Provincial Election Survey: LRT Stage 3 commitments

LETTER FROM MAYOR JIM WATSON (sent on May 13, 2022) Dear party leaders and candidates in Nepean, Carleton and Kanata-Carleton, The fact…


Parking availability and restrictions during Rolling Thunder event

As announced Tuesday, the Ottawa Police Service, with the support of the City of Ottawa, has created a motor vehicle exclusion zone in the…


City marks progress on Stage 2 East Extension with start of track installation

Today, Mayor Jim Watson and Transit Commission Chair Allan Hubley joined the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board, on…


City of Ottawa and Government of Canada break ground for multi-use pathway on Chief William Commanda Bridge

Today, Mayor Jim Watson hosted a ground-breaking event to mark the official start of construction on the Chief William Commanda Bridge, to…


OC Transpo unveils Ottawa’s first battery-electric buses

Residents will soon see a new type of bus rolling down Ottawa’s streets. Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Allan Hubley, Chair of the Transit…


City celebrates official opening of Campeau Drive extension

The City officially opened the extension of Campeau Drive today after the two-year construction project was completed earlier than…


City Council Update - July 7, 2021

City Council today approved a vision, guiding principles and goals for its plan to manage Ottawa’s solid waste over the next 30 years. The…


The Canada Infrastructure Bank commits up to $400 million in the City of Ottawa’s historic 450 zero-emission bus expansion

Largest-ever single increase in zero-emission buses for public transit in Canada    Canadian municipalities are leaders in taking…


OP-ED "The Mayors: High-frequency rail service from Québec City to Toronto is a sustainable economic recovery project"

*OTTAWA CITIZEN* As mayors of the largest economic centres in Ontario and Quebec, we call unanimously on the federal government to invest…


Elgin Street Renewal Video

I am so excited to celebrate the completion of Elgin Street, a pedestrian destination with wider sidewalks, beautiful landscaping, buried…