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Big G In Conversation

Join us as we talk all things City of Guelph. We’ll probe projects and policies, share the stories behind our strategies, discuss Council decisions, and explore the employees that serve this community.

Check out a new episode the second Tuesday of every month here, on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Wendy King

Big G In Conversation host: Wendy King


The future of transportation in Guelph: October 6, 2021

On today’s show, we’re talking with the staff from Engineering and Transportation Services and Parks about how we help people move around Guelph by bike, mobility device, car or on foot! If you have questions about this podcast, or topics you’d like us to bring into future conversations, please email us at [email protected].

Jennifer Juste, Manager of Transportation Planning

Jennifer Juste, Manager of Transportation Planning

Jay Cranstone, Natural Areas Stewardship Technologist

Jay Cranstone, Natural Areas Stewardship Technologist

Steve Anderson, Manager of Transportation Engineering

Steve Anderson, Manager of Transportation Engineering

Building a Sustainable Future: September 7, 2021

On today’s show we’re talking with City staff about the plan to have all City facilities and operations using 100 per cent renewable energy sources by 2050.

Joining us today is Heather Yates, Supervisor of Environmental Programs and Bryan Ho-Yan, Manager of Corporate Energy & Climate CHG. If you have questions about this podcast, or topics you’d like us to bring into future conversations, please email us at [email protected].

Bryan Ho-Yan, Manager Corporate Energy & Climate Change

Bryan Ho-Yan, Manager Corporate Energy & Climate Change

Heather Yates, Supervisor of Environmental Programs

Heather Yates, Supervisor of Environmental Programs

Capital investments: August 10, 2021

On today’s show we’re talking with staff from Engineering and Transportation Services, Facilities and Energy Management, and Finance, about how we plan and pay for capital infrastructure projects. If you have questions about this podcast, or topics you’d like us to bring into future conversations, please email us at [email protected].

Ken Vanderwal

Ken Vanderwal, Manager of Technical Services, Engineering and Transportation Services

Antti Vilkko

Antti Vilkko, General Manager, Facilities and Energy Management

Greg Clark

Greg Clark, Manager, Financial Strategy and Long Term Planning, Finance


Measuring our success: July 13, 2021

In today’s episode, we’re talking with the folks from Strategy, Innovation, and Intergovernmental Services about measuring the City of Guelph’s success and creating a performance and data-driven culture.


Connecting Guelph: June 16, 2021

On today’s show we’re talking about all of the ways Guelph is becoming connected by the way we move around. And not just by car, but active transportation and transit hubs connected by city streets, parks and trails.

Big G in Conversation Connecting Guelph transcript


Guelph’s Anti-Racism Journey: May 11, 2021

On today’s show, we’re talking with four of Guelph’s community builders and equity leaders who are working to set the community standard for the elimination of systemic racism.


What’s the plan?: April 20, 2021

In this episode, we’re talking with the folks from Engineering and Transportation Services, Planning and Building Services, Economic Development and Tourism, and Culture and Recreation about the plan for shaping Guelph to be future ready!

Big G in Conversation What’s the plan transcript


Greening Guelph: March 16, 2021

In this episode, we’re talking all about our parks, trees, climate change and the other kind of green—the cost to reach goals in keeping Guelph green.


In Council Chamber: February 16, 2021

In today’s episode, we’re talking with the folks from the City Clerk’s office all about City Council—Council composition, ward boundary review, voting methods and so much more!


Moving in the Future: November 17, 2020

Wendy King takes a virtual ride with Guelph Transit to see what’s planned for the future of transit in Guelph and the impacts on the budget. Grab a seat and join us!


Service in the 21st Century: November 12, 2020

Host Wendy King talks with City staff about customer service, and Guelph’s plans to modernize service to residents and businesses.


Growing Pains: November 3, 2020

Host Wendy King talks to staff about the good and the challenge of growing the city of Guelph.


Building our city of Guelph: October 27, 2021

Big budget bucks… the cost of maintaining and replacing city infrastructure.


Impact of COVID-19: October 20, 2020

COVID-19 has left its mark on Guelph. Host Wendy King talks with staff about how this pandemic has hit City services, the community and of course, the budget.


2021 Budget: October 13, 2020

If the City of Guelph budget were a concert, what would it be like to be backstage? Wendy talks to City staff about their completely new budget process.