Column: January 22, 2018

City warns of door-to-door sales scam

The City of Ottawa is warning residents about door-to-door salespeople posing as water-quality technicians, making false claims about the quality of City drinking water. These individuals have been known to approach residents to sell water filtration or treatment systems and provide incorrect information pertaining to water quality. Ottawa’s drinking water is rated by the Ontario Ministry of Environment as one of the safest in the world. The City has an extensive drinking water quality analysis program.

Residents are reminded that:

  • City employees do not contact residents to sell products or services
  • Except for emergency situations, home access is scheduled in advance
  • City employees carry identification at all times – you have the right to ask for ID
  • City employees always travel in City of Ottawa logo-identified marked vehicles
  • Should you have concerns or wish to report suspicious visits or calls, please contact 3-1-1

More information on door-to-door imposters is available on

Carp Road Corridor Business Improvement Area - Annual General Meeting

The AGM for the Carp Road Corridor BIA will be taking place Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:30am at Irish Hills Golf & Country Club, 3248 Carp Road. All BIA members are encouraged to attend.

Breakfast will be served at 7:30am, followed at 8am by guest speaker Michael Tremblay, President and CEO of Invest Ottawa. Invest Ottawa is the City of Ottawa’s “arm’s length” economic development agency. Plan to attend the AGM to hear Michael talk about Invest Ottawa and the challenges and opportunities for existing and new businesses in Ottawa.

Carp Hills - Moonlight Snowshoe Hike

Did you know that the full moon on January 31, 2018 is both a super moon and a blue moon? Celebrate this unusual congruence with a moonlit snowshoe hike in the Carp Hills on Sunday, 28 January at 7pm, at the Carp EcoWellness Centre, 2386 Thomas Dolan Parkway.  The event is on privately-owned land and the hosts have generously opened their beautiful property to the public for this event. CLICK HERE for more information on this event.

Ottawa Next: Beyond 2036

The City is looking for input from residents on a plan for realizing Ottawa’s future as the most liveable city in North America. Please complete a short survey to share your ideas and comments.

Sparks Street Public Realm Plan

The City is looking for resident input on a plan for the revitalization of the Sparks Street Pedestrian Mall. Please complete a short questionnaire to share your ideas and comments.