Category Archives: City Hall

City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19

October 30, 2020

The City is restoring municipal programs and services with COVID-19 guidelines in place. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter using #COVID19Guelph for updates. Continue reading City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19


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


Official Plan update: Special Meeting of Council

October 28, 2020

Guelph City Council will hold a special meeting to consider your comments and ideas about potential revisions to Guelph’s Official Plan. Continue reading Official Plan update: Special Meeting of Council


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


Proposed changes to building permit fees

October 22, 2020

Guelph City Council will consider amendments to the Schedule of Building Permit and Administration Fees on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 as part of the City’s budget. Continue reading Proposed changes to building permit fees


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


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

October 15, 2020

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


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


Join us for the Council composition virtual town hall on August 25

August 24, 2020

We’re inviting you to a virtual meeting to talk about the structure of Guelph’s City Council, underway until September 4. Continue reading Join us for the Council composition virtual town hall on August 25


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


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