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Seneca Street, Aylmer Avenue and Fulton Avenue etc.

Project Status: 

Project overview (March 2017)

Project description

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the preliminary and detailed design for the renewal of the northwest portion of Old Ottawa South. The project area is predominantly bounded by Bronson Place to the west, Colonel By Drive to the north, Seneca Street to the east and Sunnyside Avenue to the south. A three block section along Seneca Street extends south to Grove Avenue, and captures a section of Glen Avenue and Grove Avenue near the Brewer Arena. The existing watermain, sanitary sewer and road infrastructure has reached the end of its useful life and is in need of upgrading to provide the required level of service to your neighbourhood. The City has identified the need for reconstruction of the following works for the roads below (watermain and sanitary sewer implied unless otherwise stated):

  • Aylmer Avenue (Bronson Place to Seneca Street)
  • Carlyle Avenue (Woodbine Place to Dead End)
  • Colonel By Drive (parkland) (Carlyle Avenue to Fulton Avenue) - remove watermain dead-ends
  • Downing Street (Seneca Street to Carlyle Avenue)
  • Fulton Avenue (Woodbine Place to Dead End)
  • Glen Avenue (Seneca Street to Grove Avenue N/S)
  • Grove Avenue N/S (Glen Avenue to Grove Avenue E/W) - watermain only
  • Pansy Avenue (Seneca Street to Carlyle Avenue)
  • Seneca Street (Grove Avenue to Colonel By Drive)
  • Woodbine Place (Seneca Street to Carlyle Avenue) - sewer only
  • Woodbine Place (Carlyle Avenue to Fulton Avenue) - watermain only

Project limits and typical cross-sections [ PDF - 9.14 MB ]

Project timing

Pre-design - surveying of roadway: early to late Fall 2015
Preliminary and detailed design: Spring 2016 to Fall 2017
Design assignment completion: Early Winter 2018
Construction start: Spring 2018
Construction completion: Spring 2020 (to be confirmed)


Project funds approved to date are $11,556,700.

Public involvement

A public information session is expected to be held early Spring 2017 to present the preliminary design drawings to the public. At this time attendees will be able to review the design, ask questions and provide comment on the proposed works. An additional detailed design public information session would likely take place late Fall 2017 to show the final changes to be implemented.

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

Patrick Sammon, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Design and Construction - Branch 1
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor West; Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 29843


Copies of Notice to Resident letters sent to impacted area.

Learn More

Open House (22 February 2018)

Monday, February 5, 2018, 7:38 am
Last updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018, 1:47 pm

Dates & Times

Thursday, February 22, 2018,
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Southminster United Church
15 Aylmer Avenue
Ottawa, ON

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

Why: The City is designing and will be constructing new watermains and sanitary sewers in Old Ottawa South to upgrade infrastructure that has reached the end of its service life.

What: The proposed work will renew infrastructure in your neighbourhood and will involve the construction of new watermains and sanitary sewers along with full road reconstruction. House services will also be replaced up to the property line. Cycling lanes on Aylmer Avenue in the eastbound direction, and on Seneca Street in the southbound direction, will be implemented through pavement markings. Discussions are ongoing with the NCC about the potential for a pedestrian crossover at Seneca Street and Colonel By Drive.

When: The City is planning construction activities within the project limits from May 2018 to June 2020, with winter shut down periods from November to April.

Where: The project limits are:

  • Aylmer Avenue from Bronson Place to Seneca Street (cycling lane extends to Bank Street)
  • Carlyle Avenue from Woodbine Place to Dead-end
  • Colonel By Drive (under pathway) from Carlyle Avenue to Fulton Avenue     
  • Downing Street from Carlyle Avenue to Seneca Street
  • Fulton Avenue from Woodbine Place to Bronson Place
  • Pansy Avenue from Carlyle Avenue to Seneca Street
  • Seneca Street from Grove Avenue to Colonel By Drive (cycling lane extends to Cameron Avenue)
  • Woodbine Place from Fulton Avenue to Seneca Street
  • Glen Avenue from  Grove Avenue North/South to Seneca Street
  • Grove Avenue north/south from Glen Avenue to Grove Ave east/west (Brewer Arena)

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.

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:

Pat Sammon, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer – Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON  K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, x29843

Lisa Marshall, P.Eng.
Project Manager
McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd.
115 Walgreen Rd, RR#3
Carp, ON  K0A 1L0
Tel: 613-836-2184


Patrick Sammon
613-580-2424, ext. 29843