Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and his bid partner Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin congratulated Toronto in a statement Thursday, adding that if the GTA were successful in courting Amazon, “there would…
The benefit of pulling together a region-wide bid outweighs the disappointment, say those who sought to woo the Seattle-based tech giant.
“We’re not interested in subsidizing an arena."
Watson is expected to be away from City Hall for several days.
The unexpected announcement at the start of Wednesday’s council meeting scuttled an expected showdown between the mayor and a group of eight councillors who wanted to raise property taxes by an…
Mayor wants to build on momentum generated as part of Canada 150 celebrations.
When transit levies and garbage fees are included, the average urban homeowner will pay the city $3,724 next year, an increase of $76 over 2017.
The 100-plus page document highlights the strengths of both cities’ talent pool, their tech sector and post-secondary institutions and also includes prospective sites as suggestions for where the…
Watson says the bid is worth it: Pitching to Amazon gives them a chance to highlight some of the strengths that may attract investment from the online retailing giant down the road.
Ottawa won’t be following in Toronto’s footsteps to regulate room-sharing services like Airbnb, at least not for now.