Category Archives: City Hall

City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19

August 7, 2020

Based on the advice from Guelph’s Medical Officer of Health to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Guelph has declared an emergency, closed City buildings to the public and cancelled programs and events. Continue reading City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19


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


Important notice for Provincial Offences matters March 16 to September 11, 2020

July 17, 2020

Continue reading Important notice for Provincial Offences matters March 16 to September 11, 2020


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


Guelph advances COVID-19 response

July 15, 2020

Senior City staff present the fiscal, economic, community and organizational impacts of the COVID-19, and the City’s ongoing plans to address them. Continue reading Guelph advances COVID-19 response


Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on the police headquarters renovation project

July 2, 2020

City staff announced that the general contractor of the Guelph Police Services headquarters renovation project is in default of their contract. Continue reading Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on the police headquarters renovation project


City employee assaulted at Market Square wading pool

June 29, 2020

A City of Guelph employee is being tested for COVID-19 after a man intentionally coughed in their face at the Market Square wading pool on Saturday. Continue reading City employee assaulted at Market Square wading pool


City welcomes Krista Walkey as new general manager of Planning and Building Services

June 26, 2020

The City of Guelph welcomes Krista Walkey as it’s new general manager of Planning and Building Services. Continue reading City welcomes Krista Walkey as new general manager of Planning and Building Services


City gets $8.35 million from Investing in Canada to make more transit and cycling accessibility improvements

June 23, 2020

The City is getting $8.35 million from the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan for two projects that include active transportation and accessibility improvements to help people get around Guelph. Continue reading City gets $8.35 million from Investing in Canada to make more transit and cycling accessibility improvements


Buy your bus pass starting June 23

June 22, 2020

Starting June 23, you can buy a Guelph Transit bus pass at select City locations and retailers. Continue reading Buy your bus pass starting June 23


Mayor’s Task Force examines impact of childcare, access to government support programs on Guelph’s economy

June 18, 2020

During the fourth meeting of the Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Recovery, held yesterday via teleconference, leaders from Guelph’s business community identified childcare availability and ongoing access to government funding and support programs as critical components of a comprehensive economic recovery plan. Continue reading Mayor’s Task Force examines impact of childcare, access to government support programs on Guelph’s economy


Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts well underway

June 17, 2020

Guelph City Council approves downtown dining district, increasing support for local non-profit organizations and reinstating parking fees, transit fares Continue reading Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts well underway


New online food delivery project launches in Guelph

June 17, 2020

Biomimicry Frontiers, The Cornerstone restaurant, and Annex Market launch Annex Guelph, an online market experience and innovative new food delivery system in Guelph, with the support of Our Food Future. Continue reading New online food delivery project launches in Guelph


Shaping Guelph: Council endorsed vision and principles

June 16, 2020

On June 15, 2020, Council endorsed the vision and principles, based on community engagement and stakeholder input, for growing Guelph to 2041. Continue reading Shaping Guelph: Council endorsed vision and principles


City preparing to restart some services

June 12, 2020

Work is underway to prepare City buildings, restart services, and ensure processes are in place to keep our community and employees safe. Continue reading City preparing to restart some services


Guelph making room for temporary patios and curbside pickup

June 11, 2020

The City of Guelph is planning to allow businesses to expand temporary outdoor seating areas starting this weekend. Continue reading Guelph making room for temporary patios and curbside pickup


Guelph temporary seasonal patio program

June 11, 2020

Guelph’s temporary seasonal patio program allows restaurants, and other businesses, throughout the city, to expand outdoor seating and dining areas in order to meet COVID-19 guidelines from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health. Continue reading Guelph temporary seasonal patio program


City supports Section 22 order from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

June 10, 2020

Businesses serving the public in Guelph must provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer for public use at all entrances and exits, and require customers and employees to wear a mask or face covering. Continue reading City supports Section 22 order from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health


City and CUPE unions ratify collective agreements

June 9, 2020

Continue reading City and CUPE unions ratify collective agreements


Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie – #BlackLivesMatter

June 2, 2020

Continue reading Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie – #BlackLivesMatter


Guelph recreation programs, permits and events at City facilities cancelled until September 8, 2020

May 29, 2020

If you registered for programs or classes, rented a sports field, booked a picnic shelter or reserved any other recreation facility before September 8, 2020, you will receive a refund. Continue reading Guelph recreation programs, permits and events at City facilities cancelled until September 8, 2020


Mayor’s Task Force identifies mental health support, PPE procurement as vital to economic recovery

May 27, 2020

The Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Recovery continues to pursue solutions to support local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading Mayor’s Task Force identifies mental health support, PPE procurement as vital to economic recovery


City and library reach tentative agreements with CUPE unions

May 26, 2020

The City of Guelph, the Guelph Public Library and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) locals 241, 973 and 1946 have reached tentative collective agreements for Guelph’s outside, office and library employees. Continue reading City and library reach tentative agreements with CUPE unions


Guelph, Wellington and partners unveil latest initiatives to support economic recovery

May 26, 2020

Continue reading Guelph, Wellington and partners unveil latest initiatives to support economic recovery


Council approves Clair-Maltby open space system strategy

May 25, 2020

Guelph Council approved the Clair-Maltby open space system strategy which plans for 38 hectares of open space, equal to almost 47 Canadian football fields. Continue reading Council approves Clair-Maltby open space system strategy


Kids get growing in the garden

May 14, 2020

Continue reading Kids get growing in the garden


Guelph shifting from COVID-19 response to preparing for recovery

May 11, 2020

Guelph City Council received an update about the City’s response to COVID-19 and plans for economic, social, and organizational recovery. Continue reading Guelph shifting from COVID-19 response to preparing for recovery


What will Guelph’s new normal look like?

