Category Archives: Mayor and Council

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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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 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


Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie – #BlackLivesMatter

June 2, 2020

Continue reading Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie – #BlackLivesMatter


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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

March 15, 2019

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


City, partners fund homelessness initiatives

March 7, 2019

Continue reading City, partners fund homelessness initiatives


Mayor releases homelessness task force report

February 20, 2019

Continue reading Mayor releases homelessness task force report


Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus gathers in Guelph

February 15, 2019

Continue reading Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus gathers in Guelph


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

Continue reading Councillor Cathy Downer returns to Association of Municipalities of Ontario board


Guelph’s abuzz with Bee City designation

June 27, 2018

Continue reading Guelph’s abuzz with Bee City designation


Local citizens to be honoured with Mayor’s Awards

June 25, 2018

Continue reading Local citizens to be honoured with Mayor’s Awards


Council passes Election Sign Bylaw

May 1, 2018

Continue reading Council passes Election Sign Bylaw


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

Continue reading Guelph supports Toronto Region’s bid for Amazon HQ2


Mayor, University President host meeting to discuss Homecoming

October 12, 2017

Continue reading Mayor, University President host meeting to discuss Homecoming


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 Council approves redistribution of Envida’s energy assets

June 28, 2017

Continue reading City Council approves redistribution of Envida’s energy assets


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

June 8, 2017

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


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