As a city with one million people, Ottawa enters a new league and a new era.

By June 2019, the population of Ottawa will reach a million people , a critical mass who will count on the new LRT to get around, who will look for exceptional education, research and training programs,  and who may decide to stay in Ottawa because of innovative employment opportunities. 


People of all ages choose the National Capital Region because very few places have the proximity of rivers, lakes, and natural playgrounds right in their backyard. 


Ottawa is a natural beacon to millennials looking to live, work and play, but there is steep competition among cities our size to attract and retain the next generation of a talented workforce.


The Capital 2020 Task Force believes there are five interdependent projects that should be urgent priorities for a thriving National Capital Region -  now and into the future:


  1. Clean up and redevelop LeBreton Flats as part of the revitalization of the Ottawa’s upper west side;
  2. Develop a federal employment campus in the overlooked community of Orleans;
  3. Re-establish a link on the Prince of Wales Bridge from Gatineau to Ottawa;
  4. Redevelop a hospitable, safe, accessible ByWard Market;
  5. Develop the new Civic Hospital as an innovative centre for progressive health care, research and education .




We must ensure we recruit and retain the best work force in the National Capital Region
We must ensure we recruit and retain the best work force in the National Capital Region