City’s Outside Water Use Program moves to Level 1 Yellow

Lawn watering allowed 7-9 a.m. and 7-9 p.m. on odd or even calendar dates by address number Guelph, Ont., June 24, 2022 – In response to recent hot, dry weather, the City is changing watering restrictions today, moving to level 1 yellow from a level 0 blue as part of the Outside Water Use Program. At level 1 yellow, lawn watering is restricted to 7-9 a.m. and 7-9 p.m.on odd or even calendar dates by address number—odd numbered houses can […]

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Save the fuel, ride Guelph Transit for free on Clean Air Day

Going somewhere in Guelph on June 8? Ride Guelph Transit for free between 5:45 a.m. and 12:15 a.m. to celebrate Clean Air Day. Good air quality is important to our health, our environment and the economy. Help sustain our future by choosing environmentally-friendly travel options such as cycling, walking, carpooling or riding public transit. Taking the bus instead of a car reduces greenhouse gas emissions by almost two thirds. According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, one bus can take […]

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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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We’re updating our plan for how we manage wastewater in Guelph

Notice of study commencement: City of Guelph Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the Wastewater Treatment and Biosolids Management Master Plan The City is updating its Wastewater Treatment and Biosolids Management Master Plan (Master Plan) to ensure the City’s wastewater (everything flushed down your sinks, drains, and toilets) is managed in a way that is sustainable, protects our waterways and environment, and has capacity to handle the City’s growing population. The Master Plan is a long-term plan that will look at […]

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Ward 2 Town Hall – Saturday February 8, 2020

Ward 2 Town Hall – Saturday February 8th, 1:30pm, Evergreen Senior’s Centre (683 Woolwich St, Guelph, ON N1H 3Y8)  We hope you can join us on Saturday February 8th at 1:30pm, at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (683 Woolwich St, Guelph), where Alex Chapman, Executive Director of Our Energy Guelph will be talking about his organization and how it’s working with the City of Guelph to make Guelph a carbon neutral city. After Alex’s presentation, James and I will stick around […]

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

Proposed solution would replace quarry with residential neighbourhood Key Facts Media release Guelph, Ont., 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. Learn more about the proposed solution to protect Guelph’s drinking water online at guelph.ca, or join us at our first open house October 29 at City Hall from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. […]

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Ward 2 Town Hall – May 25, 2019

You’re invited to join us on Saturday May 25th, 1:30pm at Waverley Drive Public School to discuss the City’s actions to address climate change. We have two guests: Antti Vilkko, General Manager of Facilities Management at the City of Guelph, and Evan Ferrari, Executive Director of eMerge Guelph. We will review the municipal direction to use 100% renewable energy and the community goal to achieve Net Zero carbon. Antti will outline what your municipality is doing to achieve those goals, […]

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City planting trees during National Forest Week

Press release. In celebration of National Forest Week, September 21 to 27, the City is planting trees as part of the emerald ash borer (EAB) canopy recovery program in the Clairfield West neighbourhood. Staff will be planting 366 trees including: silver maple, red maple, sugar maple, hackberry, serviceberry, red oak, and tulip tree. Tree planting will continue until the end of October and will include parks and ash dominated neighbourhoods throughout the city. “As part of the City’s Emerald Ash […]

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Thunderstorm cleanup complete; tree damage minimal

Press release. Guelph staff promptly completed emergency tree cleanup following Friday evening’s thunderstorm. Tree damage was minimal, and all known emergency tree situations are now neutralized. City crews responded to five damaged trees along: · Rochelle Drive, · Hayward Crescent, · Foster Avenue, · Woodborough Road, and · Ironwood Road. Crews will pick up remaining logs from these areas this week. Other non-emergency work including pruning, stump grinding, and replacement tree planting will be completed as part of the Forestry department’s ongoing work schedule. “Based […]

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Report identifies mixture of solvents found in buried drums

Press release. A report identifying the chemical make-up of the liquid found buried on a local construction has been submitted to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) . Last week, crews discovered eight 170-litre (45-gallon) drums buried on a construction site near the Wellington Street/Hanlon Expressway interchange. The drums had leaked, and the City pumped and removed 34,700 litres of liquid from the site; a mixture of rainwater and solvents. The City is also removing contaminated […]

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