Category Archives: City Hall

City of Guelph services during COVID-19

April 13, 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


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


Guelph updates enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines during provincewide stay-at-home order

April 7, 2021

Following COVID-19 guidelines is the best way to stop the shut downs for good. Continue reading Guelph updates enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines during provincewide stay-at-home order


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


Building Services January 15, 2021 notice to customers

January 25, 2021

As you may be aware, the Provincial government reinstated the list of essential construction. Please review the list of construction projects and other activities deemed essential. Continue reading Building Services January 15, 2021 notice to customers


City of Guelph begins service rationalization review

January 22, 2021

City of Guelph begins service rationalization review Continue reading City of Guelph begins service rationalization review


Ontario Public Works Association recognizes City of Guelph with three awards

January 21, 2021

The City of Guelph was recognized with three Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) Project of the Year awards at a virtual awards ceremony on January 21, 2021. Continue reading Ontario Public Works Association recognizes City of Guelph with three awards


Margaret Greene Park ruled out as power substation site

January 21, 2021

Continue reading Margaret Greene Park ruled out as power substation site


Guelph COVID-19 complaints and charges update

January 18, 2021

Guelph responded to 15 calls about residential gatherings and issued two $750 fines Continue reading Guelph COVID-19 complaints and charges update


How will Guelph enforce provincial emergency orders?

January 14, 2021

While we have new tools to enforce provincial orders, we know people may be unaware or confused about what is or isn’t permitted. Local police and bylaw officers are hoping people will cooperate voluntarily, but are prepared to issue fines as appropriate. Continue reading How will Guelph enforce provincial emergency orders?


Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on the passing of Guelph’s “Mayor of the People” Norm Jary

January 9, 2021

Continue reading Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on the passing of Guelph’s “Mayor of the People” Norm Jary


Have your say on how you interact with Council at City Council meetings

January 4, 2021

Have your say on Guelph City Council’s procedural bylaw by January 22 at haveyoursay.guelph.ca. Continue reading Have your say on how you interact with Council at City Council meetings


City launches ward boundary review engagement

January 4, 2021

Community input is open for the next phase of the Council composition and ward boundary review until January 22. Continue reading City launches ward boundary review engagement


Notice of passing of Designation Bylaw – 120 Huron Street

December 17, 2020

City Council passed Bylaw Number (2020)-20556 dated December 14, 2020 to designate portions of 120 Huron Street as being of cultural heritage value or interest. Continue reading Notice of passing of Designation Bylaw – 120 Huron Street


Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on the passing of former Councillor David Birtwistle

December 11, 2020

Continue reading Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on the passing of former Councillor David Birtwistle


Recommended updates to Zoning Bylaw will create more housing options in Guelph

December 3, 2020

On December 14, City Council will discuss recommendations to update policies and regulations for additional residential dwelling units—known as accessory apartments, basement apartments and coach houses. Continue reading Recommended updates to Zoning Bylaw will create more housing options in Guelph


Council approves City’s 2021 budget

December 1, 2020

Continue reading Council approves City’s 2021 budget


Our Food Future named a top recovery project in Canada

November 27, 2020

Continue reading Our Food Future named a top recovery project in Canada


Guelph enhances COVID-19 screening for sports and scheduled events at City facilities

November 14, 2020

Enhanced screening for recreation classes, programs, sports and other scheduled events at City facilities Continue reading Guelph enhances COVID-19 screening for sports and scheduled events at City facilities


City launches review of how ballots are cast in municipal elections

November 9, 2020

The City invites community input on how residents cast their ballot in the 2022 municipal election. Continue reading City launches review of how ballots are cast in municipal elections


More community engagement planned for council composition

November 6, 2020

Council passed one recommendation and directed staff to engage the community further on Council composition. Continue reading More community engagement planned for council composition


Growth, digital services and COVID-19 at the centre of the City’s 2021 budget talks

November 5, 2020

There’s lots to talk about as City Council prepares to consider the proposed 2021 budget. With a four-year budget perspective, Council will only approve the 2021 budget this year, but will see the financial impacts of service decisions and plans beyond one year.
Continue reading Growth, digital services and COVID-19 at the centre of the City’s 2021 budget talks


City awards 24 Emergency Fund grants in phase two

November 4, 2020

The City of Guelph has announced 24 recipients for the Emergency Fund and awarded $150,000 in funding. Continue reading City awards 24 Emergency Fund grants in phase two


Streets named after Veterans in 2020

October 28, 2020

This year we are honoured to add two street names: Harrington Road and Ferris Circle. Continue reading Streets named after Veterans in 2020


Help us name new Guelph trail and parks

October 28, 2020

Guelph’s getting a new recreational trail and three parks, and we need your help naming them. Submit name suggestions by November 20. Continue reading Help us name new Guelph trail and parks


Council composition report recommends eight full-time councillors, one per ward

October 22, 2020

City Council composition recommendations are now available online ahead of the Special City Council meeting on November 5 at 6 p.m. Continue reading Council composition report recommends eight full-time councillors, one per ward


Guelph’s MP, MPP, and Mayor connect with residents through Telephone Town Hall

October 14, 2020

The three representatives hosted the telephone town hall to talk about how each level of government is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading Guelph’s MP, MPP, and Mayor connect with residents through Telephone Town Hall


City welcomes new deputy fire chief of Administration

October 1, 2020

The City of Guelph welcomes Monty Armstrong as its deputy fire chief of Administration, effective September 28. Continue reading City welcomes new deputy fire chief of Administration


Guelph’s Community Plan named Project of the Year by IAP2 Canada

October 1, 2020

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Canada has named A United Vision: Guelph’s Community Plan “Project of the Year” at the 2020 IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards. Guelph’s Community Plan also received an award for “Extending the Practice through Creativity, Contribution and Innovation in the Field.” Continue reading Guelph’s Community Plan named Project of the Year by IAP2 Canada


Recommended updates create more user-friendly sign bylaw

September 24, 2020

On October 5, City Council will discuss recommendations to update Guelph’s Sign Bylaw including changes that make it clearer and more user-friendly. Continue reading Recommended updates create more user-friendly sign bylaw


Guelph’s downtown dining district to continue to November 30

September 21, 2020

Continue reading Guelph’s downtown dining district to continue to November 30


City of Guelph welcomes new general manager of Human Resources

September 21, 2020

The City of Guelph has hired Mark Ellis as its new general manager of human resources. Continue reading City of Guelph welcomes new general manager of Human Resources


Help plan the future of the York Road and Elizabeth Street neighbourhood

September 17, 2020

Provide your feedback about what works well and what could change in the York Road and Elizabeth Street neighbourhood by October 9. Continue reading Help plan the future of the York Road and Elizabeth Street neighbourhood