New signs announce Ottawa’s cycling and pedestrian-friendly status

Ottawa - Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Peter Hume, Chair of the City’s Planning Committee, today unveiled new signs to promote…


New Rideau River crossing to connect Overbrook and Sandy Hill

Ottawa – Ottawa’s reputation as a walking- and cycling-friendly city got another boost today with the start of construction on a new…


Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge opens, significantly improving connectivity for Riverside South and Barrhaven residents

Ottawa – Today, the Harper Government, the Province of Ontario and the City of Ottawa celebrated the opening of the new…


Downtown Moves wins recognition with four awards Primary tabs

Ottawa – Downtown Moves, the plan for how people will move around Ottawa’s downtown core in the future, has won four awards from…


Mayor's Remarks: Stage 2

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Thank you all for coming. I’ve invited you here today to talk about how our city will grow and the fundamental tool…


This morning's tragic accident

As most Ottawa residents know by now, there has been a tragic collision between an OC Transpo bus and a VIA Rail train which occurred at…


City of Ottawa first to receive gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community Award

Ottawa – Today the City of Ottawa had the honour of being the first city in the province to receive the gold-level Bicycle Friendly…


Mayor Watson outlines the year ahead in State of the City Address

Ottawa – Today Mayor Jim Watson delivered his first State of the City Address to members of Council, residents and staff at City Hall. The…


Mayor’s Address on Transit

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Today, I am very pleased to talk about the results of some dedicated work done over the last few months to…