New short-term rental by-law designed to help address housing shortage and community nuisances

City Council today approved new regulations to govern short-term rentals across Ottawa over the next three years. The new Short-term Rental…


Pre-registration begins Monday for pregnant individuals

Beginning Monday, April 26 at 2pm, pregnant individuals will be able to pre-register for a vaccine appointment. These individuals, as well…


OP-ED "The Mayors: High-frequency rail service from Québec City to Toronto is a sustainable economic recovery project"

*OTTAWA CITIZEN* As mayors of the largest economic centres in Ontario and Quebec, we call unanimously on the federal government to invest…


Ontario Strengthens Enforcement of Stay-at-Home Order

*NEWS RELEASE - PROPERTY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO* FOR THE CITY'S PRESS CONFERENCE: COVID-19: Update / Media Availability — 2021/04/16…


Have fun, stay active, and be COVIDwise in our parks

One of the essential allowances in the stay-at-home order is exercising outdoors, which contributes to everyone’s overall physical and…


Mayor Watson’s statement following Premier Ford’s announcement of a four-week Stay-At-Home Order

*Sent on April 7* “Today’s announcement by the Government of Ontario to impose a 28-day Stay-At-Home Order was undoubtedly a difficult, yet…


The Office of Mayor Jim Watson is currently accepting applications for a summer student position

The ideal candidate for Special Assistant:  Is highly organized, motivated, punctual, and able to work well under pressure; Has strong…


Shutdown status: City suspends indoor and outdoor recreation activities and some in-person services

The move to Shutdown status across the province will temporarily close City-managed recreation and cultural facilities for most indoor…