Category Archives: Mayor and Council

Consultants recommend eight full-time councillors, one per ward

June 10, 2021

Watson and Associates Economists Ltd. recommends eight Guelph wards, with one full-time councillor dedicated to each. Continue reading Consultants recommend eight full-time councillors, one per ward


City of Guelph flags remain lowered until sunset June 9 in honour of London family

June 8, 2021

Continue reading City of Guelph flags remain lowered until sunset June 9 in honour of London family


COVID-19 updates to Guelph City Council

June 7, 2021

Continue reading COVID-19 updates to Guelph City Council


Council approves moving forward with the City’s Operations Campus

May 31, 2021

Council has approved the location and site preparations for the Operations Campus—the recommended alternative in the City’s business case presented to Council earlier this month. Continue reading Council approves moving forward with the City’s Operations Campus


City of Guelph lowering flags to honour 215 children found buried at former residential school

May 30, 2021

Continue reading City of Guelph lowering flags to honour 215 children found buried at former residential school


Noise exemption notice: Metrolinx Speed River Bridge rehabilitation at Fountain Street

May 10, 2021

The City has granted Metrolinx and CDB Inc. an exemption from the City’s Noise Control Bylaw. Continue reading Noise exemption notice: Metrolinx Speed River Bridge rehabilitation at Fountain Street


Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on businesses and the Provincial lockdown

April 10, 2021

Continue reading Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on businesses and the Provincial lockdown


Choose between final four ward boundary and Council composition options

April 6, 2021

The City has released four final ward boundary options for the community’s consideration online at haveyoursay.guelph.ca until April 20 Continue reading Choose between final four ward boundary and Council composition options


City releases 13 ward boundary options for review

February 23, 2021

The City has released 13 ward boundary options for the community to review online at haveyoursay.guelph.ca until March 14 Continue reading City releases 13 ward boundary options for review


Report recommends vote by mail for 2022 municipal election

February 4, 2021

A report to Council recommends mail-in ballots in addition to in-person ballots for the 2022 municipal election. Continue reading Report recommends vote by mail for 2022 municipal election


Mayor Guthrie’s State of the City calls for kindness on the heels of an extraordinary year

February 4, 2021

Continue reading Mayor Guthrie’s State of the City calls for kindness on the heels of an extraordinary year


Guelph joins Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities

January 25, 2021

Continue reading Guelph joins Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities


Margaret Greene Park ruled out as power substation site

January 21, 2021

Continue reading Margaret Greene Park ruled out as power substation site


Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on the passing of Guelph’s “Mayor of the People” Norm Jary

January 9, 2021

Continue reading Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on the passing of Guelph’s “Mayor of the People” Norm Jary


Have your say on how you interact with Council at City Council meetings

January 4, 2021

Have your say on Guelph City Council’s procedural bylaw by January 22 at haveyoursay.guelph.ca. Continue reading Have your say on how you interact with Council at City Council meetings


City launches ward boundary review engagement

January 4, 2021

Community input is open for the next phase of the Council composition and ward boundary review until January 22. Continue reading City launches ward boundary review engagement


Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on the passing of former Councillor David Birtwistle

December 11, 2020

Continue reading Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie on the passing of former Councillor David Birtwistle


City launches review of how ballots are cast in municipal elections

November 9, 2020

The City invites community input on how residents cast their ballot in the 2022 municipal election. Continue reading City launches review of how ballots are cast in municipal elections


More community engagement planned for council composition

November 6, 2020

Council passed one recommendation and directed staff to engage the community further on Council composition. Continue reading More community engagement planned for council composition


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


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


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 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.


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