Guelph (City of). Operations, Transit and Emergency Services

Guelph Transit

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Record #: GCL1130 Last Modified: 19 Nov 2013 Last Full Update: 19 Nov 2013
Contact Information
Alternate NameCommunity Bus ; Guelph Transit and Mobility Services ; Operations, Transit and Emergency Services
Address & Map
170 Watson Rd S
Guelph, ON N1L 1C1
Located In CommunityGuelph
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Full fleet of low-floor buses provides fully accessible service to all bus routes operating in the City of Guelph ; vehicles are designed to assist in accommodating passengers who require a ramp to board and exit bus * Community Bus - seats up to five passengers using mobility devices, four passengers without mobility constraints
Mailing Addressc/o City of Guelph 
City Hall 
1 Carden St 
Guelph, ON N1H 3A1
Office Phone519-822-1811  
Affordable Bus Pass, agency inquiries 519-822-1260 ext 2670 * general inquiries: 519-837-5618
TTY PhoneGuelph Transit 519-837-5731 * Affordable Bus Pass: 519-826-9771
Alternate ContactHeather Mathewson Jelsma, Coordinator, Sales and Market Development, Operations, Transit and Emergency Services; Phone: 519-822-1260 ext 2794; Email:
Primary ExecutivePhil Meagher, Acting General Manager, Community Connectivity and Transit, Guelph Transit; Phone: 519-822-1260 ext 3321; Email:
Description & Services
DescriptionProvides public transportation in the City of Guelph as well as door-to-door mobility service for persons unable to use public transit.  
Sup. DescriptionCommunity Bus is a fully accessible mobility van that can accommodate several passengers using mobility devices as well as those without devices * travels along two set routes, North and South (for schedule information, see * stops at several major destinations within city * other stops along route may be requested  
HoursAdministration Office: Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm * Community Bus hours of operation Mon-Fri 10am - 2pm 
* Guelph Transit buses provide service every 20 minutes during peak service times Monday to Friday, and every 30 minutes during off-peak times and on weekends 
Service Hours:  
Mon-Sat 5:45am -12:15am * Sun 9:15am - 6:45pm 
Monday to Friday Peak Service: 7am - 9:40am and 2pm - 5:40pm 
Holiday (Sunday) service is provided on statutory and civic holidays
DatesBus service every 20 minutes during peak service times Monday to Friday, and every 30 minutes during the off-peak times and on the weekends.
Areas ServedGuelph
EligibilitySee website for Guelph Transit's fare program: 
* Affordable Bus Pass *Annual Transit and Parking Pass for Veterans *Guelph Transit and GO Transit Fare Integration *Monthly swipe pass Daily Tickets * Day passes * 60-minute Transfer 
* Free Ride Fridays - free ride to and from Friday Guelph Storm games for ticket holders 
Application* Application forms for the Affordable Bus Pass Program and the Annual Transit and Parking Pass for veterans are available online ( 
* Mobility Services application form - 
* applications are available at the following locations: ServiceGuelph, City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm ; Evergreen Seniors Centre, 683 Woolwich St, Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4 pm ; West End Community Centre, 21 Imperial Rd S, call 519-837-5657 for hours ; Victoria Road Recreation Centre, 151 Victoria Rd N, call 519-837-5621 for hours ; Guelph Transit, 170 Watson Rd S, Mon-Fri, 8 am - 4 pm  
* Community Bus riders: wait at nearest bus stop or corner along routes and wave down Community Bus
Other Details
FundingCity / Town
Service Level(10) Local Government
SubjectsAccessible transportation ; Buses ; City buses ; Disabilities ; Mobility services ; Municipal government ; Public transportation ; Subsidies ; Transportation services ; Veterans programs
Service CategoriesBus Fare ~ Adults ~ Functional Disabilities ; Bus Fare ~ Low Income ; Bus Fare ~ Veterans ; Disability Related Transportation ; Local Transit Passes ; Public Transit Authorities