Tag Archives: City Hall

Judge’s reasons in Urbacon case expected next week

June 6, 2014

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On March 31, 2013, the court ruled that the City of Guelph did not have the right to terminate the contract with Urbacon for construction of City Hall and renovation of the Court House. The City of Guelph is expecting to receive the reasons for this ruling during the week of June 9, 2014. Our […]

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Record number of students expected to visit City Hall this week

October 21, 2013

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 This week is Local Government Week.  I am hosting  with 5 members of Council more than 800 elementary students to City Hall compared to 500 last year. I am looking forward to interacting with our students who ask interesting questions and give examples from the playgrounds they play on, to the swimming lessons they take […]

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John Galt Day celebrates Guelph’s civic holiday in Market Square

July 31, 2013

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Free entertainment and fun offered for the whole family On Saturday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. everyone is invited to Market Square in downtown Guelph to celebrate John Galt Day. The celebration offers free activities and entertainment such as face painting, hands-on crafts and a community stage featuring local performers. A variety […]

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Happy New Year, Guelph!

January 12, 2013

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 I was happy to see many people at the second Annual Mayor’s New Year’s Levee. Thank you for coming to celebrate the start of a new year in our beautiful city. Even though the weather was unsuitable for skating, there were a lot of exciting activities held in the Galleria at City Hall from crafts to face painting. […]

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Popular children’s entertainer to perform at Mayor’s New Year’s levee

January 7, 2013

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Come and join the fun on Saturday, January 12 from 1 to 4 p.m for the second annual Mayor’s New Year’s Levee in Market Square!   Let us celebrate the New Year together with acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Jack Grunsky who will perform three free mini concerts.  Described by the Toronto Star as a Canadian musical treasure who […]

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2012 State of the City address now available on video

November 30, 2012

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Annual State of the City Address

November 1, 2012

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Transforming the Way the City Does Business: Citizen-focused Service Delivery This morning, I delivered my annual State of the City address to a packed audience. Thanks to the Guelph Chamber of Commerce for once again hosting this event. This year, I spoke about what we are doing to transform how we do business as a […]

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Doing business differently at City Hall

February 7, 2012

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Our CAO, Ann Pappert, announced some adjustments to City Hall today to position the organization to deliver results, performance and value to a growing city. You will have heard me say the phrase “doing business differently” many times and in many ways. More precisely, this means “delivering public services better”. We are creating a working […]

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Inaugural update to Council

February 1, 2012

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It’s been a little over a year since I gave my inaugural address at the first meeting of this term of Guelph City Council. During the first Council meeting of 2012, I provided an update on our progress during the first year and looked ahead at our priorities for the rest of the term. You can […]

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Basic building blocks

January 24, 2012

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One of the first things they teach you in Directors College is to understand the basic building blocks of your organization and the relationships between them. There are three parts to our local government: Our taxpayers – Community Our elected officials – Council Our city employees – City Hall Our democratic institutions are founded on […]

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