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…


Mayor Watson announces transit pass for low income residents

Ottawa — Today, Mayor Jim Watson, along with the Chair of the Transit Commission Councillor Stephen Blais, announced that a low income…


Red-light cameras being installed at locations across the city

October 3, 2016 – Today, Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Keith Egli, Chair of the City’s Transportation Committee, and Orléans Councillor Bob…


New Federal Homelessness Funding Available for Municipalities

News release from Municipal Advocacy Solutions. September 30, 2016 --- Housing has been in the news a lot lately. Whether it is high home…


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…


Mayor Jim Watson calls for increased protection measures for cyclists and pedestrians

Ottawa – On September 22, Mayor Jim Watson wrote to the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, to request that further…


Ottawa 2017 Honoured with Prestigious International Awards

September 26th, 2016 – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are thrilled to have received…


Giuseppe Nicastro receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

September 28, 2016 – Mayor Jim Watson and River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Giuseppe…


Full year of sesquicentennial celebrations in Ottawa to kick off with the lighting of an eye-catching cauldron on New Year’s Eve

September 22nd, 2016 – With just over 100 days to go until Canada’s 150th birthday year, the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in…