Category Archives: Environment

City of Guelph responding to Coronavirus

May 20, 2020

Based on the advice from Guelph’s Medical Officer of Health to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Guelph has declared an emergency, closed City buildings to the public and cancelled programs and events. Continue reading City of Guelph responding to Coronavirus


Guelph waste drop-off opens May 26 for household hazardous waste and garbage

May 15, 2020

Starting May 26, you can bring garbage and household hazardous waste to the public drop-off. Recycling, yard waste and reuse areas remain closed. Continue reading Guelph waste drop-off opens May 26 for household hazardous waste and garbage


Kids get growing in the garden

May 14, 2020

Continue reading Kids get growing in the garden


Community gardens open May 15 under COVID-19 guidelines

May 12, 2020

Community gardens in Guelph will open on May 15, following the Provincial Order to include community gardens as an essential service during COVID-19. Continue reading Community gardens open May 15 under COVID-19 guidelines


What will Guelph’s new normal look like?

May 8, 2020

Some pretty great things are already happening, thanks to some pretty amazing community leaders. Here are just a few highlights and we will keep sharing our progress in the coming weeks. Continue reading What will Guelph’s new normal look like?


Notice of work: Road closed for City groundwater test well drilling and water discharge

April 30, 2020

The road will be closed at Laird Road and Few Street. Work will begin on or around Friday, April 30 and take approximately six to eight weeks to complete. Continue reading Notice of work: Road closed for City groundwater test well drilling and water discharge


Mowing and hazard tree removals underway

April 29, 2020

We’re resuming hazard tree removals and a reduced schedule of mowing in our parks and sports fields. Continue reading Mowing and hazard tree removals underway


City facilities closed until state of emergency is lifted

April 21, 2020

City administration offices, including City Hall, Provincial Offences Court, recreation centres, libraries, museums, theatres and will remain closed to the public until after Guelph’s state of emergency is lifted. Continue reading City facilities closed until state of emergency is lifted


Spring yard waste collection starts April 20

April 17, 2020

Continue reading Spring yard waste collection starts April 20


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


Programs and events at City facilities cancelled through July 5, 2020

April 7, 2020

All City of Guelph recreation centres, libraries, museums and theatres remain closed until April 30 to slow the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19); all scheduled programs, performances and events at City facilities are cancelled through July 5, 2020. Continue reading Programs and events at City facilities cancelled through July 5, 2020


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


City closes public waste drop-off to residents

March 25, 2020

Based on advice from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health, Guelph’s waste drop-off is closed to the general public to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Continue reading City closes public waste drop-off to residents


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


Updated: 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 Updated: 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


Mandatory water meter inspections

March 4, 2020

All water meters installed for new construction within the City of Guelph shall be inspected by Building Services. Continue reading Mandatory water meter inspections


Proposed solution to address City’s concerns with Dolime Quarry before Council in March

February 20, 2020

On March 30 City Council is expected to make a decision about the proposed solution to address the City’s concerns with operations at the Dolime Quarry. Continue reading Proposed solution to address City’s concerns with Dolime Quarry before Council in March


Staff-recommended open space strategy for Clair-Maltby to be discussed at Council in March

February 20, 2020

City staff is bringing its recommendation for the Clair-Maltby open space system strategy to Council’s Committee of the Whole on March 2. Continue reading Staff-recommended open space strategy for Clair-Maltby to be discussed at Council in March


Notice of study commencement: City of Guelph Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan Municipal Class Environmental Assessment update

February 6, 2020

Continue reading Notice of study commencement: City of Guelph Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan Municipal Class Environmental Assessment update


Notice of second public open house: City of Guelph Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Robertson booster pump station

February 6, 2020

Continue reading Notice of second public open house: City of Guelph Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Robertson booster pump station


Trees in the city – plaudits for sustainable urban forestry trailblazers

February 5, 2020

Media release originally published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Arbor Day Foundation. Continue reading Trees in the city – plaudits for sustainable urban forestry trailblazers


City’s Chief Planner retiring in May

February 5, 2020

Continue reading City’s Chief Planner retiring in May


Solid Waste Management Master Plan public engagement update

February 4, 2020

Continue reading Solid Waste Management Master Plan public engagement update


Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas

January 27, 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


Join us February 13 for the first Water Supply Master Plan open house

January 23, 2020

Continue reading Join us February 13 for the first Water Supply Master Plan open house


City testing sewage holding tank for leaks

January 17, 2020

Continue reading City testing sewage holding tank for leaks


New snow storage pad reduces environmental impacts of salt

January 14, 2020

Guelph has finished building a new 18,600 square metre snow storage pad near the Wastewater Treatment Facility on Wellington Street West. Continue reading New snow storage pad reduces environmental impacts of salt


Updated fees at the public waste drop-off start January 1

December 19, 2019

Starting January 1, 2020, most public waste drop-off fees are changing. Continue reading Updated fees at the public waste drop-off start January 1


