory Boards and Committees  COW-PS-2017.13 Street Ownership and Maintenance… Continue reading City Council – November 27, 2017


Where’s the plow? City of Guelph launches Plow Tracker map and plow out alerts

November 15, 2017

Guelph, Ont., November 15, 2017– If after a major snowfall, you’re asking where’s the plow, you can now check online. The City of Guelph has launched two new services — Plow Tracker, that will show snow plow locations, and one to advise residents of plow outs. The online Plow Tracker map will show residents the location of both City and contracted snow plows on primary, secondary and residential streets, as well as the location of the City sidewalk snow plows. Icons on the Plow Tracker map will distinguish between City-operated snow plows (in blue), contractor plows (in green) and sidewalk plows (in orange). “Our plow operators are ready for this winter season,” said Doug Godfrey, manager of operations for the City. “The Plow Tracker map… Continue reading Where’s the plow? City of Guelph launches Plow Tracker map and plow out alerts


Council approves Guelph’s urban design manual

November 14, 2017

Volumes 1 and 2 now available Guelph, Ont., November 14, 2017 – Last night, City Council approved two volumes of Guelph’s Urban Design Manual—Volume 1: Urban design vision and Volume 2: Urban design action plan. “The Urban Design Manual will provide a thoughtful and consistent approach to urban design in Guelph,” says David de Groot, senior urban designer with the City of Guelph. “As more people come to live and work in Guelph, urban design plays an increasingly important role in planning and developing more intensified and complete mixed-used neighbourhoods.” Volume 1 describes the urban design vision that will create a complete and distinctive community for Guelph citizens and visitors. Volume 2 details the action plan for shaping urban design in Guelph and is divided… Continue reading Council approves Guelph’s urban design manual


Guelph makes Culture Days’ top 10 list for third year

November 13, 2017

Guelph, Ont., November 13, 2017– Guelph has made the Culture Days Top Ten Cities and Towns list for 2017. Guelph moved up two spots in the ranking, placing eighth in the Populations of 50,000 to 499,999 category, tying with Thunder Bay. This is Guelph’s third year in a row as a top 10 city. “Guelph’s creative community has, once again, pulled out all the stops for Culture Days,” says Patti Broughton, executive director for Guelph Arts Council. “Guelph deserves this recognition as one of Canada’s great creative cities, full of year-round opportunities for residents and visitors to engage in the arts.” Guelph hosted over 40 different activities, events and exhibitions during the eighth annual Culture Days weekend in late September. Each year, Culture Days releases… Continue reading Guelph makes Culture Days’ top 10 list for third year


Notice: Sign Bylaw variance applications

November 13, 2017

The City has received applications for variances from the City of Guelph Sign Bylaw (1996)-14864, as amended. The requests for variances at the subject properties are as follows: 367 Woodlawn Road West Request for variances from Sign By-law Number (1996)-15245, as amended, to permit a freestanding sign with a sign area of 16.7m2 and a height of 7m above the adjacent roadway to be set back 1.6m from the nearest public road allowance. 383 Woodlawn Road West Request for variances from Sign By-law Number (1996)-15245, as amended, to permit a freestanding sign with a sign area of 14m2 and a height of 6.25m above the adjacent roadway to be set back 0.1m from the nearest public road allowance. 389 Woodlawn Road West Request for variances… Continue reading Notice: Sign Bylaw variance applications


Notice of tree removals: 120 Huron Street

November 10, 2017

The City of Guelph has recently received a request for the removal of 700 trees on private property located at 120 Huron Street. The removals have been requested to allow for the cleanup of contaminated soil. The site currently includes a wooded area dominated by Balsam Poplar, White Ash, Manitoba Maple and Eastern White Cedar. This wooded area has been studied and while it provides canopy cover, it is not a protected natural heritage feature. Furthermore, the soils underneath this wooded area are contaminated and the trees need to be removed for it to be cleaned up. There is no redevelopment application at this time. Future development proposals will include opportunity for public input. The requested tree removals have been approved by the City and… Continue reading Notice of tree removals: 120 Huron Street


Special Council Meeting – November 22, 2017

November 9, 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. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 – 6:00 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Delegations: Brendan Johnson, Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition Erin Harvey, Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition Helen Fishburn, Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition Alisha Arnold, Two Rivers Neighbourhood Group Jennifer Macleod, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Raechelle Devereaux, Guelph Community Health Centre Maryann Sly-Kensley, Guelph Community Health Centre Arif Hasham, Guelph Police Service Karen Kew, Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington Kithio… Continue reading Special Council Meeting – November 22, 2017


Streets named after Veterans in 2016-2017

November 9, 2017

149 war casualties honoured as of November 2017 The City is proud to announce two new veteran-named streets in Guelph. Ambrous Crescent and Skinner Drive were named in honour of Archibald Charles Ambrous and Arthur Skinner. Guelph’s first known Veteran street name is McCrae Avenue, named in 1941 after World War I hero, John McCrae, and later renamed McCrae Boulevard in 1956. Since 1990, more war casualties have been honoured by naming 75 per cent of new city streets after Veterans. To date, 149 city streets have been named after Guelph’s war heroes, people of historical significance, and City staff who died while employed by the City. If you would like further information or to suggest a street name, please contact Planning Services at 519-837-5616.… Continue reading Streets named after Veterans in 2016-2017


Special City Council – November 15, 2017

November 8, 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. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – 2:00 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Items for Discussion: CON-2017.51 2018 Local Boards and Shared Services Budgets Presentation: 2018 Local Boards and Shared Services Budgets County of Wellington Social Services 2018-2027 Ten Year Plan  Refer to meeting details for consolidated agenda. Minutes and audio will be posted following the meeting. Video will be posted if/when available.


