Community Services

AccessAbility Day in Ottawa raises awareness of accessible housing

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson was joined by City Manger Kent Kirkpatrick and emcee, Jody Mitic, a runner-up of the first season of Amazing Race Canada, as he proclaimed AccessAbility Day in Ottawa. The opening ceremony at City Hall today marked the beginning of the tenth annual AccessAbility Day event attended by experts, stakeholders and community members.

Rink of Dreams open for skating

Ottawa – Ottawa residents, who are known for embracing and celebrating the benefits of every season, can celebrate the return this week of the City’s most popular outdoor winter attractions: The Rink of Dreams is open again for skating.
Weather permitting, the Rink of Dreams will open daily from 6 a.m.

Carson’s Road housing development celebrates completion

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Mark Taylor, Chair of the Community and Protective Services Committee, Councillor Marianne Wilkinson, Chair of the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCHC) Board of Directors, Ward Councillor Peter Clark, and representatives of OCHC, took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning, to officially recognize the completion of the Carson’s Road affordable housing development.

Free transit all day on Canada Day

Ottawa - OC Transpo is the best option for travelling to Canada Day festivities downtown and across the city, with free service all day on OC Transpo bus routes and Para Transpo. A special holiday schedule will operate on July 1, with additional service during the day and after the fireworks.

Thousands of free Park & Ride spaces

Photo submission project to be featured at Mayor’s Youth Summit

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Mathieu Fleury will be joined by a representative from Children and Youth Friendly Ottawa (CAYFO) and other community partners to announce the launch of a photo submission project as part of the upcoming Mayor’s Youth Summit.

The event will also feature the unveiling of the Mayor’s Youth Summit campaign visual identity.

Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Photo opportunity at 1:40 p.m.
Location: Operation Come Home,
150 Gloucester Street

City opens sledge hockey-accessible arena in Stittsville

Ottawa – An official puck drop with Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Mark Taylor, Chair of the Community and Protective Services Committee, Stittsville Ward Councillor Shad Qadri and members of the local hockey community marked the grand opening today of Goulbourn Recreation Complex’s Arena B, which is a NHL-sized ice surface that was built to meet new provisions of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act for sledge hockey.