Riley Brockington, River Ward Councillor

Ball diamonds open Monday but sports fields are still delayed

12 May 2017 - 4:26pm
Ottawa – City of Ottawa ball diamonds will be officially open as of Monday May 15 for baseball and softball groups only. For other sports groups that need access to ball diamonds or sports fields, the diamonds and fields will be open as of May 22, weather permitting. Since conditions may vary from one area of the city to another, sports organizations are encouraged to use discretion when deciding to use a ball diamond that may be saturated. All contract holders that choose to use a ball diamond need to understand the following conditions.
  • Before ball diamonds are used, they need to be fully inspected by the user
  • If standing water is visible on the ball diamond, please contact the City’s Central Allocations at 613-580-2595, or, and do not use the ball diamond.
  • All unreasonable damage reported by City staff will be charged back to the contract holder
  • Ball diamonds will not be maintained to usual city standards since large equipment cannot be used at this time
The City of Ottawa would like to thank Ottawa residents for their help in preserving the quality of our sports fields.

Not sure when your curbside collection occurs?

12 May 2017 - 1:14pm

Ottawa – The City’s new 12-month waste collection calendar is being delivered by mail to residences across the city this week.

The calendar starts in June 2017 and runs until May 2018. It features information about regular and holiday collections schedules, Giveaway Weekends, Household Hazardous Waste Depot dates and locations, and much more.

Residents can visit to view the calendar online, and sign up to receive weekly collection reminders by email, phone or Twitter. They can also visit the City’s waste explorer tool to learn which items go in the blue, black and green bins.


10 May 2017 - 8:49am


This notification is to inform you that Aecon will be performing work on behalf of Enbridge at the intersection of Hunt Club and Paul Anka.

Duration: Weekdays from May 15th to May 20th we will be performing work in the evening hours from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am

Work will be evening work from May 15 till May 19th and daytime work from May 22 to June 2nd. New below ground gas mains and an above ground district station are to be installed at the north west corner of Hunt Club and Paul Anka

Please contact Aecon Utilities if you have any concerns at


Thank you for your patience.

City of Ottawa hosting Flooding Information Sessions

8 May 2017 - 2:58pm

The City of Ottawa will provide information sessions on the current flooding situation.  In attendance will be representatives from the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, Ottawa Public Health, the City of Ottawa’s Public Works and Environmental Services Department and the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs, which is responsible for the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians Program.

Time and locations:   

Tuesday, May 9

  • 1 – 2 p.m. Nepean Sportsplex, Hall C and D, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue
  • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. R.J. Kennedy Arena, Main Hall, 1115 Dunning Road, Cumberland
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Fitzroy Harbour Community Association Community Centre, 100 Clifford Campbell St, Fitzroy Harbour

Wednesday, May 10

  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell Dr, Woodlawn

A session will be filmed by staff and put on 

Information about the province’s Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians Program is available at  

Information on the city’s emergency efforts can be found HERE.

Interested in volunteering to help those affected by the flooding? Sign up at :

Major Infrastructure Project – Carlington Pump Station

1 May 2017 - 4:03pm
Carlington Pump Station – Potable Water Pump Station Design and Construction Project

Notice Delivered to Residents


Monday, May 15th, 2017

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Carlington Recreation Centre (Gymnasium)

1520 Caldwell Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z 8H5

Dear Resident,

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend a Public Information Session to review a construction project planned in your immediate neighbourhood.

At the Public Information Session starting at 6:30pm, you will be able to review the design plans for the project and a short presentation will be provided at 7:00pm to explain the nature of the construction project and the anticipated impacts during construction. Representatives from the City, City Councillors Riley Brockington (River Ward) and Rick Chiarelli (College Ward), and the design consultant will be available to discuss the project and to answer your questions.

WHERE:         The new pump station will be located on the west side of the reservoir, tight against the berm and adjacent to the existing communication tower compound.

WHO:              Design consulting firm, Parsons, has been retained by the City of Ottawa to develop preliminary and detailed design drawings and specifications for construction of the new pump station.

WHY:              The main objective of the upgrade is to improve the reliability of water supply to roughly one third of the City’s central water distribution system, and to provide additional capacity needed to accommodate future urban growth. The project is identified in the City’s current Infrastructure Master Plan.

