OC Transpo unveils Ottawa’s first battery-electric buses

Residents will soon see a new type of bus rolling down Ottawa’s streets. Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Allan Hubley, Chair of the Transit…


City’s in-house waste collection delivers budget surplus

Council heard today that the City’s in-house waste collection delivered a budget surplus of $2.6 million between June 1, 2020 and May 31,…


Over two million trees planted in Green Acres program

The City’s Green Acres Reforestation Program reached a major milestone this year, with the planting of the two millionth tree. The program…


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…