Category Archives: Environment

City of Guelph services during COVID-19

September 23, 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


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


Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas

September 8, 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


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


Water main cleaning starts September 13

August 26, 2021

It’s time for water main cleaning! Continue reading Water main cleaning starts September 13


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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