Category Archives: Community

How will Guelph enforce provincial emergency orders?

January 14, 2021

While we have new tools to enforce provincial orders, we know people may be unaware or confused about what is or isn’t permitted. Local police and bylaw officers are hoping people will cooperate voluntarily, but are prepared to issue fines as appropriate. Continue reading How will Guelph enforce provincial emergency orders?


City of Guelph services during COVID-19

January 14, 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


Guelph updates enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines

January 12, 2021

Enhanced public health and safety measures in effect for all of Ontario and are anticipated to be in place until at least Thursday, February 11, 2021. Continue reading Guelph updates enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines


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


What to expect during winter in the time of COVID-19

December 14, 2020

We’re getting City services and programs ready for winter, based on advice from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health. Continue reading What to expect during winter in the time of COVID-19


City-run rinks and pools to close for 28 days; farmers’ market, libraries and museums remain open

December 11, 2020

Privately-owned sports and recreation facilities may remain open in accordance with provincial regulations. Continue reading City-run rinks and pools to close for 28 days; farmers’ market, libraries and museums remain open


Help us stuff an emergency vehicle with 12,000 pounds of food

December 8, 2020

Here’s your opportunity to pay it forward this holiday season. Continue reading Help us stuff an emergency vehicle with 12,000 pounds of food


Guelph preparing for level red/control in provincial COVID-19 framework

November 30, 2020

Guelph would close pools and indoor rinks at level red. Continue reading Guelph preparing for level red/control in provincial COVID-19 framework


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


City reflects on initial steps toward anti-racism, diversity and inclusion goals

November 27, 2020

In an information report to Council posted today, City of Guelph staff provide an update on the organization’s recent activities to address anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism and racial injustice, remove barriers to inclusion, and ensure inclusivity and equity for people who live and work in Guelph. Continue reading City reflects on initial steps toward anti-racism, diversity and inclusion goals


Guelph increasing enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines at stores and shopping malls

November 25, 2020

The City is increasing inspections as the holiday shopping season gets underway. Continue reading Guelph increasing enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines at stores and shopping malls


Apply for Community Grant funding by December 18

November 23, 2020

Submissions to the City’s Community Grant program are now being accepted until December 18. Continue reading Apply for Community Grant funding by December 18


Guelph enhances COVID-19 screening for sports and scheduled events at City facilities

November 14, 2020

Enhanced screening for recreation classes, programs, sports and other scheduled events at City facilities Continue reading Guelph enhances COVID-19 screening for sports and scheduled events at City facilities


Overnight on-street parking restrictions begin December 1

November 9, 2020

Starting December 1, the overnight on-street parking restrictions resume until April 1. Continue reading Overnight on-street parking restrictions begin December 1


City launches review of how ballots are cast in municipal elections

November 9, 2020

The City invites community input on how residents cast their ballot in the 2022 municipal election. Continue reading City launches review of how ballots are cast in municipal elections


City’s preparations for winter are “snow” joke

November 9, 2020

The City of Guelph is already knee deep in winter maintenance plans to keep all all roads, bike lanes and sidewalks safe. Continue reading City’s preparations for winter are “snow” joke


Growth, digital services and COVID-19 at the centre of the City’s 2021 budget talks

November 5, 2020

There’s lots to talk about as City Council prepares to consider the proposed 2021 budget. With a four-year budget perspective, Council will only approve the 2021 budget this year, but will see the financial impacts of service decisions and plans beyond one year.
Continue reading Growth, digital services and COVID-19 at the centre of the City’s 2021 budget talks


City awards 24 Emergency Fund grants in phase two

November 4, 2020

The City of Guelph has announced 24 recipients for the Emergency Fund and awarded $150,000 in funding. Continue reading City awards 24 Emergency Fund grants in phase two


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


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


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


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


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 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


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

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