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…


New Year, Fresh Start

2020 was quite the year. We turned the page on a new decade, learning from past challenges and building on our many successes as a city.…


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,…


Mayor's Remarks: Budget 2021 Consideration

Good morning everyone. Bonjour tout le monde.   Budget 2021 is a responsible and progressive budget that strikes a balance between…


Canada to Host 2026 IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships for Men and Women in Ottawa

**Media release from Wheelchair Basketball Canada** (OTTAWA, ONT.) Today, as the world marks International Day for Persons with…


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…