City Announces How They’re Responding to New Provincial Restrictions

Almost 24 hours ago, the Government of Ontario announced a series of new restrictions on public gatherings, as well as capacity limits and new closures. On Monday night, the City of Guelph announced how they’re responding; which facilities are closing, which programs are cancelled, and what will be left for the so-called time-limited pause in the provincial re-opening? Continue reading “City Announces How They’re Responding to New Provincial Restrictions”

GUELPH POLITICAST #292 – Saxon on Storm on Podcast

This year is the 30th season of the Guelph Storm, the local OHL hockey franchise who won the J. Ross Robertson Cup in 2019, and are technically still the undefeated champions of the Ontario Hockey League. But 18 months in this league is a life time, and as we enter the first OHL regular season play in over 18 months, we ask a Storm expert to talk about what it’s all going to look like. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #292 – Saxon on Storm on Podcast”

CITY PAGES: Name Game, Winter Sports, and Unleashing Hope

The City of Guelph puts out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: Name Game, Winter Sports, and Unleashing Hope”

Countdown to Lockdown: The State of COVID in Guelph on December 23

When you woke up this morning, it was two days till Christmas and three days till the start of a province-wide lockdown, and on this morning there was some good news and some concerning news. While the Government of Canada has approved the second vaccine for widespread distribution, there’s still no news about when our region might start getting the vaccine, but Public Health says they’re prepared when it happens. Continue reading “Countdown to Lockdown: The State of COVID in Guelph on December 23”


Like so many events and festivals since the middle of March, the annual Guelph Sports Hall of Fame ceremony was postponed because of the pandemic. One of the inductees this year is Rob Massey, who has made a career out of covering local sports in Guelph, and that definitely deserves to be honoured. So as Massey waits to get his lovely Kiwanis Club dinner, we will tide him over by celebrating his achievement on this edition of the podcast. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #226 – SPORTS!”

OHL Storm Re-Up in Guelph for the Next Decade

At City Hall this morning, in the heat of midsummer, the City of Guelph announced that Guelph Storm hockey will be sticking around in the Royal City for the next decade. That’s good news since the Storm is the anchor tenant for the Sleeman Centre, but it still leaves a substantial hole in the City’s bottom line. Continue reading “OHL Storm Re-Up in Guelph for the Next Decade”

PRESS RELEASE – Repairs to East Parkade Start Monday

Do you drive downtown regularly? That may be a bit more difficult come Monday as repairs are undertaken at the East Parkade parking structure alongside the Sleeman Centre.

Here’s the press release from the City of Guelph:

Guelph, ON, April 8, 2015 – The City is undertaking structural maintenance and repair work in the East Parkade (corner of Macdonell and Woolwich streets), starting on Monday, April 13.

Subject to weather conditions, the work will take approximately four months to complete, and will require some parking levels to be closed.

“We thank East parkade users for their patience and understanding as we continue to ensure the parking lot meets acceptable safety standards”, explained Allister McIlveen, Manager, Transportation Services. “The City will assist permit holders by arranging alternate parking in the downtown core.”

To find alternative parking options visit