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…


Mayor Watson unveils package of measures to help small businesses and special events rebound after the pandemic

OTTAWA – Mayor Jim Watson announced today a series of measures that will help small businesses and many economic development partners…


Canada to Host 2026 IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships for Men and Women in Ottawa

**Media release from Wheelchair Basketball Canada** (OTTAWA, ONT.) Today, as the world marks International Day for Persons with…


Small Business Week in Ottawa

Proudly proclaiming October 18-24 as #SmallBusinessWeek in #Ottawa! Let's celebrate the foundation of our regional economy and support…


Elgin Street Renewal Video

I am so excited to celebrate the completion of Elgin Street, a pedestrian destination with wider sidewalks, beautiful landscaping, buried…


Supporting small businesses through the fall

This summer in the nation’s capital has been much different than in years past – one that has presented Ottawans with the most significant…


Cities need federal support to partner in economic recovery efforts

We’re almost three months into the global COVID-19 pandemic and the depth of this crisis is greater in its economic scope and impact than…


City releases toolkit to help businesses reopen safely

The City of Ottawa has developed a business reopening toolkit, in consultation with Ottawa Public Health, to help businesses answer…


Ottawa’s economic mission to the Netherlands generates tourism and business opportunities

Ottawa – Ottawa’s economic mission to the Netherlands, with Mayor Jim Watson and a delegation of 20 business and tourism leaders, forged…