Ottawa – The City has officially opened an expanded Trim Park and Ride lot in Ottawa’s east end. The project saw an additional 364 spaces added to the current lot.“Adding these spaces was a significant part of Council’s commitment to enhancing our transit services,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “This new Park and Ride facility is an example of how the City is continuously improving residents’ access to transit and shows our commitment to east-end residents.”With the additional spaces, the Trim Park and Ride lot now offers 977 parking spaces.
Ottawa - Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Keith Egli, today paid tribute to the late Howard Darwin at a special ceremony to rename the Merivale Centennial Arena as the Howard Darwin Centennial Arena.“Naming the Howard Darwin Centennial Arena allows us to honour a man that gave so much to his community,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “Howard’s entrepreneurial spirit has benefited all residents, especially sports fans, and his legacy will continue to live on.”
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson today announced two new economic development initiatives at the first annual “State of the Economy” luncheon, presented by the Ottawa Business Journal. Mayor Watson joined representatives from the Conference Board of Canada, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and many industry leaders to discuss the business atmosphere in Ottawa and to outline the City’s economic development priorities.
I want to thank Premier McGuinty for his 22 years of service as MPP for Ottawa South and nine years as Premier.As a former Minister in his government, I can attest to how dedicated he was to serving our community and province. He never forgot his Ottawa roots and as a result our city can point to hundreds of projects that would not have happened without his support: hospitals, schools, infrastructure projects, to name a few.
Ottawa – The City of Ottawa today signalled its interest to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) that it supports, in principle, becoming a host city for a gaming entertainment centre.Ottawa has been identified by the OLG as a possible host city as it seeks to modernize and expand regulated private sector gaming in the province. Council’s expression of interest does not commit the City to a gaming facility or to a site, but it does enable the OLG to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to accept bids from proponents.