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City Budget 2017

This year the City of Ottawa has introduced an interactive tool to inform residents about the budget and express their views on how tax dollars shoud be spent. Have your say here:

TreeFest Ottawa

TreeFest Ottawa is a free outdoor festival, located in Brewer Park around the restored Brewer Pond, to celebrate trees and our urban forest. Activities include a photography exhibit, food/drink vendors, workshops, displays by community groups, and guided tree walks.

Saturdays - September 10 to October 15, 2016 10am - 5pm 


Federal Funding for the Fifth Avenue-Clegg Street Bridge

catherine mckenna bridge funding announcementOn August 23rd 2016 Catherine McKenna revealed a commitment of federal funds for several Ottawa infastructure projects, including $10.5 million towards a footbridge linking the Glebe with Old Ottawa East and Old Ottawa South. The City has been studying the new crossing of the canal and trying to fast-track construction since the success of similar pedestrian/cyclist links such as the Corkstown & Adàwe bridges.  


The Company of Adventurers Presents Romeo & Juliet September 2016

Ancient feuds, warring families, arranged marriages. Two young lovers are caught up in the injustice of it all. The stars are not aligned in their favour. Who or what is to blame? A pair of fiery street fighters who despise the word peace? A friar’s mysterious sleeping potion? A crucial letter that goes undelivered? A disreputable apothecary? A meddling nurse? So many secrets! When others intervene with clever plans, the plot unravels. Doomed from the beginning, Romeo and Juliet believe that love conquers all… even death.


House of PainT Festival: Aug. 25-28, 2016

More than 200 graffiti artists, urban dancers, hip hop artists, and DJs of all levels will gather underneath the Dunbar Bridge to celebrate and elevate hip hop culture. While thousands flock to House of PainT’s breaking competitions, live concerts, artisan booths and outdoor food from local vendors, the 13th Annual House of PainT Festival is bringing the DMC DJ Competition (Turntablism) back to Ottawa on Friday, Aug. 26 at Brewer Park under Dunbar Bridge.


Citizens Academy Fall Boot Camp

Are you passionate about Ottawa? Would you like to know more about how the city works? Do you have ideas for positive change but need to know how to make it happen?

Join the Citizens Academy Fall Boot Camp to learn the skills and make the connections you need to improve our city. 


OOS in the News: Lansdowne's TD Billboard

In case you missed it: the Ottawa Metro News story about the continuing fight against the TD billboard at Lansdowne.

Celebrate Carleton's Homecoming: Sept. 12-17, 2016

CU Homecoming 2016Throwback is Carleton University’s Homecoming—a celebration of all that was, is and is yet to be from the brilliant minds that make up Carleton University. Join us in celebrating the past. Share treasured photos, great memories, and academic achievements. Revisit old haunts and former classmates. It’s a look back at the glorious past and a peek into an unlimited future. Throwback 2016 is open to everyone, so let’s start celebrating!


Integrated Road Sewer and Water Project: Seneca-Aylmer-Fulton-Carlyle-Woodbine-Downing-Pansy

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the Preliminary and Detailed Design for the renewal of the northwest portion of Old Ottawa South. The project area is predominantly bounded by Bronson Place to the West, Colonel By to the north, Seneca to the east and Sunnyside to the south. A one block section along Seneca St. extends south to Hopewell Ave.