Category Archives: Community

City of Guelph services during COVID-19

April 13, 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 during provincewide stay-at-home order

April 7, 2021

Following COVID-19 guidelines is the best way to stop the shut downs for good. Continue reading Guelph updates enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines during provincewide stay-at-home order


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


Market Square ice rink status

March 10, 2021

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


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


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?


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


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


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