Council unanimously approves City’s 2023 budget Last week Council unanimously passed the 2023 Budget, which prioritizes affordable housing and protection for those most at risk in our community, greater equity, inclusion and diversity, reliable and affordable public...
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FAQ Bernard Grandmaître Physical Distancing Centre
The City will be transitioning the temporary Heron Road Physical Distancing Centre (PDC) to the Bernard Grandmaître Arena in April 2023 to support the continued need for additional community shelter space for single men. The Bernard Grandmaître PDC is intended to be...
Kids play for free
Beginning April 15, children and youth can participate in free drop-in activities including gym sports, swimming, museums and skating.
Easter Weekend Schedule Changes
The City of Ottawa would like to remind residents of the following schedule changes and impacts to City services for the Easter holiday from Friday, April 7 to Monday, April 10. Client Service Centres The City’s 3-1-1 Contact Centre will be open for urgent matters...
A rallying cry for Lowertown
Sylvie Bigras has lived in Lowertown for decades, and seen it gradually turn into ground zero for the social services no other city neighbourhood wants. The problem is getting worse, and she believes services must be decentralized, or Ottawa’s oldest neighbourhood will turn into a ghetto.
Call to Spread Out City Services
Rideau-Vanier City Councillor Stéphanie Plante tells CTV Morning Live Host Rosen Edeh why emergency shelters should not concentrate in the downtown core.