Ottawa - Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Katherine Hobbs presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Catherine Burns today for her outstanding contribution to culture in Ottawa through her work as a founder and builder of the traditional-song and contra dance community over the past 25 years.
Ottawa – Downtown Moves, the plan for how people will move around Ottawa’s downtown core in the future, has won four awards from national, international and regional planning associations.“We are building a better city, creating practical transportation links and enhancing the public spaces for our residents and their families, block by block,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “I congratulate the Transportation Committee and Planning and Growth Management staff for their work on this successful project.”
Ottawa – To help promote Ottawa’s big plans for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations, the City will be adding Ottawa 2017 decals to City vehicles and will be partnering with local artists to paint murals across the city.
Ottawa – This morning, Mayor Jim Watson provided a Confederation Line economic update, announcing that the value of contracts committed to local firms is now over $360 million. The Mayor also announced, as the downtown tunnel approaches the 50% completion mark later this summer, the majority of all contractors working on the project are from within the Ottawa region.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson joined Ward Councillor Peter Clark (Rideau-Rockcliffe) to mark the beginning of the assembly of the Coventry Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge. The bridge will be a key community improvement for residents of Alta Vista, Rideau-Rockcliffe and Overbrook, VIA Rail travellers, and event attendees at the Ottawa Stadium.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Jan Harder presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Mrs. Doreen Lebano today for her outstanding contributions to public health as the event founder for the Barrhaven Lions Club’s annual Mother & Daughter Gala Dinner, which raises funds for cancer patient care at the Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH).
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Keith Egli presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Citizens for Safe Cycling (CfSC) today in recognition of the volunteer organization’s outstanding contributions to public safety over the past 30 years. CfSC president Mr. Hans Moor accepted the honour on behalf of the organization.