Category Archives: Community

City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19

August 7, 2020

Based on the advice from Guelph’s Medical Officer of Health to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Guelph has declared an emergency, closed City buildings to the public and cancelled programs and events. Continue reading City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19


Register for August swim lessons at West End Community Centre

August 6, 2020

Registration opens tomorrow, August 7 at 9 a.m., for swimming lessons and additional aquafit classes at West End Community Centre. Continue reading Register for August swim lessons at West End Community Centre


Have your say: We’re replacing four playgrounds in 2021

July 31, 2020

You’re invited to choose between playground designs for the four playgrounds that we’re replacing in 2021. Continue reading Have your say: We’re replacing four playgrounds in 2021


City of Guelph commits to diversity, inclusion and anti-racism initiatives

July 24, 2020

As an employer and local government, we’re reflecting on our role and the values that guide us to ensure our workplace and our community are welcoming places for everyone; Black, Indigenous, people of colour, people who identify as members of LGBTQ2 community, those who have disabilities and other underrepresented groups Continue reading City of Guelph commits to diversity, inclusion and anti-racism initiatives


Jenny Mitchell announced as Guelph’s 2020 Artist in Residence

July 24, 2020

Jenny Mitchell has been named this year’s City of Guelph Artist in Residence. Continue reading Jenny Mitchell announced as Guelph’s 2020 Artist in Residence


Guelph museums to reopen with COVID-19 guidelines in place

July 20, 2020

The Guelph Civic Museum reopens this week with measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visitors are asked to schedule a time to visit. McCrae House opens July 28. Continue reading Guelph museums to reopen with COVID-19 guidelines in place


City offers COVID-19 Emergency Fund to not-for-profit organizations and groups

July 20, 2020

The City is offering a one-time Emergency Fund of $350,000 for not-for-profit organizations and unincorporated groups to help them adapt their services or programs to meet community needs due to COVID-19. Continue reading City offers COVID-19 Emergency Fund to not-for-profit organizations and groups


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


Guelph teams using sports fields for training and practices

July 7, 2020

Starting July 13, some Guelph sports fields will be used for team practices and training. Continue reading Guelph teams using sports fields for training and practices


City employee assaulted at Market Square wading pool

June 29, 2020

A City of Guelph employee is being tested for COVID-19 after a man intentionally coughed in their face at the Market Square wading pool on Saturday. Continue reading City employee assaulted at Market Square wading pool


We’re hiring! Crossing guards

June 24, 2020

Continue reading We’re hiring! Crossing guards


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


New online food delivery project launches in Guelph

June 17, 2020

Biomimicry Frontiers, The Cornerstone restaurant, and Annex Market launch Annex Guelph, an online market experience and innovative new food delivery system in Guelph, with the support of Our Food Future. Continue reading New online food delivery project launches in Guelph


Mask or face covering now required for Guelph Transit riders

June 16, 2020

Based on updated advice from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, people using Guelph Transit must wear a mask or face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Continue reading Mask or face covering now required for Guelph Transit riders


City preparing to restart some services

June 12, 2020

Work is underway to prepare City buildings, restart services, and ensure processes are in place to keep our community and employees safe. Continue reading City preparing to restart some services


Check out the Urban Design Master Plan for Baker District online

June 11, 2020

Join us for a virtual open house as we share the Urban Design Master Plan for the Baker District redevelopment project. Continue reading Check out the Urban Design Master Plan for Baker District online


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


Guelph Transit asks riders to wear masks as more people are permitted on buses

June 5, 2020

Guelph Transit will allow more than 10 people to ride each bus and ask all riders to wear a non-medical mask or face covering. Continue reading Guelph Transit asks riders to wear masks as more people are permitted on buses


Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie – #BlackLivesMatter

June 2, 2020

Continue reading Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie – #BlackLivesMatter


Local healthcare and community support groups launch older adult campaign to help those over 70 stay safe and well during COVID-19 and beyond

June 1, 2020

Today, June 1, the first official day of Seniors’ month, the Waterloo Wellington Older Adult Strategy (WWOAS) partners launched the ‘Stay Safe – Lead the Way’ campaign designed to keep older adults safe, healthy and connected throughout the phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading Local healthcare and community support groups launch older adult campaign to help those over 70 stay safe and well during COVID-19 and beyond


Guelph recreation programs, permits and events at City facilities cancelled until September 8, 2020

May 29, 2020

If you registered for programs or classes, rented a sports field, booked a picnic shelter or reserved any other recreation facility before September 8, 2020, you will receive a refund. Continue reading Guelph recreation programs, permits and events at City facilities cancelled until September 8, 2020


Harvesting Impact. It takes a community to feed a community.

May 21, 2020

Guelph-Wellington’s Harve$t Impact fund will match up to $90,000 in donations to The SEED’s Emergency Food Home Delivery program. Make a donation at harvestimpact.ca. Continue reading Harvesting Impact. It takes a community to feed a community.


Kids get growing in the garden

May 14, 2020

Continue reading Kids get growing in the garden


Community gardens open May 15 under COVID-19 guidelines

May 12, 2020

Community gardens in Guelph will open on May 15, following the Provincial Order to include community gardens as an essential service during COVID-19. Continue reading Community gardens open May 15 under COVID-19 guidelines


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?


