#Ottawa4FortMac raised $ 128 580 for Fort McMurray relief efforts

On June 8, Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa Senators player Chris Phillips hosted #Ottawa4FortMac, a western themed fundraiser in support of the…


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…


Downtown Ottawa is open for business with free special bus service and free two-hour parking

This weekend, Rideau-Vanier Councillor Mathieu Fleury and I encourage you to to spend some time in downtown Rideau and in the ByWard Market…


The 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017: A Year of Celebrations You Won’t Want to Miss!

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced funding of $5 million to Ottawa 2017 (Celebrations Ottawa…


My message in the wake of the Orlando tragedy

It was with great sadness that I learned this morning of the horrible tragedy that happened in a nightclub in Orlando overnight, where the…


Historic transit win for Ottawa residents

On June 3, the Province of Ontario announced an investment of $1 billion towards the City’s Stage 2 LRT initiative, plus 50 per cent of the…


Ontario Committing More Than $1 Billion for Stage 2 LRT in Ottawa

Today, the Province of Ontario announced more than $1 billion in funding towards the City of Ottawa's Stage 2 LRT expansion project. This…


Ottawa 2017 welcomes Bell as Premier Partner, announces La Machine – a North American first coming to Ottawa

I am proud to announce that Bell is joining Ottawa 2017 at a Premier Partner and as the Official Media Partner for Canada’s 150th…