By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, September 6, 2017
Ottawa continues to welcome new resident as the population steadily climbs and developers build new homes.
Commercial and industrial space vacancies inched up last year, but developers continued to add more space to the market.
All of the latest statistics are in the City of Ottawa’s 2016 development report, which was published this week. The City of Ottawa’s population at the end of 2016 was 968,580, up by 0.8 per cent from 2015. It was lower than the 975,008 projected in the city’s official plan. The greater Ottawa-Gatineau region had a population of 1,457,464.http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/ottawas-population-continues-to-increase-with-western-suburb-seeing-largest-growth-in-2016