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Council approves City’s 2021 budget

Guelph, Ont., December 1, 2020—Council approved the 2021 operating budget with a gross expenditure of $463,361,452 equaling a net tax levy increase of 2.55 per cent; and a one year pause on the Guelph General Hospital contribution approved as part of the 2020 budget, reduced the net tax levy increase to 2.25 per cent. “Tonight’s

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Guelph's COVID-19 Level

All City of Guelph indoor rinks, sports and recreation facilities to close during shutdown

All indoor sports and recreation facilities in Guelph must close during the shutdown including City-owned rinks, pools and recreation centres.

People can visit guelph.ca/recreation to register for programs scheduled to start in 2021. If classes are cancelled due to low enrolment or COVID-19 restrictions, the City will issue refunds to registered participants.

When the shutdown is over, the City will consult Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health before reopening facilities and restoring City-run recreation programs.

Parks, playgrounds and trails remain open during shutdown

The City encourages people to find safe ways to get outside and stay active this winter. Guelph offers several winter trails, and portable washrooms are in many parks this winter.

Even outside, people should stay at least two metres away from anyone they don’t live with, and team sports are not permitted during shutdown.

Depending on the weather, outdoor community rinks in City parks may open later this month. Due to over-crowding, Market Square skating rink is closed until further notice.

“We’re considering options for scheduled skate times in Market Square. We’ll update the community as soon as those options are available. For now, we’re encouraging people to stay active using Guelph parks and trails, and have a safe holiday,” says Colleen Clack-Bush Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Guelph’s public services.

Visit guelph.ca/parks for more information.

Guelph Public Library to offer curbside pickup during shutdown

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

Guelph Museums, River Run Centre and Sleeman Centre closed during shutdown

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

Guelph Transit

Masks are required, essential trips only.

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

Starting on January 1, 2021, Guelph Transit conventional service will resume its 30-minute schedule, Monday to Saturday, and regular Sunday service.

Guelph Waste Resource Innovation Centre

Waste collection will continue, the drop-off will remain open. 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.

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.

During shutdown, in-person shopping is permitted at:

  • Supermarkets, grocery and convenience stores primarily selling food; indoor shopping limited to 50% of capacity
  • Pharmacies; indoor shopping limited to 50% of capacity
  • Other retailers selling groceries, discount stores and big box stores; indoor shopping limited to 25% of capacity
  • Beer, wine and liquor stores; indoor shopping limited to 25% of capacity
  • Outdoor markets, including farmers’ markets and holiday markets only if they primarily sell food to the public

Malls can be open only for:

  • pick-up or delivery
  • access to permitted in-person services (groceries, pharmacies, health care offices etc.)
  • take-away from food courts

Other retail:

  • Garden centres, plant nurseries; curbside pickup or delivery
  • Hardware and safety supply stores: by appointment only, curbside pickup or delivery
  • Motor and recreational vehicle: by appointment only

Stores must have hand sanitizer at every entrance, limit the number of customers, have measures in place to keep people at least two metres apart, and employees and shoppers should be wearing masks.

All personal care services, sports and recreation facilities must be closed during shutdown.

Restaurants and bars

Take out, drive through, and delivery services are permitted; no indoor or outdoor dining.

Stay home with the people you live with

No indoor gatherings at home during shutdown

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

Up to 10 people can gather indoors or outdoors for religious, wedding and funeral services if there is room for people who don’t live together to stay two metres apart.

Only go out for work, school, groceries, pharmacy, health care, helping vulnerable people, and physical activity. Work remotely, where possible.

Report a COVID-19 concern

To report a concern about gatherings or business not following COVID-19 guidelines

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
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  • Water main break on Silvercreek Parkway North between Paisley and Westwood being repaired today January 23, 2021
    … Continue reading Water main break on Silvercreek Parkway North between Paisley and Westwood being repaired today The post Water main break on Silvercreek Parkway North between Paisley and Westwood being repaired today appeared first on City of Guelph.
    Brenna Birkin
  • City of Guelph begins service rationalization review January 22, 2021
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  • Ontario Public Works Association recognizes City of Guelph with three awards January 21, 2021
    The City of Guelph was recognized with three Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) Project of the Year awards at a virtual awards ceremony on January 21, 2021. Continue reading Ontario Public Works Association recognizes City of Guelph with three awards The post Ontario Public Works Association recognizes City of Guelph with three awards appeared first […]
    Patricia Halajski
  • Margaret Greene Park ruled out as power substation site January 21, 2021
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    Kate Sullivan
  • Guelph-Wellington paramedics helping public health with COVID-19 vaccinations January 20, 2021
    Paramedics with Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service were busy last Friday through Sunday helping Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to residents at long-term care homes in Guelph, Fergus, Harriston, Mount Forest and Puslinch. Continue reading Guelph-Wellington paramedics helping public health with COVID-19 vaccinations The post Guelph-Wellington paramedics helping public health with COVID-19 vaccinations […]
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  • Guelph Fire crews respond to apartment building fire January 18, 2021
    On Saturday, January 16, Guelph firefighters responded to a reported structure fire in the city’s downtown core. Continue reading Guelph Fire crews respond to apartment building fire The post Guelph Fire crews respond to apartment building fire appeared first on City of Guelph.
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  • City providing additional information to complete Emma Street to Earl Street pedestrian bridge environmental assessment January 14, 2021
    The City is working to provide more information to meet the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process for the Emma Street to Earl Street pedestrian bridge project as requested by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks following their review of the EA. Continue reading City providing additional information to […]
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  • Guelph updates enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines January 12, 2021
    Enhanced public health and safety measures in effect for all of Ontario and are anticipated to be in place until at least Thursday, February 11, 2021. Continue reading Guelph updates enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines The post Guelph updates enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines appeared first on City of Guelph.
    Stacey Hare
  • Sleeman Breweries renews the naming rights to the City’s Sleeman Centre for another decade January 11, 2021
    The City of Guelph and Sleeman Breweries are renewing a 10-year contract for the naming rights to the Sleeman Centre. Continue reading Sleeman Breweries renews the naming rights to the City’s Sleeman Centre for another decade The post Sleeman Breweries renews the naming rights to the City’s Sleeman Centre for another decade appeared first on […]
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