Category Archives: City Hall

Strategic Advisory Group sets course for a welcoming and safe downtown

September 29, 2022

Continue reading Strategic Advisory Group sets course for a welcoming and safe downtown


Holiday hours for City facilities and services

September 26, 2022

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


23rd annual Mayor’s event for mental health to focus on creative paths to wellness

September 22, 2022

Continue reading 23rd annual Mayor’s event for mental health to focus on creative paths to wellness


City of Guelph honours National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 22, 2022

Continue reading City of Guelph honours National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


Development charges rates changing September 18

September 16, 2022

Guelph’s development charges (DC) rates will decrease by about 3 per cent for residential rates and 5 per cent for non-residential rates on September 18, 2022. Continue reading Development charges rates changing September 18


City achieves highest possible financial credit rating of AAA

September 14, 2022

Guelph achieves highest possible independent credit rating of AAA from S&P Global Ratings. This rating reflects the City’s commitment to long-term financial sustainability and the resilience of Guelph’s local economy. Continue reading City achieves highest possible financial credit rating of AAA


Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie and CAO Scott Stewart on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

September 8, 2022

Continue reading Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie and CAO Scott Stewart on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


Notice of Study Completion: Municipal Class Environment Assessment Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge over the Speed River

August 18, 2022

Continue reading Notice of Study Completion: Municipal Class Environment Assessment Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge over the Speed River


City leaders make housing, transportation and paramedic offload delays a focus at AMO conference

August 17, 2022

The City of Guelph joined over 1,700 participants from across Ontario at the 2022 Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) annual conference in Ottawa on August 14-17. Continue reading City leaders make housing, transportation and paramedic offload delays a focus at AMO conference


Clythe Creek subwatershed study update will inform planning for land use, water supply, stormwater management and infrastructure

August 12, 2022

Continue reading Clythe Creek subwatershed study update will inform planning for land use, water supply, stormwater management and infrastructure


Public notice: Groundwater monitoring well installation at Indian Trail unopened road allowance starts August 15

August 12, 2022

Continue reading Public notice: Groundwater monitoring well installation at Indian Trail unopened road allowance starts August 15


Public notice: Apply for the Ontario Reformatory Heritage Conservation District Study Community and Landowner Group

August 8, 2022

Continue reading Public notice: Apply for the Ontario Reformatory Heritage Conservation District Study Community and Landowner Group


Notice of intention to designate: 50-60 Fife Road

August 4, 2022

Guelph City Council intends to designate 50-60 Fife Road as a property of cultural heritage value or interest. Continue reading Notice of intention to designate: 50-60 Fife Road


Guelph Police headquarters renovation wrapping up

July 29, 2022

Continue reading Guelph Police headquarters renovation wrapping up


Notice of Community Benefits Charges By-law passing

July 28, 2022

Guelph City Council passed the new Community Benefits Charges By-law No. 2022-20714 on July 18, 2022. Continue reading Notice of Community Benefits Charges By-law passing


Notice of Parkland Dedication By-law passing

July 28, 2022

Guelph City Council passed an updated Parkland Dedication By-law No. 2022-20717 on July 18, 2022. Continue reading Notice of Parkland Dedication By-law passing


Guelph moves ahead with new Community Benefits Charges and updates to Parkland Dedication Bylaw

July 19, 2022

City Council approved new Community Benefits Charges and updates to the Parkland Dedication Bylaw required by legislation. Continue reading Guelph moves ahead with new Community Benefits Charges and updates to Parkland Dedication Bylaw


City and CUPE unions ratify collective agreements

July 18, 2022

Continue reading City and CUPE unions ratify collective agreements


Guelph seeks to finalize new Community Benefits Charges and updates to Parkland Dedication Bylaw

July 11, 2022

The City is proposing new Community Benefits Charges and making legislatively required updates to the Parkland Dedication Bylaw at a Council meeting on Monday, July 18. Continue reading Guelph seeks to finalize new Community Benefits Charges and updates to Parkland Dedication Bylaw


Made-in-Guelph growth strategy to be presented to Council

July 7, 2022

Continue reading Made-in-Guelph growth strategy to be presented to Council


Help out during the 2022 Guelph municipal election

June 27, 2022

We need to hire over 300 people to work at voting locations across Guelph and we hope you’ll be one of them. Apply by August 19. Continue reading Help out during the 2022 Guelph municipal election


Shaping Guelph: Official Plan Review Notice of Decision Meeting of Council

June 23, 2022

Continue reading Shaping Guelph: Official Plan Review Notice of Decision Meeting of Council


Mayor’s Task Force celebrates progress and calls for Provincial support

June 21, 2022

Continue reading Mayor’s Task Force celebrates progress and calls for Provincial support


Satisfaction survey: 95 per cent of residents proud to call Guelph home

June 17, 2022

The City of Guelph releases its 2022 satisfaction survey results, which show that residents continue to be happy with life in Guelph, and with City services. Continue reading Satisfaction survey: 95 per cent of residents proud to call Guelph home


