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 Ottawa – Another season of skating on the Rink of Dreams officially took flight today with a flag raising ceremony hosted by Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Mark Taylor, Chair of Community and Protective Services Committee. Cyril Leeder, president of Ottawa Senators Sports and Entertainment, and Spartacat, the Ottawa Senators mascot, were also on hand to raise the green flag that flies beside the Rink of Dreams every day the rink is open for public skating. “The Rink of Dreams has become an integral part of the downtown Ottawa experi
Ottawa ‑ A report to be considered by the Finance and Economic Development Committee on December 3 and by City Council on December 11 recommends establishment of a new non-profit corporation to oversee the development and operation of an Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards and a roadmap that would see the first phase open as early as 2016.
Ottawa – Council today approved five key master plans that will guide the City’s future land development and the growth of Ottawa’s transportation system. Council approved an updated Official Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Pedestrian Plan and Cycling Plan that were created in consultation with the public throughout 2013 during the Building a Liveable Ottawa initiative. These plans set the vision for Ottawa’s future growth to 2031.
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.
Ottawa - Mayor Jim Watson inducted 15 of Ottawa’s most outstanding residents into the Order of Ottawa during a ceremony this evening at Ottawa City Hall.Those inducted by Mayor Watson into the Order of Ottawa are: Dr. Caroline Andrew, Rob Ashe, Dr. Barry Bruce, Janet Bruce, Pierre de Blois, Roberta Della-Picca, Raymond Desjardins, Patrick Dion, Antonello Diteodoro, Ginette Gratton, Scott Heggart, Peter Honeywell, Mark Monahan, Carl Nicholson, and Pinchas Zuckerman.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson today announced the 15 residents who will be inducted into the Order of Ottawa during a formal ceremony at City Hall on November 21.This prestigious civic award was established in 2012 by the Mayor and Members of City Council. This year’s recipients of the Order of Ottawa were chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of the Mayor, City Clerk and Solicitor, Chief of Police, Chief of Protocol, City Archivist, and the Chief Executive Officer of Library Services.
Ottawa - The City of Ottawa received a silver-level designation as a walk-friendly city by WALK Friendly Ontario – which is a recognition program that encourages municipalities to create and improve spaces and places to walk.This silver-level designation is the highest level awarded so far by the program – with only Ottawa and Hamilton receiving those honours.

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