Upcoming protest may affect your Monday commute

Published on
March 28, 2024
Parking, roads, traffic and transit

The City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Police Service are aware of planned demonstrations on Monday, April 1 that could potentially impact traffic on the Macdonald Cartier Bridge at King Edward Avenue during the morning commute.

The City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Police Service work together with municipal and federal partners to manage traffic, transit and public safety for demonstrations.

Temporary road closures may be required to accommodate a march in the downtown core in the afternoon. Although the streets impacted are not yet confirmed, information will be posted on social media as soon as it becomes available. Freedoms of opinion, expression and peaceful assembly are permitted under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter has reasonable limits to protect citizens, property and businesses from disruptive or unlawful activities. Find out more at ottawapolice.ca.

Follow @Ottawa_Traffic for temporary road closures or visit the City of Ottawa’s interactive traffic map at traffic.ottawa.ca.

Updates may also be communicated from @OttawaPolice.

Regular transit service will be maintained with detours as required, and there may be some delays. Stay up to date on the latest transit information by visiting octranspo.com/alerts, using the Transit app, calling 613-560-5000 or connecting with OC Transpo on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram.

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca, call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) or 613-580-2400 to contact the City using Canada Video Relay Service. You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.