Thinking of running in the 2022 municipal election?

Attend a free information session to learn more Guelph, Ont., March 14, 2022 – So, you’re interested in running for City Council or School Board Trustee in this year’s municipal election. Now what? We’re hosting two information sessions to help you determine if being a part of City Council or on the School Board is right for you. Candidate information sessions Wednesday, March 30 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.Virtual sessionAttend online: use this WebEx link for March 30; password “Election” Tuesday, April […]

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New policy requires City staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or regularly tested

Guelph, Ont., August 27, 2021 – The City of Guelph is implementing a new COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees. All staff, not just paramedics, will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status or get tested for the virus on an ongoing basis. This policy also applies to members of Council, the Guelph Public Library, and contractors and volunteers working for the City. “I am one hundred percent in support of this,” says Mayor Cam Guthrie. “We will […]

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Exploring community interest in the development and use of downtown Guelph’s historic Drill Hall

Repurposing a historic gem Guelph, Ont., June 17, 2021— If you’re part of a community group, non-profit or public organization looking for space in downtown Guelph, or a developer or business interested in revitalizing downtown Guelph’s Drill Hall, we want to hear from you. The City is working with RSM Canada to identify and assess interest from community organizations, developers, investors and businesses for the use and redevelopment of the City-owned Drill Hall at 72 Farquhar Street. Share your organization’s […]

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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 leveraged its assets and received $1.2 million in funding from the County of Wellington and Ontario’s Social Services Relief Fund to purchase the Parkview Motel. […]

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Guelph parks remain open, recreation centres to close

Provincewide shut down starts April 3 to control the spread of COVID-19 Guelph Ont., Thursday April 1, 2021 – Earlier today, the Provincial 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. While older adults are being vaccinated, COVID-19 variants of concern are spreading among younger people, essential workers and their families; variants are spreading faster and making […]

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City launches engagement for potential disc golf course at Eastview Community Park

Residents to have their say online by March 14 Guelph, Ont., February 18, 2021 – Engagement is underway to understand the level of support and any concerns about locating a new nine or 18-hole disc golf course at Eastview Community Park. The proposed course would be built within wooded and marshy areas of the park where its boundaries meet Speedvale Avenue East and Watson Parkway. The space is an ideal location for a disc golf course that offers lots of […]

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Drop-In Recreation Programs Open Feb 18

The City will be opening drop-in recreation programs (e.g. swim, skate) at our recreation facilities, starting February 18. Schedules can be found online. If you are participating in a drop-in program, you must register at recenroll.ca, and may do so up to 72 hours in advance. This tells us you are coming and also guarantees your spot as capacity is limited as per public health guidelines and the province’s COVID-19 response framework: keeping Ontario safe and open. Spring program registration […]

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Guelph is heating up: Level yellow outside watering restrictions now in effect

Lawn watering allowed 7-9 a.m. and 7-9 p.m. on odd or even calendar dates by address number Guelph, Ont., July 8, 2020 – After a sustained period with no steady rain and a heat warning in effect, the City is enforcing watering restrictions for level 1 yellow. 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 water on odd-numbered dates and even-numbered houses […]

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June 27 Ward 2 Town Hall

Hello Ward 2! Here is the recording of the June 27 Ward 2 Town Hall, hosted by your Ward 2 Councillors Rodrigo Goller & James Gordon, with special Guests, Gord Cobey (Guelph Police Chief), Dustin Howe (Downtown Resource Officer), Kevin King (Training & Recruitment Sergeant) and Stu Robinson (Crime Prevention Unit Sergeant). We have included both the full 1.5hr long video recording and the abridged 59 minute long audio recording. Thank you to the 40-ish community members who participated! Ward […]

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Macdonell and Wyndham streets closed this weekend for Guelph’s first dining district

City supporting restaurants to expand patios Guelph, Ont., July 2, 2020 – The City is piloting a dining district in the downtown to allow restaurants and businesses to expand patios and outdoor seating areas into streets and parking spaces. Parts of Macdonell and Wyndham streets will be closed to vehicles from 8 a.m. Saturday, July 4 to 7 a.m. Monday, July 6 to support local economic recovery efforts. “We’re working with the Downtown Guelph Business Association to create more outdoor […]

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