Category Archives: Mayor

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


Local citizens to be honoured with Mayor’s Awards

June 25, 2018

Guelph, Ont., June 25, 2018–  Mayor Cam Guthrie will present Mayor’s Awards to five local volunteers and community-builders on June 28 as part of the Guelph Awards of Excellence gala. Mayor’s Awards have been presented each year since 1997 to recognize individuals who are making exceptional contributions to the Guelph community. The 2018 honourees are: Anne Godfrey, a community leader, member of several local boards, mentor, and volunteer who served six terms on Guelph City Council from 1975-85. Anne played key roles in the establishment of the River Run Centre and the Willowdale day care centre and served on the boards of the Children’s Aid Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Big Sisters, the Guelph Arts Council, Women In Crisis, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Homewood… Continue reading Local citizens to be honoured with Mayor’s Awards


City of Guelph’s Innovation District plan wins FCM sustainable community award

February 8, 2018

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has awarded the City of Guelph a Sustainable Community Award in the category of sustainable neighbourhood revitalization and design for the Guelph Innovation District secondary plan. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities praised the plan’s carbon-neutral vision and its efficient, sustainable design which reduces transportation needs. Continue reading City of Guelph’s Innovation District plan wins FCM sustainable community award


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

Guelph, Ont., October 19, 2017 – The City of Guelph, University of Guelph and area regions have come together to support the Toronto Region’s bid for Amazon HQ2. Amazon, the U.S. tech giant in the business world, sought bids from across North America in search of a location for its second headquarters. Toronto Region’s bid provides 10 sites as possible locations for Amazon HQ2. “This is an unparalleled opportunity for the entire Innovation Corridor. Guelph is pleased to bring our strengths to the table to make Toronto Region’s bid even more competitive. Those strengths include a pool of highly skilled talent and the research strengths of the University of Guelph,” said Guelph’s Mayor, Cam Guthrie. Guelph provides a unique offering of skilled local talent with… Continue reading Guelph supports Toronto Region’s bid for Amazon HQ2


Mayor, University President host meeting to discuss Homecoming

October 12, 2017

Guelph, Ont., October 12, 2017– Mayor Cam Guthrie and University of Guelph President Franco Vaccarino convened a meeting this morning with City, University, emergency services, Guelph General Hospital, public health, and student leaders to debrief on what occurred during Homecoming 2017 and discuss strategies for the future. “The President and I convened this group of leaders because we are committed to working together to address the noise and disruption in our neighbourhoods, caused by a small number of people,” said Mayor Guthrie. “The e-mails and phone calls I received after Homecoming were some of the most upsetting I have received in my time on Council. This situation is not good for anybody – for neighbours and families; for students who take pride in being a… Continue reading Mayor, University President host meeting to discuss Homecoming


City releases municipal guide to navigating the sharing economy

August 15, 2017

Download the guide Ottawa, Ont., August 15, 2017 – Today, the City of Guelph released “Navigating the sharing economy: A 6-decision guide for municipalities” in Ottawa at the Association of Municipalities Ontario annual conference. “Many of the opportunities and issues associated with the sharing economy fall within the purview of municipal government,” said Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie. “I’m proud of the leading role Guelph has played in creating a tool that will help local councils and communities analyze the impact of various sharing economy services on their own residents and businesses so they can make decisions based on local needs.” “Sharing economy initiatives are being shaped by zoning codes, hotel and taxi licensing regulations, transit and all manner of distinctly local policy,” said the City… Continue reading City releases municipal guide to navigating the sharing economy


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

June 8, 2017

Guelph, Ont., June 8, 2017 – Mayor Cam Guthrie will recognize five Guelphites for their volunteerism and community service, as he presents the 21st annual Mayor’s Awards at the Guelph Awards of Excellence gala on June 22. The 2017 honourees are: Jaya James, who founded the Guelph Refugee Sponsorship Forum to coordinate the many local efforts to sponsor and support Syrian refugee families in Guelph. Jaya took a six-month leave of absence from work to run the Forum full-time as a volunteer. She set up systems for the recruitment, training, and police screening of more than 800 volunteers; offered information sessions; and served as a community voice and “go-to” person on refugee sponsorship. She has been called one of the unsung heroes of Guelph’s headline-making… 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

City’s Water Services and Planning departments to test new tools Guelph, Ont., February 23, 2017 – The City of Guelph’s Civic Accelerator, which turns the City into a research, development and commercialization lab for civic technology, closed its first round with a Demo Day held yesterday at the University of Guelph. The event hosted representatives of the federal and provincial government, other municipal governments, angel investors, corporate leaders, Accelerator participants and partners, academics and students. Civic Accelerator Demo Day hosted on February 22, 2017 at the University of Guelph Alert Labs and Milieu Technologies showcased products that won each a spot in the Civic Accelerator for their unique ability to solve challenging City issues. “The Civic Accelerator turns local government into the first customer, and… 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

