Category Archives: Community

City of Guelph services during COVID-19

July 28, 2021

Guelph’s municipal programs and services during COVID-19. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter using #COVID19Guelph for updates. Continue reading City of Guelph services during COVID-19


Drill Hall stabilization starting July 19

July 19, 2021

Continue reading Drill Hall stabilization starting July 19


Holiday hours for City facilities and services

July 16, 2021

Holiday hours for City of Guelph facilities and programs. Continue reading Holiday hours for City facilities and services


City prepares to enter step three in Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen

July 14, 2021

On Friday, July 16, the Ontario government will further reduce COVID-19 restrictions to allow indoor gatherings, outdoor festivals, visitors to River Run and Sleeman centres, and reopening of museums and recreation facilities. Continue reading City prepares to enter step three in Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen


City releases KPMG report: review finds City performing well, identifies opportunities for service optimization

July 8, 2021

Today the City of Guelph released a report by KPMG Canada that details the results of a service rationalization review directed by City Council during the 2021 budget process. Continue reading City releases KPMG report: review finds City performing well, identifies opportunities for service optimization


Notice of passing: Bylaw to alter the ward boundaries in the City of Guelph

July 8, 2021

Guelph City Council passed a bylaw to alter the ward boundaries in the City of Guelph on June 23, 2021. Continue reading Notice of passing: Bylaw to alter the ward boundaries in the City of Guelph


Guelph receives funding to improve active transportation network and urban forest canopy

June 29, 2021

Guelph will use more than $900,000 in federal and provincial funding to enhance Guelph’s Active Transportation Network increase the urban forest canopy.  Continue reading Guelph receives funding to improve active transportation network and urban forest canopy


Guelph keeps its six-ward, 12 councillor model

June 23, 2021

City Council has cast the final vote on Guelph’s future Council composition and ward boundaries. Guelph will remain a six-ward city represented by 12 councillors. Continue reading Guelph keeps its six-ward, 12 councillor model


Creating new opportunities for food waste

June 23, 2021

Researchers with Guelph-Wellington’s Our Food Future initiative have identified several food waste “hotspots” across the region’s food system. Continue reading Creating new opportunities for food waste


June 21 virtual event planned for National Celebration of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

June 18, 2021

Join us virtually on Monday, June 21, the summer solstice, as we celebrate the rich culture, notable achievements and unique heritage of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Guelph and beyond. Continue reading June 21 virtual event planned for National Celebration of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples


City releases its first digital Guelph. Future Ready progress report

June 18, 2021

The City of Guelph is sharing its first Guelph. Future Ready progress report with Council and community on June 28. Continue reading City releases its first digital Guelph. Future Ready progress report


Exploring community interest in the development and use of downtown Guelph’s historic Drill Hall

June 17, 2021

If you’re part of a community group, non-profit or public organization looking for space in downtown Guelph, or a developer or business interested in revitalizing downtown Guelph’s Drill Hall, we want to hear from you. Continue reading Exploring community interest in the development and use of downtown Guelph’s historic Drill Hall


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


UPDATED: COVID-safe summer fun at Guelph camps, parks and patios

June 7, 2021

Guelph wants people to get outside for some COVID-safe summer fun in City parks, recreation facilities and day camps. Continue reading UPDATED: COVID-safe summer fun at Guelph camps, parks and patios


Market Square wading pool status

June 7, 2021

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


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


You’re invited to a virtual presentation of the new Baker District redevelopment

May 31, 2021

You’re invited to a virtual presentation of the new Baker District redevelopment Continue reading You’re invited to a virtual presentation of the new Baker District redevelopment


Have your say on Guelph Transit’s proposed route changes

May 26, 2021

Guelph Transit has released its proposed transit system, including an implementation plan, and we invite you to provide input at haveyoursay.guelph.ca until June 20. Continue reading Have your say on Guelph Transit’s proposed route changes


Guelph basketball, tennis courts, skate park and sports fields to open Saturday, May 22

May 20, 2021

Starting on Saturday, May 22, up to five people can gather outdoors, and the City is permitted to open all outdoor recreation facilities. Continue reading Guelph basketball, tennis courts, skate park and sports fields to open Saturday, May 22


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


Centralized Operations Campus recommended to deliver critical services as Guelph grows

April 22, 2021

The City’s Operations Campus report, scheduled to go before Committee of the Whole on May 3, recommends a centralized campus of facilities. Continue reading Centralized Operations Campus recommended to deliver critical services as Guelph grows


Guelph skate park and sports fields, playgrounds, trails and dog parks open

April 18, 2021

Only leave home for groceries, medical appointments, exercise, essential work or childcare. Continue reading Guelph skate park and sports fields, playgrounds, trails and dog parks open


How does Guelph enforce provincial emergency orders?

April 18, 2021

Guelph police and bylaw officers will not randomly stop people out walking or driving Continue reading How does Guelph enforce provincial emergency orders?


