COVID-19 Update

With more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Ottawa, including confirmation of community spread, we are urging that everyone either practice…


Mayor Watson’s statement following Ottawa’s first death related to COVID-19

“First and foremost, I would like to offer my most sincere condolences to the family of the resident who has passed away today. This is…


Ottawa City Council: March 25, 2020 - Mayor's Opening Remarks

"Good morning. I want to thank everyone for joining us today for City Council’s first virtual meeting. I want to recognize residents,…


COVID-19: Ottawa and Gatineau ask their residents to limit their interprovincial travel to essential trips

Earlier this morning, I sent a joint public service announcement with the Mayor of Gatineau, Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin: Ottawa and Gatineau…


UPDATE: COVID-19

Ottawa Public Health has become aware of a second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Ottawa. This case is unrelated to the first case confirmed…


UPDATE: COVID-19 in Ottawa

I've received the following letter from Dr. Vera Etches, the City of Ottawa's Chief Medical Officer of Health: Dear Mayor Watson and…


Tom Marcantonio receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Bay Ward Councillor Theresa Kavanagh presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Tom Marcantonio at the start…


Jennifer Cook Baniczky receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward Councillor Rawlson King presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Jennifer Cook…


La Maison de la Francophonie d'Ottawa ouvre ses portes!

OTTAWA, le 31 janvier 2020 – C’est devant un impressionnant parterre de plus de 650 invités et dans une ambiance des plus festives que la…