Pretoria Avenue Road and Sewer Renewal

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Project overview

Project description

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the preliminary and detailed design for the renewal of Pretoria Avenue in the Glebe due to the age and condition of the existing combined sewer. The existing infrastructure has reached the end of its useful life and requires replacement. The project limits on Pretoria Avenue will extend from Bank Street to Metcalfe Street.

This project will involve the construction of new combined sewers, full roadway with traffic calming, sidewalk, improved cycling infrastructure, and landscaping reinstatement within the City's right of way. Replacement of the City owned portion of sanitary/storm services to the property line will also be completed during the construction.

If your house/building was built prior to 1958, there is a possibility that your private water service may have been constructed using lead pipe (modern pipes are typically copper). For additional information regarding lead water services and the City's Lead Pipe Replacement Program please visit the City's website.

Project timing

Design: spring 2023
Construction start: summer 2023
Construction completion: fall 2023

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $900,000.

Public engagement

An online public engagement session was held in the fall of 2021 to present the design drawings to the public. The public was able to review the design at their leisure and send comments or questions on the proposed works to the design team.


Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. The City makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require a disability-related accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.


The City of Ottawa, in its commitment to protecting people and the community, continues to work closely with the industry and to comply with recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

Contact information

For further information or to provide comments, please contact the City’s project manager.

Julie Lyons, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction - Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Sixth Floor West, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 13343

Online engagement opportunity (October 2021)

The City of Ottawa continues to take precautionary steps to protect members of the public. As an alternative to hosting in-person public information sessions, information is being posted to The City remains committed to keeping the public informed of projects occurring in your neighbourhood.

The City of Ottawa invites you to review and provide comments on the Pretoria Avenue Road Sewer Renewal Project by October 15, 2021.

Display boards [ 1.88 MB ]
Drawings [ 2.28 MB ]

The City has a proactive communications approach. The project team will update you on the project using different methods to communicate including letters and posting information on

What: The proposed work includes the installation, rehabilitation and/or replacement of sewers, lateral sewer services to the property line, sidewalks, cycle lanes, road structure, etc.

Why: The purpose of the project is to renew the aging infrastructure within the project limits.

Where: Pretoria Avenue, between Bank Street and Metcalfe Street

When: The current project schedule is as follows:

  • Design is expected to be completed in spring 2022
  • Construction is expected to start in summer 2022

Notices will be sent prior to construction.

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the design consulting firm, McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers, to develop a design for the Pretoria Avenue Road Sewer Renewal Project.

For further information about this project and/or to submit comments, please contact the City Project Manager.