Public Tours of New City Hall

Guelph’s New City Hall is likely to be one of the most popular buildings during this year’s Doors Open Guelph event on Saturday, April 25.

The building’s impressive design and the restored Winter Fair Wall are the most striking exterior features, and the event gives the public one of its first opportunities to see the inside of the building.

Visitors will also learn about the building’s green features. City Hall is built to meet the LEED Silver Standard (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) set out by the Canadian Green Building Council. Its use of local and eco-friendly building materials, efficient lighting, its green roof and the heating and cooling systems are designed to reduce the City’s use of water and energy and lower its environmental footprint.

Each year Doors Open Guelph celebrates Guelph’s heritage and local culture by offering free public tours through buildings all over the city. The annual event is organized in partnership by the Guelph Arts Council, Heritage Guelph and City of Guelph Tourism Services. Visit for tour maps, site listings and more information.

Community Event – Order of Canada Recipient Celebrated

A Community Recognition of

Sister Christine

and her appointment to the

Order of Canada

Join us in Celebration

James Gordon

Sam Turton

Brad Wood

Dennis Gaumond
and Tales by:

Ann Estill

Brian Holstein

The Ghost of Sister Romano

Sya VanGeest

Father Bill Clarke, S.J.

Wednesday, November 26,

from 7:00 until 9:00 pm


St. James Anglican Church Hall

86 Glasgow St N, Guelph.


Admission is free,

Donations in support of “WELCOME IN”

For more information, contact

Water Conservation Update Meeting

Water Conservation and Efficiency Strategy

Public Information Centre

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Holiday Inn, Scottsdale Drive

The Public Information Centre will provide the community with an introduction to the strategy update and showcase project activities and progress to date. Residents will also have the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed study methodology and future water conservation and efficiency initiatives. The Public Information Centre will feature project display materials for review and City staff and the project consultant team will also be on hand to answer questions and to discuss the project.

For additional information on the City’s 2008 Water Conservation and Efficiency Strategy Update, and to view other study materials, please visit

City and Chamber Host Meeting on Capital and Financial Plan

The City of Guelph and the Guelph Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend a discussion on the capital development and financial planning process on Tuesday July 15, at the Italian Canadian Club from 10am to noon.

Guelph has major capital projects planned over the next few years to meet Ontario?s Places to Grow initiative. Along with the residential and business development plans is a financial plan that is in
process. Our City Economic Development department has an employment land strategy to support the growth plans. Representatives from Planning, Finance, and Economic Development will join with Mayor Karen Farbridge to give business an overview of the City plans.

We look forward to meeting with you on July 15th, and to give you the opportunity to discuss how the City of Guelph plans to Move Business Forward in the exciting times ahead.

To register for this event, please contact the Guelph Chamber of Commerce at (519) 822-8081 or email There is no charge to participate in this event.

Clean & Green Our Neighbourhoods

On April 19th, consider spending a few hours in your neighbourhood or your favourite community park removing unsightly litter. You’d be surprised at the difference we can make in just a few hours when we all work together!

Saturday, April 19, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Anywhere within Guelph city limits including neighbourhood streets, parks and greenspaces. You choose the area you’d like to clean.

The clean up is open to everyone: individuals, teams, and neighbourhood and community groups are welcome!

Teams and locations must be registered by calling Karen at 519-822-1260 x 2679. Clean up kits will be provided, including safety vests for teams picking up litter along arterial routes.

After the clean up, volunteers are invited to celebrate with a free BBQ in St. George’s Square. There’ll be food, music and fun!

The Guelph Clean & Green Community Clean Up is sponsored by Guelph & Wellington Development Association, Guelph & District Home Builders Association, Guelph Downtown Business Association and the City of Guelph.

Reformatory Lands – Have Your Say

The former Ontario Reformatory Lands represent the most significant piece of undeveloped land in the city. The outcome of the York District Land Use study will impact the city’s economic development potential for years to come. Let’s do it right. Have your say. Share your ideas.

The Province of Ontario and the City of Guelph are working together to build a plan for the area that will enhance the employment base of the city and protect the cultural heritage and natural amenities of the site.

The Province is undertaking a study to identify opportunities for quality investments that also address the priorities of Guelph’s Official Plan and the Ontario Places to Grow strategy.

Now, you and your neighbours are invited to offer your suggestions at a community town hall meeting.

Date: Monday, June 18, 2007

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Main Floor Conference Room

1 Stone Road West

(Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Building)