Category Archives: News

City Council approves 2015 budget

City Council today approved the 2015 Operating and Capital Budgets, limiting the total residential property tax increase to 2 per cent, while moving ahead with significant city-building projects such as Light Rail Transit, Arts Court, and the Bayview Innovation Centre. “This budget was designed to ensure Ottawa maintains momentum on the major initiatives already well […]

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NCC–City Working Group achieves breakthrough agreement for the alignment of the western light rail transit extension

A Working Group comprised of representatives from the National Capital Commission (NCC) and the City of Ottawa has reached an agreement in principle that would allow the City’s western light rail transit (LRT) extension to be fully buried under the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. This integrated solution meets the NCC’s conditions and the City […]

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New Trains improve O-Train Trillium Line service

Ottawa residents can now take advantage of more comfortable, convenient and reliable transit service on OC Transpo’s O-Train Trillium Line. “Today is yet another milestone in Ottawa’s transit history,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “The completion of the O-Train Trillium Line Expansion project demonstrates our City’s continued commitment to providing safe, reliable and efficient transit service. […]

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Rideau River ice breaking underway

Ice breaking operations on the Rideau River began on February 9th between Rideau Falls and Hog’s Back. Blasting will follow starting on March 7, 2015. The City, in partnership with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, undertakes ice breaking operations each year to alleviate possible spring flooding in flood-prone areas when water flow is at it’s […]

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Family Day schedule changes

The City of Ottawa would like to remind residents of the following schedule changes for Family Day, Monday, February 16. Recreation services: Sens Rink of Dreams, located on Marion Dewar Plaza at Ottawa City Hall, is open daily from 6 a.m. to11 p.m. The heated changing facility is open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 […]

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