Budget 2017 Speech

Budget 2017- An affordable and caring City   Last June, Council directed that I work with our new City Manager, Steve Kanellakos, to…


Building a Caring and Affordable City

Ottawa – Earlier today, City Council tabled a balanced budget. Draft Budget 2017 is affordable, fiscally responsible and has a balanced…


The magnificence of the Chaudière Falls and its Indigenous heritage to be showcased in 2017

Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to announce a Signature Event…


Mayor Watson’s statement on the NHL Heritage Classic

Ottawa – In response to the news that Parliament Hill will not be able to accommodate an NHL Heritage Classic in 2017, I want to thank the…


Call to musicians, promoters and music entrepreneurs for 2017JUNO Host Committee projects

New funding program announced Ottawa – The 2017 JUNO Awards Host Committee and the Ottawa 2017 Bureau are pleased to announce an investment…


City preserving historic Dickinson Square in the Village of Manotick

Ottawa – The Manotick Mill Quarter Community Development Corporation, which was established by the City of Ottawa to save and redevelop key…


Youth Ambassadors from across Canada to share their Ottawa 2017 experiences

Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to announce a partnership with…


Sky Lounge tickets go on sale Friday

Ottawa 2017 partners with Andaz’s feast + revel to bring fine dining to new heights Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson,…


Canada was named the number 1 country to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet

I’m very proud to see that Canada was named the number 1 country to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet. With Canada’s sesquicentennial…