Category Archives: City Hall

Bone fragments found under Baker Street parking lot during excavation prep now being exhumed

October 22, 2021

Continue reading Bone fragments found under Baker Street parking lot during excavation prep now being exhumed


City recommends short-term trailer parking exemptions for driveways

October 22, 2021

A City of Guelph report heading to Council in November recommends a trailer parking exemption program that would allow short-term parking of recreational trailers in residential driveways. Continue reading City recommends short-term trailer parking exemptions for driveways


City of Guelph services during COVID-19

October 18, 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


Report recommends Council approve funding for two affordable housing projects

October 14, 2021

A report recommending the approval of two affordable housing projects totalling $1,267,646 is heading to Council for approval on October 25. Continue reading Report recommends Council approve funding for two affordable housing projects


Congratulating Guelph’s Urban Design Awards winners

October 12, 2021

Continue reading Congratulating Guelph’s Urban Design Awards winners


Learn about recommended changes to Guelph’s Sewer Use By-law

October 12, 2021

Continue reading Learn about recommended changes to Guelph’s Sewer Use By-law


Designs for new library unveiled

October 12, 2021

The Guelph Public Library Board of Directors has approved the schematic designs for the new Central Library recently presented by Diamond Schmitt Architects, including interior and exterior renderings. Continue reading Designs for new library unveiled


City and University of Guelph continue to collaborate on shared challenges through Guelph Lab

October 8, 2021

Continue reading City and University of Guelph continue to collaborate on shared challenges through Guelph Lab


City releases key sections from closed Council report about 797 Victoria Road North

October 8, 2021

Continue reading City releases key sections from closed Council report about 797 Victoria Road North


City grants $178,700 in second phase of 2021 Emergency Fund program

October 8, 2021

The City of Guelph provided $178,700 to 18 organizations, unincorporated groups and individuals through the second phase of this year’s Emergency Fund. Continue reading City grants $178,700 in second phase of 2021 Emergency Fund program


Have your say about proposed updates to Guelph’s Development Charges Bylaw

October 7, 2021

We’re making updates to the City’s Development Charges (DC) Bylaw and we want your feedback. Attend a special Council meeting on October 20. Continue reading Have your say about proposed updates to Guelph’s Development Charges Bylaw


Holiday hours for City facilities and services

October 6, 2021

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


Special Meeting of City Council, October 6, 2021 on 797 Victoria Road North

October 5, 2021

Continue reading Special Meeting of City Council, October 6, 2021 on 797 Victoria Road North


The Path Forward: Mental health in the wake of COVID-19

September 30, 2021

Continue reading The Path Forward: Mental health in the wake of COVID-19


Special Meeting of City Council, September 30, 2021, 4 p.m. on 797 Victoria Road North

September 30, 2021

Continue reading Special Meeting of City Council, September 30, 2021, 4 p.m. on 797 Victoria Road North


September 30—a time for reflection and commemoration for the City of Guelph

September 29, 2021

The federal government’s designation of September 30 as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation gives the City an opportunity to bring municipal employees and the community together to ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process. Continue reading September 30—a time for reflection and commemoration for the City of Guelph


An open letter from Mayor Guthrie, University of Guelph President, and Medical Officer of Health

September 23, 2021

Continue reading An open letter from Mayor Guthrie, University of Guelph President, and Medical Officer of Health


Questions and answers about the archaeological excavation of the Baker and Wyndham parking lots

September 17, 2021

The work the Province requires us to do for the archaeological clearance of the site requires a mechanical excavation of the entire area to identify and remove any artifacts or remains. Continue reading Questions and answers about the archaeological excavation of the Baker and Wyndham parking lots


City and Guelph Transit union ratify collective agreement

September 14, 2021

Continue reading City and Guelph Transit union ratify collective agreement


Apply for 2022 Community Grant funding by October 8

September 13, 2021

Applications to the City of Guelph’s 2022 Community Grant program are now open. Continue reading Apply for 2022 Community Grant funding by October 8


Join us September 22 as we talk about next steps for Clair-Maltby

September 9, 2021

Join us as Council discusses proposed amendments to Guelph’s Official Plan to finalize our shared vision for the planned Clair-Maltby community in Guelph’s south end. Continue reading Join us September 22 as we talk about next steps for Clair-Maltby


City of Guelph receives top recognition for 2021 budget presentation

September 7, 2021

Guelph, Ont., September 7, 2021—The City of Guelph has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2021 budget. Continue reading City of Guelph receives top recognition for 2021 budget presentation


We’re making ‘cents’ of Guelph’s municipal budget

September 2, 2021

Here’s your opportunity to learn and join the conversation about what goes into the City budget, how to navigate through it, and how budget decisions are made in Guelph. Continue reading We’re making ‘cents’ of Guelph’s municipal budget


City proves it’s future ready with an AA+ credit rating

September 1, 2021

The City of Guelph has maintained a strong fiscal position throughout the pandemic resulting in a steady credit rating of AA+. This rating is reflective of the great work being done at the City and the resilience of the local economy. Continue reading City proves it’s future ready with an AA+ credit rating


City lays groundwork for fibre optic cable network

August 31, 2021

Continue reading City lays groundwork for fibre optic cable network


New policy requires City staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or regularly tested

August 27, 2021

The City of Guelph is implementing a new COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees. Continue reading New policy requires City staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or regularly tested


City hires Sara Sayyed as new Equity, Anti-Racism and Indigenous Initiatives senior advisor

August 23, 2021

The City of Guelph welcomes Sara Sayyed as the new senior advisor of Equity, Anti-Racism and Indigenous Initiatives. Continue reading City hires Sara Sayyed as new Equity, Anti-Racism and Indigenous Initiatives senior advisor


City leaders meeting with Ontario ministers at AMO conference

August 16, 2021

The City of Guelph joins more than 1,300 participants across Ontario at the 2021 Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) virtual conference, August 16 to 18. Continue reading City leaders meeting with Ontario ministers at AMO conference


Notice of study commencement: Macdonell and Allan Structures Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

August 12, 2021

The City of Guelph has initiated a Municipal Class EA (Class EA) for improvements and modifications to the Macdonell and Allan structures. Continue reading Notice of study commencement: Macdonell and Allan Structures Municipal Class Environmental Assessment


Notice of study commencement: Wyndham Street Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

August 12, 2021

The City of Guelph has initiated a Municipal Class EA (Class EA) to confirm the required improvements to Wyndham Street North. Continue reading Notice of study commencement: Wyndham Street Municipal Class Environmental Assessment


Guelph perfect home for new Moderna vaccine facility

August 11, 2021

Continue reading Guelph perfect home for new Moderna vaccine facility


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


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


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


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