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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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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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 budget approval reflects Council’s commitment to our community to provide support and service excellence to our citizens, their families and our business owners. The 2021 […]

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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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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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Guelph acting on Provincial order to close all recreation amenities to slow spread of COVID-19, get people to stay home

Guelph, Ont., March 31, 2020 – The City of Guelph is acting immediately on the Province of Ontario’s order yesterday to close all outdoor recreational amenities. Effective immediately, all public and private sports fields, off-leash dog parks and community gardens in Guelph are closed to public use. Playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, skateboard parks, picnic areas, outdoor community gardens, park shelters, outdoor exercise equipment, condo parks and gardens, the lawn bowling facility and other outdoor recreational amenities are also closed to slow […]

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Guelph Transit changing service to slow the spread of coronavirus

Free transit until April 15; operating on 30-minute schedule Monday to Saturday Guelph, Ont., March 17, 2020 – Starting tomorrow, March 18, Guelph Transit is making service changes as part of the City’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Service changes include: cancelling late night bus service  for University of Guelph students offering free transit service through April 15, 2020; removing the need for people to come to City Hall to buy/renew bus pass/OnYourWay fare card asking all customers to board and exit the bus […]

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