Remembrance Day schedule changes

October 30, 2014
Public Service Announcement

Ottawa - The City of Ottawa reminds residents of the following schedule changes for Remembrance Day, Tuesday, November 11. The flags at all City of Ottawa facilities will be lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset to honour the memory of all Canadians who have served their country in time of war. 

In recognition of the significance of Remembrance Day in honouring Canadian Veterans and those serving in the military currently, and in accordance with the City of Ottawa’s Remembrance Day By-law 2008-355 , most retail businesses are required to close until 12:30 p.m. on November 11. 

Client services:

  • The City’s Provincial Offences Court, located at 100 Constellation Crescent, will also be closed. Business will resume as usual on Wednesday, November 12. 
  • 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 with a hearing-related disability, call (TTY): 613-580-2401. 

Garbage, green bin and recycling:

  • Multi-residential garbage and recycling container collectionwill take place onits regularly scheduled day with no changes. 
  • The Trail Road Landfill site will be open. 

Transit service:

  • OC Transpo will operate a regular weekday schedule. War veterans who wear their medals or uniforms may ride OC Transpo, Para Transpo and Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) for free during National Veterans’ Week – November 5 to 11. On November 11, buses will pull over to the side of the road (where it is safe to do so) to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. The Last Post and Reveille will be played over the radios of OC Transpo buses. OC Transpo operators may also wear red on November 11 in support of Canadian Forces troops. Call 613-560-1000 or text 560560 plus your four-digit bus stop number for automated schedule information. For more information, holiday schedules and travel planning, phone 613-741-4390 or visit

    STO will also operate a regular schedule on November 11. Riders are invited to consult the User’s Guide, visit Plani-Bus on the STO web site at or call 819-770-3242 for more details. The INFOBUS system also provides the exact time that the next two buses are scheduled to arrive at a particular stop by dialling 819-778 plus the bus stop number. 

  • The OC Transpo Information Centre (613-741-4390) will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • OC Transpo Customer Service Centre (613-842-3600) will be closed.
  • Para Transpo will operate a regular service. Customers may begin booking their trips on Tuesday, November 4, by calling 613-244-7272. 


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

Recreation services:

  • Registered programs at swimming pools, community centres and arenas will be operating; however, clients should check with their facility to confirm, as some exceptions will apply. 

Ottawa Public Health:

Cultural Services:

  • Karsh-Masson Gallery, Barbara Ann Scott Gallery and OAG (Ottawa Art Gallery) Annex will remain open. 
  • City of Ottawa Archives, arts centres, galleries, theatres and museums will be closed; however, clients should check or their facility to confirm, as some exceptions may apply. 

Archives Services:

  • The City of Ottawa Archives Reference Services and Gallery 112 will be closed. 

Municipal child care services:

  • City-operated Child Care Centres will be closed. 

Library services:

  • All branches, departments and services of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, November 12. 

The City of Ottawa informs residents that there will be traffic impacts for the following parades and ceremonies commemorating Remembrance Day being held in the various communities in and around Ottawa:

  • Bells Corners – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Royal Canadian Legion (Bells Corners Branch 593), Centrepointe Drive between Constellation Crescent (south intersection) and Chrysalis Way (formerly Epsilon Way).
  • Eastview/Vanier – 1:30 to 3 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion (Eastview Branch 462), north on Cyr Avenue between the Royal Canadian Legion (294 Cyr Avenue) and Montreal Road, east on Montreal Road between Cyr Avenue and Hannah Street, and north on Hannah Street between Montreal Road and Marier Avenue, and to the Vanier Cenotaph for the ceremonial service.
  • Kanata – 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion (Kanata Branch 638), east on The Parkway between Earl of March High School (4 Parkway) and Teron Road, south on Teron Road between The Parkway and Colchester Square, Colchester Square, and west on Campeau Drive between Colchester Square and the John Mlacak Centre.
  • Manotick/South Carleton – 10:30 a.m. to noon, Royal Canadian Legion (South Carleton Branch 314), east on Beaverwood Road from the Royal Canadian Legion to Manotick Main Street, north on Manotick Main Street from Beaverwood Road to Clapp Lane, east on Clapp Lane from Manotick Main Street, and to the Manotick Cenotaph for the ceremonial service.
  • National War Memorial – 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, Dominion Command. The following street closures will be in effect:

Rideau/Wellington Street between Nicholas Street and Bank Street, Queen Street between Metcalfe Street and Elgin Street, Elgin Street between Wellington Street and Slater Street, MacKenzie Avenue between Murray Street and Rideau Street, Metcalfe Street between Wellington Street and Albert Street, and O’Connor Street between Wellington Street and Queen Street. 

  • Navan – 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., Colonial Road between Henn Drive and Delson Drive, and to the Navan Cenotaph for the ceremonial service. 
  • Orléans – 10:30 to 11 a.m., Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 632), Vimont Court and Taylor Creek Boulevard between Vimont Court and the Royal Canadian Legion at 800 Taylor Creek Boulevard, and to the Orleans Cenotaph for the ceremonial service.
  • Osgoode – 10:45 a.m. to noon, Royal Canadian Legion (Osgoode Branch 589), Victoria Street between Eighth Line Road and Louise Street, and to the ceremonial service at the Osgoode Cenotaph in front of the Municipal Building. 
  • Richmond – 10:45 a.m to noon, Royal Canadian Legion (Richmond Branch 625), Perth Street between the Richmond Shopping Plaza and the Richmond Memorial Park for the ceremonial service.
  • Stittsville – 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion (Stittsville and District Branch 618), north on Stittsville Main Street between the Royal Canadian Legion, (1480 Stittsville Main Street) and Warner-Colpitts Lane, and west on Warner-Colpitts Lane between Stittsville Main Street and the Stittsville Cenotaph for the ceremonial service.
  • Strathcona – 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Sunday, November 9, Royal Canadian Legion (Strathcona Branch 595), Main Street between Hazel Street and Beckwith Street (Beckwith Memorial Gate) for the ceremonial service.
  • West Carleton – 1  to 2 p.m., Saturday, November 8, Royal Canadian Legion (West Carleton Branch 616), Constance Bay Road between McConnell Lane and Allbirch Road, and Allbirch Road between Constance Bay Road, and to the Royal Canadian Legion for the ceremonial service. 
  • Westboro – 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion (Westboro Branch 480), north on Winston Avenue between the Royal Canadian Legion and Madison Avenue, east on Madison Avenue between Winston Avenue and Churchill Avenue, south on Churchill Avenue between Madison Avenue and Richmond Road, and west on Richmond Road between Churchill Avenue and Broadview Avenue to the Westboro Cenotaph. Wreath laying and ceremonial service at Westboro Cenotaph from 2 p.m. 
  • Vars – 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, November 9, Rockdale Road between Devine Road and the Vars Cenotaph (Rockdale Road and Buckland Road).



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