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DROP IN CENTRE FINALIZES PURCHASE OF FORMER PARKVIEW MOTEL

Guelph, ON – Guelph’s Drop In Centre, an organization dedicated to finding solutions to homelessness, has secured the purchase of the Parkview Motel, located at 721 Woolwich Street in Guelph and will change the name of the property to “Grace Gardens”, in honour of Grace Frank, whose financial donation helped obtain the property. The organization

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Guelph's COVID-19 Level

The Province of Ontario announced an emergency province-wide lockdown starting on Thursday April 8. 

https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/61029/ontario-enacts-provincial-emergency-and-stay-at-home-order

To report a concern about a gathering or business

The City is educating people and businesses and responding to concerns.

Under the stay-at-home order, people should only leave home for groceries, medical appointments, exercise or essential work. Anyone who can work from home, should do so.A summary of complaints and charges is posted at guelph.ca/covid19 each week.While most people and local businesses are following provincial regulations and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health guidelines, Guelph Police and Bylaw teams are responding to concerns about large gatherings and businesses not following COVID guidelines. The City has and will continue issuing charges and fines in accordance with the Reopening Ontario Act.

Set fines

  • Failure to comply with Reopening Ontario Act $750
  • Obstructing anyone performing an activity or duty under the Reopening Ontario Act $1,000

In addition to set fines, the City is prepared to issue court summons for people or business owners who deliberately, flagrantly or repeatedly violate the Reopening Ontario Act. If convicted, the court would determine fines and penalties:

  • A person could be fined up to $100,000 and face up to a year in prison;
  • A director or officer of a corporation (business owner) could be fined up to $500,000 and face up to a year in prison;
  • A corporation may be subject to a fine of up to $10,000,000.

The City will also consider revoking licenses for businesses who refuse to follow provincial regulations.

Guelph Police and Bylaw officers will not stop people out walking or driving. Like the last provincial emergency order, Guelph Police and Bylaw officers may be authorized to:

  • Disperse or issue charges, fines or court summons for indoor gatherings involving people who don’t live together;
  • Disperse or issue charges, fines or court summons for outdoor gatherings of more than five people who don’t live together;
  • Issue charges, fines or court summons to people who refuse to wear a mask or face covering as required;
  • Issue charges, fines or court summons to businesses refusing to obey emergency orders.

The City asks people not to use public transit if they are feeling unwell or have travelled outside Canada within the past 14 days.

No indoor gatherings during stay-at-home order

Stay at least two metres away from anyone you don’t live with. Do not visit any other household or allow visitors in your home. If you live alone, consider having close contact with only one other household.

Up to five people can gather outdoors if there is room for people who don’t live together to stay two metres apart.

Shopping during stay-at-home order

Support local. Shop safe. #guelphshops

The City encourages everyone to shop where they live; order online, use curbside pickup or delivery services. For a directory of local shops visit guelph.ca/guelphshops. Share photos and stories using #guelphshops.

In-person shopping is permitted at pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery and convenience stores primarily selling food; indoor shopping limited to 50% of capacity.

In-person shopping is permitted at garden centres; indoor shopping limited to 25% of capacity.

Big box stores must limit indoor shopping to 25% of capacity and only allow shopping in groceries and pharmacy aisles.

All other retail stores and restaurants are permitted to open for curbside pickup, takeout or delivery.

Personal services must close during provincewide shut down and stay-at-home order.

City services during stay-at-home order

Building inspections and permits

Guelph will conduct building inspections for permitted construction and continue issuing permits to prepare for future resumption of construction projects. 

Visit guelph.ca/building  for online services and more information.

City Council and committee meetings

Learn when and how to participate in online City Council and committee meetings at guelph.ca/council.

City Hall and courthouse

Please consider using the mail slot at the front of City Hall or online services at guelph.ca.

Front counter services are available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Marriage licences are issued by appointment only.  Visit guelph.ca/serviceguelph for more information.

Guelph Farmers’ Market

Food vendors only. Up to 50 shoppers permitted indoors. Visit guelph.ca/farmersmarket for a list of vendors and shopping guidelines.

Guelph parks, playgrounds and trails remain open

The City encourages people to find safe ways to get outside and stay active. Guelph’s skatepark, playgrounds, frisbee golf and open spaces will remain open for people to get out for some exercise.

Even outside, people should stay at least two metres apart and wear a mask around anyone they don’t live with.

Avoid crowded places in parks and trails; try another spot or come back another time. Team sports, practices and games where players are less than two metres apart are not permitted.