WHAT:           The new pump station will be constructed adjacent to the existing station.  The existing pump station will remain in operation throughout the construction period of the new pump station. Once the new pump station is operational, the existing pump station will be de-decommissioned and demolished.  The main components of the new pump station include the following:

  • A new building complete with all new mechanical and electrical equipment to provide for the pumping needs of the various areas in the City.
  • Backup power supply for emergency use during power outages.
  • A new 914mm diameter suction watermain connected directly to the existing 1200mm diameter watermain on the east side of the reservoir.
  • Four new discharge watermains connected to existing watermains that supply water to the various water Pressure Zones in the City.
  • Demolition of the existing pump station approximately 6 months after the new pump station has been fully commissioned.

WHEN:           The current project schedule is as follows:

  • Preliminary and detailed design: Fall 2015 – May 2017
  • Design assignment completion: June 2017
  • Construction start: Fall 2017
  • Construction completion: Late Fall 2019

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation at the public open house, please contact the undersigned.

 For further information about this project and/or to submit comments, please contact:


City’s Project Manager Design Consultant Representative Jeff de Laat, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Design and Construction – Branch 2
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor West
Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 21916

  André Proulx, P.Eng., M.Eng.

Vice President


1223 Michael Street, Suite 100
Ottawa, ON  K1J 7T2
Tel: 613-691-1573




cc:        Councillor Riley Brockington, Ward 16 – River

            Councillor Rick Chiarelli, Ward 8 – College



Coyotes – What to do if you see one

27 April 2017 - 3:41pm

It is not at all uncommon to see coyotes in the city, especially in areas which are close to forested and agricultural areas.  At this time of year in particular, they do come into our more urban areas looking for food.  They will not harm humans but pets, especially smaller ones, may be vulnerable so should be kept under control at all times.

Click on image to enlarge

If a coyote is seen in a community, residents can contact the City or the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) to report the sighting. The MNR is building a database of sightings, the information from which may be helpful to the MNR and the City in future to help identify areas of the City where public awareness may be beneficial.

Ministry of Natural Resources: 613-258-8204

If you feel that the coyote is a safety threat, please contact Ottawa Police Service at 613-236-1222.

Under the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act it is illegal to trap and relocate any wild animal beyond close proximity to the point of capture.  

It is instead recommended to try and reduce their interest in your property by taking measures to remove food sources.

Additional information can be found at the links below.




Try it Free in May 2017

27 April 2017 - 3:08pm

Three times the Try it! fun in May
Ottawa – Ottawa residents are invited to take advantage of the Try it! program in May, when they can sample a variety of fitness opportunities at City recreation facilities, all for free.

Simply visit a participating facility to set up your free membership access card.

You then have the entire month of May to try three fitness sessions, for free, at select City facilities. This is a great opportunity to try aquafitness, cycling and group fitness classes, or to work out in a cardio or weight training centre, free of charge.

Most fitness centres are participating, so visit to find a facility near you.

For more information on City programs and services, visit or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-9656).

Ottawa Police Public Advisory

25 April 2017 - 9:26am

Public Advisory: Break & enters into sheds & garages

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 24, 2017   12:40pm 

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Break & Enter Unit has started to see an increase in reports of break & enters into insecure sheds & garages.    

With the arrival of warmer weather, the Ottawa Police Service Break & Enter Unit has started to see an increase in the number of break & enters to insecure sheds and garages across the City. It takes moments to enter a garage or shed and make off with commonly stored items within, such as powered yard equipment and bikes. 

Residents are reminded that the best deterrent to avoid this situation is to ensure your sheds and garages are properly secured. Garage doors should be left closed when left unattended for a period of time. An insecure garage door can also facilitate entry to the residence. Visit the Ottawa Police website for more tips. 

In the event of a break & enter, investigators are greatly assisted when important information about property is properly recorded. Police will ask about the availability of make, model & serial numbers of stolen property, and/or unique identifiers where relevant. Additionally, photographs of unique items or items again with unique identifiers, such as higher end bikes, assists investigators and increases the potential of the successful recovery of the stolen property. With the advent of social media, images of unique stolen property can also be quickly disseminated by the police to a significant number of people in the community.   

Anyone with information regarding a break & enter is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Break & Enter Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 4533. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.


