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Signs on Private Property By-law

Signs on Private Property By-law

The City is in the process of reviewing the Permanent Signs on Private Property By-law to identify necessary changes to address anomalies, clarify regulations and to correct inconsistencies. This is of particular interest to rural small businesses and farms, many...

Celebrate and support Ottawa small business

Celebrate and support Ottawa small business

Mayor Jim Watson proclaimed October 18 to 24 Ottawa Small Business Week. Now more than ever, it is time to support small businesses in our neighbourhoods and recognize their vital contributions to Ottawa’s economy and to our communities. Read the full press release...

Ward Boundary Survey Results from OWBA

Ward Boundary Survey Results from OWBA

Thank you to the many Osgoode Ward residents (and others) who responded to our survey regarding the new ward boundaries being proposed by the City of Ottawa. A clear majority were opposed to the options being considered by City Council - all include the amalgamation...

Your Help is Needed – Ward Boundary Review

Your Help is Needed – Ward Boundary Review

Please take a few minutes to respond to this survey before Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Osgoode Ward 20 feedback is critical as the City enters the final Stage of Public Consultation on Ward Boundary Review, scheduled to close Friday, September 25, 2020. Complete our...

Canada United Small Business Relief Fund

Canada United Small Business Relief Fund

The #CanadaUnited campaign is a nationwide small and local business campaign encouraging Canadians to buy local. The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund partners want to help small Canadian businesses with their recovery efforts as a result of COVID-19. A relief...

Ward Boundary Review Proposes Major Changes to Osgoode Ward

Ward Boundary Review Proposes Major Changes to Osgoode Ward

The Ottawa Ward Boundary Review 2020 is meant to establish boundaries that can be used in at least three municipal elections (2022, 2026 and 2030) and, perhaps, a fourth municipal election in 2034. Based on direction from City Council, an independent, third-party...

The “15 minute neighbourhood”

The “15 minute neighbourhood”

The new Official Plan includes the concept of 15-minute neighbourhoods, where you can access most of your day-to-day needs within a 15-minute walk from your home on sidewalks or pathways.  A 15-minute neighbourhood is a neighbourhood where you can walk to get to the...

Your Business and the Mandatory Mask By-law

Your Business and the Mandatory Mask By-law

Ottawa Public Health mandated the use of masks in many indoor public spaces effective July 7, 2020. The City of Ottawa then passed a Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law which came into effect July 15, 2020. If your business is looking for some information on how to comply...

Rural Tourism Campaign to Promote Local Businesses

Rural Tourism Campaign to Promote Local Businesses

The Rural Cycling & Tourism Campaign encouraging Ottawa residents to get out of the urban and suburban centres and visit local rural attractions. One of the promotions is a contest to discover Ottawa's Rural Communities and you can win cash simply for describing your...

Reopening Workshop for Rural Businesses and Agricultural

Reopening Workshop for Rural Businesses and Agricultural

Ottawa Public Health, in partnership with the Ottawa Board of Trade, is hosting a Business Reopening Workshop specifically geared towards rural and agricultural businesses. The workshop will be hosted July 9th at 1pm on Zoom and will include a short presentation by...

Waived Fees for all Patio and Café Permits

Waived Fees for all Patio and Café Permits

City of Ottawa is continuing to provide assistance to support the re-opening of local businesses. On Wednesday June 10, 2020, Council approved the waiving of fees for all patio and café permits as well as approved a special permit to allow patios on private property....

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