Category Archives: City Services

TIF Grants: Giveaways or Good Policy?

A recent letter to the editor in a local paper decried the use of brownfield grant incentives given to Tricar, the developer who is building on the former Marsh Tire site on the corner of Wellington and Macdonell.  See letter … Continue reading

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“When They Come for the Libraries”

Had to share this…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN-e7xo5Bi8 – Hillside Festival, Spoken Word, July 24, 2011 LP

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Staying Cool in Guelph — Extended Hours for Splash Pads and Wading Pools

GUELPH, ON, July 6, 2010 – As a result of the hot temperatures this week, the City of Guelph has extended the hours at wading pools and splash pads and opened the Sleeman Centre to help residents cool off. Extended … Continue reading

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Region of Waterloo Organics Coming to Guelph

Dean Wyman, Manager of Solid Waste Services for the City of Guelph, announced some fantastic news today! When Council awarded the design-build contract to Maple Reinders to construct and operate the new Organic Waste Processing Facility, Council asked “with 20,000 … Continue reading

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Breaking Ground for New South End Emergency Services Station

Another first for Guelph — an integrated fire station, police station and land ambulance station — the first in Ontario!  The ground breaking ceremony for this new facility was attended by local, provincial and federal representatives this morning, October 2nd, … Continue reading

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March Move-in For New City Hall

From Hans Loewig, CAO I’m pleased to be in touch with good news this morning about the completion of City Hall and our move-in schedule. Resulting from a thorough inventory of work that remained after Urbacon’s termination, the City’s general contractor estimates … Continue reading

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New Main Library – Size Matters

From Norm McLeod, Chief Librarian Dear Council Members: Numbers often tell a compelling story. For 125 years Guelph has enjoyed the services of a highly successful public library. In recent years demand for all of the GPL’s expanding services has … Continue reading

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Sidewalks in Winter

Increased public transit or residential sidewalk clearing? More frequent yard waste pick up or sidewalk ploughs? These are some of the trade-offs being examined by Council in the upcoming budget. Guelph is one of the last communities in the province … Continue reading

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