S/Sgt. Michael Haarbosch

Robbery/Break & Enter Units

Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5445


Increase of suspected drug overdose-related emergency department visits seen in Ottawa in past 72 hours

21 April 2017 - 2:59pm

Ottawa – The Ottawa Overdose Prevention and Response Task Force (OPRTF) is alerting the public about an increase in suspected drug overdose-related emergency department visits in Ottawa in the last 72 hours – with 15 life-threatening or potentially life-threatening suspected cases reported over that time period (April 18 to April 20).

The OPRTF monitors suspected drug overdose-related emergency department data daily to be able to appropriately respond should a sharp increase of overdose-related emergency department visits occur in the community.

An overdose is a medical emergency. Anyone who suspects or witnesses an overdose should immediately call 9-1-1, even if naloxone has been given.

In February 2017, Ottawa Public Health and Ottawa Police Service issued an Alert of Potential Risk of Overdose from Counterfeit Prescription Pills in Ottawa being involved with life-threatening overdoses and deaths.

Although the OPRTF cannot confirm that these overdoses are related to intentional or counterfeit opioid-use, when a sudden increase in the number and severity of suspect drug-related emergency department visits is observed during a short period of time, there is always a possibility of counterfeit drugs being cut with opioids.

Residents are reminded of the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose:

  • Breathing will be slow or gone
  • Lips and nails are blue
  • Person is not moving
  • Person may be choking
  • You can hear gurgling sounds or snoring
  • Person can’t be woken up
  • Skin feels cold and clammy
  • Pupils are tiny

Residents who use drugs, or their loved ones, are advised of the ways to reduce their risk of overdose:

  • Avoid using drugs alone
  • Avoid mixing drugs or combining with alcohol
  • Use a small amount first to test strength
  • Use less drug(s) when tolerance may be lower (change in health status or weight, recent release from prison, treatment program or hospital)

Getting drugs from a non-medical source such as a friend, ordering online, or a drug dealer is very risky and potentially life-threatening. There is no way to know what is actually in them or how toxic they may be. Drugs should only be purchased or obtained from a local pharmacy or a registered medical professional.

To help police find the sources of counterfeit pills, it is important to report this information to police. You can call Crime Stoppers and report anonymously. Submit an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), texting CRIMES (274637), keyword “tip252”. You can also download the Ottawa Police Service app for iOS or Android.

Naloxone can buy time while paramedics are en route. You can get a take-home naloxone kit for free from pharmacies and other agencies in Ottawa. To find a participating pharmacy near you check this list of pharmacies that have naloxonee. For more about overdoses and how to prevent them, visit



Members of the Ottawa Overdose Prevention and Response Task Force, include Ottawa Public Health, Ottawa Paramedic Services, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Fire Services, OC Transpo, The Ottawa Hospital, The Royal Ottawa Hospital, Montfort Hospital, Queensway Carleton Hospital, The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario,  Rideauwood Addictions and Family Services, The Office of the Regional Coroner, Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres, Respect Pharmacy, Champlain Local Health Intergration Network, Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre, Ottawa Carleton Pharmacist Association, Direction de santé publique, Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l’Outaouais.

OC Transpo Spring Service Starts April 23

19 April 2017 - 3:43pm

Ottawa – Starting Sunday, April 23, OC Transpo will introduce new route numbers for many routes as part of getting ready for the opening of the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018. Other spring service changes include adjusted schedules and seasonal reductions to reflect the lower demand for service. The Rack & Roll program also returns with bike racks on more than 600 buses.

Customers should visit and use the travel planner to see if their regular trips are affected.

New route numbers, same route

Fourteen bus routes will be renumbered across the city as part of the transition to the 2018 transit network. These routes will have new numbers, but the routes will remain the same. OC Transpo is also introducing three new service types: Rapid, Frequent, and Local. Each service type has its own distinctive colour and symbol, which customers will see on new bus stop signs.

