Category Archives: Community

Strategic Advisory Group sets course for a welcoming and safe downtown

September 29, 2022

Continue reading Strategic Advisory Group sets course for a welcoming and safe downtown


Holiday hours for City facilities and services

September 26, 2022

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


23rd annual Mayor’s event for mental health to focus on creative paths to wellness

September 22, 2022

Continue reading 23rd annual Mayor’s event for mental health to focus on creative paths to wellness


City of Guelph honours National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 22, 2022

Continue reading City of Guelph honours National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


City working to make Guelph a community where everyone is welcome

September 12, 2022

Check out the great Welcoming Week events planned by the Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership in collaboration with community organizations and get involved in celebrating and welcoming newcomers to Guelph. Continue reading City working to make Guelph a community where everyone is welcome


Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie and CAO Scott Stewart on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

September 8, 2022

Continue reading Statement from Mayor Cam Guthrie and CAO Scott Stewart on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


Choose safety over convenience this school year

August 31, 2022

Back-to-school is upon us again with challenges that include higher traffic in school neighbourhoods. Continue reading Choose safety over convenience this school year


Celebrate newcomers during Welcoming Week September 9 to 18

August 30, 2022

The Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (GWLIP) and community organizations are coming together to celebrate and host Welcoming Week events from September 9 to 18. Continue reading Celebrate newcomers during Welcoming Week September 9 to 18


Safe Semester kicks off September 8

August 29, 2022

Continue reading Safe Semester kicks off September 8


Updated: Fall recreation program registration opens September 7 

August 17, 2022

Continue reading Updated: Fall recreation program registration opens September 7 


$20,000 in grants available for small-scale community food growing initiatives

July 29, 2022

We’re looking for ideas to apply circular principles and community agricultural practices to improve access to nutritious food, and have $2,000 in funds available to help get them off (or into) the ground. Continue reading $20,000 in grants available for small-scale community food growing initiatives


Satisfaction survey: 95 per cent of residents proud to call Guelph home

June 17, 2022

The City of Guelph releases its 2022 satisfaction survey results, which show that residents continue to be happy with life in Guelph, and with City services. Continue reading Satisfaction survey: 95 per cent of residents proud to call Guelph home


2022 City of Guelph Satisfaction Survey results

June 17, 2022

The City’s 2022 satisfaction survey results show that our residents continue to be happy with life in Guelph, and with City services. Continue reading 2022 City of Guelph Satisfaction Survey results


City of Guelph services during COVID-19

June 14, 2022

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


City announces 2022 Community Grant recipients

April 4, 2022

The City of Guelph has granted 54 not-for-profit community organizations with $319,700 in funding through the 2022 Community Grant program. Continue reading City announces 2022 Community Grant recipients


On-demand holiday bus service launches April 15

April 4, 2022

Guelph Transit is introducing on-demand holiday bus service on Friday, April 15 alongside its regular holiday service. Continue reading On-demand holiday bus service launches April 15


Guelph satisfaction survey launches tomorrow

March 28, 2022

Guelph, it’s your turn to let us know if we’re meeting your expectations and needs for City programs and services, customer service and communication with you. Continue reading Guelph satisfaction survey launches tomorrow


City releases its second annual digital Guelph. Future Ready progress report

March 24, 2022

Continue reading City releases its second annual digital Guelph. Future Ready progress report


City staff propose new criteria to ensure critical construction work gets done within approved budgets

March 24, 2022

Continue reading City staff propose new criteria to ensure critical construction work gets done within approved budgets


Learn about discrimination experienced by Guelph and Wellington County residents at virtual workshop

March 16, 2022

The Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership (GWLIP) invites you to join us on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination for a webinar as they share results from a recent study, Discrimination Experienced by Immigrants, Visible Minorities and Indigenous Peoples in Guelph and Wellington County. Continue reading Learn about discrimination experienced by Guelph and Wellington County residents at virtual workshop


Notice of virtual open house: Baker Street, Chapel and Park Lanes reconstruction

March 7, 2022

We’re hosting a second virtual open house to present plans and the design concept for construction on Baker Street between Quebec Street and Woolwich Street, and on Chapel and Park Lanes. Continue reading Notice of virtual open house: Baker Street, Chapel and Park Lanes reconstruction


Guelph’s Community Plan revision addresses equity, systemic racism gaps

February 18, 2022

Guelph’s Community Plan is a reflection of the community’s needs and values. Today, the community shared an update, which includes new language and the theme: We are Community—a theme that speaks to equity and the elimination of systemic racism because everyone in Guelph should feel a sense of belonging. Continue reading Guelph’s Community Plan revision addresses equity, systemic racism gaps


