City Council Update - July 7, 2021

City Council today approved a vision, guiding principles and goals for its plan to manage Ottawa’s solid waste over the next 30 years. The…


City reaches key milestone in development of Solid Waste Master Plan

The City has reached a key milestone in the second phase of its Solid Waste Master Plan, a 30-year plan that will guide how it manages…


The Canada Infrastructure Bank commits up to $400 million in the City of Ottawa’s historic 450 zero-emission bus expansion

Largest-ever single increase in zero-emission buses for public transit in Canada    Canadian municipalities are leaders in taking…


The path to a greener city

As we’re starting to get a glimpse of a return to normal life in Ottawa, the warm days of spring remind us that the climate is not what it…


City makes progress on green bin use, waste diversion

The City’s Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management today heard that recent policy changes to the green…


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…


Cleaner Ottawa River, less basement flooding: Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel now operating

At a ceremony today, the City celebrated the official start of operations of the Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel, a major investment to…


Expanded Green Bin Program would provide better service for residents

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa’s Green Bin Program could expand under a revised contract with Orgaworld Canada Ltd., according to a report…


Government funding supports a cleaner and healthier Ottawa River

Ottawa, Ontario— Infrastructure investments are vital to creating jobs, strengthening the middle class and building more inclusive and…


New signs announce Ottawa’s cycling and pedestrian-friendly status

Ottawa - Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Peter Hume, Chair of the City’s Planning Committee, today unveiled new signs to promote…