1.2.4 When Council Meets

City Council usually meets at 10 am on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month (except in March, July, August and December). They meet in Andrew S. Haydon Hall at City Hall. Special council meetings and committees-of-the-whole are called as needed, especially at budget time. All meetings are held at Ottawa City Hall.

Council and standing committee meetings are advertised in the City wepage in the Friday’s edition of Ottawa’s daily newspapers, as well as the City of Ottawa website.

For more information, contact a committee coordinator, listed on the City of Ottawa website.


Open to the public

All Council and Standing Committee meetings are open to the public, unless an in-camera session is called. You can:

  • Sit in the public gallery to observe, or
  • Watch from your own home.
  • Council meetings are televised live on Rogers Television, cable 22. (Rogers television communautaire 23, en français).
  • Council meetings are streamed live on the City of Ottawa website.