Category Archives: Environment

We’re extending the deadline for the Youth Climate Action Fund micro-grant program to July 5

June 11, 2024

You can be awarded a micro-grant ranging from $1,500 to $6,500 to design and implement climate change solutions right here in Guelph. Continue reading We’re extending the deadline for the Youth Climate Action Fund micro-grant program to July 5


City currently marking ash and hazard trees for removal starting fall 2024

June 10, 2024

The City of Guelph is currently marking public trees for removal later this year. Trees in parks and natural areas that are hazardous and ash trees infested and killed by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) are being marked with an orange “X” to designate them for removal. Continue reading City currently marking ash and hazard trees for removal starting fall 2024


Guelph set to further reduce single-use items

June 5, 2024

City Council gave preliminary approval to three recommendations for Phase 2 of the City of Guelph’s Single-Use Items Reduction Strategy as part of the Solid Waste Management Master Plan (SWMMP). Continue reading Guelph set to further reduce single-use items


June 9 kicks off leak detection

May 24, 2024

Continue reading June 9 kicks off leak detection


Fire hydrants under inspection

May 24, 2024

Continue reading Fire hydrants under inspection


Notice of Collection – Solid Waste telephone survey launches May 23

May 21, 2024

Continue reading Notice of Collection – Solid Waste telephone survey launches May 23


Guelph opens micro-grant program for youth-led climate action

May 8, 2024

The City of Guelph launched its Youth Climate Action Fund (YCAF) micro-grant program. Micro-grants range from $1,500 to $6,500 and are available for youth ages 15 to 24 to design and implement climate change solutions. Apply online by 4 p.m. on June 21, 2024. Continue reading Guelph opens micro-grant program for youth-led climate action


City shares options for updating Guelph’s private tree protection bylaw

April 30, 2024

The City is updating Guelph’s Private Tree Protection Bylaw and is asking the community to provide feedback on options for the update. Continue reading City shares options for updating Guelph’s private tree protection bylaw


More trees, please: The Take Root program is back!

April 29, 2024

Continue reading More trees, please: The Take Root program is back!


Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan, Master Environmental Servicing Plan and Comprehensive Environmental Impact Study

April 25, 2024

Continue reading Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan, Master Environmental Servicing Plan and Comprehensive Environmental Impact Study


Give back to the Earth for Earth Day

April 8, 2024

Continue reading Give back to the Earth for Earth Day


Guelph contributes 274 hectares of conservation land to Canada’s protected areas target

April 3, 2024

The City of Guelph and Ontario Nature announced today that 274 hectares of City-owned conservation land now officially contribute towards Canada’s goal of protecting 30 percent of land and water by 2030.  Continue reading Guelph contributes 274 hectares of conservation land to Canada’s protected areas target


Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas starting this spring

March 13, 2024

Continue reading Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas starting this spring


City of Guelph asks businesses to support waste reduction strategy

February 5, 2024

Continue reading City of Guelph asks businesses to support waste reduction strategy


Some City rates and fees changing January 1

December 21, 2023

On January 1, 2024, rates and fees for some City services and programs, such as water, wastewater, public waste drop-off and parking, will increase. Continue reading Some City rates and fees changing January 1


City of Guelph first municipality in Canada to earn corporate-wide energy management certification

November 1, 2023

Continue reading City of Guelph first municipality in Canada to earn corporate-wide energy management certification


City of Guelph gets grant to visit Copenhagen to research healthy urban public spaces and equitable mobility

September 21, 2023

Continue reading City of Guelph gets grant to visit Copenhagen to research healthy urban public spaces and equitable mobility


City of Guelph planting mini forest with big impact

September 6, 2023

Continue reading City of Guelph planting mini forest with big impact


City of Guelph Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan Update

August 17, 2023

Continue reading City of Guelph Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan Update


City of Guelph Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Stormwater Management Master Plan Update

August 17, 2023

Continue reading City of Guelph Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for Stormwater Management Master Plan Update


City of Guelph’s Greener Homes program launches July 31

July 24, 2023

Continue reading City of Guelph’s Greener Homes program launches July 31


Our sustainability story

June 9, 2023

Continue reading Our sustainability story


City of Guelph receives over $2 million from Government of Canada for three climate change-related infrastructure projects

May 25, 2023

Continue reading City of Guelph receives over $2 million from Government of Canada for three climate change-related infrastructure projects


City of Guelph settles Crown charges over 2019 bypass spill

February 10, 2023

Continue reading City of Guelph settles Crown charges over 2019 bypass spill


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


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 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