Stage 2 will add 44 kilometres of rail and 24 new stations, extending light rail farther south to Limebank Road with a spur to the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, east to Trim Road, and west to Baseline Road and Moodie Drive.
Public Art Projects
The O-Train Stage 2 Public Art Program is providing a public canvas to artists across the world.
New Artists Teams Selected
For the O-Train Stage 2 Public Art Program opportunities
Building on the success of the Stage 1 Art Commission project the City of Ottawa Public Art Program, OC Transpo and the Rail Construction Program are thrilled to announce the successful artist chosen to create new art for the Stage 2 light rail line.
This time Ottawa opened the city to artists teams from across the world to submit their qualifications. The result is five winning teams will realize their ideas for public art in station sites and surrounding areas along the Stage 2 LRT alignment. The artist teams for all public art project opportunities were selected through a peer selected adjudication process.
Confederation Line Extension
Each artist team will work as members of the Station Design Teams to influence the design and/or landscape architecture of each of the stations within their station cluster through integrated and stand-alone works of art.
Artist Teams Selected:
James Carpenter Design Associates
Unsettled Ground (Adrian Göllner, Pierre Poussin, Jyhling Lee and Michael Belmore)
- East stations: Montreal, Jeanne d’Arc, Place d’Orléans, Trim, and Promenade d’Orléans
Christian Moëller and Rob Ley
- West #1 stations: Westboro, Dominion, Cleary, New Orchard, and Lincoln Field
- West #2 stations: Moodie, Bayshore, Pinecrest, Queensview, Iris, and Baseline
Trillium Line Extension
The artist team selected for the Trillium Line Extension public art project will design, fabricate and install digital media public art within three stations along the line.
Artist Team Selected:
Jason Bruges Studio
- Stations: South Keys, Gladstone, and Limebank
Reflection/Inflection Arts Response Project
The O-Train Reflection/Inflection Arts Response Project will take a global approach to build community connections, and resilience and foster wellbeing. The Project will reflect the racial, cultural, gender, artistic, and geographic diversity of the Byron-Richmond community, and its stories and perspectives.
Artist Team Selected:
Third Way Creative (Randy Engstrom, Elishiba Johnson, and Kristen Ramirez)
- Site area: The selected community for this Project is the Kitchissippi/Bay wards of Ottawa as part of the Byron Linear Park Complete Streets Project.
The O-Train Public Art Program offers a platform for artists’ teams to create public art that will position Ottawa as a leading city of innovative and engaging contemporary art in light rail projects. Our goal is to create a cohesive narrative between and along the transit lines, regions and geography of the city and enhance the transit rider experience.
The O-Train Public Art Program is made possible due to the City of Ottawa’s Public Art Policy which designates 1% of capital project budgets for public art.