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Street lights and signs

Find out everything you need to know about street lights and signs: how to find decommissioned street name signs, how to report street lights that aren’t working and the appropriate response times, and how to find locates before digging on your property.

Decommissioned street name signs

Buy your own little piece of Ottawa. Park Place and Boardwalk have nothing on names like Bank Street and Laurier Avenue. You can own any one of a number of Ottawa street name signs.

With the renaming of a number of streets to avoid duplication, many street names from former municipalities have been removed from service. Signs that have been replaced for normal maintenance reasons are also available for purchase. These decommissioned signs can be purchased for $10 each.

Select your favourite signs from the alphabetical list below. Only the signs listed are currently available for purchase. However, the selection will change as old signs continue to be replaced as needed. If the sign you want is not listed, check back periodically to see if it becomes available. All signs are sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Purchasing instructions

After you have made your selection, send your request by e-mail to You will receive an e-mail reply confirming your order. Your sign will be available for pick up any time after you receive confirmation. Signs can be picked up at 175 Loretta Ave. N. from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Payments are due when the sign is picked up. The payment will be due in the form of Interac, Visa or Mastercard.

Any sign not picked up within 14 days will be returned to the list of signs available for sale.


(as of April 10, 2017)

Street Name



Abingdon Dr 3
Aintree Pl 1
Alderbrook Dr 2
Alson Mills Way 2
Archibald St 1
Ardell Grove 2
Ashgrove Cres 1
Assomption St 2
Avondale Ave 1
Ayers Ave 1


Bainbridge Ave 1
Banner Rd 1
Barrick Hill Rd 2
Basin Ct 1
Bateman Dr 2
Beechcliffe St 1
Bellfield St 1
Bellman Dr 1
Besserer St 1
Blackheath 2
Blair St 3
Blanchfield Rd 1
Blythdale Rd 3
Botsford St 1
Braco St


Braeside Ave


Bren Maur Dr 1


Briarwood Dr 1
Briarwood Way 1
Bridlegate Place 2
Burland St



Cadrian Cir 1
Canfield Rd 1
Carbrooke St 1
Carmella Cres 1
Carronbridge Cir 3
Castleton St 1
Castlethorpe Cres 1
Caton St 2
Cedarhill Dr 1
Centennial Blvd 2
Charing Rd 3
Chartwell Ave 3
Cheswick Pl 1
Church St 1
Churchill Ave 1
Claireborne Way 2
Clarendon Cir 1
Clegg 2
Clermont Cres 1
Colfax St 2
Coltrin Rd 1
Concord St 1
Condie St 3
Conover St 2
Cosburn Ave 1
Cramer Dr 3
Cremona Place 1
Crofton Rd 1


Dalecroft Cres 1
Davy St 1
Delmar Dr 1
Dovehaven St 1
Des Visions Pl 1
Dorion Ave 1
Dow St 1
Dresden Cres 1
Duncairn Ave 1
Dundonald Dr 1
Dunes Sq 1


Earl Armstrong Rd 1
Ellendale Ave 1
Elm Cres 8
Elvaston Ave 4
Emslie Ave 1
Esdras-Terrien St 1
Estelle Cres 1


Fairhill Cres 3
Featherstone Dr 1
Foliston Rd 1
Forlan Dr 1
Frank Kenny Rd 4


Gardenway Dr 1
Gatestone Pvt 1
Gertie St 1
Gibbard 1
Glamorgan Dr 3
Glenbrook Way 1
Glendenning Dr 3
Glenmount Ave 2
Glenview Pl 1
Goulbourn Ave 1
Goulbourn St 5
Grady Cres 2
Grande Vista Cir 1
Grouse Nest 1


Hallendale St 1
Halkirk Ave 1
Harthill Way 2
Headingly Cres 1
Hemmingwood Way 3
Henbury Way 2
Herridge St 1
Higgins Rd 1
Highbury Dr 2
Holly Acres Rd 1
Hunt Line Rd 1
Hyde Park Way 1


Innswood Dr. 1
Ilkley Cres 1
Ivy Lea St 1


Jack Aaron Dr 3
Jansen Rd 3
Jerome Jodoin Dr 1
Jolly Cut Dr 1



Karsh Dr 1
Kayburn Ave


Kelvin Crt


Kenaston St 1
Keppler Pl 1
Khamsin St 1
Khymer Ct 2
Kincardine Dr 1
Kirkstall Ave 3
Kluane Ridge 1
Knoxdale Rd 1
Koffman Crt 1


La Verendrye Dr 1
Lavina Cres 1
Le Ruisseau Cir 1
Leamington Way 1
Lenester Ave 6
Lester Rd 1
Limebank Rd 1
Lord Byng Way 1
Lotta Ave 2
Loyer St 1


Madeleine Meilleur Pvt 1
Madrid Ave 1
Main St 3
Majestic Dr 1
Manorgate St 1
Marble Arch Cres 2
Marielle Crt 1
Mariposa Ave 1
Markham Ave 1
McBean St 1
McClelland Rd 6
Meadowland Drive 2
Melfa Cres 1
Mid Pines Grover 1
Midland Cres 3
Midpark Way 2
Minaki Ave 1
Moffatt Pond Crt 1
Montcrest Dr 1
Monterey Dr 2
Mossgrove St 1


