Category Archives: Environment

Council approves water-related master plans, including award-winning Water Supply Master Plan

June 28, 2022

Continue reading Council approves water-related master plans, including award-winning Water Supply Master Plan


Downtown district energy system sold to community energy innovator

June 27, 2022

Continue reading Downtown district energy system sold to community energy innovator


Using fireworks to celebrate Canada Day? Respect the rules

June 27, 2022

Canada Day is approaching on Friday, July 1 and celebrations are sure to follow, including fireworks Continue reading Using fireworks to celebrate Canada Day? Respect the rules


City’s Outside Water Use Program moves to Level 1 Yellow

June 24, 2022

Continue reading City’s Outside Water Use Program moves to Level 1 Yellow


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


Water Supply Master Plan – June 2022 progress summary

June 7, 2022

The Water Supply Master Plan is 97 per cent complete. Continue reading Water Supply Master Plan – June 2022 progress summary


Southwest Guelph Water Supply Class Environmental Assessment

May 31, 2022

Since the launch of the Southwest Guelph Water Supply Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) in September 2021, the City has initiated an Operational Testing Program. Continue reading Southwest Guelph Water Supply Class Environmental Assessment


Schedule your Healthy Landscape visit today!

May 26, 2022

Sign up for your free, 45-minute Healthy Landscape visit from now until September. Continue reading Schedule your Healthy Landscape visit today!


Ontario Public Works Association recognizes City of Guelph with three awards

May 18, 2022

The City of Guelph was recognized with three Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) awards, including two for Project of the Year. Continue reading Ontario Public Works Association recognizes City of Guelph with three awards


Notice to Clair Road Bulk Water Fill Station customers of new Terms of Account

May 16, 2022

Updated terms of account applicable to all Clair Road Bulk Fill Station customers will take effect July 29, 2022. Continue reading Notice to Clair Road Bulk Water Fill Station customers of new Terms of Account


Be careful about what you put in your waste carts

May 10, 2022

Help keep our staff safe, do not put hazardous materials in your waste carts. Continue reading Be careful about what you put in your waste carts


Construction notice: Elmira Road borehole work

May 6, 2022

The City is undertaking geotechnical borehole drilling and sampling to inform the design of a new water check valve being installed at this location as part of the water distribution system. Continue reading Construction notice: Elmira Road borehole work


Guelph’s Water Wagon returns!

April 29, 2022

The Water Wagon will once again appear at special events this summer throughout the community. Book the water wagon for free from May 1 to August 30. Continue reading Guelph’s Water Wagon returns!


Guelph to ban single-use items by January 1, 2023

April 26, 2022

Continue reading Guelph to ban single-use items by January 1, 2023


What goes down comes around at the Wastewater Treatment Plant open house

April 19, 2022

Continue reading What goes down comes around at the Wastewater Treatment Plant open house


West End Community Centre HVAC upgrades resumes March 28

March 28, 2022

Continue reading West End Community Centre HVAC upgrades resumes March 28


Stormwater Management Master Plan – March 2022 progress summary

March 28, 2022

The Stormwater Management Master Plan is 70 per cent complete. Continue reading Stormwater Management Master Plan – March 2022 progress summary


City staff to present recommendations from Solid Waste Management Master Plan to Council

March 24, 2022

Continue reading City staff to present recommendations from Solid Waste Management Master Plan to Council


Help control spongy moth on your trees

March 21, 2022

Spring has arrived in Guelph which means it’s time to check your trees for signs of the recently-renamed spongy moth (lymantria dispar dispar), an invasive species in North America whose caterpillars results in loss of leaves to trees in the urban forest. Continue reading Help control spongy moth on your trees


Urban Forest Management Plan progress summary

March 18, 2022

The Urban Forest Management Plan is complete with implementation ongoing. Read more to learn about next steps. Continue reading Urban Forest Management Plan progress summary


Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan – March 2022 progress summary

March 18, 2022

The Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan is 50 per cent complete. Read more to learn about recent progress and achievements to date. Continue reading Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan – March 2022 progress summary


Water Supply Master Plan – March 2022 progress summary

March 18, 2022

The Water Supply Master Plan is 95% complete, read more to learn about the recent progress and achievements to date. Continue reading Water Supply Master Plan – March 2022 progress summary


Third virtual open house invites residents to shape how we manage wastewater in Guelph

March 15, 2022

Continue reading Third virtual open house invites residents to shape how we manage wastewater in Guelph


Four easy ways to deal with your summer yard waste

March 3, 2022

Options for leaves and yard waste, mulch and leave them on the lawn, use your green cart, bag them for collection, rake them to curb or drop them off Continue reading Four easy ways to deal with your summer yard waste


City invites community to vote on official bird for Bird Friendly City designation

February 23, 2022

Continue reading City invites community to vote on official bird for Bird Friendly City designation


Construction notice: Paisley Water Pumping Station upgrades start March 2022

February 14, 2022

Continue reading Construction notice: Paisley Water Pumping Station upgrades start March 2022


