Annaka Boucher receives certificate of bravery from City

August 31, 2016 – Mayor Jim Watson and Innes Ward Councillor Jody Mitic presented 13-year-old Annaka Boucher with a Commendation for…


Frances and Ronald MacDonell receive Mayor’s City Builder Award

August 31, 2016 – Mayor Jim Watson and Osgoode Councillor George Darouze presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Frances and Ronald…


More than 250 people housed as part of City’s Housing First initiative

Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Diane Deans, Chair of the Community and Protective Services Committee, held a community celebration at City…


Join me in celebrating Olympic Gold Medallist Erica Wiebe

Dear Residents, This week I had the privilege of joining countless members of our community in welcoming home Olympic gold-medal winner and…


Councillor Mark Taylor to serve as Mayor’s Special Liaison on Housing and Homelessness

  August 24th, 2016 – Mayor Jim Watson has designated Councillor Mark Taylor to serve as Special Liaison on Housing and Homelessness…


New federal-provincial funding agreement makes 57 public transit projects possible in Ottawa

The governments of Canada and Ontario, as well as municipalities across Ontario are making investments that will help create jobs and grow…


LED lights are saving the City energy and money

The City of Ottawa is in the process of converting 58,000 streetlights to Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology, an initiative that, upon…


Mayor Watson announces Cher and many more high-profile world leaders & celebrities attending 2016 One Young World Summit

Opening Ceremony to take place on Parliament Hill Ottawa, ON – Today, Mayor Jim Watson announced the high-profile names of world leaders…


Mayor Jim Watson's statement on the passing of the Hon. Mauril Bélanger, M.P. for Ottawa-Vanier

I was deeply saddened to hear of Mauril Bélanger’s passing. I have had the privilege of meeting Mauril on many occasions, both as a Member…


Ottawa International Airport becomes Official Supporter of Ottawa 2017 celebrations

Major gateway to the city will be decked out in festive pageantry Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration…