Category Archives: City Hall

City of Guelph responding to Coronavirus

April 1, 2020

Based on the advice from Guelph’s Medical Officer of Health to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Guelph has declared an emergency, closed City buildings to the public and cancelled all meetings and events. Continue reading City of Guelph responding to Coronavirus


Guelph acting on Provincial order to close all recreation amenities to slow spread of COVID-19, get people to stay home

March 31, 2020

The City of Guelph is acting immediately on the Province of Ontario’s order to close all outdoor recreational amenities to slow the spread of COVID-19 Continue reading Guelph acting on Provincial order to close all recreation amenities to slow spread of COVID-19, get people to stay home


Mayor Guthrie declares state of emergency for Guelph in response to COVID-19

March 26, 2020

The Mayor made this decision after Dr. Nicola Mercer, the Medical Officer of Health, declared an outbreak in a ward at Guelph General Hospital earlier today. Continue reading Mayor Guthrie declares state of emergency for Guelph in response to COVID-19


Important notice for Provincial Offences matters March 16 to May 29, 2020

March 26, 2020

Continue reading Important notice for Provincial Offences matters March 16 to May 29, 2020


City closes public waste drop-off to residents

March 25, 2020

Based on advice from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health, Guelph’s waste drop-off is closed to the general public to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Continue reading City closes public waste drop-off to residents


City extends closure of all facilities to April 30

March 25, 2020

Continue reading City extends closure of all facilities to April 30


City Council approves fiscal relief measures for Guelph residents and businesses in wake of COVID-19

March 23, 2020

At its emergency meeting tonight, Guelph City Council unanimously approved fiscal relief measures to help residents and businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Continue reading City Council approves fiscal relief measures for Guelph residents and businesses in wake of COVID-19


Mayor calls emergency Council meeting on Monday, March 23

March 20, 2020

Continue reading Mayor calls emergency Council meeting on Monday, March 23


All City facilities now closed to the public

March 17, 2020

Based on advice from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health, and the Ontario government’s declaration of an emergency, the City of Guelph is closing all city facilities to the public to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Continue reading All City facilities now closed to the public


Cancelled: Guelph City Council meetings

March 17, 2020

Continue reading Cancelled: Guelph City Council meetings


Postponed: March 23 open house shows Urban Design Master Plan for Baker District

March 15, 2020

Open houses (March 23 and April 2) are postponed. You’re invited to attend one of two open houses as we show how the community’s feedback over the past 18 months has influenced the Urban Design Master Plan for the Baker District redevelopment project. Continue reading Postponed: March 23 open house shows Urban Design Master Plan for Baker District


Statement from the Mayor of Guelph on Guelph Police Service’s Downtown Resource Officer Unit

March 10, 2020

Continue reading Statement from the Mayor of Guelph on Guelph Police Service’s Downtown Resource Officer Unit


Mandatory water meter inspections

March 4, 2020

All water meters installed for new construction within the City of Guelph shall be inspected by Building Services. Continue reading Mandatory water meter inspections


Staff-recommended open space strategy for Clair-Maltby to be discussed at Council in March

February 20, 2020

City staff is bringing its recommendation for the Clair-Maltby open space system strategy to Council’s Committee of the Whole on March 2. Continue reading Staff-recommended open space strategy for Clair-Maltby to be discussed at Council in March


City announces 2020 Community Grant recipients

February 18, 2020

The City of Guelph has granted 49 not-for-profit community organizations with $307,200 in funding for activities that enhance quality of life, inclusivity. Continue reading City announces 2020 Community Grant recipients


Nominations now open for 2020 Mayor’s Awards

February 12, 2020

Continue reading Nominations now open for 2020 Mayor’s Awards


Mayor shares his 2020 vision in State of the City address

February 7, 2020

Continue reading Mayor shares his 2020 vision in State of the City address


Join Jennifer Keesmaat, Pamela Robinson and Guelph’s Chief Planner for a conversation about a growing city

February 6, 2020

Thursday February 27 in Guelph, join city planning experts to discuss what it means to be a growing city. Continue reading Join Jennifer Keesmaat, Pamela Robinson and Guelph’s Chief Planner for a conversation about a growing city


Statement from the Mayor of Guelph on the passing of Ken Hammill

February 6, 2020

It is with profound sadness that I reflect on the passing of former member of City Council and community leader Ken Hammill. On behalf of Council and the City of Guelph, I extend heartfelt sympathies to Ken’s wife Eileen, his children, and the rest of his family and loved ones. Continue reading Statement from the Mayor of Guelph on the passing of Ken Hammill


City’s Chief Planner retiring in May

February 5, 2020

Continue reading City’s Chief Planner retiring in May


Council approves update to Guelph’s commercial policy

January 28, 2020

The commercial policy framework specifies the location, amount and function of retail and service land throughout Guelph. Continue reading Council approves update to Guelph’s commercial policy


City of Guelph sets financial direction to be future ready

January 24, 2020

The City of Guelph’s proposed Long-term Financial Framework is the foundation on which Council and staff will build and deliver services and programs that reflect the community’s priorities. Continue reading City of Guelph sets financial direction to be future ready


Changes to development charges in Guelph

January 23, 2020

These changes impact when the City can charge for development charges, when they are due, and who is eligible for payment deferral. Continue reading Changes to development charges in Guelph