Wellington-Clair Feedermain Class Environmental Assessment project update

February 2, 2022

The Wellington-Clair Feedermain Class Environmental Assessment project is being included in the Water and Wastewater Master Plan. Continue reading Wellington-Clair Feedermain Class Environmental Assessment project update


Changes to Clair Road bulk water fill station

February 1, 2022

Changes to Clair Road bulk water fill station accounts and use require a private vehicle air gap by July 1, 2022.
Continue reading Changes to Clair Road bulk water fill station


Notice of study completion: Water Supply Master Plan

January 10, 2022

The City of Guelph has updated its 2014 Water Supply Master Plan (WSMP) to review municipal water supply sources and identify priorities. Continue reading Notice of study completion: Water Supply Master Plan


City assesses Guelph’s park needs ahead of Parkland Dedication Bylaw Review

January 6, 2022

The City is looking for community input as it assesses Guelph’s current park system and determines future land needs as the community grows. Continue reading City assesses Guelph’s park needs ahead of Parkland Dedication Bylaw Review


Province approves boundary adjustment and zoning changes for Dolime quarry lands to protect local drinking water

December 6, 2021

Continue reading Province approves boundary adjustment and zoning changes for Dolime quarry lands to protect local drinking water


Water main maintenance starts November 10

November 5, 2021

It’s time for water main cleaning! Continue reading Water main maintenance starts November 10


City adding four electric buses to Guelph Transit routes by summer 2022

October 27, 2021

The City of Guelph marks an important milestone this week with the purchase of four fully-electric Guelph Transit buses. Continue reading City adding four electric buses to Guelph Transit routes by summer 2022


Congratulating winners of the Imagine a Day without Water student poster contest

October 21, 2021

Continue reading Congratulating winners of the Imagine a Day without Water student poster contest


Learn about recommended changes to Guelph’s Sewer Use By-law

October 12, 2021

Continue reading Learn about recommended changes to Guelph’s Sewer Use By-law


CN and Tree Canada collaborate to support City of Guelph’s tree canopy with $25,000 grant

October 8, 2021

CN and Tree Canada collaborate to support City of Guelph’s tree canopy with $25,000 grant. Continue reading CN and Tree Canada collaborate to support City of Guelph’s tree canopy with $25,000 grant


Notice of study commencement: Southwest Guelph Water Supply Class Environmental Assessment

September 16, 2021

Guelph’s population is growing and the City is studying whether our local water resources can meet expected demand, particularly in southwest Guelph. Continue reading Notice of study commencement: Southwest Guelph Water Supply Class Environmental Assessment


Notice of study commencement: Macdonell and Allan Structures Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

August 12, 2021

The City of Guelph has initiated a Municipal Class EA (Class EA) for improvements and modifications to the Macdonell and Allan structures. Continue reading Notice of study commencement: Macdonell and Allan Structures Municipal Class Environmental Assessment


Notice of study commencement: Wyndham Street Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

August 12, 2021

The City of Guelph has initiated a Municipal Class EA (Class EA) to confirm the required improvements to Wyndham Street North. Continue reading Notice of study commencement: Wyndham Street Municipal Class Environmental Assessment


Guelph receives $200,000 to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases

July 27, 2021

Natural Resources Canada announced a $200,000 investment to support Guelph’s roll out of an ISO 50001-compliant energy management system plan for all City assets including buildings, fleet vehicles and streetlights. Continue reading Guelph receives $200,000 to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases


Stormwater management master plan: July 2021 project update

July 26, 2021

Continue reading Stormwater management master plan: July 2021 project update


Council unanimously approves urban design plan for Baker District redevelopment

July 21, 2021

Continue reading Council unanimously approves urban design plan for Baker District redevelopment


Council unanimously supports sending Dolime Quarry boundary and zoning change requests to province

July 19, 2021

Continue reading Council unanimously supports sending Dolime Quarry boundary and zoning change requests to province


Baker District urban design plan ready for Council’s consideration

July 9, 2021

Continue reading Baker District urban design plan ready for Council’s consideration


Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan project update

July 9, 2021

Continue reading Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan project update


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


City receives nearly $350,000 to help reduce its impact on the environment

June 23, 2021

Continue reading City receives nearly $350,000 to help reduce its impact on the environment


Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas

June 21, 2021

We’re working to improve ecological health in our parks and natural areas by removing invasive plant species like buckthorn and dog strangling vine. Continue reading Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas


Robertson booster pump station Environmental Assessment: Notice of Completion

June 7, 2021

Robertson booster pump station Environmental Assessment: Notice of Completion Continue reading Robertson booster pump station Environmental Assessment: Notice of Completion


City of Guelph moving forward with plans for Dolime quarry revitalization and protection of Guelph’s drinking water

June 3, 2021

The agreement and zoning order are the first steps in moving the City’s community-supported solution for the quarry revitalization and protection of Guelph’s drinking water ahead. Continue reading City of Guelph moving forward with plans for Dolime quarry revitalization and protection of Guelph’s drinking water