Visit guelph.ca/parks for maps and more information.

Guelph Public Library

All Guelph Public Library branches will offer curbside pickup service only. Visit guelphpl.ca for hours and guidelines.

Guelph Museums, recreation centres, River Run Centre and Sleeman Centre remain closed

Check out online exhibits and virtual experiences at guelphmuseums.ca.

Guelph Transit

Front counter services will be available at the administration office by appointment only. Riders must wear masks, essential trips only. Please don’t use transit if you feel sick or if you have travelled outside Canada in the past 14 days. Visit guelph.ca/transit for more information.

Guelph Waste Resource Innovation Centre

Waste collection will continue, the drop-off will remain open. Please wear a mask. Visit guelph.ca/waste for hours and guidelines.

If anyone in a home is self-isolating due to COVID-19 symptoms, has tested positive for COVID-19, or is isolating due to travel outside Canada, they should put all recyclables and garbage in bags in their grey cart, and keep using the green cart as usual.

Resources

Did you know the City of Guelph has a page dedicated to collecting your feedback? Check out Have Your Say to see opportunities to influence City projects, including new parks, master plans, bylaw reviews and City programs!

RSS City of Guelph News Releases
  • Guelph skate park and sports fields closed, playgrounds, trails and dog parks open April 18, 2021
    Only leave home for groceries, medical appointments, exercise, essential work or childcare. Continue reading Guelph skate park and sports fields closed, playgrounds, trails and dog parks open The post Guelph skate park and sports fields closed, playgrounds, trails and dog parks open appeared first on City of Guelph.
    Stacey Hare
  • Growing the Circular Economy in Guelph-Wellington and across Canada April 16, 2021
    … Continue reading Growing the Circular Economy in Guelph-Wellington and across Canada The post Growing the Circular Economy in Guelph-Wellington and across Canada appeared first on City of Guelph.
    Alison Thompson
  • Learning more about household food waste April 8, 2021
    The City of Guelph and the Smart Cities office are building public-private sector collaborations to find mutually beneficial solutions to municipal challenges. Continue reading Learning more about household food waste The post Learning more about household food waste appeared first on City of Guelph.
    Katie Burt
  • City accepting applications for COVID-19 financial response funding April 7, 2021
    The City of Guelph is inviting businesses and organizations impacted by COVID-19, as well as individuals working to address community needs, to apply for funding as part of Guelph’s economic recovery plan. A total of $700,000 is available. Continue reading City accepting applications for COVID-19 financial response funding The post City accepting applications for COVID-19 […]
    Michelle Rickard
  • Firefighters respond to townhouse fire on Auden Road April 6, 2021
    Guelph Fire responded to a fire in the early morning hours of April 6, in a townhouse end unit at 467 Auden Road. Continue reading Firefighters respond to townhouse fire on Auden Road The post Firefighters respond to townhouse fire on Auden Road appeared first on City of Guelph.
    Katie Burt
  • Choose between final four ward boundary and Council composition options April 6, 2021
    The City has released four final ward boundary options for the community’s consideration online at haveyoursay.guelph.ca until April 20 Continue reading Choose between final four ward boundary and Council composition options The post Choose between final four ward boundary and Council composition options appeared first on City of Guelph.
    Katie Burt
  • Guelph parks remain open, recreation centres to close April 1, 2021
    Ontario government announced a provincewide shut down in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. New restrictions will be in effect starting April 3, 2021 until at least May 1, 2021. Continue reading Guelph parks remain open, recreation centres to close The post Guelph parks remain open, recreation centres to […]
    Stacey Hare
  • Council approves three-year seasonal patio program March 30, 2021
    Council approves three-year seasonal patio program Continue reading Council approves three-year seasonal patio program The post Council approves three-year seasonal patio program appeared first on City of Guelph.
    Brenna Birkin
  • City hires third-party consultant for service rationalization review March 26, 2021
    The City of Guelph has retained consulting firm KPMG Canada to conduct its 2021 service rationalization review following a successful Negotiated Request for Proposal (NFRP) that resulted in nine submissions. Continue reading City hires third-party consultant for service rationalization review The post City hires third-party consultant for service rationalization review appeared first on City of […]
    Katherine Galley
  • Firefighters respond to house fire on Dovercliffe Road March 24, 2021
    On March 23, Guelph Fire responded to reports of smoke in a home and a potential fire at 39 Dovercliffe Road. Continue reading Firefighters respond to house fire on Dovercliffe Road The post Firefighters respond to house fire on Dovercliffe Road appeared first on City of Guelph.
    Katie Burt

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