Guelph, Ont., January 27, 2017– Mayor Cam Guthrie presented his third State of the City address this morning, touching on the many reasons the community has to be “Guelph Proud.” He spoke about the progress that’s been made in the first two years of Council’s term in creating a new tone inside and outside City Hall; focusing on infrastructure that makes life better in the city; and providing efficient and affordable programs and services. “When I was elected your mayor, I wanted to bring a renewed focus to addressing what I call the ‘front porch issues’ – the issues that really make a difference in people’s lives. Two years in, I am proud to say that these issues are at the top of the agenda,”… Continue reading Mayor’s State of the City highlights #guelphproud moments


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


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

Windsor, Ont., August 16, 2016 – The Mayors of Southwest Ontario (MOSO) met with Ontario Conservative Leader Patrick Brown, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Provincial Cabinet Ministers yesterday to ensure policy development at the provincial level coincides with local needs. MOSO hosted a Ministers Forum in concert with this year’s Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference in Windsor in an effort to further strengthen the relationship between municipal and provincial governments. The Minister of Municipal Affairs Hon. Bill Mauro; Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy Hon. Chris Ballard; Minister of Infrastructure Hon. Bob Chiarelli; Minister of Transportation Hon. Steven Del Duca; and Minister of Economic Development and Growth Hon. Brad Duguid took part in the forum. The main… Continue reading Mayors of Southwest Ontario meet with Provincial officials


City, Guelph Storm announce new 10-year agreement

July 22, 2016

Guelph, Ont., July 22, 2016 – Today, Mayor Cam Guthrie and Guelph Storm Partner and Governor Rick Gaetz announced a new 10-year agreement that will keep the team in Guelph until 2026. “This is great news for Storm fans, and great news for our entire city,” said Mayor Guthrie. “This agreement means that Guelph will continue to be known as ‘Storm City’ for at least the next decade.” The Council-approved agreement solidifies the strong partnership between the City and Guelph Storm Hockey Club. It also ensures an anchor tenant for the Sleeman Centre, home to the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) team since 2000. “The Guelph Storm are a vibrant part of our city in so many ways, economically, socially, wonderful entertainment and perhaps most of… Continue reading City, Guelph Storm announce new 10-year agreement


Media Advisory: Mayors of Southwest Ontario

June 23, 2016

The Mayors of Southwest Ontario will meet in Cambridge on Friday, June 24 2016 to discuss strategic priorities for the region. Continue reading Media Advisory: Mayors of Southwest Ontario


Mayor Guthrie recognizes five community champions

June 23, 2016

Mayor Cam Guthrie presented Mayor’s Awards to 5 outstanding local volunteers at the Guelph Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards of Excellence gala. Continue reading Mayor Guthrie recognizes five community champions


Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie’s State of the City Address

May 9, 2016

Each year the Guelph Chamber of Commerce hosts a Mayor’s State of the City breakfast. Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie presented his State of the City Address on May 6, 2016. The Mayor’s speech outlined expectations, successes, focus areas and future goals. Continue reading Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie’s State of the City Address


New Chief Executive Officer Appointed for Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. and Envida Community Energy Inc.

March 8, 2016

Guelph, Ont., March 8, 2016 – The Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. (GMHI) Board of Directors has appointed Pankaj Sardana to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. and Envida Community Energy Inc., effective immediately. Day-to-day operations of Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. (GHESI) will remain under the leadership of Kazi Marouf, who will continue in his role as GHESI Chief Operating Officer reporting to the new CEO. “With more than 30 years of experience in the energy sector and an impressive set of skills in finance and treasury operations, accounting, regulatory affairs, commodity trading, load forecasting and other aspects of the electricity distribution business, the GMHI, GHESI and Envida Boards of Directors have great confidence that Pankaj Sardana is ideally… Continue reading New Chief Executive Officer Appointed for Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. and Envida Community Energy Inc.


City Council restructures Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc.

March 8, 2016

Guelph, Ont., March 8, 2016 – Guelph City Council is announcing governance changes to Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. is a company set up by Guelph City Council to manage select city assets for the purpose of maximizing revenue potential and strengthening community prosperity. City Council is streamlining its oversight of GMHI, providing elected officials with increased oversight of decisions that directly affect the community. “The change reflects this Council’s philosophy about governance. Direct Council oversight of GMHI decisions that affect the City of Guelph will ensure better alignment of City assets, resources and strategic planning” says Guelph’s mayor, Cam Guthrie. The changes are expected to serve City Council for a period of up to 18 months, at which point progress and… Continue reading City Council restructures Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc.


City of Guelph seeks public input on new digital services

January 28, 2016

myGuelph is modernizing City services Go to open.guelph.ca to discuss ideas for the City’s online services Continue reading City of Guelph seeks public input on new digital services