Category Archives: Environment

City of Guelph services during COVID-19

April 19, 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


The City’s discounted rain barrel sale starts today, April 9!

April 9, 2021

The City’s discounted rain barrel sale starts today! Continue reading The City’s discounted rain barrel sale starts today, April 9!


Spring cleaning of City water mains begins April 12

April 7, 2021

Spring cleaning of City water mains begins April 12
Continue reading Spring cleaning of City water mains begins April 12


Give back to Guelph parks: Sign up for Clean and Green

April 6, 2021

This year’s Clean and Green community clean up of Guelph’s parks, trails and open spaces will look a little different, but the premise remains the same: give back to the spaces that give so much to us, especially during times like these. Continue reading Give back to Guelph parks: Sign up for Clean and Green


Robertson booster pump station Environmental Assessment: Notice of Completion

March 29, 2021

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


Wastewater Treatment and Biosolids Management Master Plan project update

March 26, 2021

Wastewater Treatment and Biosolids Management Master Plan project update Continue reading Wastewater Treatment and Biosolids Management Master Plan project update


Be a hero on World Water Day: participate in the Water Hero Wanders scavenger hunt!

March 22, 2021

Be a hero on World Water Day: participate in the Water Hero Wanders scavenger hunt! Continue reading Be a hero on World Water Day: participate in the Water Hero Wanders scavenger hunt!


Join the City online this spring for free gardening seminars

March 11, 2021

Continue reading Join the City online this spring for free gardening seminars


City gets over $750,000 from Alectra Utilities for switch to LED streetlights

March 11, 2021

City gets over $750,000 from Alectra Utilities for switch to LED streetlights Continue reading City gets over $750,000 from Alectra Utilities for switch to LED streetlights


2021 Healthy Landscapes live online gardening seminars

March 11, 2021

2021 Healthy Landscapes live online gardening seminars Continue reading 2021 Healthy Landscapes live online gardening seminars


New this year: City collecting yard waste at the curb every other week starting March 15 until fall

March 10, 2021

we’re collecting yard waste at the curb every other week starting March 15 until fall Continue reading New this year: City collecting yard waste at the curb every other week starting March 15 until fall


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


Water main break on Eramosa Road east of Orchard Crescent being repaired today

February 26, 2021

Water main break on Eramosa Road east of Orchard Crescent being repaired today Continue reading Water main break on Eramosa Road east of Orchard Crescent being repaired today


Goldie Mill Park and ruins reopens February 18

February 17, 2021

After two years of remediation and repair work, Goldie Mill Park and ruins reopens to the public February 18. Continue reading Goldie Mill Park and ruins reopens February 18


The City is updating the Sewer Use Bylaw and wants your input

February 9, 2021

The City is updating the Sewer Use Bylaw and wants your input Continue reading The City is updating the Sewer Use Bylaw and wants your input


Temperatures have dropped – protect your pipes from freezing

February 5, 2021

Temperatures have dropped – protect your pipes from freezing this winter Continue reading Temperatures have dropped – protect your pipes from freezing


Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas

November 16, 2020

This summer, 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


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 doing a dye test in Guelph’s stormwater drains starting November 2

October 28, 2020

City doing a dye test in Guelph’s stormwater drains starting November 2 Continue reading City doing a dye test in Guelph’s stormwater drains starting November 2


Have your say on how the City manages all things water in Guelph

October 28, 2020

Have your say on how the City manages all things water in Guelph Continue reading Have your say on how the City manages all things water in Guelph


Water Supply Master Plan project update

October 28, 2020

Water Supply Master Plan project update Continue reading Water Supply Master Plan project update


City conducting a phone survey about Guelph’s wastewater

October 22, 2020

City conducting a phone survey about Guelph’s wastewater Continue reading City conducting a phone survey about Guelph’s wastewater


Construction notice: Construction at John Galt Park underway to prepare for Locomotive 6167 move

October 22, 2020

The City is doing construction in John Galt Park to prepare the site for Locomotive 6167, which is relocating to the park by December 2020. Continue reading Construction notice: Construction at John Galt Park underway to prepare for Locomotive 6167 move


Arkell aqueduct maintenance: October 2020 project update

October 20, 2020

Arkell aqueduct maintenance: October 2020 project update Continue reading Arkell aqueduct maintenance: October 2020 project update


Council supports City’s next phase of work for the Urban Forest Management Plan

October 6, 2020

Council has approved  the next phase of work proposed for the next five years of the City’s Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP). Continue reading Council supports City’s next phase of work for the Urban Forest Management Plan


