Category Archives: Community

City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19

October 30, 2020

The City is restoring municipal programs and services with COVID-19 guidelines in place. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter using #COVID19Guelph for updates. Continue reading City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19


One Guelph-Wellington paramedic tests positive for COVID-19

October 28, 2020

A member of the Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service has tested positive for COVID-19. Eight of their coworkers are self-isolating and waiting on test results. Continue reading One Guelph-Wellington paramedic tests positive for COVID-19


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


Local restaurants serve a gourmet meal created from waste

October 13, 2020

Continue reading Local restaurants serve a gourmet meal created from waste


It’s a green light for new central library, South End Community Centre

October 7, 2020

Continue reading It’s a green light for new central library, South End Community Centre


UPDATED: Covered Bridge and parking lot entrance closed for periods between October 5-9

October 7, 2020

The covered bridge will be closed periodically between October 3-9. Continue reading UPDATED: Covered Bridge and parking lot entrance closed for periods between October 5-9


Hey, kids! Test your fire safety knowledge with us

October 5, 2020

We’re inviting kids, and parents, to test their fire safety knowledge on Fire Prevention Day, Saturday, October 10. Continue reading Hey, kids! Test your fire safety knowledge with us


Guelph’s Community Plan named Project of the Year by IAP2 Canada

October 1, 2020

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Canada has named A United Vision: Guelph’s Community Plan “Project of the Year” at the 2020 IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards. Guelph’s Community Plan also received an award for “Extending the Practice through Creativity, Contribution and Innovation in the Field.” Continue reading Guelph’s Community Plan named Project of the Year by IAP2 Canada


City launches Digital Culture Hub for Culture Days

September 28, 2020

The City is hosting a Digital Culture Hub for the eleventh annual Culture Days celebration, taking place until October 25.  Continue reading City launches Digital Culture Hub for Culture Days


South End Community Centre update includes environmental sustainability plans

September 24, 2020

An update on the South End Community Centre is heading to Council on October 5. Continue reading South End Community Centre update includes environmental sustainability plans


City recommends alternative site layout for Baker District redevelopment

September 24, 2020

On October 5, City staff will present an alternative site layout for the Baker District redevelopment project that includes a new central library, urban square, parking, and residential, institutional and commercial space. Continue reading City recommends alternative site layout for Baker District redevelopment


City launches Traverse: Transit shelter artist showcase and self-guided ward tours

September 23, 2020

Traverse is the City’s latest tourism and culture initiative, showcasing original local artists’ work  in Guelph Transit shelters across the city. Continue reading City launches Traverse: Transit shelter artist showcase and self-guided ward tours


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


Guelph reopens more recreation facilities

September 17, 2020

The City is welcoming people back to its recreation centres and arenas for swims, skates, and drop-in and registered program activities. Continue reading Guelph reopens more recreation facilities


Notice of study completion: Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Schedule ‘B’ Gordon Street improvements

September 17, 2020

To improve the safety and mobility for all road users, City of Guelph is proposing a continuous two-way left-turn lane on Gordon Street between Edinburgh Road and Lowes Road with off-street multi-use paths for pedestrians and cyclists. Continue reading Notice of study completion: Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Schedule ‘B’ Gordon Street improvements


New opportunity for businesses and residents to dig into urban agriculture

September 15, 2020

Today, the Guelph-Wellington Smart Cities initiative, in collaboration with 10C, announced the Guelph-Wellington Urban Agriculture Challenge (GWUAC). This program, led by Harve$t Impact—a social financing program of 10C and a core pillar of the Our Food Future—is calling for projects that will support circular economic recovery and accelerate food production, getting more food to the table with less environmental impact. Continue reading New opportunity for businesses and residents to dig into urban agriculture


City announces 26 Emergency Fund recipients

September 15, 2020

The City of Guelph has awarded $200,000 to 26 Guelph organizations, unincorporated groups and individuals in the first phase of the Emergency Fund program. Continue reading City announces 26 Emergency Fund recipients


Potential new site layout for Baker District redevelopment

September 10, 2020

City staff is bringing an additional option for the Baker District redevelopment to Council and the community on Monday, October 5 during Committee of the Whole. Continue reading Potential new site layout for Baker District redevelopment


Market Square wading pool status

September 8, 2020

Hours and status of Market Square skating rink/wading pool Continue reading Market Square wading pool status


Emergency water main repairs on Silvercreek Parkway to continue through the weekend

September 4, 2020

Guelph crews are responding to a water main break on Silvercreek Parkway North. The City expects to repair the water main over the weekend, and road repairs will continue through next week. Continue reading Emergency water main repairs on Silvercreek Parkway to continue through the weekend


Choose safety over convenience this school year

September 3, 2020

If you’re not walking or biking to school, there are a few places where it’s safe to park near schools to get kids where they need to be. Continue reading Choose safety over convenience this school year


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


Guelph Transit reduces service this fall due to COVID-19

August 18, 2020

This September, Guelph Transit’s current schedules will become permanent, and all extra/express routes serving the University of Guelph will be cancelled, nine full-time and eight part-time operators will be laid off, and 14 positions will remain vacant. Continue reading Guelph Transit reduces service this fall due to COVID-19


Voting on Clair Park playground designs to run again until September 7

August 17, 2020

The City is relaunching the playground selection process for Clair Park. One of the two renderings released on July 31 was incorrectly posted. Continue reading Voting on Clair Park playground designs to run again until September 7


Guelph museums to reopen with COVID-19 guidelines in place

August 17, 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 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


Recommended improvements on Gordon Street would improve traffic flows

August 13, 2020

Guelph City Council to discuss recommended changes for Gordon Street between Edinburgh Road and Lowes Road Continue reading Recommended improvements on Gordon Street would improve traffic flows


Guelph indoor Farmers’ Market to open September 5

August 13, 2020

The City of Guelph is preparing to open the indoor space at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, September 5. Continue reading Guelph indoor Farmers’ Market to open September 5


Guelph to receive $12 million Provincial and Federal emergency funds

August 12, 2020

Guelph will receive $6,911,100 in emergency operating funds and another $5,096,534 in funding for transit as part of the Safe Restart agreement between the Provincial and federal governments Continue reading Guelph to receive $12 million Provincial and Federal emergency funds


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


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