2017 - From Ottawa the old to Ottawa the Bold

It was nearly six years ago, during my State of the City address in January 2012, that I announced the creation of the City of Ottawa’s…


City Council approves Budget 2018, keeping its 2% tax cap commitment to Ottawa residents

Today, City Council approved a balanced, affordable and progressive Budget 2018. The City’s 2018 operating budget will be $3.4 billion and…


Ottawa 2017 Volunteers receive Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, with Councillors Mathieu Fleury and Jean Cloutier, recognized the Ottawa 2017 Volunteers at today’s City Council…


Senator Murray Sinclair receives the Key to the City

Ottawa – This evening, Mayor Jim Watson presented the Key to the City to the Honourable Murray Sinclair, Senator, at a ceremony at City…


Don Winchester receives the Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson, Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder, and Gloucester-South Nepean Councillor Michael Qaqish presented the Mayor’s City Builder…


Get your (video) game on, Ottawa!

Ottawa – Ottawa 2017 and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are excited to launch the Canadian Videogame…


Order of Ottawa inductees and Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching recipient announced for 2017

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson today announced the 17 residents who will be inducted into the Order of Ottawa this year, as well as the 2017…


Rabbi Cantor Daniel Benlolo receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Jeff Leiper presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Rabbi Cantor Daniel Benlolo at…


Mayor’s Budget 2018 Remarks

Balanced, Affordable and Progressive: Budget 2018  Check against delivery  Every fall I look forward to the opportunity to speak to Council…


City Manager's update on Long-Term Care

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide an update to the Mayor and Members of Council of the work underway to address recent incidents…