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…


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…


City Council approves new vehicle-for-hire regulations

With the approval of new vehicle-for-hire regulations by City Council today, Ottawa has become one of the first Canadian jurisdictions to…


Celebrating its heritage and a new, green future, Lansdowne Park officially opens

Ottawa – After an intensive construction period, Lansdowne has its park. Mayor Jim Watson and Capital Ward Councillor David Chernushenko…


Draft Budget 2015 maintains momentum on key city-building projects

Ottawa – Ottawa City Council today received and tabled its first draft budget of its term, which seeks to maintain the momentum of…


Mayor’s Remarks: Federation of Citizens Associations of Ottawa 25th Anniversary AGM

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. It’s my pleasure to be here today at the Federation of Citizens Associations of Ottawa annual general…


City of Ottawa salutes service personnel during National Veterans’ Week

Ottawa – National Veterans’ Week, November 5 to 11, affords Ottawa residents the opportunity to recognize the contributions made by local…


3rd Annual Meeting of the Alliance to End Homelessness: Address by Mayor Jim Watson


CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** It’s a pleasure to be here with you this morning I see a lot of familiar faces and good friends, many of whom I…