On Sunday, September 17, the 16th annual Canada Army Run is taking place throughout Ottawa’s downtown core. Road users should plan for additional travel time on their trip or take different routes.
The following streets will be closed at the listed times:
From 6 am to 2 pm:
- Laurier Avenue West, between Nicholas and Metcalfe Streets
- Elgin Street northbound, between Lisgar and Queen Streets
From 6 am to 3 pm:
- Wellington Street, between Elgin Street southbound and Rideau Street
- Elgin Street northbound between Queen and Wellington Streets
From 7 am to 11 am:
- Laurier Avenue West, between Metcalfe and Bay Streets
- Bay Street, between Laurier Avenue West and Wellington Street
- Wellington Street, between Portage Bridge and Elgin Street
- Lyon Street North, between Wellington Street and Laurier Avenue West
From 7 am to 2 pm:
- Rideau Street, between Elgin and Dalhousie Streets
- Mackenzie Avenue, between Sussex Drive and Rideau Street
- Sussex Drive, between Rideau Street and Princess Avenue
- Princes Avenue, between Sussex Drive and Lisgar Road
- Lisgar Road, between Mariposa Avenue and Rideau Terrace/Dufferin Road
- Dufferin Road southbound lane, between Rideau Terrace and MacKay Street
- MacKay Street eastbound lane, between Dufferin Road and Sussex Drive
From 8 am to 2 pm:
- Rideau Terrace westbound lane, between Dufferin Road and Acacia Avenue
- Corona Avenue, between Acacia and Beechwood Avenues
- Beechwood Avenue, between Joliette Avenue and Hemlock Road
- Hemlock Road, between Beechwood and Birch avenues
- Birch Avenue southbound lane, between Hemlock Road and Sir George Etienne Cartier Parkway
- Sir George Etienne Cartier Parkway, between Aviation Parkway and Sussex Drive
For more information on the Canada Army Run, including course maps and detailed road closure timings and impacts, visit the interactive race map.
OC Transpo routes will be detoured due to the street closures. Additionally, O-Train Line 1 service will begin one hour early at 7 am to help participants get to the event and service will run until 11 pm.
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