City invites community to vote on official bird for Bird Friendly City designation

Vote open until March 11  Vote for Guelph’s official bird as we apply to become a Bird Friendly City. Visit haveyoursay.guelph.ca/birdcity until March 11 to place your vote. Take the survey or upload a photo to tell us what bird should represent Guelph! Media release Guelph, Ont., February 23, 2022 – The City invites the community to vote for Guelph’s official bird in support of an application to become a Bird Friendly City. “Only four cities in Canada are designated […]

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Community encouraged to support local with Guelph Shops

Key facts Visit guelphshops.ca to find listings of local shops, services and restaurants and to support local Share your local shopping experiences on social media using #GuelphShops Guelph, Ont., July 16, 2020—Today, the City, in partnership with the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and University of Guelph, launched Guelph Shops, a website and campaign encouraging people to shop in Guelph. The online hub at guelphshops.ca provides shoppers with one convenient spot to find a variety of Guelph businesses whether they’re looking […]

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Water events for all ages in March 2019

Guelph celebrates great water with events for all ages in March Guelph, Ont., March 5, 2019 —The City of Guelph is celebrating great drinking water with a series of engaging events in March. From games at Guelph Public Libraries to entertainment and interactive displays at the annual H2O Go Festival, there’s lots to discover and good fun to be had by people of all ages. “In Guelph, we’re fortunate to have such a high-quality supply of drinking water coming from […]

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Findlay's last Deuce post

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Guelph for their continuing support over the last 8 years. It has been my honour and privilege to represent Ward 2. I started this blog early in my first term to engage our community in something new called social media. It was the first blog by an elected official in the City of Guelph, and indeed, one of the first by a politician in Canada. It was a steep […]

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Guelph makes an impression at Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference

Press release. Guelph was called “the brightest kid in the class” by Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy Bob Delaney during a meeting to discuss Guelph’s Community Energy Plan at the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference. Mr. Delaney encouraged Guelph to share its community energy expertise with municipal colleagues across Ontario at an AMO session to be held next year. The meeting was one of four that a delegation headed by Councillor June Hofland secured with […]

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University of Guelph Bid to host the Canada 55+ Games

Staff memo. Further to the attached media release, this e-mail is to provide you with information on the University of Guelph’s bid to host the 2016 Canada 55+ Games. Through our regional Sports Tourism Initiative, which is funded in part by the City of Guelph’s Tourism budget, we have supported this bid going forward. City tourism staff will be going to Alberta at the end of August, along with University of Guelph staff, to make the formal presentation. Press Release […]

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The Urban Design Summit and the Wilson Farmhouse

A resident’s perspective. On Monday, May 5th, I had the pleasure of attending the Urban Design Summit hosted by the City of Guelph at the River Run Centre. A number of the themes repeated throughout the evening were place making, innovation, citizen engagement, boldness, risk-taking, social inclusion and connectivity. Needless to say, the recently-submitted Wilson Farmhouse proposals were top of mind as I listened to the various presenters. For Andrew Howard, of Build a Better Block, the focus was on […]

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Open Guelph Hackathon: The Winners!

Staff memo. As you know the first ever Open Guelph Hackathon was held this past weekend to commemorate International Open Data Day. Open Data Hackathons are a fantastic and tangible example of what open government is all about – in this case, the City worked as a platform to support and empower the community to leverage our resources in order to create value for the City at large. In just 4 weeks our Open Data Team was able to liberate […]

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2014 Sustainable Communities Award Winners Unveiled

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) today announced the winners of its 2014 Sustainable Communities Awards, as part of its Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show (SCC) in Charlottetown, PE. The awards recognize innovation and excellence in municipal sustainable development across Canada in six categories: brownfields, energy, neighbourhood development, transportation, waste and water. “Tonight’s winners have displayed great energy and dedication in their efforts to protect the environment”, said Claude Dauphin, FCM President and Mayor of the Montréal Borough of […]

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City’s data catalogue now open

Today the City released its first six datasets on guelph.ca/opendata for public use. The datasets, or collections of raw, electronic information currently include Guelph Transit bus stops; municipal election polling stations and subdivisions; Guelph’s ward boundaries; and recreation program information. Later this week, an additional six datasets will be added to the catalogue. “As we adopt new open government practices at the City, we will continue to release more public information in a variety of different ways,” said Blair Labelle, […]

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