Category Archives: City Hall

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


Proposed development in your community

May 17, 2022

Guelph City Council will hold a public meeting in accordance with the Planning Act to consider the following planning and development applications. Continue reading Proposed development in your community


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


Holiday hours for City facilities and services

May 9, 2022

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


Guelph releases top 5 priorities for the provincial election

May 4, 2022

Continue reading Guelph releases top 5 priorities for the provincial election


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 of Guelph services during COVID-19

March 28, 2022

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


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


Local tourism would get a boost from Municipal Accommodation Tax

January 27, 2022

Guelph is recommending a Municipal Accommodation Tax for stays in hotels, bed and breakfasts and shared accommodations. Continue reading Local tourism would get a boost from Municipal Accommodation Tax


City of Guelph named one of Waterloo area’s top employers

January 27, 2022

Continue reading City of Guelph named one of Waterloo area’s top employers


Guelph receives $1.75 million to streamline development approval process

January 26, 2022

The City of Guelph is receiving $1.75 million under the new Streamline Development Approval Fund announced by Ontario Premier Doug Ford at the Ontario-Municipal Summit on January 19. Continue reading Guelph receives $1.75 million to streamline development approval process


City facilities begin reopening January 31

January 21, 2022

Continue reading City facilities begin reopening January 31


2022 Development Charge Rates

January 21, 2022

Please be advised that the current Development Charge (DC) rates will increase as of March 2, 2022.  This is part of the annual indexing processes which increases DC rates based on the StatsCan Q3 Non-Residential Construction Price Index (NRCPI).  Continue reading 2022 Development Charge Rates


Guelph’s mayor discusses housing crisis at Provincial summit

January 19, 2022

Continue reading Guelph’s mayor discusses housing crisis at Provincial summit


Setting clear direction for a made-in-Guelph growth strategy

January 6, 2022

On January 17, Council will set clear direction for how Guelph should grow and develop over the next 30 years as they discuss the preferred growth scenario set out in the report Shaping Guelph: Growth Management Strategy and Land Needs Assessment. Continue reading Setting clear direction for a made-in-Guelph growth strategy


Notice of passing of Designation By-Law: 785 York Road

December 23, 2021

Guelph City Council passed By-law Number (2021)-20631 to designate portions of the property known as 785 York Road as being of cultural heritage value or interest. Continue reading Notice of passing of Designation By-Law: 785 York Road


Notice of intention to designate: 919 York Road

December 23, 2021

The Council of the Corporation of the City of Guelph intends to designate 919 York Road as a property of cultural heritage value or interest under section 29, Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.18. Continue reading Notice of intention to designate: 919 York Road


Guelph’s state of emergency to remain in place

December 14, 2021

Continue reading Guelph’s state of emergency to remain in place


Guelph’s updated development charges provide stable, long-term revenue for future-ready growth

December 14, 2021

Guelph’s City Council approved amendments to the Development Charges Bylaw, including new rates for development charges. The updated bylaw goes into effect immediately. Continue reading Guelph’s updated development charges provide stable, long-term revenue for future-ready growth


Notice of the passing of an updated Development Charges By-law

December 14, 2021

Guelph City Council passed an updated municipal-wide Development Charges By-law No. 2021-20643 on December 13, 2021 under section 2 (1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c. 27, as amended. Continue reading Notice of the passing of an updated Development Charges By-law


Ontario Land Tribunal dismisses ward boundary appeal

December 7, 2021

Continue reading Ontario Land Tribunal dismisses ward boundary appeal


Province approves boundary adjustment and zoning changes for Dolime quarry lands to protect local drinking water

December 6, 2021

Continue reading Province approves boundary adjustment and zoning changes for Dolime quarry lands to protect local drinking water


Council approves City’s first multi-year budget

December 2, 2021

Today, December 2, Guelph City Council approved the 2022 and 2023 Budget—the City’s first multi-year budget that moves the organization toward a four-year budget. Continue reading Council approves City’s first multi-year budget


City hires Stacey Laughlin as new downtown revitalization advisor

December 1, 2021

The City of Guelph welcomes Stacey Laughlin as the new downtown revitalization advisor. Continue reading City hires Stacey Laughlin as new downtown revitalization advisor


Getting the York Road and Elizabeth Street neighbourhood ready for the future: draft urban design concepts now available

November 25, 2021

The draft urban design concept for the York Road and Elizabeth Street neighbourhood is now ready for you to view. Attend a Council meeting in December to have your say. Continue reading Getting the York Road and Elizabeth Street neighbourhood ready for the future: draft urban design concepts now available


City releases its first multi-year budget

November 4, 2021

On November 16, the City of Guelph is presenting the 2022 and 2023 Budget, it’s first multi-year budget Continue reading City releases its first multi-year budget


Streets named after Veterans in 2021

November 3, 2021

To date, 156 city streets have been named after Guelph’s war heroes, people of historical significance and City staff who died while employed by the City. Continue reading Streets named after Veterans in 2021


Guelph City Hall gets bird-safe window murals

October 29, 2021

Continue reading Guelph City Hall gets bird-safe window murals


Get to know your zone as Guelph shares draft Zoning Bylaw

October 28, 2021

On November 8, City staff will present the new draft Zoning Bylaw for Council discussion. Provide your feedback by December 20. Continue reading Get to know your zone as Guelph shares draft Zoning Bylaw


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


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