OBJ's news agenda for the week ahead in Ottawa business

Gladstone
A rendering of Gladstone Station in LRT's second phase, with all extensions and improvements slated for completion in 2025.

Phase two LRT talk

Following the city’s Friday afternoon announcement that it had selected its preferred proponents for the second phase of light-rail transit in Ottawa – on a timeline two years later and $1.1 billion more expensive than previous estimates – councillors and the public will have their first chance to give feedback on the contract at a special committee of the whole meeting on Wednesday after City Council.

Earnings week in the capital

Four of Ottawa’s publicly traded tech firms will report their quarterly earnings this week.

Satellite maker Telesat, compliance software firm Kinaxis, smart TV and streaming service platform developer Espial and Quarterhill, which holds industrial Internet of Things firms and patent company WiLAN in its portfolio, are all due to report in the coming days.

OBJ.Social calendar

OBJ’s Caroline Phillips has a full week of coverage in store from Ottawa’s social scene.

On Tuesday OBJ.Social will be at Lago Bar and Grill to attend a reception for finalists of Businesswoman of the Year Award. On Thursday we’ll be covering a ski charity event for the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. And wrapping up the week OBJ.Social will be at the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health’s annual Inspiration Awards Gala, recognizing the most passionate supporters of mental health support in the region.

Techopia on Tour

This week’s Techopia Live will be on location at OneEleven Ottawa, hearing about the newest local accelerator’s impact on the capital’s entrepreneurial ecosystem from Aydin Mirzaee, one of the founders incubating his startup at the company’s Slater Street offices.