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…


Interfaith service to mark COVID-19 anniversary

On the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 death in Ottawa, Mayor Jim Watson hosted an interfaith service to honour all City of…


All residents 75 and over can now book to receive a COVID-19 vaccination

Starting today, all Ottawa residents age 75 and over (born in or before 1946) can begin booking appointments to receive the COVID-19…


Red-Control status mostly impacts capacities for City’s indoor recreation services

As Ottawa transitions to the provincial Red-Control status, the City will continue to offer many of the same recreation services with…


All residents 80 and older can now receive a COVID-19 vaccination

Beginning today, all Ottawa residents age 80 and over can begin booking appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There are two options…


City updates how Province’s stay-at-home measures will impact some in-person services and facilities

The City of Ottawa has clarified how the Province of Ontario’s new stay-at-home measures will alter public access to some of its…


City’s new Virtual Arts and Recreation Centre opens its door to fitness, creative arts, and special interests right into your home

Ottawa – The City’s new Virtual Arts and Recreation Centre opens opportunities to get fit, learn a new language, recipe or instrument, or…


Mayor Watson's response to today's provincial announcement

Good afternoon everyone. Bonjour à tous. Today’s provincial announcement has completely blindsided Ottawa residents and small businesses,…


COVID-19 assessment centres opening at the National Arts Centre and McNabb Community Centre

To better meet the needs of Ottawa’s downtown core, two COVID-19 assessment centres will open at the National Arts Centre (NAC) parking…


Letter from Dr. Vera Etches to Mayor Watson: Public Health Recommendations

I am writing to recommend a new approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, to protect the health of the population of Ottawa. The current harms to…