Guelph facilities to move to next phase of reopening today

February 17, 2022

Continue reading Guelph facilities to move to next phase of reopening today


Kids ride free on Guelph Transit for one-year pilot

February 4, 2022

Starting March 1, kids five to 12 years old can ride Guelph Transit for free with a registered OnYourWay fare card. Continue reading Kids ride free on Guelph Transit for one-year pilot


Bylaw compliance officers start piloting body cameras February 10

February 3, 2022

Starting February 10, uniformed bylaw compliance officers at the City of Guelph will wear body-worn cameras on duty as a part of a one-year pilot to increase transparency, strengthen community wellbeing by increasing comfort with compliance officers and create a sense of safety and accountability for the community and staff. Continue reading Bylaw compliance officers start piloting body cameras February 10


Circular food economy enables business growth, increases food access, and lowers greenhouse gas emissions

January 27, 2022

On February 7, the Smart Cities Office will provide Guelph City Council with an update on how Guelph-Wellington’s Our Food Future program is exceeding its goals as it builds a local circular food economy, expanding with new funding, and attracting attention as the worldwide circular economy movement gains momentum. Continue reading Circular food economy enables business growth, increases food access, and lowers greenhouse gas emissions


City of Guelph named one of Waterloo area’s top employers

January 27, 2022

Continue reading City of Guelph named one of Waterloo area’s top employers


Launching Zero Waste Economic Transformation Lab

January 20, 2022

Today, representatives from Co-operators, the City of Guelph, Wellington County and the Guelph Smart Cities Office launched the Zero Waste Economic Transformation Lab, a new initiative under the Circular Opportunity Innovation Launchpad (COIL). Continue reading Launching Zero Waste Economic Transformation Lab


City supports 30 organizations through latest round of 2021 Emergency Fund program

December 21, 2021

Continue reading City supports 30 organizations through latest round of 2021 Emergency Fund program


Enabling community-led solutions to food insecurity in Guelph and Wellington County

December 20, 2021

Continue reading Enabling community-led solutions to food insecurity in Guelph and Wellington County


Ontario Land Tribunal dismisses ward boundary appeal

December 7, 2021

Continue reading Ontario Land Tribunal dismisses ward boundary appeal


Council approves City’s first multi-year budget

December 2, 2021

Today, December 2, Guelph City Council approved the 2022 and 2023 Budget—the City’s first multi-year budget that moves the organization toward a four-year budget. Continue reading Council approves City’s first multi-year budget


City hires Stacey Laughlin as new downtown revitalization advisor

December 1, 2021

The City of Guelph welcomes Stacey Laughlin as the new downtown revitalization advisor. Continue reading City hires Stacey Laughlin as new downtown revitalization advisor


Accelerating circular businesses across southern Ontario

November 25, 2021

On November 25, 2021, the Guelph-Wellington Smart Cities Office announced that 40 circular businesses, social enterprises and other organizations will participate in the first cohort of business programs under the Circular Opportunity Innovation Launchpad (COIL) by the end of December. Continue reading Accelerating circular businesses across southern Ontario


Guelph revisits Community Plan with new approach to eliminating systemic racism

November 18, 2021

Continue reading Guelph revisits Community Plan with new approach to eliminating systemic racism


We’re replacing five playgrounds in 2022

November 16, 2021

You’re invited to help us design the five playgrounds we’ll be replacing next year: Goldie Park, Gosling Gardens Park, Herb Markle Park, Howden Crescent Park and Sunny Acres Park. Continue reading We’re replacing five playgrounds in 2022


City recommends short-term trailer parking exemptions for driveways

October 22, 2021

A City of Guelph report heading to Council in November recommends a trailer parking exemption program that would allow short-term parking of recreational trailers in residential driveways. Continue reading City recommends short-term trailer parking exemptions for driveways


Report recommends Council approve funding for two affordable housing projects

October 14, 2021

A report recommending the approval of two affordable housing projects totalling $1,267,646 is heading to Council for approval on October 25. Continue reading Report recommends Council approve funding for two affordable housing projects


City and University of Guelph continue to collaborate on shared challenges through Guelph Lab

October 8, 2021

Continue reading City and University of Guelph continue to collaborate on shared challenges through Guelph Lab


Main Street Mural Project adds sixth mural to downtown Guelph

September 1, 2021

The sixth and final mural of the Main Street Mural Project was added to the City’s East Parkade this week. Continue reading Main Street Mural Project adds sixth mural to downtown Guelph


Market Square wading pool status

July 20, 2021

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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