Category Archives: By-laws

City looking for feedback on proposed smoking and alcohol regulations

September 30, 2019

The City is looking for input on proposed smoking and alcohol regulations through two online surveys running from September 30 to October 13. Continue reading City looking for feedback on proposed smoking and alcohol regulations


Understanding Bill 108

May 31, 2019

Be heard on Bill 108. Submit your comments on the Bill’s regulations. On June 6, 2019, the Provincial Legislature passed Bill 108: More Homes, More Choice Act into law. Most of the concerns and proposed solutions expressed by municipalities and citizens were not reflected in the Act at the time of passing. We still have an opportunity to influence how this law is put into motion. The City will continue to work with ministries to design the rules, policies and related programs under Bill 108 as the regulations are being crafted. You can get involved by voicing your opinions on specific regulations during this consultation period. Background On May 2, 2019, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing released its More Homes, More Choice: Ontario’s… Continue reading Understanding Bill 108


Guelph City Council approves updated Waste Management Bylaw

March 19, 2019

Guelph’s updated waste bylaw includes changes for multi-residential collection, grass clippings and medical waste collection Continue reading Guelph City Council approves updated Waste Management Bylaw


Council approves Development Charges Bylaw

February 19, 2019

Guelph City Council approve Development Charges Bylaw. New rates come into effect March 2, 2019. Continue reading Council approves Development Charges Bylaw


City Council opts into cannabis retail stores

December 18, 2018

Guelph City Council voted last night to opt in to cannabis retail stores within the city with authority to comment on storefronts. Continue reading City Council opts into cannabis retail stores


The draft Parkland Dedication Bylaw is now ready for review

April 20, 2018

Have your say between until May 3 The next phase of the Parkland Dedication Bylaw review is underway. We invite you to read the draft Parkland Dedication Bylaw and provide comments. The Parkland Dedication Bylaw requires developers to either transfer land to the City to be used as parkland or offer payment in lieu of the land. This bylaw is the City’s way of making sure that as Guelph grows, our parks and open spaces grow with it. Your feedback will help staff develop the final draft bylaw that will go to Council in summer 2018. You can mail or email your comments to Jyoti Pathak, Park Planner with the City of Guelph. Read the draft bylaw For information on the Parkland Dedication Bylaw review,… Continue reading The draft Parkland Dedication Bylaw is now ready for review


City releases proposed new animal control bylaw

November 25, 2016

Guelph, Ont., November 25, 2016 – City staff will present the proposed new animal control bylaw at the December 5 Committee of the Whole meeting. The proposed bylaw would replace four animal control bylaws that currently regulate poultry, and domestic and exotic animals in Guelph. “To better serve the community, we have taken the four bylaws and amendments that address animal control issues in Guelph and developed a single bylaw,” says Doug Godfrey, general manager of Operations. The City, with the assistance of the Animal Control Working Group (ACWG), comprised of community members, agency representatives, and City employees, spent three years reviewing and consolidating the existing animal control bylaws and considering community feedback. In 2015, 81 people submitted written feedback at four public meetings and… Continue reading City releases proposed new animal control bylaw


City staff recommends taking on taxi licensing administration

September 23, 2016

Guelph, Ont., September 23, 2016 – City staff is taking a report to Committee of the Whole on October 3 that recommends transferring the administration and enforcement of two Guelph Police Service Board bylaws to the City of Guelph. In Guelph, all taxi cabs, or vehicles operating as such, as well as taxi drivers and dispatchers are required to be licensed under the Guelph Police Services Board Bylaw 145-2011. The second bylaw—146-2011—applies to all owners and dealers of second hand goods/shops, salvage yards/shops and dealers buying and selling used gold and jewelry. “We’ve heard from the Guelph Police Service that administering, monitoring and enforcing the licensing is not a core duty of a police service. In fact, Guelph is one of only a handful of… Continue reading City staff recommends taking on taxi licensing administration


Food Vehicle Zoning Bylaw update

July 25, 2016

Council approved an update to the zoning bylaw on September 12, 2016 to permit the operation of food vehicles throughout areas in Guelph that were previously off limits, such as park, commercial, industrial and institutional zones. Food vehicles include food trucks, ice cream trucks, food trailers and food carts. The approved Zoning Bylaw: Includes a definition for food vehicles Allows food vehicles to operate in some zones Regulates the location of food vehicles on a property A review of the Zoning Bylaw is part of a multi-departmental project to allow food vehicles to operate in Guelph. This includes a review of the Business Licensing Bylaw and the initiation of the Downtown food truck summer pilot project. Background materials The discussion paper includes: Background information on the… Continue reading Food Vehicle Zoning Bylaw update


Community supports setting a standard of care for animals

March 22, 2016

City releases analysis of resident feedback on animal control bylaw recommendations Guelph, Ont., March 22, 2016 – Today, the City released an analysis of resident feedback on proposed recommendations for a new animal control bylaw. The report, prepared by Sage Solutions, summarizes the feedback received from residents and is intended to inform the work of the Animal Control Bylaw Working Group (ACWG)—comprised of community members, agency representatives, and City employees. Eighty-one people submitted written feedback at the four public meetings held last November and 2,100 distinct online survey responses were received between November 27 and December 31, which focused on animal licensing, animals in public spaces, exotic animals, and limits on animals. One highlight from the results was overwhelming support for the establishment of a… Continue reading Community supports setting a standard of care for animals