Design revealed for Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility

Ottawa – At an event today, Mayor Jim Watson, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Catherine…


New OTTAWA sign makes the ByWard Market merry and bright!

Ottawa – Deputy Mayor Laura Dudas on behalf of Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Mathieu Fleury and Mr. Michael Crockatt, President and CEO of…


Council approves Budget 2020, increasing support for housing, transit and road safety

Ottawa – City Council today approved Budget 2020, a financial plan that increases investments in public transit, winter maintenance and…


Betty Hope-Gittens receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Betty Hope-Gittens at the…


Kim Steele receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and West Carleton-March Ward Councillor Eli El-Chantiry presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Kim Steele at…


City announces plans to make Ottawa roads safer for all users

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Transportation Committee Chair, Stephen Blais, announced a new plan that, pending Council approval, will…


Dr. Mohd Jamal Alsharif received Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Gloucester-South Nepean Ward Councillor Carol Anne Meehan presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Dr. Mohd Jamal…


Budget 2020 an affordable plan for better mobility, infrastructure and housing

Ottawa – Draft Budget 2020 is a plan for an affordable, economically vibrant city that invests in core public services, closes the…


Mayor Jim Watson's Draft Budget 2020 speech

SPEAKING NOTES Mayor Jim Watson Budget 2020 Tabling A budget that works for Ottawa/you An affordable approach for responsible growth,…


Statement from Mayor Watson and Transit Commission Chair Allan Hubley regarding recent LRT issues

ʺOver the last few weeks, we have been as frustrated as our transit users with the poor performance of LRT and the unreliability of our bus…