Category Archives: City Hall

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?


City of Guelph services during COVID-19

January 14, 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


Guelph updates enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines

January 12, 2021

Enhanced public health and safety measures in effect for all of Ontario and are anticipated to be in place until at least Thursday, February 11, 2021. Continue reading Guelph updates enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines


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


Shaping Guelph – learn about the employment lands strategy

January 7, 2021

Read Guelph’s employment lands strategy and submit a question or comment by January 28. Continue reading Shaping Guelph – learn about the employment lands strategy


Proposed development in your community – Eastview Road, Edinburgh Road North and Woolwich Street

January 6, 2021

Guelph City Council will hold a public meeting to consider the planning and development applications for 78 and 82 Eastview Road, 265 Edinburgh Road North and 721 Woolwich Street on February 8. Continue reading Proposed development in your community – Eastview Road, Edinburgh Road North and Woolwich Street


Notice of Public Meeting: Emma Street to Earl Street pedestrian bridge proposed Official Plan amendment

January 5, 2021

Guelph City Council will hold a statutory public meeting to discuss a City-initiated Official Plan amendment for the Emma Street to Earl Street pedestrian bridge on February 8. Continue reading Notice of Public Meeting: Emma Street to Earl Street pedestrian bridge proposed Official Plan amendment


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 intention to designate – 264 Crawley Road

December 24, 2020

City Council intends to designate the stone farmhouse building at 264 Crawley Road as a property of cultural heritage value or interest. Continue reading Notice of intention to designate – 264 Crawley Road


Reminder: Some City rates and fees change January 1

December 21, 2020

Reminder: Some City rates and fees change January 1 Continue reading Reminder: Some City rates and fees change January 1


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


Proposed development in your community – 77 Victoria Road North

December 15, 2020

Guelph City Council will hold a public meeting to consider the planning and development application for 77 Victoria Street Noth on January 25 at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading Proposed development in your community – 77 Victoria Road North


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


We want to hear from you about the 2021 budget process

December 7, 2020

We want to hear from you about the new approach we took on developing, presenting, and discussing the 2021 City budget. Complete the survey by December 31. Continue reading We want to hear from you about the 2021 budget process


COVID-19 updates to Guelph City Council

December 4, 2020

Continue reading COVID-19 updates to Guelph City Council


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


Important notice for Provincial Offences matters March 16 to January 25, 2021

December 1, 2020

Continue reading Important notice for Provincial Offences matters March 16 to January 25, 2021


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


Notice of study completion: Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Schedule ‘B’ Gordon Street improvements

September 17, 2020

To improve the safety and mobility for all road users, City of Guelph is proposing a continuous two-way left-turn lane on Gordon Street between Edinburgh Road and Lowes Road with off-street multi-use paths for pedestrians and cyclists. Continue reading Notice of study completion: Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Schedule ‘B’ Gordon Street improvements


Emergency water main repairs on Silvercreek Parkway to continue through the weekend

September 4, 2020

Guelph crews are responding to a water main break on Silvercreek Parkway North. The City expects to repair the water main over the weekend, and road repairs will continue through next week. Continue reading Emergency water main repairs on Silvercreek Parkway to continue through the weekend


Help guide where new housing gets added in Guelph

August 26, 2020

Complete the survey by September 24 to help us decide where new housing could be added throughout the developed, or built-up, areas of our city. Continue reading Help guide where new housing gets added in Guelph


City holds AA+ credit rating for eighth year

August 20, 2020

The City of Guelph’s credit rating remains strong at AA+ for the eighth year in a row, as announced today by S&P Global Ratings (S&P), despite the financial pressures imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading City holds AA+ credit rating for eighth year


Guelph Transit reduces service this fall due to COVID-19

August 18, 2020

This September, Guelph Transit’s current schedules will become permanent, and all extra/express routes serving the University of Guelph will be cancelled, nine full-time and eight part-time operators will be laid off, and 14 positions will remain vacant. Continue reading Guelph Transit reduces service this fall due to COVID-19


City leaders make fiscal support a focus with Ontario Ministers at AMO conference

August 17, 2020

City leaders make fiscal support a focus with Ontario Ministers at AMO conference Continue reading City leaders make fiscal support a focus with Ontario Ministers at AMO conference


City launches Council composition and ward boundary review

August 17, 2020

The City invites community input to review Guelph’s Council composition and ward boundaries that will explore whether the city’s local government structure should change as it grows. Continue reading City launches Council composition and ward boundary review


Recommended improvements on Gordon Street would improve traffic flows

August 13, 2020

Guelph City Council to discuss recommended changes for Gordon Street between Edinburgh Road and Lowes Road Continue reading Recommended improvements on Gordon Street would improve traffic flows


Guelph to receive $12 million Provincial and Federal emergency funds

August 12, 2020

Guelph will receive $6,911,100 in emergency operating funds and another $5,096,534 in funding for transit as part of the Safe Restart agreement between the Provincial and federal governments Continue reading Guelph to receive $12 million Provincial and Federal emergency funds


Seeding our food future 40 businesses at a time

July 31, 2020

Continue reading Seeding our food future 40 businesses at a time


City of Guelph commits to diversity, inclusion and anti-racism initiatives

July 24, 2020

As an employer and local government, we’re reflecting on our role and the values that guide us to ensure our workplace and our community are welcoming places for everyone; Black, Indigenous, people of colour, people who identify as members of LGBTQ2 community, those who have disabilities and other underrepresented groups Continue reading City of Guelph commits to diversity, inclusion and anti-racism initiatives


Notice of intention to designate a heritage property 120 Huron Street

July 20, 2020

The City of Guelph intends to designate the former Northern Rubber Company building at 120 Huron Street as a property of cultural heritage value or interest. Continue reading Notice of intention to designate a heritage property 120 Huron Street


Council and City prepare to move forward with its Strategic Plan and Multi-Year Budget

July 16, 2020

Continue reading Council and City prepare to move forward with its Strategic Plan and Multi-Year Budget


Mayor’s Task Force calls for decisive action to address childcare challenges for businesses, employees

July 16, 2020

The Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Recovery continues to urge governments and employers to make the provision of safe, accessible childcare a priority as more businesses call employees back to work as part of the Province’s re-opening plan. Continue reading Mayor’s Task Force calls for decisive action to address childcare challenges for businesses, employees


New general contractor appointed for Guelph Police headquarters reno

July 16, 2020

Continue reading New general contractor appointed for Guelph Police headquarters reno