Route renumbering details:

  • Routes 92 and 96 will be renumbered as Rapid Routes 62 and 61 respectively
  • Routes 2, 118, and 176 will be renumbered as Frequent Routes 11, 88, and 80 respectively
  • Nine other Local routes will be renumbered

Spring Service Adjustments

  • Spring seasonal reductions will be made to reflect lower ridership levels on Routes 4, 85, 104, 111, and 129 that serve post-secondary schools. As in previous years, service levels on the O-Train Trillium Line will be reduced after 9 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, and between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays, to match reduced seasonal ridership.
  • Routes 63 and 64 schedules in Kanata North will be adjusted and capacity will be increased at certain times to respond to feedback from customers and to improve connections to Briarbrook and Morgan’s Grant.
  • Afternoon 86C trips on Route 86 will start and end at Mackenzie King instead of Hurdman Station for increased reliability.
  • Minor trip time adjustments will be made on Connexion Routes 256, 262, and 265 in response to customer requests.
  • Special school trips on regular routes and 600-series school routes will be adjusted based on ridership levels. Some trips will be added, while others will be adjusted or cancelled. For a complete list of routes and trips affected, visit com.
  • Exterior bus announcements will be rolled-out starting on April 23 and continuing through May. These announcements will provide customers waiting at a bus stop or station platform with an audible, bilingual announcement of the route and destination.
  • Customers who pay with cash or tickets and receive a transfer will also notice the introduction of a barcode on transfers. This update is linked to the upcoming introduction of fare gates at O-Train Trillium and Confederation Line stations.

Summer U-Pass starts May 1 and Winter U-Pass expires

From May through August, eligible full-time students at Algonquin College, Carleton University, University of Ottawa and Saint Paul University benefit from the Summer U-Pass, which can be obtained or renewed on campus. Students who are not full-time during the summer are reminded that their U-Pass will expire on April 30 and to switch to Presto for their summer transit needs.

Paper passes will be discontinued in 2017

Adult, Community, and Senior paper passes will be phased out this summer. The last Adult paper pass available will be June while the last Senior and Community paper passes will be July.  The current ticket type will also be phased out in late fall and a comparable single ride option will replace it. Customers should make the switch to Presto soon or continue to pay cash. Visit for more information.

Real-time schedule information is available 24 hours a day by calling 613-560-1000 or texting 560560 plus the four‑digit bus stop number. Register for alerts at to receive news or route-specific changes or detours by e-mail or text. Standard rates apply to SMS messages. New printed timetables are now available. For more details and travel planning assistance, customers should call OC Transpo at 613-741-4390 or visit

1463 Prince of Wales Drive – Boys and Girls Club Expansion

19 April 2017 - 3:08pm

The Boys and Girls Club located at 1463 Prince of Wales Drive (corner of Prince of Wales and Hog’s Back) will be submitting a Site Plan Application to the City of Ottawa Planning Department this spring for expansion of the facility. 

Their expansion plan consists of a new full size gym addition as well as a renovation to the interior of the existing building. A new expanded facility will accommodate additional programming and amenity space with a larger kitchen, homework club space, arts and crafts room, and a dance studio.  The proposed plan will also relocated the existing parking to the north of the facility. 

The Boys and Girls Club is a very important community hub which provides a number of services and programs for youth in the community.

I will keep residents up to date on the expansion plans when more information becomes available and a formal application is submitted.

Site Plan 1

Site Plan 2

Site Plan 3

O-Train Confederation Line – Let’s get Ready for Rail!

19 April 2017 - 12:58pm

Let’s get Ready for Rail!

The O-Train Confederation Line will transform OC Transpo’s current bus-centered system into a multi-modal transit system, and will completely change the city’s landscape and the way people get around.

The City wants to help you get Ready for Rail so that you have all the tools you need to take your future journey on board the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018.

At the April 19 Transit Commission meeting, a new communication, marketing, information and education campaign – called Ready for Rail – was unveiled. The Ready for Rail campaign aims to answer the questions we all have about the new system, things like: “Where will it go?”, “How often will it come?”, “How will I get to it?” and “Where will I buy my fare?”

Over the next year you’ll find Ready for Rail ads in buses and bus shelters, in City recreation facilities and arenas, and you’ll see a variety of videos, images and messages on social media.

The goal of the campaign is to use as many avenues as possible to make sure everyone is provided with the information they need to know about the new system before it opens in 2018 – and to get people excited about the launch of light trail transit in Ottawa.

For more information on the O-Train Confederation Line, please visit OC Transpo’s new “Ready for Rail” web section at or contact OC Transpo Customer Relations at 613-842-3600.

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City holds online consultations and workshops for Noise By-law review

18 April 2017 - 11:37am

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa’s By-law and Regulatory Services Branch is conducting a Noise By-law review, and residents are invited to provide their feedback through an online public consultation survey or by attending one of the three public workshops. The online survey runs until Monday, May 1. 

