Overnight parking restrictions have changed for 2015

The City of Ottawa has changed its overnight parking restrictions in time for the upcoming winter.

Overnight parking restrictions can be put into effect in Ottawa anytime between Sunday, November 15, 2015 and Friday, April 1, 2016. These restrictions ensure that the City’s snow-clearing crews are able to keep Ottawa’s roads safe and clear for pedestrians, cyclists, public transit, and motorists.

Draft Budget 2016

Draft Budget 2016 has now been tabled. It provides a prudent and predictable financial plan for our City. Draft Budget 2016 identifies efficiencies and grows revenues while ensuring that we are an affordable, caring, sustainable, and prosperous City that invests in our future. 

Keeping party-safe for Halloween

Ottawa Public Health (OPH), in partnership with Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, and the Ottawa Hospital, are encouraging residents to stay safe while celebrating Halloween this weekend.

Every year on Halloween, Ottawa sees a spike of alcohol and drug-related emergency room visits. Excessive alcohol and drug use can lead to falls, increased violence and potentially dangerous alcohol intoxication. In addition, there is an increased risk of alcohol and drug-facilitated sexual assaults. 

See & Hear

Remembering October 22, 2014

15J-362-129.jpgI was honoured to attend the War Memorial service remembering the sacrifices of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, Corporal Nathan Cirillo, and the bravery of our first responders.

More photos can be seen here

Interfaith Day

Website_photo.jpgAs Deputy Mayor I was honoured to attend and proclaim October 18th Interfaith Day in Ottawa. An Interfaith Prayer service was organized by The Capital Region Interfaith Council and held at Saint Matthias Anglican Church.


More photos can be seen here 

Queensway Terrace North Community Garden

Photo_for_Website.jpgA group of residents from the Queensway Terrace North community came together to build a community garden in Frank Ryan Park. The garden will be a great addition to the park. Like other gardens in Bay Ward it will soon be a focal point and gathering space for everyone. The garden also provides people with the opportunity to grow healthy fresh food.

Additional photos can be seen by clicking here 


Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor Statement on the Passing of Max Keeping

The City of Ottawa is sad tonight as we learned one of our great community leaders, Max Keeping has passed away. 

I grew up as a child watching Max on the TV news. It was only when I got older that I realized he was so much more than a newsman. Many of the stories of struggle that Max reported on he didn't just report, he got involved in them. He got engaged and engaged others to help. From those facing health challenges, communities and neighbourhoods in need to of course, the kids - Max did so much for so many. 

September Column

Dear neighbours,

Summer of 2015 has come and gone.  I trust that you and your family were able to enjoy some rest and relaxation together. I want to thank the many residents and community organizations who welcomed me to BBQ’s, Fun Days, and the numerous other activities across Bay Ward and our City.


21297899825_f9f4e11072_n.jpgMovie in the Park

On August 30th I hosted my 4th Annual Movie in the Park in the Carlingwood Community.  I want to extend my thanks to the Carlingwood Community Association for helping to spread the word. To the over 200 people who joined us to watch “Home” on such a beautiful evening under a clear sky thank you as well!  I hope you had as much fun as my team and I did.   





The August Column

Dear neighbours,

I hope you are enjoying the best that summer in Ottawa has to offer from its beaches, splash pads and wading pools to its festivals, events and movie in the park nights.

Summer in the City

Photo_for_new_website.jpgIf you haven’t had a chance yet I encourage you to check out the Summer in the City page at There, you’ll find a great list of free events taking place at Ottawa City Hall as well as links to festivals and events across our great city.

The site also offers information about fresh food markets across the city, local museums and art galleries, neighbourhoods across Ottawa, the Ottawa Fury, Ottawa RedBlacks, Ottawa Champions and more. It’s a great starting point to plan activities for your family and for out-of-town guests.