Shaping Guelph: Guelph’s Growth Management Strategy

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Guelph needs to plan to meet provincial growth forecasts of a population of 191,000 and 101,000 jobs by 2041. How we meet those forecasts is up to us. Growth doesn’t mean putting high-rise apartment buildings in every neighbourhood; thoughtful planning will identify the right growth for all areas of the city so that Guelph can attract new residents, businesses and services that add to our community. Planning how and where we grow helps us create a people-oriented city full of essential amenities, walkable neighbourhoods, thriving community hubs and an interconnected transportation network. We need your help to develop a Guelph-made approach to accommodate this growth.

Guelph needs to plan to meet provincial growth forecasts of a population of 191,000 and 101,000 jobs by 2041. How we meet those forecasts is up to us. Growth doesn’t mean putting high-rise apartment buildings in every neighbourhood; thoughtful planning will identify the right growth for all areas of the city so that Guelph can attract new residents, businesses and services that add to our community. Planning how and where we grow helps us create a people-oriented city full of essential amenities, walkable neighbourhoods, thriving community hubs and an interconnected transportation network. We need your help to develop a Guelph-made approach to accommodate this growth.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This survey has now closed. Your opinions will help to decide what way is best for Guelph to accommodate its growing population to 2041.  We thank you for your participation.


    We are looking for your input on Guelph’s future population and employment growth. This survey asks a series of questions about how Guelph should grow over the next 20 years. Your opinions will help to decide what way is best for Guelph to accommodate its growing population to 2041.  This survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

    Your participation in this survey is voluntary. All

    This survey has now closed. Your opinions will help to decide what way is best for Guelph to accommodate its growing population to 2041.  We thank you for your participation.


    We are looking for your input on Guelph’s future population and employment growth. This survey asks a series of questions about how Guelph should grow over the next 20 years. Your opinions will help to decide what way is best for Guelph to accommodate its growing population to 2041.  This survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

    Your participation in this survey is voluntary. All individual responses will be kept confidential and will be used only for the purposes of helping to develop an updated growth management strategy for Guelph. Non-identifiable summaries of responses may be developed and shared publicly.

    Personal information, as defined by Section 2 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and in accordance with the provisions of the MFIPPA.

    For questions regarding the collection, use and disclosure of this information please contact the Program Manager Information, Privacy and Elections at 519-822-1260 extension 2349 or at privacy@guelph.ca

    Accessible formats of this survey are available by contacting Planning Services directly by calling 519-822-1260 extension 2459,  or TTY 519-826-9771.

    Survey #1
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.
    This survey has now closed. Your opinions will help to decide what way is best for Guelph to accommodate its growing population to 2041.  We thank you for your participation.


    Building on Survey #1 – Managing Guelph’s Future Growth, this survey asks a series of questions about where Guelph’s future population and jobs should be located. It also asks about your preferences on options for housing densities. Your opinions will help to decide where Guelph’s future growth should be located and through what housing mix.  This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

    Your participation in this survey

    This survey has now closed. Your opinions will help to decide what way is best for Guelph to accommodate its growing population to 2041.  We thank you for your participation.


    Building on Survey #1 – Managing Guelph’s Future Growth, this survey asks a series of questions about where Guelph’s future population and jobs should be located. It also asks about your preferences on options for housing densities. Your opinions will help to decide where Guelph’s future growth should be located and through what housing mix.  This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

    Your participation in this survey is voluntary. All individual responses will be kept confidential and will be used for further program development and optimization only. Non-identifiable summaries of responses may be developed and shared publicly.

    Personal information, as defined by Section 2 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and in accordance with the provisions of the MFIPPA.

    For questions regarding the collection, use and disclosure of this information please contact the Program Manager Information, Privacy and Elections at 519-822-1260 extension 2349 or at privacy@guelph.ca

    Accessible formats of this survey are available by contacting Planning Services directly by calling 519-822-1260 extension 2459,  or TTY 519-826-9771.


    Survey #2