Government COVID-19 support programs & resources for small businesses

CITY OF OTTAWA Economic support and recovery Resources for businesses and workers   PROVINCE OF ONTARIO For a full overview of…


City approves new Official Plan

Yesterday, Council approved a new Official Plan for Ottawa – the City’s most comprehensive planning document. It marks the first time that…


Seven ways you can support Ottawa’s small businesses

No matter how you measure it, Ottawa’s small businesses are a huge part of the local economy. An estimated 28,000 businesses in Ottawa have…


Committee moves to give farmers more opportunity to diversify

The City’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee today approved changes to several City regulations that would enable farmers to…


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…