Category Archives: Mayor and Council

Mayor directs staff to reduce 2025 property tax levy and help with housing and homelessness

February 28, 2024

Mayor Cam Guthrie signed three mayoral orders directing City staff to establish the 2025 confirmation budget at a property tax impact of under four (4) per cent; identify opportunities for underutilized City-owned assets, including City-owned surface parking lots, which can be transformed into housing; and present information about what it takes to establish a temporary structured encampment site for those experiencing homelessness. Continue reading Mayor directs staff to reduce 2025 property tax levy and help with housing and homelessness


Guelph City Council hears delegations and determines next steps for proposed Public Space Use bylaw

February 15, 2024

Continue reading Guelph City Council hears delegations and determines next steps for proposed Public Space Use bylaw


Notice of passing municipal-wide development charges bylaw

February 2, 2024

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Public Space Use bylaw: special Council meeting February 14

February 1, 2024

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City’s Chief Administrative Officer announces plan to retire

January 25, 2024

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Guelph City Council directs development of Public Space Use bylaw to address safety concerns

January 17, 2024

At the Council planning meeting held on January 16, City Council unanimously passed a motion directing City staff to draft a Public Space Use bylaw to address safety concerns regarding encampments and related activities on lands owned or operated by the City. Continue reading Guelph City Council directs development of Public Space Use bylaw to address safety concerns


City of Guelph to receive federal funding to help build more homes, faster

January 12, 2024

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Council adopts Guelph’s 2024-2027 Multi-Year Budget

November 29, 2023

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City of Guelph releases first four-year budget

November 3, 2023

Today, the City of Guelph released the 2024-2027 Multi-Year Budget. The budget was built based on direction from the Council-approved Future Guelph strategic plan. Continue reading City of Guelph releases first four-year budget


Mayor Guthrie sets the record straight about housing starts in Guelph

October 25, 2023

Guelph is one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario. We are ready to help home builders and businesses thrive here. Continue reading Mayor Guthrie sets the record straight about housing starts in Guelph


City of Guelph refreshes territorial acknowledgement

September 27, 2023

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City of Guelph’s 2024-2027 strategic plan approved

July 25, 2023

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City of Guelph prepares for the expansion of strong mayor powers taking effect July 1

June 30, 2023

Continue reading City of Guelph prepares for the expansion of strong mayor powers taking effect July 1


Strategic Advisory Group gathering data to understand Downtown Guelph housing and social support needs and gaps

April 4, 2023

The Strategic Advisory Group on Downtown is gathering data to better understand the housing, mental health and social support needs of Guelphites as well as programs and services currently in place. This data will help determine funding gaps and develop research-based solutions for Guelph and Wellington County. Continue reading Strategic Advisory Group gathering data to understand Downtown Guelph housing and social support needs and gaps


Strategic Advisory Group identifies a coordinated advocacy approach to address urgent health and housing needs in Downtown Guelph

February 27, 2023

The Council-endorsed Strategic Advisory Group on downtown is exploring how to support Guelph’s most vulnerable through a coordinated advocacy plan aimed at upper levels of government. Continue reading Strategic Advisory Group identifies a coordinated advocacy approach to address urgent health and housing needs in Downtown Guelph


Council approves City’s recommendations in preparation for changes stemming from Bill 109 and Bill 23

November 22, 2022

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

March 15, 2019

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