The online survey will provide residents with brief facts on the by-law and an opportunity to give their opinions on the possible changes and additions. 

Residents can also register at one of the following three, in-person public workshops, where participants can collaboratively share ideas on creating solutions to various noise-related issues:

  • Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    Greenboro Community Centre, 363 Lorry Greenberg Dr.
    Room: Meeting Room A & B
  • Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    McNabb Recreation Centre, 180 Percy St.
    Room: Assembly Hall
  • Monday, May 1, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    Overbrook Community Centre, 33 Quill St.
    Room: Main Reception Hall

Space is limited at all three workshops. Interested participants can register at All sites are accessible. When you register, please advise us of any accommodations you may require.

Feedback from the online consultation and workshops will be combined with other studies and stakeholder consultations to develop a recommendations report that will go before the Community and Protective Services Committee, currently scheduled on May 18, and City Council on May 24.    

For more information on City programs and services, visit or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

River Ward Festivals 2017

18 April 2017 - 10:03am

River Ward hosts more festivals and special events than any other ward in Ottawa, outside of the downtown core. We are a vibrant community that is blessed with green space and the Rideau River. It is a natural attraction to many organizations to host their event within our community. These spring and summer festivals and events are a prime opportunity to showcase the City’s various cultural, religious, and sporting events within our community.

May 29 – MEC Paddlefest
Mooney’s Bay

June 3 – Enbridge Canoe for Kids
Mooney’s Bay Park

June 17-21 – Summer Solstice Aboriginal Festival
Vincent Massey Park

June 22-25 – Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
Mooney’s Bay

June 24 – Exile Island
Vincent Massey Park

July 3-9 – Canadian Track & Field Championships
Terry Fox Facility

July 15 – HOPE Volleyball Summerfest
Mooney’s Bay Park

July 19-23 – Ottawa Lebanese Festival
700 Ridgewood Avenue

July 30 – National Capital Triathlon, Duathlon & Runs
Mooney’s Bay & Roadways

August 12-13 – Jamday Festival
Mooney’s Bay Park

September 3 – The Canadian Triathlon, Duathlon
Mooney’s Bay


Listed below you will find information regarding parking restrictions that will be implemented from June 12 to August 20. Please be mindful of the restrictions when considering where to park during this time.

Parking Restrictions (click on map to enlarge)

As in previous years, parking restrictions will occur on the following streets during festival season:

  • Blanchard Crescent
  • Dupont Street
  • Egan Road
  • Flannery Drive
  • Garner Avenue
  • Gavin Street
  • Hobson Road
  • Lynhurst Avenue
  • Malden Court
  • Marble Crescent
  • Mooney’s Bay Place
  • Nicholson Avenue
  • Norberry Crescent
  • Otterson Drive
  • Ridgewood Avenue
  • Sandhurst Court
  • Springland Drive
  • Walton Court
  • Waterview Court


City-wide open air fire ban in effect

13 April 2017 - 8:59am

Ottawa – Ottawa Fire Services is placing a city-wide fire ban into effect immediately to prevent the rapid spread of fire due to grass and brush fires. This ban will remain in place until conditions improve and the green grass starts to show through dead tall grass.

Certain periods in the year create conditions that make even controlled burning dangerous, and this risk can quickly lead to fast and uncontrolled spread of fire. There are a number of conditions that warrant restrictions throughout the year. These circumstances include, but are not limited to: high winds, prolonged dry spells, early spring surface conditions, cut fields or wet conditions that do not allow our firefighting equipment to access remote or rural locations.

All open air fires are prohibited during a fire ban, including for those properties that have an Open Air Fire Permit. This ban applies to agricultural burns, brush pile burns, as well as campfires. There will be zero tolerance enforcement during the fire ban.

We thank area residents for their patience and cooperation with this matter.

Reduce your risk around the home

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of weekly yard waste collection and use the following tips to prevent grass and brush fires:

  • Clear all combustible materials such as tree limbs, leaves and other dry materials away from buildings and propane tanks.
  • Keep barbecue propane tanks at least three metres from buildings.
  • Wood piles should be stored a safe distance from your home.
  • Trees should be pruned to create a good vertical separation from the ground.
  • Clear out any accumulated dry or dead debris from your property.


Carelessly discarded cigarettes continue to be a major cause of grass fires during these dry periods. Smokers are reminded to please use care when butting out. Do not throw lit cigarettes out vehicle windows.

