Smart Cities

Guelph-Wellington: Where Food Problems Are Solved

It’s possible… Guelph-Wellington has been named as a finalist in Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge!  We’re one of only 10 communities in our population category to be awarded $250,000 to further develop our bid for a $10 million prize. We placed our food innovation vision at the heart of our bid: read our Smart Cities application.

Smart Cities

The Smart Cities Challenge is a Canada-wide competition open to communities of all sizes. The Challenge encourages communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology.

The City of Guelph is eligible to win one of two prizes for cities with populations under 500,000. Each prize is worth $10 million.


  1. Application Submission Deadline: April 24, 2018
  2. Finalist Announcement: June 1, 2018
  3. Final Proposal Submission Deadline: March 5, 2019
  4. Winner Announcement: Spring 2019