No outdoor recreational fires in Guelph

May 1, 2020

The City of Guelph prohibits outdoor recreational fires (e.g. fireplaces, fire pits, and chimineas). Continue reading No outdoor recreational fires in Guelph


Help Guelph Museums document this moment in history

April 27, 2020

Guelph Museums is asking residents of Guelph for digital and physical objects that capture their experience and perspective during the COVID-19 pandemic to document this moment in history. Continue reading Help Guelph Museums document this moment in history


To our volunteers, thank you!

April 19, 2020

Celebrate the value of volunteering! National Volunteer Week, April 19 to 25. Continue reading To our volunteers, thank you!


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


Guelph acting on Provincial order to close all recreation amenities to slow spread of COVID-19, get people to stay home

March 31, 2020

The City of Guelph is acting immediately on the Province of Ontario’s order to close all outdoor recreational amenities to slow the spread of COVID-19 Continue reading Guelph acting on Provincial order to close all recreation amenities to slow spread of COVID-19, get people to stay home


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


Guelph Sports Hall of Fame welcomes five inductees

March 18, 2020

Update (March 18, 2020): The Kiwanis Sports Celebrity Dinner on May 20 is postponed. Anyone who has already purchased tickets will be refunded. Questions can be directed to the Kiwanis Club of Guelph.  Continue reading Guelph Sports Hall of Fame welcomes five inductees


Postponed: March 23 open house shows Urban Design Master Plan for Baker District

March 15, 2020

Open houses (March 23 and April 2) are postponed. You’re invited to attend one of two open houses as we show how the community’s feedback over the past 18 months has influenced the Urban Design Master Plan for the Baker District redevelopment project. Continue reading Postponed: March 23 open house shows Urban Design Master Plan for Baker District


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


Artists selected for second phase of Main Street mural project

March 6, 2020

Dan Bergeron and Gabriel Specter and Annie Hamel are awarded the commissions for phase two of the Main Street Mural project at the East Parkade. Continue reading Artists selected for second phase of Main Street mural project


Guelph Community Guide: register for spring and summer recreation programs on March 4

February 25, 2020

Mark your calendar! Registration day is Wednesday, March 4 (starting at 7:30 a.m.) for spring and summer City recreation programs. Continue reading Guelph Community Guide: register for spring and summer recreation programs on March 4


City announces 2020 Community Grant recipients

February 18, 2020

The City of Guelph has granted 49 not-for-profit community organizations with $307,200 in funding for activities that enhance quality of life, inclusivity. Continue reading City announces 2020 Community Grant recipients


Nominations now open for 2020 Mayor’s Awards

February 12, 2020

Continue reading Nominations now open for 2020 Mayor’s Awards


Proposed changes to fenced leash-free areas going to Council February 3

January 24, 2020

A report to Council that outlines next steps for fenced leash-free areas at Peter Misersky, Bristol Street and Lee Street Parks is now online. Continue reading Proposed changes to fenced leash-free areas going to Council February 3


Handing over the helm at City of Guelph Fire Services

January 20, 2020

The City of Guelph announces that Fire Chief John Osborne is retiring on February 29, after 30 years with the City.   Continue reading Handing over the helm at City of Guelph Fire Services


Telephone survey for leash-free areas underway

December 12, 2019

The City is conducting a telephone survey about leash-free facilities in Guelph. Feedback will be used to inform a report to Council in 2020. Continue reading Telephone survey for leash-free areas underway


Are you Guelph’s 2020 Artist in Residence?

December 9, 2019

The City of Guelph invites artists to apply for a chance to become the City’s next Artist in Residence for 2020. Continue reading Are you Guelph’s 2020 Artist in Residence?


Being informed about local emergencies just got simpler

November 28, 2019

Alert Guelph is the City of Guelph’s new public alert messaging system—providing you with trusted, timely and accurate information to ensure you and your family are safe during a local emergency. Continue reading Being informed about local emergencies just got simpler


It’s your voice! Have your say on trails, parks and recreation in Guelph

November 25, 2019

How can we improve your trail experience? Do you live close enough to a park? Do you prefer drop-in or registered recreation programs? Continue reading It’s your voice! Have your say on trails, parks and recreation in Guelph


2019 Citizen Satisfaction Survey results

November 8, 2019

Survey results show Guelph residents are satisfied with their overall quality of life Continue reading 2019 Citizen Satisfaction Survey results


Guelph residents are proud to be a part of the city

November 8, 2019

Overwhelmingly residents are satisfied with the quality of life in Guelph with 95 per cent of those surveyed rating it as good or very good. Continue reading Guelph residents are proud to be a part of the city


Guelph Fire, Enbridge Gas partner in home safety initiative to beat ‘silent killer’

November 5, 2019

Today, during Ontario’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, the Guelph Fire Department and Enbridge Gas Inc. announced they are working together to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero. Continue reading Guelph Fire, Enbridge Gas partner in home safety initiative to beat ‘silent killer’


Call for Guelph Sports Hall of Fame nominations

October 16, 2019

Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Guelph Sports Hall of Fame. Continue reading Call for Guelph Sports Hall of Fame nominations