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Ottawa’s Innovation Hub Grows with Addition of Place La Cité

January 4, 2017

New interdisciplinary creativity incubators at La Cité Collegiale will provide more research and development opportunities for Ottawa students as construction at Place La Cité is expected to start this month.

The $30 million project is a partnerships between the federal government, the province…

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Top Four North American Cities are in Canada According to Quality of Life Survey

March 24, 2016

Mercer's quality of life rankings cover 230 destinations based on their Quality of Living Survey, which compares conditions in 440 cities in order to offer companies insight into how to fairly compensate employees when assigning them to international positions.

Vancouver, British Columbia(5) is N…

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Canadian Cities Rate High in New Quality of Living Survey

March 17, 2015

The Mercer 2015 Quality of Living rankings identified Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto as the top North American cities based on Mercer’s quality of living criteria.  Mercer is an international consultancy focused on talent, health, retirement and investments. It helps multinational companie…

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Innovation Alley Celebrates Winnipeg's Thriving Technology Sector

February 24, 2015

Winnipeg, Manitoba continues to recognize the role of its technology community plays in the city’s economy by naming a section of Adelaide Street “Innovation Alley.”  The area, located in the city’s historic West Exchange District, is home to many of Manitoba’s exciting technology fir…

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Canada's Tree-filled Communities are Good for your Health

February 17, 2015

Even Canada's large cities, like Ottawa and Victoria, are renowned for their green spaces.  Of course, Canada's small towns look like they have been carved right out of the forest.  Visit places like Squamish or Quesnel, British Columbia and you get a sense of the immense amount of forest that sti…

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Ottawa’s Tallest Building Receives Initial Approval

February 12, 2015

The City of Ottawa’s planning committee has given the green light for a new development that, when completed, will give Ottawa’s skyline its tallest building.  Canada’s capital city, with a regional population over 1.2 million, has approved a three-tower development for the Dow’s Lake a…

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Toronto Chosen as Most Liveable Location in North America

January 28, 2015

ECA International, a world leading provider of knowledge, information and technology for the management and assignment of employees around the world, ranked Toronto as the most liveable location for North Americans.  Vancouver and Ottawa tied for 3rd place in the index.

“Good air quality, solid in…

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Ottawa to Host Clean Technology Conference

August 14, 2013

The “Economic Prosperity Through Clean Technologies” conference will take place October 1-2, 2013 in downtown Ottawa.   The event will explore how clean technology enhances most sectors of the economy.

Presented by Sustainable Technology Development Canada (SDTC) and The Economic Club of Cana…

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Happy Birthday Canada!

July 1, 2013

On July 1st, Canada celebrates 146 years as a nation.  While this vast land has been inhabited for millenia by indigenous peoples, and early Europeans explored its shores for the last 500 years, Canada became a nation in the global community in 1867.

I have been to Canada Day celebrations with mil…

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Ottawa Ranks Second among Canada’s Top Large Cities

March 22, 2013

Ottawa lost its title as Canada’s best large city but hung on to a close second in MoneySense magazine’s 2013 rankings.  Ranking sixth overall, Canada’s capital city is clean, safe, highly educated and offers a relatively low cost of living compared to Canada’s other large cities.

With a g…

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Will Ottawa Develop a Trendy Distillery District?

February 11, 2013

Steps are being taken to free up land in the Preston Street area to support the idea of a Distillery District adjacent to Ottawa’s Little Italy.  Modelled on Toronto’s Distillery District, the concept would see a collection of restored industrial buildings housing studios, shops, galleries, cafés an…

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Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival

January 30, 2013

Ottawa is holding its second Winter Jazz Festival in partnership with Winterlude this year. Check out internationally acclaimed jazz artists and the best local talent performing between January 31 and February 2, 2013

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