Reelect Leanne Piper

Ward 5 Guelph

Your city councillors.  Your voice at City Hall.

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Cathy and Leanne

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Latest News & Events




It's all about trees...and more!  Join us for our Spring Town Hall!

Date:  Wednesday, April 5

Time:  7 pm

Location:  Kortright Presbyterian Church, 55 Devere Drive (west of the Hanlon)

Format:   Both In-person and online Zoom meeting

Guest Speaker:  Timea Filer, City of Guelph will be speaking about the importance of our Urban Forest, our Private Tree-Bylaw review and all things trees!   Meet Timea here.

Agenda:  1) Guest Speaker 2) Leanne and Cathy will provide an update on city and ward issues, followed by 3 ) open Q & A about anything.



Read our latest Ward 5 Newsletter here.



Have you noticed increased flight traffic (and associated noise) over your neighbourhood area?  Waterloo Region International Airport has expanded its operations.  Read more information and/or Submit a Noise Concern Form.



For the latest issues inviting public feedback, please visit our online feedback tool at



Never miss a meeting -- check out the City of Guelph Meeting Calendar.  It includes links to all Committee of the Whole and Council meeting agendas and minutes, as well as all Boards and Committees.



Stay involved with local democracy .. the public is welcome and encouraged to come to our meetings.




Territorial Acknowledgement 

We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional lands of the Hodinöhsö:ni' and Anishinaabe and the treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We offer our respect and gratitude to the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples who call Turtle Island home, and honour their stewardship of its lands and waters for centuries.  As your city councillors, we are committed to seek meaningful and sustained relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations, nationally and locally, based on equality, good faith, and mutual respect, to work collaboratively towards equitable, accessible, and culturally relevant and responsive services for Indigenous children, youth, and families (TRC Call to Action 66).


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