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…


PROVINCIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Ontario Outlines Steps to Cautiously and Gradually Ease Public Health Measures

ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO: With key public health and health care indicators starting to show signs of improvement, the…


City prepares Residential Vacant Unit Tax for 2023

The City is planning to implement a Residential Vacant Unit Tax (VUT) in 2023 based upon the occupancy status of a residential property.…


New COVID-19 vaccination options for prioritized Ottawa populations and occupations

Ottawa Public Heath is implementing new vaccination options to increase the ease and availability of receiving a vaccine for prioritized…


City in-person counter services suspended or altered due to Omicron surge

The City will temporarily suspend its in-person counter services and move to online services, effective Thursday, January 6, due to the…


City suspends indoor recreation and cultural activities and event rentals

Following the Province of Ontario modified Stage Two restrictions, the City will temporarily close its recreation and cultural facilities,…


Help shape the City’s first Anti-Racism Strategy

This year, the City of Ottawa will develop its first Anti-Racism Strategy, which will include strategic actions, key performance indicators…


Ottawa Public Health announces capacity limits and additional public health measures

Ottawa Public Health announced today that, in response to rapidly increasing transmission of COVID-19 in Ottawa and the increased…


A message from Mayor Jim Watson

As I was awaiting the results of the 2018 election about three years ago, I made my decision – even before I knew the results – that if I…


Council approves the City’s 2022 budget, with focus on affordability

Council approved the City’s 2022 budget today, ensuring the City can continue to deliver essential services while still advancing Council…