2020 Development Charge Rates (ICI)

January 21, 2020

Changes to the Development Charge By-law including rates are coming into effective March 2, 2020. The new rates will apply to all building permits issued after March 1, 2020. Continue reading 2020 Development Charge Rates (ICI)


2020 Development Charge Rates (Residential)

January 21, 2020

Changes to the developments charge by-law including the rates are coming into effective March 2, 2020. The new rates will apply to all building permits issued after March 1, 2020.  Continue reading 2020 Development Charge Rates (Residential)


New snow storage pad reduces environmental impacts of salt

January 14, 2020

Guelph has finished building a new 18,600 square metre snow storage pad near the Wastewater Treatment Facility on Wellington Street West. Continue reading New snow storage pad reduces environmental impacts of salt


Mandatory electronic building permit applications and inspections

December 17, 2019

Starting in the new year, the City will require that all building permit applications and inspection requests be submitted electronically through the Building Services online portal. Continue reading Mandatory electronic building permit applications and inspections


2020 Building Code changes

December 17, 2019

The 2012 Building Code was recently amended to include a number of changes to the Code, Supplementary Standards and Appendix A. Continue reading 2020 Building Code changes


City of Guelph Time, Attendance and Scheduling (TAS) Review identifies efficiencies

December 17, 2019

City of Guelph reviews time, attendance and scheduling activities to find efficiencies. Staff will begin implementing recommendations in January 2020. Continue reading City of Guelph Time, Attendance and Scheduling (TAS) Review identifies efficiencies


Committee of Adjustment – January 9, 2020

December 17, 2019

Continue reading Committee of Adjustment – January 9, 2020


City announces new Internal Auditor

December 16, 2019

Continue reading City announces new Internal Auditor


Electronic submissions required for all building permit applications starting January 1, 2020

December 12, 2019

As of January 1, 2020, building permit applications and requests for inspections must be submitted electronically for residential, industrial, institutional and commercial buildings. Continue reading Electronic submissions required for all building permit applications starting January 1, 2020


Council approves design standards for new commercial developments in Guelph

December 10, 2019

Guelph approves new commercial built form standards to govern the design of commercial development outside the downtown core. Continue reading Council approves design standards for new commercial developments in Guelph


City completes engagement on proposal to address its concerns with Dolime Quarry operations

December 10, 2019

More than 230 residents from the City and Guelph-Eramosa Township attended the community open houses and pop-up information sessions to get more information, ask questions, and share their feedback. Continue reading City completes engagement on proposal to address its concerns with Dolime Quarry operations


Guelph City Council approves 2020 budget

December 3, 2019

Guelph City Council approved the tax-supported operating budget and the local boards and shared services budget today, bringing the tax levy increase in at 3.91 per cent Continue reading Guelph City Council approves 2020 budget


City Council Agenda – December 9, 2019

November 28, 2019

Continue reading City Council Agenda – December 9, 2019


Special Council Workshop – December 11, 2019 – Transportation Master Plan and Comprehensive Zoning By-law Review

November 28, 2019

Continue reading Special Council Workshop – December 11, 2019 – Transportation Master Plan and Comprehensive Zoning By-law Review


Council Planning Meeting – Monday, December 9, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.

November 28, 2019

Continue reading Council Planning Meeting – Monday, December 9, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.


Committee of Adjustment – December 12, 2019

November 22, 2019

Continue reading Committee of Adjustment – December 12, 2019


Committee of the Whole Agenda – December 2, 2019

November 21, 2019

Continue reading Committee of the Whole Agenda – December 2, 2019


Special Council Meeting – December 3, 2019 – Deliberations and Approval of Tax Supported Operating Budget

November 21, 2019

Continue reading Special Council Meeting – December 3, 2019 – Deliberations and Approval of Tax Supported Operating Budget


Special Council Meeting – November 18, 2019 – Presentation of Tax Supported Operating Budget

November 15, 2019

Continue reading Special Council Meeting – November 18, 2019 – Presentation of Tax Supported Operating Budget


Special Council Meeting – November 20, 2019 – Presentation of Local Boards and Shared Services Budgets

November 15, 2019

Continue reading Special Council Meeting – November 20, 2019 – Presentation of Local Boards and Shared Services Budgets


City Council Agenda – November 25, 2019

November 14, 2019

Continue reading City Council Agenda – November 25, 2019


Special Council Meeting – November 27, 2019

November 14, 2019

Continue reading Special Council Meeting – November 27, 2019


Council approves 2020 capital budget and non-tax supported operating budget

November 13, 2019

City Council approved the 2020 capital budget and the non-tax supported operating budget, and received the 2021–2029 capital forecast. Continue reading Council approves 2020 capital budget and non-tax supported operating budget


City announces Terry Gayman as new City Engineer

November 12, 2019

Continue reading City announces Terry Gayman as new City Engineer


2019 Citizen Satisfaction Survey results

November 8, 2019

Survey results show Guelph residents are satisfied with their overall quality of life Continue reading 2019 Citizen Satisfaction Survey results


Guelph residents are proud to be a part of the city

November 8, 2019

Overwhelmingly residents are satisfied with the quality of life in Guelph with 95 per cent of those surveyed rating it as good or very good. Continue reading Guelph residents are proud to be a part of the city


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