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…


Supporting Chief Sloly’s mandate to reform the Ottawa Police Service

Having served on the Ottawa Police Services Board over the last year, I had the privilege of backing significant progress towards reform…


International Women's Day Virtual Celebration

His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa, and Councillor Theresa Kavanagh, Council Liaison for Women and Gender Equity, invite…


City gradually restarting in-person services under Ontario’s Orange-Restrict status

Ottawa – The Province of Ontario is lifting the COVID-19 restrictions and moving Ottawa to Orange-Restrict status, effective Tuesday,…


State of the City Address

I want to start by thanking Elder Claudette Commanda for offering such a thoughtful Algonquin prayer and blessing to guide us in our…


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,…