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City of Ottawa and TransitNEXT reach financial close on Stage 2 Trillium Line south extension

Ottawa – Today, the City of Ottawa and TransitNEXT reached financial close on the Stage 2 Trillium Line south extension. This milestone was achieved following the execution of the transfer payment agreements with both the federal and provincial governments earlier this week, securing a total $2.366 billion contribution to Ottawa’s Stage 2 LRT Project. Stage 2 will extend the O-Train network farther south, east, and west, adding approximately 44 kilometres of new rail and 24…
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Trend Arlington Community Association receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Knoxdale-Merivale Councillor Keith Egli presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to representatives of the Trend Arlington Community Association at City Council today, in recognition of their work and support for the community following a tornado on September 21, 2018. One of six tornadoes in the region that day touched down in the Trend Arlington community, causing a significant amount of damage in Arlington Woods. City inspectors issued more than 100 unsafe…
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Ontario Government Announces Investment in Ottawa LRT

OTTAWA — Ontario’s government is working for the people to make commutes shorter, relieve congestion and build better transit faster. Today, Premier Doug Ford and Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation, announced that the Ontario government will provide the City of Ottawa with a maximum of $1.208 billion to build the Ottawa Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.  “Building a quality transit system is a big step forward in making sure Ottawa is open for…
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City celebrates MIFO at the 13th Annual Francophone RendezVous with the Mayor

Ottawa –  The City celebrated today the 40th anniversary of the Mouvement d’implication francophone d’Orléans (MIFO) today at the 13th Annual Francophone RendezVous with the Mayor. While pursuing its mission of promoting francophone culture and providing educational, artistic and community activities and services to residents of Orléans and Ottawa, MIFO has become the largest Franco-Ontarian Cultural Centre. MIFO was borne out of a project by high school students at École secondaire catholique Garneau in 1978…
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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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