Ash tree removal in Preservation Park starts January 13

December 17, 2019

We’re removing ash and hazard trees from Preservation Park starting January 13 that are affected by emerald ash borer. Continue reading Ash tree removal in Preservation Park starts January 13


City completes engagement on proposal to address its concerns with Dolime Quarry operations

December 10, 2019

More than 230 residents from the City and Guelph-Eramosa Township attended the community open houses and pop-up information sessions to get more information, ask questions, and share their feedback. Continue reading City completes engagement on proposal to address its concerns with Dolime Quarry operations


Crews responding to a water main break on Eramosa Road at Meyer Drive

December 2, 2019

Continue reading Crews responding to a water main break on Eramosa Road at Meyer Drive


City crews responding to water main break on Speedvale Avenue

November 30, 2019

Speedvale Avenue is closed between the Hanlon Expressway and Silvercreek Parkway. Please avoid the area until further notice. Continue reading City crews responding to water main break on Speedvale Avenue


The future of waste management in Guelph

November 28, 2019

Dr. Dianne Saxe, former Environmental Commissioner for Ontario, to speak at the launch of Guelph’s Solid Waste Management Master Plan update December 9. Continue reading The future of waste management in Guelph


Council approves 2020 capital budget and non-tax supported operating budget

November 13, 2019

City Council approved the 2020 capital budget and the non-tax supported operating budget, and received the 2021–2029 capital forecast. Continue reading Council approves 2020 capital budget and non-tax supported operating budget


Our Community, Our Water open house November 26

November 12, 2019

Continue reading Our Community, Our Water open house November 26


The City is performing sanitary sewer smoke tests starting November 11

October 31, 2019

Continue reading The City is performing sanitary sewer smoke tests starting November 11


Notice of study commencement: City of Guelph Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the Water Supply Master Plan Update

October 31, 2019

The City is updating the Water Supply Master Plan. Continue reading Notice of study commencement: City of Guelph Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the Water Supply Master Plan Update


City looking for community feedback on proposed solution to replace Dolime Quarry with residential neighbourhood

October 30, 2019

Visit Our Community, Our Water at haveyoursay.guelph.ca by November 30 to share your thoughts on the proposed solution to address the City’s concerns about how operations at the Dolime Quarry could affect Guelph’s drinking water. Continue reading City looking for community feedback on proposed solution to replace Dolime Quarry with residential neighbourhood


Our Community, Our Water open house October 29

October 22, 2019

Continue reading Our Community, Our Water open house October 29


Waste Reduction Week starts October 21

October 17, 2019

Continue reading Waste Reduction Week starts October 21


Environmental testing on Menzie, Audrey, Lawrence and laneway starts in October

October 15, 2019

The City has hired a consultant to install and take samples from soil vapour probes on Menzie, Audrey and Lawrence Avenues, and on the laneway between Lawrence and Victoria Road South. Work will begin in October. Continue reading Environmental testing on Menzie, Audrey, Lawrence and laneway starts in October


Our Community, Our Water open house October 29

October 1, 2019

The first Our Community, Our Water open house is happening on October 29 at City Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Continue reading Our Community, Our Water open house October 29


City and Dolime Quarry owners reach proposal to protect Guelph’s drinking water

October 1, 2019

The City of Guelph and the owners of the Dolime Quarry have reached a potential solution to address the City’s concerns about how operations at the quarry could affect Guelph’s drinking water. Continue reading City and Dolime Quarry owners reach proposal to protect Guelph’s drinking water


City upgrading to LED streetlights throughout Guelph starting early October

September 27, 2019

City upgrading to LED streetlights throughout Guelph starting early October. Continue reading City upgrading to LED streetlights throughout Guelph starting early October


Arkell aqueduct maintenance: November 2019 project update

September 23, 2019

The inspection and maintenance of the Arkell aqueduct, where 60 to 80 per cent of Guelph’s water comes from, is underway. Continue reading Arkell aqueduct maintenance: November 2019 project update


City shares 100 per cent renewable energy progress report

September 20, 2019

The City of Guelph is making strides toward its goal to achieve 100 per cent of its energy needs through renewable sources by 2050. The goal and approach reflect the community’s and Council’s prioritization of climate change mitigation. Continue reading City shares 100 per cent renewable energy progress report


Silvercreek Parkway closed between Woodlawn and Campbell for emergency watermain repair

September 16, 2019

Silvercreek Parkway closed between Woodlawn and Campbell for emergency watermain repair. Continue reading Silvercreek Parkway closed between Woodlawn and Campbell for emergency watermain repair


Curbside battery collection starts September 30

September 12, 2019

The City is collecting single-use alkaline batteries at the curb from September 30 – October 11 on blue cart collection day. Continue reading Curbside battery collection starts September 30


City to begin dead-end watermain flushing September 16

September 5, 2019

The City will begin dead-end watermain flushing throughout Guelph starting Monday, September 16 Continue reading City to begin dead-end watermain flushing September 16