Category Archives: Mayor and Council

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


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

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Mayor announces task force on economic recovery

April 16, 2020

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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


Emergency Guelph City Council meeting April 16 at 6 p.m.

April 9, 2020

Mayor Guthrie has called an emergency Council meeting for Thursday, April 16 at 6 p.m. An agenda will be posted no later than Tuesday, April 14. You can watch the meeting online at guelph.ca/live. Continue reading Emergency Guelph City Council meeting April 16 at 6 p.m.


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 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


All City facilities now closed to the public

March 17, 2020

Based on advice from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health, and the Ontario government’s declaration of an emergency, the City of Guelph is closing all city facilities to the public to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Continue reading All City facilities now closed to the public


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

March 10, 2020

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Nominations now open for 2020 Mayor’s Awards

February 12, 2020

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Mayor shares his 2020 vision in State of the City address

February 7, 2020

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Statement from the Mayor of Guelph on the passing of Ken Hammill

February 6, 2020

It is with profound sadness that I reflect on the passing of former member of City Council and community leader Ken Hammill. On behalf of Council and the City of Guelph, I extend heartfelt sympathies to Ken’s wife Eileen, his children, and the rest of his family and loved ones. Continue reading Statement from the Mayor of Guelph on the passing of Ken Hammill


Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on the passing of former Councillor Sean Farrelly

October 28, 2019

Continue reading Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on the passing of former Councillor Sean Farrelly


Suicide prevention the focus of 20th annual World Mental Health Day event

October 3, 2019

Free event takes place October 10 at Guelph City Hall. Continue reading Suicide prevention the focus of 20th annual World Mental Health Day event


Guelph delegation heads to Ottawa to meet with Provincial officials

August 16, 2019

Affordable housing, Baker District development on the agenda. Continue reading Guelph delegation heads to Ottawa to meet with Provincial officials


City Council approves staff recommendation to create Natural Heritage Advisory Committee

July 9, 2019

City Council has approved a staff recommendation to create a Natural Heritage Advisory Committee (NHAC) with a focus on supporting environmental initiatives as part of Guelph’s Natural Heritage Action Plan. Continue reading City Council approves staff recommendation to create Natural Heritage Advisory Committee


Mayor Guthrie to honour six local citizens

June 27, 2019

Mayor Cam Guthrie will present Mayor’s Awards to six exceptional local volunteers tonight as part of the Guelph Awards of Excellence Gala. Continue reading Mayor Guthrie to honour six local citizens


City Council – March 25, 2019 – 5:00 p.m.

March 15, 2019

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City, partners fund homelessness initiatives

March 7, 2019

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Mayor releases homelessness task force report

February 20, 2019

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Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus gathers in Guelph

February 15, 2019

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The City of Guelph and CAO Derrick Thomson mutually agree to part ways

February 8, 2019

Continue reading The City of Guelph and CAO Derrick Thomson mutually agree to part ways


Live streaming of Council and Committee of the Whole meetings now available

November 30, 2018

Watch live streaming of Council and Committee of the Whole meetings on guelph.ca/live. Continue reading Live streaming of Council and Committee of the Whole meetings now available


Guelph’s official 2018 municipal election results are in

October 24, 2018

After 33,732 total ballots were cast, Guelph residents have elected the next City Council and school board trustees. Continue reading Guelph’s official 2018 municipal election results are in


Guelph’s unofficial 2018 municipal election results

October 22, 2018

After 33,732 total ballots cast, the following are the unofficial 2018 Guelph municipal election results. Continue reading Guelph’s unofficial 2018 municipal election results


Guelph makes an impression with Ontario’s new government

August 22, 2018

Mayor Cam Guthrie, Councillors Cathy Downer and Mark MacKinnon, and the City’s executive team return to Guelph today after three days of meetings with members of Ontario’s new government. Continue reading Guelph makes an impression with Ontario’s new government


Guelph delegation heads to Ottawa for 16 meetings with provincial officials

August 17, 2018

Mayor Cam Guthrie will lead a delegation from Guelph for a total of 16 meetings with government ministers, parliamentary assistants, and opposition MPPs. Continue reading Guelph delegation heads to Ottawa for 16 meetings with provincial officials


Councillor Cathy Downer returns to Association of Municipalities of Ontario board

July 12, 2018

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Guelph’s abuzz with Bee City designation

June 27, 2018

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Local citizens to be honoured with Mayor’s Awards

June 25, 2018

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Council passes Election Sign Bylaw

May 1, 2018

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Toronto Mayor John Tory to bring Innovation Corridor message to Guelph

January 11, 2018

Toronto Mayor John Tory will bring a message of economic opportunity across the entire Toronto-Waterloo corridor when he comes to Guelph as the keynote speaker at the 2018 Regional Economic Summit. Continue reading Toronto Mayor John Tory to bring Innovation Corridor message to Guelph


Guelph supports Toronto Region’s bid for Amazon HQ2

October 19, 2017

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Mayor, University President host meeting to discuss Homecoming

October 12, 2017

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City releases performance dashboard and launches Community Plan process

September 22, 2017

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Guelph’s priorities on the agenda at Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference

August 16, 2017

Continue reading Guelph’s priorities on the agenda at Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference


City releases municipal guide to navigating the sharing economy

August 15, 2017

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City Council approves redistribution of Envida’s energy assets

June 28, 2017

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Five citizens to be honoured with Mayor’s Awards on June 22, 2017

June 8, 2017

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Pilot programs announced as Guelph wraps first round of Civic Accelerator

February 23, 2017

Continue reading Pilot programs announced as Guelph wraps first round of Civic Accelerator


Mayor’s State of the City highlights #guelphproud moments

January 27, 2017

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Guelph is among Ontario’s most liked, most followed cities

November 17, 2016

Guelph is among Ontario’s most liked, most followed cities online Continue reading Guelph is among Ontario’s most liked, most followed cities


Background: Strategies and Options Committee

October 24, 2016

As of October 24, 2016, residents can visit the Energizing Tomorrow website (hydro.guelph.ca) to learn more about the process and to ask questions. Continue reading Background: Strategies and Options Committee


City of Guelph committee to explore options for its energy assets

October 24, 2016

City launches Energizing Tomorrow website to ensure community is informed and can participate in the process. Continue reading City of Guelph committee to explore options for its energy assets


Guelph makes an impression at Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference

August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016– Guelph’s Mayor Cam Guthrie and a delegation of Councillors and senior staff wrap up four days of meetings with Provincial leaders today. Continue reading Guelph makes an impression at Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference


Mayors of Southwest Ontario meet with Provincial officials

August 16, 2016

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