2022 City of Guelph Satisfaction Survey results

June 17, 2022

The City’s 2022 satisfaction survey results show that our residents continue to be happy with life in Guelph, and with City services. Continue reading 2022 City of Guelph Satisfaction Survey results


New dates for rescheduled June 13 Council Planning meeting

June 17, 2022

We’re rescheduling the agenda items from the Monday, June 13 Council Planning meeting, which was cancelled due to technical difficulties, for discussion at four (4) separate Council meetings. Continue reading New dates for rescheduled June 13 Council Planning meeting


Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw and Companion Official Plan Amendment

June 16, 2022

Continue reading Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw and Companion Official Plan Amendment


Join Brent Toderian, internationally renowned city planner, for a conversation about our growing city

June 15, 2022

Continue reading Join Brent Toderian, internationally renowned city planner, for a conversation about our growing city


Guelph’s credit rating upgraded after S&P Global framework review

June 7, 2022

Continue reading Guelph’s credit rating upgraded after S&P Global framework review


Ontario Public Works Association recognizes City of Guelph with three awards

May 18, 2022

The City of Guelph was recognized with three Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) awards, including two for Project of the Year. Continue reading Ontario Public Works Association recognizes City of Guelph with three awards


Guelph Council approves Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan Official Plan Amendment

May 17, 2022

Continue reading Guelph Council approves Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan Official Plan Amendment


Council approves York and Elizabeth neighbourhood design concepts

May 10, 2022

Guelph’s urban design concept, informed by the land use study, for the York Road and Elizabeth Street neighbourhood was unanimously approved by City Council. Continue reading Council approves York and Elizabeth neighbourhood design concepts


Candidate nominations now open for Guelph’s 2022 municipal election

May 2, 2022

File your nominations for the upcoming Guelph municipal election by August 19 at 2 p.m. Continue reading Candidate nominations now open for Guelph’s 2022 municipal election


Notice of Decision Meeting: Official Plan Amendment No. 79 Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan

April 28, 2022

Continue reading Notice of Decision Meeting: Official Plan Amendment No. 79 Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan


Mayor Cam Guthrie joins the Board of the Global Covenant of Mayors

April 27, 2022

Continue reading Mayor Cam Guthrie joins the Board of the Global Covenant of Mayors


Have your say about a new way to fund community services and facilities

April 19, 2022

Complete the community benefits charges (CBC) survey by May 2 and/or attend a virtual public meeting on April 27. Continue reading Have your say about a new way to fund community services and facilities


Are you registered to vote in the municipal election?

April 19, 2022

Until August 30, use the voter lookup tool to add or change your information on the voters’ list ahead of Guelph’s municipal election on October 24. Continue reading Are you registered to vote in the municipal election?


Guelph’s exploring new ways to fund community services and facilities

March 31, 2022

As part of its long-term capital growth revenue planning, the City of Guelph is considering implementing a community benefits charge to provide additional funding for City facilities and services like parking, arts and culture, and parks. In addition, City staff is updating the existing Parkland Dedication Bylaw to align with recent changes to provincial legislation. Continue reading Guelph’s exploring new ways to fund community services and facilities


City releases its second annual digital Guelph. Future Ready progress report

March 24, 2022

Continue reading City releases its second annual digital Guelph. Future Ready progress report


City staff propose new criteria to ensure critical construction work gets done within approved budgets

March 24, 2022

Continue reading City staff propose new criteria to ensure critical construction work gets done within approved budgets


Guelph’s Park Plan heading to Council on April 4

March 24, 2022

The Park Plan report is ready for community and Council review ahead of April Council meetings that will see Guelph’s parks become future ready. Continue reading Guelph’s Park Plan heading to Council on April 4


Public welcome to attend City Council and Committee meetings in-person starting April 4 

March 16, 2022

Starting April 4, Guelph community members are invited to attend and participate in City Council and Committee of the Whole meetings in-person or remotely. Continue reading Public welcome to attend City Council and Committee meetings in-person starting April 4 


Thinking of running in the 2022 municipal election?

March 14, 2022

We’re hosting two information sessions to help you determine if being a part of City Council or on the School Board is right for you. Continue reading Thinking of running in the 2022 municipal election?


City Council returning to in-person meetings in March  

March 1, 2022

Continue reading City Council returning to in-person meetings in March  


City of Guelph wins Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation

February 28, 2022

Continue reading City of Guelph wins Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation


Development charges set to increase March 2

February 24, 2022

Guelph’s development charges (DC) rates are increasing by 11.6 per cent on March 2 as part of the annual indexing processes.
Continue reading Development charges set to increase March 2


Guelph’s state of emergency to end March 1

February 22, 2022

Continue reading Guelph’s state of emergency to end March 1


Guelph facilities to move to next phase of reopening today

February 17, 2022

Continue reading Guelph facilities to move to next phase of reopening today


Online submission requirements

February 11, 2022

Starting March 1, 2022, all submission requirements, including for older building permits, shall be uploaded through GPAS. This includes documents, reports and drawings related to both permit applications and inspections. Continue reading Online submission requirements


City receives Court’s reasons for decision, considers next steps

January 27, 2022

Continue reading City receives Court’s reasons for decision, considers next steps