Solid Waste Master Plan

Solid Waste Master Plan

The City has plans to change the way we manage garbage, recycling, and food waste. To share your feedback about the City’s draft Solid Waste Master Plan, see the Engage Ottawa website to take a survey and for an invitation to an open-house and information session.

Bank St. Canal Bridge bike lanes – A game changer to celebrate

Bank St. Canal Bridge bike lanes – A game changer to celebrate

Personally, when I recall the Bank Street Bridge prior to fall 2023 from the perspective of a pedestrian or cyclist, it is not in a fond way. But fast forward to today, and for those traveling over the Bank Street Bridge in the last year, either walking or on a bicycle, the improvement is a massive leap. The Bank Street Bridge bike lanes have been in place for a year now and while there…

Heritage Day at City Hall

Heritage Day at City Hall

Celebrate Heritage Day on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at City Hall (110 Laurier Ave) from 12 pm to 2 pm. This year’s theme is “Diversity of heritage: Recognizing the past and celebrating the future“. Following the opening ceremony, guests can browse the Heritage Showcase to discover Ottawa’s many local historical societies, museums, and heritage groups.

Tenth Annual Kilt Skate Returns to Lansdowne Rink

Tenth Annual Kilt Skate Returns to Lansdowne Rink

On Sunday, February 18, 2024, the skating rink at Lansdowne Park will once again celebrate Scotland’s contribution to Canada by exposing bare knees to the elements of a Canadian winter. This will be the 10th year the Scottish Society of Ottawa (SSO) has organized The Great Canadian Kilt Skate in Ottawa and in other cities across Canada. Even when the pandemic shut down community events, the SSO was able to bring together an online…

Commemorative Naming

Commemorative Naming

Did you know that over 350 streets, parks, and facilities across Ottawa are named after individuals who made extraordinary contributions to the city and its residents? Take part in the online survey by February 16, 2024, to help shape the future of this tradition.

Coffeehouses on Sustainability

Coffeehouses on Sustainability

The Glebe Community Association in collaboration with CAFES is hosting a series of Coffee Houses on Sustainability. Knowledgeable neighbours will be sharing their experiences on the following topics over the next few months: More information and registration available via Eventbrite.

Capital Cup 2024

Capital Cup 2024

NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Sunday, February 18th at 10 am. Join the annual Capital Ward tradition where residents join community hockey teams to compete in a friendly game of shinny for the Capital Ward Cup. The Capital Ward Cup was first awarded in 2008. The current Capital Ward Cup holder is the Old Ottawa East Hosers, who won it from the then defending champs, the Old Ottawa South Moose, on their…

Heritage Designation for Southminster

Heritage Designation for Southminster

On January 24, 2024, Ottawa City Council approved the heritage designation of Southminster United Church at 1040 Bank Street. More designations will come forward this year due to changes to the Ontario Heritage Act. Staff have been identifying properties across all wards that are strong candidates for designation under Part IV of the Act. Those properties will then be prioritized based on risk, program diversification, geography and architectural significance. Read the report outlining the…

Share your Feedback on Vehicle Idling

Share your Feedback on Vehicle Idling

In 2007, the City of Ottawa took steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality by enacting the Idling Control By-law. The City is currently reviewing this by-law and is looking for your feedback on vehicle idling in Ottawa. Vehicles on public and private property are permitted to idle for up to three minutes in a 60-minute period when the outdoor temperature is between 5°C and 27°C. If it’s colder than 5°C…

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