Category Archives: Community

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


City of Guelph responding to Coronavirus

May 28, 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 responding to Coronavirus


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.


Leash-free areas, tennis courts and greenspaces reopening

May 20, 2020

The City is loosening restrictions on parks, greenspaces and sports fields, including opening unfenced leash-free areas and tennis courts, on Saturday, May 23. Continue reading Leash-free areas, tennis courts and greenspaces reopening


Guelph waste drop-off opens May 26 for household hazardous waste and garbage

May 15, 2020

Starting May 26, you can bring garbage and household hazardous waste to the public drop-off. Recycling, yard waste and reuse areas remain closed. Continue reading Guelph waste drop-off opens May 26 for household hazardous waste and garbage


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


City facilities closed until state of emergency is lifted

April 21, 2020

City administration offices, including City Hall, Provincial Offences Court, recreation centres, libraries, museums, theatres and will remain closed to the public until after Guelph’s state of emergency is lifted. Continue reading City facilities closed until state of emergency is lifted


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


Programs and events at City facilities cancelled through July 5, 2020

April 7, 2020

All City of Guelph recreation centres, libraries, museums and theatres remain closed until April 30 to slow the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19); all scheduled programs, performances and events at City facilities are cancelled through July 5, 2020. Continue reading Programs and events at City facilities cancelled through July 5, 2020


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


All City facilities now closed to the public

March 17, 2020

Based on advice from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health, and the Ontario government’s declaration of an emergency, the City of Guelph is closing all city facilities to the public to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Continue reading All City facilities now closed to the public


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


We’re replacing four playgrounds in 2020

March 5, 2020

We’re replacing four playgrounds in spring 2020. You’re invited to have your say on the playground design by March 23. Continue reading We’re replacing four playgrounds in 2020


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?


Help us stuff an emergency vehicle with food

December 9, 2019

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


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


Join us for the Mayor’s Tree Lighting event

November 27, 2019

Mayor Cam Guthrie will light the Christmas tree in Market Square on November 30, 2019 from 7 – 8 p.m. The official tree lighting will take place at 7:45 p.m. Continue reading Join us for the Mayor’s Tree Lighting event


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


Riverside Park pond and floral clock under construction until spring 2020

November 15, 2019

The Riverside Park pond and floral clock areas are under renovation for the winter from now until May 1, weather permitting. Continue reading Riverside Park pond and floral clock under construction until spring 2020


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’


City investigating termite activity near Eastview and Mountford

October 22, 2019

The City is investigating termite activity in the area of Eastview Road and Mountford Drive after an infestation was discovered on two properties in the area last week. Continue reading City investigating termite activity near Eastview and Mountford


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


Be a fire safety hero in your home!

October 4, 2019

“Make and practice your home fire escape plan”—a message that’s being delivered by fire departments, including Guelph, during Fire Prevention Week, October 6 to 12. Continue reading Be a fire safety hero in your home!


Suicide prevention the focus of 20th annual World Mental Health Day event

October 3, 2019

Free event takes place October 10 at Guelph City Hall. Continue reading Suicide prevention the focus of 20th annual World Mental Health Day event


City looking for feedback on proposed smoking and alcohol regulations

September 30, 2019

The City is looking for input on proposed smoking and alcohol regulations through two online surveys running from September 30 to October 13. Continue reading City looking for feedback on proposed smoking and alcohol regulations


City shares 100 per cent renewable energy progress report

September 20, 2019

The City of Guelph is making strides toward its goal to achieve 100 per cent of its energy needs through renewable sources by 2050. The goal and approach reflect the community’s and Council’s prioritization of climate change mitigation. Continue reading City shares 100 per cent renewable energy progress report


Council endorses construction of new library in Baker District

September 17, 2019

At a special meeting last night, Council endorsed the public components of the Baker District Redevelopment project which include parking, an urban square and streetscape, and a new central library. Continue reading Council endorses construction of new library in Baker District


City postpones library discussion in wake of new financial information

July 18, 2019

The City of Guelph will postpone a discussion about the Baker District redevelopment after learning that projected costs for the current library design are higher than they were understood to be when a staff report was placed on City Council’s agenda for Monday, July 22. Continue reading City postpones library discussion in wake of new financial information


City’s Leash Free Policy now in effect

July 18, 2019

The City’s new Leash Free Policy changes how dog owners use sports fields as leash-free areas and paves the way for fenced dog parks. Continue reading City’s Leash Free Policy now in effect


Mayor Guthrie to honour six local citizens

June 27, 2019

Mayor Cam Guthrie will present Mayor’s Awards to six exceptional local volunteers tonight as part of the Guelph Awards of Excellence Gala. Continue reading Mayor Guthrie to honour six local citizens


We’re hiring!

June 24, 2019

Continue reading We’re hiring!