The City is performing sanitary sewer smoke tests starting October 13

September 29, 2020

Guelph residents may see smoke coming from maintenance holes Continue reading The City is performing sanitary sewer smoke tests starting October 13


City partners with public health and ARCH to address discarded needles in Guelph

September 25, 2020

City partners with public health and ARCH to address discarded needles in Guelph. Continue reading City partners with public health and ARCH to address discarded needles in Guelph


City demolishing sewage pumping station on Gordon Street starting October 8

September 25, 2020

City demolishing sewage pumping station on Gordon Street starting October 8 Continue reading City demolishing sewage pumping station on Gordon Street starting October 8


Temporary sanitary sewer bypass in place on Woolwich Street

September 23, 2020

Continue reading Temporary sanitary sewer bypass in place on Woolwich Street


Report shows the City is making headway on renewable energy goal

September 17, 2020

Report shows the City is making headway on renewable energy goal Continue reading Report shows the City is making headway on renewable energy goal


City to inspect water main valves starting September 8

September 4, 2020

City to inspect water main valves starting September 8 Continue reading City to inspect water main valves starting September 8


Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1

August 31, 2020

Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1 Continue reading Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1


City doing two more dye tests to look at river flow patterns

August 21, 2020

Speed River may show pink tint south of wastewater treatment plant Continue reading City doing two more dye tests to look at river flow patterns


Tree removals at Peter Misersky Park start August 20

August 18, 2020

We’re removing ash and trees that are dead, dying or causing harm from Peter Misersky Park on August 20, as a part of our annual tree maintenance process. Continue reading Tree removals at Peter Misersky Park start August 20


Have your say on how we manage waste in Guelph

August 17, 2020

Join the conversation to help guide Guelph’s Solid Waste Management Master Plan Continue reading Have your say on how we manage waste in Guelph


We’re updating our plan for how we manage wastewater in Guelph

July 22, 2020

Continue reading We’re updating our plan for how we manage wastewater in Guelph


Construction notice: Water main repairs on Stevenson Street North Thursday, July 9

July 8, 2020

Continue reading Construction notice: Water main repairs on Stevenson Street North Thursday, July 9


Guelph is heating up: Level yellow outside watering restrictions now in effect

July 8, 2020

Continue reading Guelph is heating up: Level yellow outside watering restrictions now in effect


Update on soil vapour testing on Menzie, Audrey, Lawrence and laneway

June 25, 2020

Update on the findings of the additional soil vapour investigation completed on Menzie, Audrey and Lawrence Avenues and the laneway in April 2020. Continue reading Update on soil vapour testing on Menzie, Audrey, Lawrence and laneway


City gets $100,000 from Government of Canada to add 20 public electric vehicle charging stations

June 18, 2020

Continue reading City gets $100,000 from Government of Canada to add 20 public electric vehicle charging stations


Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts well underway

June 17, 2020

Guelph City Council approves downtown dining district, increasing support for local non-profit organizations and reinstating parking fees, transit fares Continue reading Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts well underway


Construction notice: Sewer repairs on Stevenson Street North Thursday, June 18

June 15, 2020

Continue reading Construction notice: Sewer repairs on Stevenson Street North Thursday, June 18


City using dye to look at river flow patterns

June 3, 2020

Continue reading City using dye to look at river flow patterns


Council approves Clair-Maltby open space system strategy

May 25, 2020

Guelph Council approved the Clair-Maltby open space system strategy which plans for 38 hectares of open space, equal to almost 47 Canadian football fields. Continue reading Council approves Clair-Maltby open space system strategy


Kids get growing in the garden

May 14, 2020

Continue reading Kids get growing in the garden


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


Second round of soil vapour testing on Menzie, Audrey, Lawrence and laneway starts April 6

April 3, 2020

The City is taking follow-up samples from soil vapour probes on Menzie, Audrey and Lawrence Avenues, and on the laneway between Lawrence and Victoria Road South April 6-8. Continue reading Second round of soil vapour testing on Menzie, Audrey, Lawrence and laneway starts April 6


Notice of study commencement: City of Guelph Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the Stormwater Management Master Plan update

March 19, 2020

Continue reading Notice of study commencement: City of Guelph Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the Stormwater Management Master Plan update


March 2020: Update on environmental testing on Menzie, Audrey, Lawrence Avenues

March 13, 2020

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) is taking the lead on indoor air sampling of 20 potentially affected homes. Continue reading March 2020: Update on environmental testing on Menzie, Audrey, Lawrence Avenues


City expands Blue Built Home program to include units in new multi-residential buildings

March 10, 2020

City expands Blue Built Home program to include units in new multi-residential buildings Continue reading City expands Blue Built Home program to include units in new multi-residential buildings