Can you dig it? City to consider growing more community gardens

OTTAWA – Mayor Jim Watson today announced a proposal to allow for the creation of up to 20 new community gardens over the next four years.…


Tourism In Your City

With summer upon us, Ottawa has sprung to life with innumerable festivals, events and attractions that take place city-wide. Ottawa is not…


City of Ottawa and partners launch Stage 2 LRT funding request

Stage 2 LRT - Mayor's Message from Ottawa Light Rail on Vimeo.   Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Council members, and representatives from…


Ottawa 2017 Poster Contest

With Canada’s 150th birthday fast approaching, we would like to invite students in Grades 1-12 from across the city to participate in a…


Dr. Safaa Fouda receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa –Mayor Jim Watson and Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Councillor Tim Tierney presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award today to Dr. Safaa…


Mayor’s City Builder Award - Kerry MacLean

Mayor Jim Watson, along with Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Councillor Tim Tierney, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Kerry…


2015 Budget Speech

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Good morning. It is my pleasure to provide some remarks as we table our first budget of the term. To begin, I…


Mayor Watson looks ahead to a “Year of Momentum” in 2015 State of the City address

OTTAWA – At the first City Council meeting of the year today, Mayor Jim Watson provided a look ahead to significant projects and milestones…


2013 – “A Year of Action”

2013 – “A Year of Action” Ottawa – In this morning’s State of the City address, Mayor Jim Watson laid out priorities for the upcoming year,…


Inaugural Address

It is with the deepest gratitude and humility that I stand before you today From Cumberland to Constance Bay…From Hintonburg to Osgoode and…