Category Archives: Environment

New community pollinator garden proposed for Northumberland Park

January 18, 2022

A new community garden is proposed for Northumberland Park, located along Northumberland Street, near Norfolk Street in downtown Guelph. Continue reading New community pollinator garden proposed for Northumberland Park


City of Guelph services during COVID-19

January 17, 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


College Avenue westbound lane closed between Gordon and Borden streets for water main break repair

January 14, 2022

Continue reading College Avenue westbound lane closed between Gordon and Borden streets for water main break repair


Kortright Road East closed between Dimson Avenue and Fieldstone Road for water main break repair

January 10, 2022

City crews are repairing a water main break on Kortright Road East between Dimson Avenue and Fieldstone Road. Repairs will be completed into the evening. Continue reading Kortright Road East closed between Dimson Avenue and Fieldstone Road for water main break repair


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


Maintenance of stormwater management ponds begins January 10

January 4, 2022

The City will begin maintenance work at the stormwater management (SWM) pond beside Woodland Glen Pa rk starting on or before Monday, January 10 Work will take approximately one month to complete. Continue reading Maintenance of stormwater management ponds begins January 10


Some City rates and fees changing January 1

December 22, 2021

Continue reading Some City rates and fees changing January 1


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


West End Community Centre temporary pool and gym closures start November 22

November 16, 2021

We’re upgrading the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment at the West End Community Centre to provide energy and cost savings while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading West End Community Centre temporary pool and gym closures start November 22


Tree removal in Deerpath Park to support Paisley Pumping Station upgrades

November 16, 2021

We’re removing seven (7) trees in northwest corner of Deerpath Park this December to prepare the area for upgrades at the Paisley Pumping Station. Continue reading Tree removal in Deerpath Park to support Paisley Pumping Station upgrades


UPDATED: Four ways to deal with leaves and yard waste this fall

November 12, 2021

This fall, Guelph residents have four ways to get rid of their leaves and yard waste. Continue reading UPDATED: Four ways to deal with leaves and yard waste this fall


Four easy ways to deal with your fall yard waste

November 12, 2021

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 fall yard waste


Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas

November 9, 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


Water main maintenance starts November 10

November 5, 2021

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


Edinburgh closed between Cedar and Wellington for water main break repair

October 30, 2021

Continue reading Edinburgh closed between Cedar and Wellington for water main break repair


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


Ash and hazard tree removals start in October 2021

October 8, 2021

Continue reading Ash and hazard tree removals start in October 2021


Tree planting at Goldie Mill and Green Meadows parks starts October 4

October 1, 2021

Continue reading Tree planting at Goldie Mill and Green Meadows parks starts October 4


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


Join us September 29 to talk about the future of drinking water in Guelph

September 16, 2021

Join us September 29 to talk about the future of drinking water in Guelph. The City is updating the Water Supply Master Plan, our long-term plan for ensuring we sustain our drinking water sources and services as our community grows. Continue reading Join us September 29 to talk about the future of drinking water in Guelph


Is hair spray considered hazardous waste? You bet it is.

September 3, 2021

When you think about household hazardous waste, you might be thinking about engine oil or chemicals from cleaning products, but hairspray, cooking spray and spray-on sunscreen are hazardous waste too. Continue reading Is hair spray considered hazardous waste? You bet it is.


New policy requires City staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or regularly tested

August 27, 2021

The City of Guelph is implementing a new COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees. Continue reading New policy requires City staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or regularly tested


See a grey fire hydrant? It’s okay, it’s just waiting for a new coat

August 27, 2021

See a grey fire hydrant? It’s okay, it’s just waiting for a new coat. Some of Guelph’s fire hydrants are getting a new coat of paint this year.
Continue reading See a grey fire hydrant? It’s okay, it’s just waiting for a new coat


Dry, hot weather puts Guelph back in level yellow for outside watering restrictions

August 26, 2021

After a few hot weeks and a third less rainfall than Guelph usually averages this time of year, the City will be enforcing watering restrictions for level 1 yellow of the outside water use program. Continue reading Dry, hot weather puts Guelph back in level yellow for outside watering restrictions


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


Speedvale Avenue West fully closed between Woolwich Street and Edinburgh Road North for emergency sanitary repair work

July 16, 2021

Continue reading Speedvale Avenue West fully closed between Woolwich Street and Edinburgh Road North for emergency sanitary repair work


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


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


The City’s listening carefully for water main leaks

June 2, 2021

City using acoustics to detect leaks in Guelph’s water mains starting June 6 Continue reading The City’s listening carefully for water main leaks


You’re invited to have your say on how the City manages garbage in Guelph

June 2, 2021

You’re invited to have your say on how the City manages garbage in Guelph. Continue reading You’re invited to have your say on how the City manages garbage in Guelph


Council approves moving forward with the City’s Operations Campus

May 31, 2021

Council has approved the location and site preparations for the Operations Campus—the recommended alternative in the City’s business case presented to Council earlier this month. Continue reading Council approves moving forward with the City’s Operations Campus


Dry hot weather puts Guelph in level yellow for outside watering restrictions

May 26, 2021

Guelph in level yellow for outside watering restrictions Continue reading Dry hot weather puts Guelph in level yellow for outside watering restrictions


City fixing a leaky water main valve on Woodlawn Road East May 20

May 20, 2021

Continue reading City fixing a leaky water main valve on Woodlawn Road East May 20


Have your say on how we manage wastewater in Guelph

May 12, 2021

Have your say on how we manage wastewater in Guelph Continue reading Have your say on how we manage wastewater in Guelph


City drilling for groundwater test wells on College Avenue West and on Hanlon Road starting April 26

April 23, 2021

Continue reading City drilling for groundwater test wells on College Avenue West and on Hanlon Road starting April 26


Centralized Operations Campus recommended to deliver critical services as Guelph grows

April 22, 2021

The City’s Operations Campus report, scheduled to go before Committee of the Whole on May 3, recommends a centralized campus of facilities. Continue reading Centralized Operations Campus recommended to deliver critical services as Guelph grows


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!