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Canada Day schedule changes

June 18, 2019
Feature Stories

The City of Ottawa would like to remind residents of the following schedule changes for Canada Day, Monday, July 1.

Client services

  • Ottawa City Hall and all seven Client Service Centres, including the Government Service Centre located at 110 Laurier Avenue West, will be closed. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, July 2.
  • The City’s Provincial Offences Court, located at 100 Constellation Crescent, will be closed on Canada Day. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, July 2.
  • The City’s 3-1-1 Contact Centre will be open for urgent matters that require the City’s immediate attention. Call 3-1-1 or 613-580-2400 (TTY: 613-580-2401) to speak to a customer service representative.

Green bin, recycling and garbage collection

  • There will be no curbside green bin, recycling or garbage collection on Canada Day. Pick-up will take place on Tuesday, July 2. Collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.
  • Multi-residential garbage containers will be collected on the regular scheduled day. Multi-residential recycling and green bin collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

Parking and roads

  • All City of Ottawa parking regulations and restrictions will apply on Canada Day.
  • For a complete list of road, bridge and pathway closures, check the Government of Canada’s list of street closures.
  • Free parking will be available at City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West on Monday, July 1. The Laurier Avenue entrance to the parking garage will be closed and you can access the parking garage through the Elgin Street entrance.

Transit service

  • OC Transpo will offer service at no charge all day on Canada Day on a special holiday schedule with extra service during the day and after the fireworks. O-Train Line 2, the Trillium Line, will run all day until 12:15 am. Routes that normally run on Sundays will be in service. Call 613-560-1000, or text 560560 plus your four-digit bus stop number, for automated schedule information. For more information, holiday schedules and travel planning, visit octranspo.com or phone 613-741-4390.
  • The OC Transpo Customer Service Centre at the Rideau Centre will be open on Canada Day from 10 am to 6 pm. The Customer Service Centres at Lincoln Fields, Place d’Orléans and St. Laurent Shopping Centre will be closed.
  • OC Transpo Customer Service and Information (613-741-4390) will be open from 7 am to 9 pm
  • Para Transpo will offer service at no charge on Canada Day. A holiday service will operate on Monday, July 1. Regular subscription bookings will be automatically cancelled. Customers may book trips for Canada Day by calling 613-244-7272.
  • Para Transpo Services:
    • Taxi coupons (613-842-3670) – closed
    • Reservations line (613-244-7272) – open from 7 am to 5 pm
    • Trip cancellation and general inquiries (613-244-4636) – open from 6 am to 12:30 am
  • The Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) will provide free service on Monday, July 1. For more information on STO service, visit sto.ca.

Fireworks

  • Consumer fireworks may only be discharged between Sunday, June 30 and Tuesday, July 2.. Fireworks displays must be directly supervised by someone 18 or older, and must take place on private property with the property owner’s permission. Minimum safety distances, as indicated on the fireworks product, must be maintained from spectators, buildings and vehicles. The display must not cause danger or nuisance to any person or property.
  • Sale of consumer fireworks is prohibited in the City of Ottawa, except on Canada Day and the seven business days immediately preceding it.
  • It is prohibited to sell or use firecrackers in the Province of Ontario at all times. Please review Ottawa’s Fireworks By-law for further details.

Recreation services

  • Some outdoor pools, indoor pools and fitness centres will be open for public swimming, fitness schedules and aquafitness, with modified schedules.
  • All beaches, splash pads and some wading pools will be open, weather permitting.
  • Most registered programs at swimming pools, community centres and arenas will be cancelled. Clients should check with their facility to confirm, as some exceptions will apply.
  • City of Ottawa summer camps will not operate on Monday, July 1.

Ottawa Public Health

Cultural Services

  • Billings Estate National Historic Site, Pinhey’s Point Historic Site and Nepean Museum will offer programming on Canada Day from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site and Nepean Museum will be by donation. Special event pricing will be in place at Billings Estate.
  • Fairfields Heritage House and the Cumberland Heritage Museum will be closed.
  • The Karsh-Masson Gallery and Barbara Ann Scott Gallery at Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue West) will be open on Canada Day. The City Hall Art Gallery will be closed for installation.

Archives Services

  • The City of Ottawa Archives Reference Services and Gallery 112 will be closed between Saturday, June 29 and Monday, July 1. They will reopen on Tuesday, July 2.

Municipal child care services

Library Services

  • All branches and services of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed on Monday, July 1. All branches will be closed on Sundays from June 30 to September 1.

Public Inquiries

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Media Inquiries

613-580-2450