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Public information sessions

Open house display boards (June 17, 2019)

Monday, June 17, 2019
5 to 8 pm
Ottawa City Hall
Councillor’s Lounge
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON

Project Overview

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the detailed design and construction of Albert and Slater Streets (core sector between Bay and Elgin Streets), as an opportunity to repurpose this corridor following the launch and on-going operation of the Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT). With the removal of rapid bus transit from these streets, the opportunity exists to improve these corridors for other users and implement elements of “Complete Streets” including the addition of cycling facilities.

This project also includes the replacement of sections of watermain that have reached the end of its life cycle along Albert and Slater Streets as well as the replacement of the sanitary sewer on Metcalfe Street.

a map showing the study being broken into 3 sections: 1. West sector (Empress to Bay) 2. Core sector (Bay to Elgin) 3. East Sector (Elgin to Waller)

Overview of Downtown Moves Study

Background

This project aims to implement the vision from the Downtown Moves: Transforming Ottawa’s Streets study which was approved by Council on March 27, 2013.

Downtown Moves is an Urban Design and Transportation Study that identifies ways to create more vibrant, inclusive, safe and accessible streets for residents, workers and visitors of all ages and abilities across Ottawa's Central Business District (CBD). The overall aim is to make walking, cycling and transit use more comfortable and convenient by redistributing and improving the streetscape environment. The study informs the City on how to best capitalize on the transformative opportunities presented by the implementation of the Confederation Line light rail transit (LRT) project, and seamlessly integrate the future stations at street level.

Overall plan [ PDF - 1.75 MB ]

Project timelines

  • April 11, 2018 - Council approved the Albert and Slater Streets Post Light Rail Transit (LRT) Repurposing Functional Design Study plan
  • February to May 2019 - Review of the Functional Design and start of the Preliminary Design
  • June 2019 - Public Open House to collect comments on the proposed functional design refinements.
  • Summer 2019 - Advancement of the design and consultation with various stakeholders
  • Fall 2019 - Public open house to show the final design
  • Summer 2020 - Tentative construction start

On-street parking, loading zones, and street-side services

Type of space Existing spaces Proposed spaces
All-day parking 102 100
Restricted parking 212 0
Loading zones 21 19
Hotel zones 15 11
Taxi zones 11 6
Diplomatic zones 2 2
Food trucks 2 3
Tour bus zone 0 1
Total (Albert and Slater Streets) 365 142

Thank you

Thank you for your attendance. We encourage you to provide your comments, questions or concerns by email, in writing using one of the comment sheets provided or by phone at 613-580-2424 ext. 21805. Please deposit the completed comment sheets in the box provided or mail/fax your comments to the address shown on the bottom of the comment sheet by July 5, 2019.

Following the Public Open House, comments and feedback received from the public will be reviewed and the design will be advanced.

Comments received may become part of the public record. Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Accessible formats and communication supports are available.

Open house (June 17, 2019)

Posted: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 7:11 am
Last updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019, 11:34 am

Dates & Times

Monday, June 17, 2019,
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location

Ottawa City Hall
Councillor’s Lounge
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend an open house to discuss a construction project planned in your neighbourhood. Design drawings will be on display for your review and staff will be available to provide information and receive comments.

Why: With reduced bus traffic on Albert and Slater Streets, the opportunity exists to improve these corridors for other users.

What: The design implements elements of “Complete Streets” along these roadways including the addition of cycling facilities.

The project also includes the replacement of sections of watermain that have reached the end of its life cycle along Albert and Slater Streets as well as the replacement of the sanitary sewer on Metcalfe Street.

When: Construction activities will tentatively commence in 2020.

Where: This project will take place on the following streets:

  • Albert Street (from Elgin Street to Bay Street)
  • Slater Street (from Bay Street to Elgin Street)
  • Metcalfe Street (Laurier Avenue to Slater Street)

At the public open house, residents are able to drop in during the hours noted above and review the design plans for the project. Representatives from the City, the design consultant and the Ward Councillor’s office will be available to discuss the project and to answer your questions. Consultations for the sections of Albert and Slater Streets west of Bay Street and East of Elgin Street will be done at a later date as part of two separate projects.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact the undersigned.

For further information about this project and/or to submit comments, please contact:

City project manager:
Elizabeth Murphy, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Design and Construction - Municipal
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 15397

Consultant project manager:
Jeffrey C. Waara, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Stantec
Tel: 613-724-4360

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