For more information on City programs and services, visit or call 3-1-1.

Easter activities and schedule changes

6 April 2017 - 1:18pm

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa would like to remind residents of the following services and schedule changes for Friday, April 14, Good Friday, and Monday, April 17, Easter Monday.

Client services:

  • Ottawa City Hall and all seven Client Service Centres, including the Government Service Centre located at 110 Laurier Avenue West, will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, April 18.
  • The City’s Provincial Offences Court, located at 100 Constellation Crescent, will also be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, April 18.
  • The City’s 3-1-1 Contact Centre will be open for urgent matters requiring the City’s immediate attention.  Call 3-1-1 or 613-580-2400 to speak to a customer service representative. For persons living with a hearing-related disability, call TTY: 613-580-2401.

Garbage, green bin and recycling collection:

  • There will be no curbside green bin, recycling, garbage or bulky item collection on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Good Friday’s pick-up will take place on Saturday, April 15 and Easter Monday’s pick-up will take place on Tuesday, April 18. In addition, the collection of green bin, recycling materials and garbage will be delayed by one day for the week of April 17. For curbside collection enquiries, refer to the collection calendar tool.
  • There will be no multi-residential collection of bulky items, green bin and recycling container collection on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Good Friday’s pick-up will take place on Saturday, April 15 and Easter Monday’s pick-up will take place on Tuesday, April 18. Recycling container collection and green bin will also be delayed by one day for the week of April 17. However, multi-residential garbage collection is not delayed and collection will take place on its regular scheduled day during the week of April 17.
  • The Trail Waste Facility will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.


  • All City of Ottawa parking regulations and restrictions will apply during this time.

Transit service:

  • OC Transpo will operate a Sunday schedule on Good Friday. On Easter Monday there will be minor schedule reductions and school routes numbered in the 600s and supplementary school trips will not be in operation. Shopper Route 301 will operate. Call 613‑560‑1000 or text 560560 plus your four-digit bus stop number for real time schedule information. For more information, holiday schedules and travel planning, visit us online or phone 613‑741‑4390.

Family DayPass Offers Super Value!

  • On Good Friday, as well as Saturdays and Sundays, a family or group may travel all day with a DayPass, which can be purchased for $10.25 from the bus operator when you board. A family or group includes up to six people with a maximum of two who are ages 13 or older.
  • OC Transpo Customer Service Centres will be closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday with the exception of the Rideau Centre office, which will be open Easter Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Transit Information Centre (613‑741‑4390) will operate from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Good Friday and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Easter Monday,
  • OC Transpo Customer Relations (613-842-3600) will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday.
  • Para Transpo will operate a holiday service on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Regular scheduled trips are automatically cancelled for these days. Customers may start booking trips one week prior to the holiday by calling 613-244-7272. On Easter Sunday, regular scheduled trips will not be cancelled.
  • Para Transpo operations:

o    Customer service (613-842-3681) – closed

o    Administration (613-244-1289) – closed

o    Taxi coupons (613-842-3670) – closed

o    Reservations (613-244-7272) – open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, the line remains open until 12:30 a.m. for inquiries and other general information

o    Cancellation/information/general inquiries (613-244-4636) – open 6 12:30 a.m.


Recreation services:

  • Pools, arenas and fitness centres will be operating on modified schedules on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, including public swimming, aquafitness, public skating and fitness schedules. Additional swimming and skating sessions will be offered at many sites. Please check ca or the facility of your choice for details.

Ottawa Public Health:

  • Site program – SITE office at 179 Clarence Street will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday, however, the SITE Mobile Van will be operating on a regular schedule from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • The Ottawa Public Health Information Line will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday; however, you can call and leave a message and inquiries will be responded to within one business day. You can also connect with us online for the latest health information.

Cultural services:

  • Arts centres, archives, galleries and theatres will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. However, you should check online or your facility to confirm, as some exceptions may apply. Karsh-Masson Gallery, the Barbara Ann Scott Gallery and the OAG Annex at City Hall will remain open over the Easter weekend.

 Archives Services:

  • The City of Ottawa Archives Reference Services and Gallery 112 will be closed from Friday, April 14 to Monday, April 17 for Easter weekend.

 Municipal child care services:

Library Services:

  • All branches and services of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. However, they will operate as usual on Saturday, April 15. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, April 18.


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