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City proposes plan to spark urban renewal and economic growth in Vanier

Ottawa –  The City of Ottawa has developed a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for Montreal Road, between North River Road and the Aviation Parkway in Vanier. Pending Council approval, the proposed plan would stimulate urban renewal and economic development, helping to revitalize the community. The City collaborated with Quartier Vanier BIA and worked closely with local business and property owners to establish the CIP. The result is an innovative approach that will have a significant[…]

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Statement by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson following today’s tabling of the Government of Canada’s 2019 Budget

ʺToday’s budget builds on the federal government’s previous commitment to working with municipalities to deliver positive and significant outcomes for residents in the areas of infrastructure, affordable housing, transit and the environment. Continued infrastructure investments are crucial. In particular, a long-term, predictable and permanent public transit fund is essential to providing stability and facilitating long-term city-building. I am extremely pleased with the one time doubling of the federal gas tax funds. This will mean an[…]

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City launches the development of its Women and Gender Equity Strategy

Ottawa – At the Mayor’s annual International Women’s Day breakfast, Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Theresa Kavanagh, Council’s first Liaison for Women and Gender Equity, launched the City’s Women and Gender Equity Strategy. The Strategy will be developed for Council to implement in 2020. The City will be holding a public forum within the next six months to solicit resident feedback and ideas relating to women’s issues and gender equity. The 2019 budget has allocated[…]

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