Help shape the future of Ottawa’s special events

Published on
March 4, 2024
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Ottawa is a dynamic capital, with City services supporting over 500 festivals and special events year-round.

We are currently reviewing and seeking your feedback on the by-laws regulating special events on City streets and private and public property. We’re also looking for opportunities to support parades, festivals and community celebrations.

Participate in the online survey to have your say on special event regulations by Sunday, March 31. With your input, together we can improve special event services and key regulations that will help grow our economy, enrich our culture, and protect our community and environment.

Keep an eye on Engage Ottawa this spring for more engagement opportunities focusing on the City’s special event regulations and processes.

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