Nairn St 1
Newark St 2
Newland Dr 1
Noren Ave 1
North Service Rd 1
Northgate St 1
Northgraves Cres 2


Oblate Ave 1
Olmstead St 1


Palisade St 1
Pampalona Pvt 1
Parkhaven Ave 2
Parkhurst Blvd 1
Parkland Cr 4
Pepperville Cres 3
Peterson Pl 1
Pineridge Rd 1
Pinetrail Cres 1
Plaza Crt 1
Polytek St  1
Prentiss Way 1
Prestwick Ave 1
Provender Ave 1


Queenston Dr 1



Reardon Pvt 1
Redenda Cres 1
Regal Cres 1
Regiment Ave 1
Rein Terr 1
Richmond Rd 1
Rideau River Drive 1
Rideout Cres 1
Ridgepark Pvt 1
River Brook Rd 1
Rosemere Ave 1
Roseview Ave  1
Roslyn Ave 3
Roundhay Dr 1


Saddlebrook St 1
Saturn Cres 1
Scarlet Crt 1
Schubert Cir 1
Seabrooke Dr 1
Sevenoak Ave 2
Shadow Crt 1
Sheppard's Glen Ave 1
Shorham Ave 3
Siskin Ct 1
Skipton Rd 3
Smyth Rd 2
Southern Dr 1
Sovereign Ave 2
Spikemoss Pl 1
Springdale Cres 1
Springhurst Ave 1
Stableview Way 1
Ste Anne St 1
Ste Cécile Rd 1
Steeple Chase Dr 1
Steeplehill Rd 4
Stikine Dr 1
Stillwater Dr 1
Stone Court Pvt 1
Stone Park Ln 1
Strathbury St 2
Strathmore Blvd


Summerline Gate 1
Suncrest Dr 1


Tabor Ave 2
Talltree Cres 1
Tapp Ct 2
Tarrywood Ct 1
Thornburn Priv 1
Thornbury Cres 2
Tintern Dr 1
Topham Terr 1
Tormey St 1
Torrington Pl 3
Torsa Crt 1
Trailway Cir 1
Trimble Cres 1




Valley Stream Dr 1
Van Vilet Rd 1
Vendvale Ave 1
Ventanna Way 1
Vercheres St 1



Walkley Rd 1
Wade Court 1
Wall Rd 1
Walter Baker Pl 1
Weatherston St 1
Wellesley Ave 1
Westbury Rd 1
Walkley Rd 3
Westhall Way 1
Wildshore Cres 1
Willisbrook Dr 1
Windsor Ave 1
Winlock Cres 1
Winnington Ave 1
Wolverton Cres 1
Woodbridge Cres 4
Woodcrest Rd 3
Wurtemburg St 1
Wycliffe St 1
Wynford Ave 1




Report a problem with street lighting

The City of Ottawa is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the street lighting system within City boundaries. City staff administer the program and maintain the system through the services of several lighting maintenance contractors.

In order to expedite repairs and reduce confusion, please provide a municipal address that references the street light or sign’s location.

Please call 3-1-1 if the streetlight issue is related to the following:

  • Traffic signals or traffic signs.
  • Hand hole cover open or missing exposing wires
  • Knocked down streetlight
  • Damaged light such as broken glass, hanging arm, Construction activity (square or rectangular cut in road)
  • Missing or loose manhole cover

Report street lighting

For all emergency requests call 3-1-1. If this service is not available to you please call 613-580-2400. All other Service Requests will be triaged and addressed as operations allow.

Street lighting response times

Nature of Problem

Maximum Response Time



1 to 9 lights out

Maximum 7 working days

10 to 20 lights out

Next working day

More than 20 lights out

Within 24 hours

Arterials, Commercial and Industrial Roads


1 to 4 lights

Maximum 7 working days

5 to 10 lights

Next working day

More than 10 lights out, or all lights within an intersection

Within 24 hours

It should be recognized that these are guidelines, and timelines may vary slightly to allow for operation considerations and to ensure safe conditions.

Underground locates

Digging near Your House?

Before you dig, call Ontario One Call at 1-800-400-2255 or visit their website.

The City and other services have underground locates running in many backyards, front yards and side lots. Underneath your house, you could find:

  • Gas pipelines
  • Electrical services
  • Telephone and cable TV infrastructure
  • Water and sewer connections
  • Streetlight or traffic signal wiring

Ontario One Call co-ordinates with all organizations who own infrastructure in your area.

Therefore, all residents and excavators must call before they dig. Locates are free to obtain and should be requested at least 5 days prior to any planned excavation. You may not proceed with your digging until all locates are identified. If locates are not obtained and infrastructure is damaged, the homeowner and/or contractor is 100 per cent responsible for all costs associated with repairs.

Do You Need Emergency Locates?

For emergency locates, please call Ontario One Call at 1-800-400-2255. As of June 15, 2014, the City of Ottawa will no longer action direct requests for locates.