The Value of One, the Power of Many

April 15, 2021

April 18 to 24, 2021 is National Volunteer Week in Guelph! Continue reading The Value of One, the Power of Many


City accepting applications for COVID-19 financial response funding

April 7, 2021

The City of Guelph is inviting businesses and organizations impacted by COVID-19, as well as individuals working to address community needs, to apply for funding as part of Guelph’s economic recovery plan. A total of $700,000 is available. Continue reading City accepting applications for COVID-19 financial response funding


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


Guelph parks remain open, recreation centres to close

April 1, 2021

Ontario government announced a provincewide shut down in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. New restrictions will be in effect starting April 3, 2021 until at least May 1, 2021. Continue reading Guelph parks remain open, recreation centres to close


Council approves three-year seasonal patio program

March 30, 2021

Council approves three-year seasonal patio program Continue reading Council approves three-year seasonal patio program


City announces 2021 Community Grant recipients

March 24, 2021

The City of Guelph has granted 50 not-for-profit community organizations with $313,400 in funding for activities that enhance quality of life, inclusivity, opportunities, and social supports in the community. Continue reading City announces 2021 Community Grant recipients


Wellington County proposes purchase of City-owned building for transitional shelter housing

March 23, 2021

Wellington County proposes purchase of City-owned building for transitional shelter housing Continue reading Wellington County proposes purchase of City-owned building for transitional shelter housing


Guelph gets more funding for transit and COVID-19 recovery

March 11, 2021

Guelph to receive up to 28.4 million from Ontario Safe Restart Fund to address financial impacts of COVID-19 COVID-19. Continue reading Guelph gets more funding for transit and COVID-19 recovery


Find out what’s golden about Guelph

March 10, 2021

#GoldenGuelph, created by 2020’s Artist-in-Residence Jenny Mitchell, is now ready to view online at guelph.ca/goldenguelph. Continue reading Find out what’s golden about Guelph


Examining the impacts of systemic racism in Guelph

March 9, 2021

Tomorrow, the Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (GWLIP) will launch a survey to examine the lived experiences of discrimination in Guelph and Wellington. GWLIP developed the survey in collaboration with various Local Immigration Partnerships throughout Ontario and the City of Guelph, with contributions from multiple community partners and organizations. Continue reading Examining the impacts of systemic racism in Guelph


Guelph looks ahead to COVID-19 vaccination rollout

March 3, 2021

Guelph City Councillors learn about plans for COVID-19 vaccinations, getting more people back to work, and the financial implications of COVID-19 Continue reading Guelph looks ahead to COVID-19 vaccination rollout


Do you love to write or draw?

March 3, 2021

We’re looking for youth and seniors in our community to sign up to be a part of our letter writing program—Greetings from Guelph. Continue reading Do you love to write or draw?


City removing Ash trees from Royal City Park starting March 8

February 26, 2021

We’re removing 21 ash trees affected by Emerald Ash Borer from Royal City Park starting March 8 Continue reading City removing Ash trees from Royal City Park starting March 8


City launches online appointment scheduling for select services

February 25, 2021

Commissioner of Oaths appointments, Freedom of Information requests, and picnic shelter reservations can now be booked online. Continue reading City launches online appointment scheduling for select services


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


On-demand bus service coming to Guelph Transit

February 12, 2021

Guelph Transit is introducing on-demand bus service this spring to complement its conventional bus service. Continue reading On-demand bus service coming to Guelph Transit


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


Guelph party ends with more than $10,000 in fines

February 4, 2021

Four men hosting a party were each charged with violating Guelph’s Nuisance Party Bylaw and failure to comply with COVID-19 restrictions under the Reopening Ontario Act. The total fine for each man amounts to $2,625. Continue reading Guelph party ends with more than $10,000 in fines


Guelph joins Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities

January 25, 2021

Continue reading Guelph joins Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities


The people have spoken: new playground designs announced for five Guelph playgrounds

January 21, 2021

New playground designs have been chosen for Bullfrog Pond, Clair, Kortright Hills, Westminster Woods and W.E. Hamilton Parks. Continue reading The people have spoken: new playground designs announced for five Guelph playgrounds


Guelph-Wellington paramedics helping public health with COVID-19 vaccinations

January 20, 2021

Paramedics with Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service were busy last Friday through Sunday helping Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to residents at long-term care homes in Guelph, Fergus, Harriston, Mount Forest and Puslinch. Continue reading Guelph-Wellington paramedics helping public health with COVID-19 vaccinations


Guelph COVID-19 complaints and charges update

January 18, 2021

Guelph responded to 15 calls about residential gatherings and issued two $750 fines Continue reading Guelph COVID-19 complaints and charges update


Sleeman Breweries renews the naming rights to the City’s Sleeman Centre for another decade

January 11, 2021

The City of Guelph and Sleeman Breweries are renewing a 10-year contract for the naming rights to the Sleeman Centre. Continue reading Sleeman Breweries renews the naming rights to the City’s Sleeman Centre for another decade


Guelph-Wellington paramedic tests positive for COVID-19

January 8, 2021

A member of the Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service has been infected with COVID-19 while caring for a patient. Two other paramedics who were in close contact are self-isolating and waiting for test results. Continue reading Guelph-Wellington paramedic tests positive for COVID-19


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


Register for winter recreation programs

November 30, 2020

Registration begins Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30 a.m. Preview registered winter programs at guelph.ca/guide. Winter recreation programs start January 16, 2021. Continue reading Register for winter recreation programs