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…


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…


Mayor's Remarks: Budget 2021 Tabling

Good morning everyone. Bonjour tout le monde. Today we table the draft 2021Budget for public input – the City of Ottawa’s 3rd budget in…


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…


Supporting our veterans and their families in our community

A year ago, Council appointed Deputy Mayor Matthew Luloff as City Council’s Liaison for Veteran and Military Issues. As a former member of…


Remembering Corporal Nathan Cirillo

Six years later, the family and loved ones of Cpl Nathan Cirillo remain in the hearts of the people in Ottawa, and across the country.…


Mayor Watson’s preliminary statement following the verdict in the trial of Ottawa Police Constable Daniel Montsion

Ottawa – Today is a challenging and emotional day for our City and for many of our residents. The tragic incident involving Abdirahman…


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…


Inductees announced for the 2020 Order of Ottawa and Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching

Mayor Watson, with members of the selection committee, chose 15 residents to recognize with the 2020 Order of Ottawa, and one to receive…