Ottawa 2017? There’s an app for that!

Download the free Ottawa 2017 App to elevate your experience at events throughout the year  Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim…


Council approves 2017 Budget - improving core services and maintaining two per cent tax commitment

Today, City Council approved the 2017 Budget, focussing on strengthening core municipal services and long-term affordability. The budget…


Zachary Graves receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

December 14, 2016 – Mayor Jim Watson and Knoxdale-Merivale Ward Councillor Keith Egli presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Zachary…


Tim Hortons the Official Coffee of Ottawa 2017

Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are proud to welcome Tim Hortons as the Official Coffee of…


My poem for Mayor Naheed Nenshi - 2016 Grey Cup bet

As tradition would have it, the Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi, and I placed a bet on who would win the 2016 Grey Cup: the Ottawa…


Vehicle testing marks next big milestone for O-Train Confederation Line

Ottawa – A major milestone in the O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) project was celebrated today as the first light rail…


Statement by the Federal National Capital Region Government Caucus, the Ottawa Provincial Government Caucus and the Mayor of the City of Ottawa

A better location for the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital – the former Sir John Carling Building site December 2, 2016 – On Thursday,…


Submissions now open for JUNOfest 2017

JUNO Week’s two-night music festival invites Canadian artists from all genres to apply. TORONTO, ON — The Canadian Academy of Recording…


Debbie Heuchert receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

November 23, 2016 – Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor and West Carleton-March Ward Councillor Eli El-Chantiry presented the Mayor’s City Builder…


Mayor Jim Watson's statement on recent anti-Semitic acts in the City of Ottawa

I am proud to serve as Mayor of a tolerant, progressive and inclusive community. Ottawa is a city of many diverse cultures and beliefs, all…