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Greg Thurlow receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Osgoode Councillor George Darouze presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Greg Thurlow at City Council today, in recognition of his volunteering and community service. Greg Thurlow has been a true community builder in Osgoode for the past decade. Mr. Thurlow has been a member of the Osgoode Village Community Association for seven years, including two as its president. During this time, he helped organize the annual Santa Claus parade and…
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2019 State of the City Address

With another eventful and productive year under our belt, the State of the City Address presents us with the opportunity to look back on what we have accomplished as a City. But the beginning of a new Term of Council is a particular occasion to take a forward-looking view and acknowledge the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead for our city. And there are a number of important projects waiting for us this term: the…
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Elgin Street – Let’s support our businesses!

As you know, the Elgin Street Renewal project officially began yesterday. This project includes a road closure of Elgin Street from Somerset to Catherine streets for this first phase of construction. While the street may be closed to vehicular traffic, Elgin is walkable and central, so it’s easy to continue to visit your favourite restaurants, shops and services in the heart of Centretown.  I’m excited to share that businesses along Elgin Street have come together…
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Mayor Jim Watson opens Kaleidoscope exhibit

Mayor Jim Watson opened an exhibit at the City Hall Art Gallery today, featuring the latest additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection. The exhibition, entitled Kaleidoscope: 2018 Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection, is on display at the City Hall Art Gallery between December 6, 2018 and January 30, 2019.  The exhibition features 68 artworks representing 43 artists. Nineteen of these artists are new to the Collection.  The kaleidoscope was selected…
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Ali Tejpar receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Rideau-Vanier Councillor Mathieu Fleury presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Ali Tejpar at City Council today, in recognition of his leadership in youth engagement and his community service. A member of the Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee since 2017, Mr. Tejpar was instrumental in launching Ottawa’s first Mayor for a Day contest in 2018. Working closely with Mayor Watson and his office, Mr. Tejpar developed the contest to engage Ottawa students…
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