Underpass murals celebrate the Rideau Canal

October 6th, 2016 – New murals were officially showcased today on Queen Elizabeth Drive and Colonel By Drive under the Laurier Avenue…


Angela Hewitt to perform at the Mayor's Gala for the Arts

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson is proud to announce that internationally acclaimed pianist Angela Hewitt is the feature performer at the…


Arts, Culture and Heritage groups create inspirational experiences for 2017

Ottawa – Today the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, announced fourteen projects that will…


Fall for the Arts: Mayor Watson announces the Mayor's Gala for the Arts

Today, Mayor Jim Watson announced the first Mayor's Gala for the Arts, an event to celebrate, support and grow Ottawa’s artistic and…


Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin receives Ottawa's Highest Honour

March 23rd, 2016 - We all carry keys with us:  keys to doors, cars, lockers, you name it — anything we feel is valuable enough to put a…


Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage Investment Program

The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, today announced an investment of $250,000 in a new…


Celebrating its heritage and a new, green future, Lansdowne Park officially opens

Ottawa – After an intensive construction period, Lansdowne has its park. Mayor Jim Watson and Capital Ward Councillor David Chernushenko…


Ottawa musicians invited to submit tunes for #ottmusik

Soon, anyone who is put on hold after dialing the City of Ottawa will hear local music while they wait. This is the goal of #ottmusik, a…


Ottawa to host 2017 Canadian Videogame Awards

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson announced today in an online video that Ottawa will host the Canadian Videogame Awards in 2017. “As Canada’s…


Honouring My Father unveiled at City Hall

Ottawa – In the days that followed the October 22 fatal shooting of Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial, Ottawa artist…