May 8, 2020

Some pretty great things are already happening, thanks to some pretty amazing community leaders. Here are just a few highlights and we will keep sharing our progress in the coming weeks. Continue reading What will Guelph’s new normal look like?


Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Recovery calls for local, provincial and federal relief programs to support businesses impacted by COVID-19

May 8, 2020

The Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Recovery has outlined a roadmap to economic recovery for Guelph’s business community that addresses not only the immediate need for crisis management resources for owners and operators, but also short-term measures to assist businesses as they reopen and longer-term capacity-building opportunities to ensure a more adaptive and resilient economy for the future. Continue reading Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Recovery calls for local, provincial and federal relief programs to support businesses impacted by COVID-19


Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Recovery assesses impact on Guelph businesses from COVID-19

April 22, 2020

At the first meeting of the Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Recovery, held this morning via teleconference, business owners and operators from across Guelph shared insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected local businesses and identified opportunities for federal, provincial and community-based solutions to promote economic recovery. Continue reading Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Recovery assesses impact on Guelph businesses from COVID-19


Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on the shooting in Portapique, Nova Scotia

April 20, 2020

Continue reading Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on the shooting in Portapique, Nova Scotia


COVID-19 forces City to place 127 full-time employees on declared emergency leave

April 17, 2020

Continue reading COVID-19 forces City to place 127 full-time employees on declared emergency leave


Mayor announces task force on economic recovery

April 16, 2020

Continue reading Mayor announces task force on economic recovery


Guelph City Council approves more fiscal relief measures in response to COVID-19

April 16, 2020

During an emergency meeting earlier today, Guelph City Council approved several recommendations to support the City’s response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Continue reading Guelph City Council approves more fiscal relief measures in response to COVID-19


Statement from the Mayor of Guelph on COVID-19 enforcement

April 7, 2020

Our singular goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19 to keep you safe and healthy. But we can’t do it alone. Continue reading Statement from the Mayor of Guelph on COVID-19 enforcement


City temporarily lays off 601 employees

April 2, 2020

Continue reading City temporarily lays off 601 employees


Guelph acting on Provincial order to close all recreation amenities to slow spread of COVID-19, get people to stay home

March 31, 2020

The City of Guelph is acting immediately on the Province of Ontario’s order to close all outdoor recreational amenities to slow the spread of COVID-19 Continue reading Guelph acting on Provincial order to close all recreation amenities to slow spread of COVID-19, get people to stay home


Mayor Guthrie declares state of emergency for Guelph in response to COVID-19

March 26, 2020

The Mayor made this decision after Dr. Nicola Mercer, the Medical Officer of Health, declared an outbreak in a ward at Guelph General Hospital earlier today. Continue reading Mayor Guthrie declares state of emergency for Guelph in response to COVID-19


City Council approves fiscal relief measures for Guelph residents and businesses in wake of COVID-19

March 23, 2020

At its emergency meeting tonight, Guelph City Council unanimously approved fiscal relief measures to help residents and businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Continue reading City Council approves fiscal relief measures for Guelph residents and businesses in wake of COVID-19


Postponed: March 23 open house shows Urban Design Master Plan for Baker District

March 15, 2020

Open houses (March 23 and April 2) are postponed. You’re invited to attend one of two open houses as we show how the community’s feedback over the past 18 months has influenced the Urban Design Master Plan for the Baker District redevelopment project. Continue reading Postponed: March 23 open house shows Urban Design Master Plan for Baker District


Statement from the Mayor of Guelph on Guelph Police Service’s Downtown Resource Officer Unit

March 10, 2020

Continue reading Statement from the Mayor of Guelph on Guelph Police Service’s Downtown Resource Officer Unit


Mandatory water meter inspections

March 4, 2020

All water meters installed for new construction within the City of Guelph shall be inspected by Building Services. Continue reading Mandatory water meter inspections


Staff-recommended open space strategy for Clair-Maltby to be discussed at Council in March

February 20, 2020

City staff is bringing its recommendation for the Clair-Maltby open space system strategy to Council’s Committee of the Whole on March 2. Continue reading Staff-recommended open space strategy for Clair-Maltby to be discussed at Council in March


City announces 2020 Community Grant recipients

February 18, 2020

The City of Guelph has granted 49 not-for-profit community organizations with $307,200 in funding for activities that enhance quality of life, inclusivity. Continue reading City announces 2020 Community Grant recipients


Nominations now open for 2020 Mayor’s Awards

February 12, 2020

Continue reading Nominations now open for 2020 Mayor’s Awards


Mayor shares his 2020 vision in State of the City address

February 7, 2020

Continue reading Mayor shares his 2020 vision in State of the City address