Category Archives: Finance and budget

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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


City of Guelph receives top recognition for 2021 budget presentation

September 7, 2021

Guelph, Ont., September 7, 2021—The City of Guelph has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2021 budget. Continue reading City of Guelph receives top recognition for 2021 budget presentation


City proves it’s future ready with an AA+ credit rating

September 1, 2021

The City of Guelph has maintained a strong fiscal position throughout the pandemic resulting in a steady credit rating of AA+. This rating is reflective of the great work being done at the City and the resilience of the local economy. Continue reading City proves it’s future ready with an AA+ credit rating


Guelph receives funding to improve active transportation network and urban forest canopy

June 29, 2021

Guelph will use more than $900,000 in federal and provincial funding to enhance Guelph’s Active Transportation Network increase the urban forest canopy.  Continue reading Guelph receives funding to improve active transportation network and urban forest canopy


Guelph gets more funding for transit and COVID-19 recovery

March 11, 2021

Guelph to receive up to 28.4 million from Ontario Safe Restart Fund to address financial impacts of COVID-19 COVID-19. Continue reading Guelph gets more funding for transit and COVID-19 recovery