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GUELPH

pronounced [gwelf]

KITCHENER/ WATERLOO HAMILTON

QUICKSHEET 2017

LONDON

NIAGARA FALLS

WINDSOR

DEMOGRAPHICS

COUNTRY: PROVINCE: POPULATION (city): POPULATION (CMA): LABOUR FORCE: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: AVERAGE PRICE DETACHED HOME:

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES

CANADA ONTARIO 131,794 151,984 94,700 3.8 % $535,000

WITHIN 25 KM

STUDENTS

ANNUAL GRADUATES

University of Guelph

23,500

5,000

Conestoga College

45,000

4,000

University of Waterloo

30,000

7,800

Wilfrid Laurier University

18,500

4,300

LARGEST EMPLOYERS PRIVATE EMPLOYERS Linamar Corporation

Upper Grand District School Board

POPULATION GROWTH

Cargill Meat Solutions

PUBLIC EMPLOYERS

University of Guelph

Polycon Industries

City of Guelph

170,000

The Co-operators

Guelph General Hospital

Guelph Manufacturing Group Inc.

Wellington Catholic District School Board

Blount Canada Ltd.

Homewood Health Centre

CITY OF GUELPH

169,000

150,000

131,794 121,688

130,000

114,943 106,170

100,000

Source: 2017 Connect Guelph Business Directory

95,821

90,000

GROWTH SECTORS

70,000

SIZE COMPARISON BY NUMBER OF JOBS

1996

Source: Emsi Analyst, 2017

2011

2016

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2,428

2031 proj.

1,637

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5,909

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7,711

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11,345

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20,735

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39,141

2001

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016


TAX RATES City rate*

TRANSPORTATION

INDUSTRIAL

COMMERCIAL

RESIDENTIAL

2.26%

1.88%

1.02%

Education rate*

1.39%

1.27%

0.18%

Total rate*

3.65%

3.15%

1.20%

*Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundredth percent. Source: City of Guelph, Taxation and Revenue, May 1, 2017–April 31, 2018

ROAD

RAIL

401 Freeway (5 MIN South) Highway 6 North Highway 7

Guelph Junction Railway (City of Guelph owned) Canadian National Railway Canadian Pacific Railway

AIRPORTS

PORT

Pearson, Toronto 1 HR Hamilton 1 HR Waterloo 20 MIN

MUNICIPAL COSTS per square foot

per square metre

$9.69

$104.24

Source: City of Guelph, Finance Dept., March 2, 2017–March 1, 2018

BUILDING PERMIT FEES (NEW BUILD) per square foot

per square metre

Residential

$ 1.28

$ 13.78

Hotel/motel

$ 1.66

$ 17.87

Office buildings (finished)

$ 1.66

$ 17.87

Industrial/Warehouse

$ 0.89

$ 9.58

$ 1.66

$ 17.87

Retail (finished)

1 HR 1 HR

COMMUTER TRANSPORT Close to Hwy 401 Greyhound

DEVELOPMENT CHARGES Industrial, Commercial & Institutional

Toronto Hamilton

Source: City of Guelph, Building Dept., effective June 1, 2017

VIA rail GO bus and train

ACCOLADES

Guelph is regularly ranked as one of Canada’s best places to live, work and play.

BENEFIT FROM GUELPH’S POSITIVE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

3RD FOR

ENTREPRENEURIAL

PERSPECTIVE

4TH

BEST LARGE CITY to start and grow a business in Canada

Source: Entrepreneurial Communities, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, 2016

SITE PLAN FEES per square foot

per square metre

Commercial, Office & Institutional*

$0.23

$2.52

Industrial*

$0.15

$1.57

Residential

$132/unit

All calculations are for gross floor area. *Minimum site plan charge $315 Source: City of Guelph, Planning Dept., 2017

TOPPING CANADIAN CHARTS FOR TALENT ATTRACTION AND INNOVATION

2

ND

WATER, WASTEWATER AND STORMWATER per cubic metre

per day

Water

$1.59

$0.26

Wastewater

$1.73

$0.32

For connection fee information contact the City of Guelph Building Dept. 519-837-5615. Source: City of Guelph, Water Services, January 1–December 31, 2017

FOR

TALENT

8TH FOR

CREATIVITY

5TH FOR

LIVABILITY

for singles, professionals and families

10TH FOR

INNOVATION

Source: Canada’s Urban Competitiveness Agenda, Martin Prosperity Institute, 2015

Stormwater Businesses are assessed by the City of Guelph and pay a monthly fee that reflects the hard surfaces on their property such as rooftops, parking lots and concrete surfaces. For more information visit guelph.ca/stormwater Last updated July 2017 © Copyright 2017. City of Guelph. This material is the sole property of City of Guelph and may not be reused or modified without express written permission.

Economic Development 519-837-5600 bizinfo@guelph.ca guelph.ca/biz

Guelph Quicksheet 2017 - Updated July 2017  

A snapshot of the City of Guelph.

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