City of Guelph and Guelph Transit union reach tentative agreement

November 6, 2017

GUELPH, ON, November 6, 2017 — The City of Guelph and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1189, representing the City’s full- and part-time transit employees, have reached a tentative collective agreement. “We’re pleased to reach this agreement without any disruption to City transit services,” said David Godwaldt, Guelph’s general manager of Human Resources. “We want to thank the union for working with us to negotiate an affordable settlement that protects taxpayers’ interests and provides fair, equitable and competitive compensation to employees.” Details of the settlement will not be released until the union and Guelph City Council vote to ratify the tentative agreement. The agreement goes to City Council for ratification on November 13, and the union will hold a ratification vote on November 19. “During… Continue reading City of Guelph and Guelph Transit union reach tentative agreement


Join city planners to celebrate World Town Planning Day

November 3, 2017

Open house and downtown walking tour planned for November 8 Guelph, Ont., November 3, 2017—In celebration of World Town Planning Day, City planning staff invite the community to an open house and downtown walking tour on Wednesday, November 8. The open house will be held in the City Hall Galleria from noon until 2 p.m. with the walking tour scheduled to depart from City Hall at 1 p.m. “This is a great opportunity to learn what goes into planning a vibrant community like Guelph,” explained Melissa Aldunate, manager of Policy Planning and Urban Design. “We’re looking forward to connecting with people from Guelph to share how we plan and explain the vision for growth and development in the City to 2031.”” Open house guests can… Continue reading Join city planners to celebrate World Town Planning Day


Council approves 2018 non-tax supported operating budget and 2018 capital budget

November 2, 2017

Guelph City Council approved the 2018 non-tax supported operating budget and the 2018 capital budget. Continue reading Council approves 2018 non-tax supported operating budget and 2018 capital budget


November 13, 2017 – Council Planning

November 2, 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. Monday, November 13, 2017 – 6:30 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Council Consent Agenda CON-2017.49 Urban Design Manual: Urban Design Vision and Design Action Plan Public Meeting to Hear Applications under Sections 17, 34 and 51 of the Planning Act 388 Arkell Road Proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Bylaw Amendment Files: OP1705 and ZC1708 (Ward 6) MHBC Planning Presentation  For more information Refer to… Continue reading November 13, 2017 – Council Planning


Notice of Intention to Designate: 122 Cardigan Street

October 31, 2017

Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Guelph intends to designate 122 Cardigan Street as a property of cultural heritage value or interest under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.18. Continue reading Notice of Intention to Designate: 122 Cardigan Street


Notice of Intention to Designate: 43 Arthur Street South

October 31, 2017

Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Guelph intends to designate 43 Arthur Street South as a property of cultural heritage value or interest under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.18. Description of property The property at 43 Arthur Street South is situated on the east side of the Speed River and south of the Guelph Junction Railway tracks in the City of Guelph. The legal description of the subject property is: Part of the Grist Mill Lands East side of River Speed, Plan 113, more particularly described as Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 13 & 14, Reference Plan 61R-21139. Statement of cultural heritage value or interest (Why the property is being designated) The subject… Continue reading Notice of Intention to Designate: 43 Arthur Street South


City presents operating budget to Council

October 26, 2017

2018 proposed tax-supported operating budget now available at guelph.ca Guelph, Ont., October 26, 2017 — The City has released the recommended 2018 tax-supported operating budget to Council and the community. The recommended budget will be presented to Council on November 8 at 2 p.m. in Council Chambers. Delegations for this budget will be heard on November 22. The City’s 2018 recommended base budget of $232,907,226 represents a 2.19 per cent increase over 2017. The tax-supported operating budget includes funds needed to address legislative requirements and other pressures from other levels of government, while addressing Council direction and continuing to support current levels of service and affordability. “This budget represents an earnest effort on the part of City staff to bring the base budget in as… Continue reading City presents operating budget to Council


Special City Council – November 8, 2017

October 26, 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. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 2:00 p.m Council Chambers, Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street Items for Discussion: CON-2017.50 2018 Tax Supported Operating Budget CON-2017.49 Dedicated Infrastructure Levy Presentation: 2018 Tax Supported Operating Budget Refer to meeting details for consolidated agenda. Minutes and audio will be posted following the meeting. Video will be posted if/when available.


Mayor Guthrie to host dialogue on poverty October 25

October 20, 2017

Guelph, Ont., October 20, 2017– Mayor Cam Guthrie will host the first-ever Mayor’s Dialogue on Poverty at Guelph City Hall on Wednesday, October 25 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The featured speaker will be Guelph-Wellington Bridges Out of Poverty facilitator and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health nurse Elaine Weir. Bridges Out of Poverty, under the umbrella of Circles Guelph Wellington, is an innovative local program that educates individuals from the middle or upper class on what it means to live in poverty. As part of the event, information tables from local organizations will be set up in the Galleria. The event is free but registration is required at http://mayorspovertydialogue.eventbrite.ca What Mayor’s Dialogue on Poverty Who Mayor Cam Guthrie Bridges Out of Poverty facilitator and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health… Continue reading Mayor Guthrie to host dialogue on poverty October 25