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…


Council Update: Mayor Watson delivers 2020 State of the City address

Ottawa – At the first City Council meeting of the year, Mayor Watson delivered his annual State of the City address, highlighting key City…


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Knoxdale-Merivale Ward Councillor Keith Egli presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Susan Ingram,…


2020 State of the City Address

I want to start by thanking Elder Claudette Commanda – the youngest elder I’ve ever met – for being here today to offer that wonderful…


Design revealed for Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility

Ottawa – At an event today, Mayor Jim Watson, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Catherine…