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Category: Economic Development

Canada in One City: sharing Ottawa’s stories with the world

Brand content playbooks now available for local marketers, communicators, and storytellers OTTAWA, June 14, 2019 — Following an event today hosted by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson to announce that Ottawa has reached the milestone of one million residents, Ottawa Tourism launched CanadaInOneCity.ca to share a new approach toward presenting Ottawa on the world stage, and to encourage people to enter a photo contest showcasing Ottawa’s dynamism. Since 2017, Ottawa Tourism and the City of Ottawa…
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City presents plans for future improvements on Sparks Street

Mayor Jim Watson, Tobi Nussbaum, CEO, National Capital Commission, and Councillor Mathieu Fleury today joined City staff for an update on the Sparks Street Public Realm Plan. Staff presented a refined vision and strategic design directions to guide future improvements on the pedestrian mall. In 2018, the City opened a storefront at 79 Sparks Street to collaborate with partners and the public to create a cohesive plan for the future of Sparks Street’s public realm. Over the past…
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Amazon to Create More than 600 Full-Time Jobs in Ottawa

NEWS PROVIDED BY Amazon Canada New facility marks eighth fulfillment centre in Canada SEATTLE, July 10, 2018 /CNW/ – Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans for a new fulfillment centre in Ottawa, Ontario’s eastern suburb of Orléans. The 1-million square foot customer fulfillment facility is Amazon’s fifth in Ontario, creating more than 600 full-time jobs with benefits starting on day one. Amazon currently employs more than 2,000 full-time associates at its existing Ontario facilities in Brampton, Mississauga, and Milton. “Ontario continues to be a great place for Amazon to do…
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City plans to expand and secure service for local restaurants

Ottawa – Opening a new restaurant is a lot of work. That’s why the City of Ottawa created the Business Ambassador Service (BAS) as a pilot project in 2013 to help restaurant owners get their new businesses up and running. In 2014, the BAS was nominated nationally for a Golden Scissors Award by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) for municipal excellence in “cutting the red tape” for business owners. Clients using the BAS…
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Ottawa launches Canada’s first on-street test of an Autonomous Vehicle

Ottawa – Ottawa is the first Canadian city to launch testing of an on-street autonomous vehicle (AV) communicating with live City infrastructure. Until now, testing of AVs in Canada has been done in closed, segregated areas. By partnering with BlackBerry QNX and its Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC), Ottawa now has the facilities and technology to further the advancement of driverless car testing on active public streets. Mayor Jim Watson celebrated this milestone with partners…
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