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January 26, 2022
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Residents are advised to plan ahead this weekend for the possibility of significant traffic and transit delays or disruptions, surrounding the expected arrival of a demonstration into the downtown core of Ottawa on Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30. Some demonstrators may arrive as early as Friday.

It’s anticipated the demonstrators will arrive in the area around Parliament Hill on Saturday. While the demonstrators are travelling on route to their destination, roadways and highways across the city are expected to experience traffic delays and disruptions. Additional information will be relayed to residents and businesses as it becomes available.

People who are planning to travel by car into the downtown core and surrounding area should allow for additional time and plan possible alternate routes to their destinations. Keep track of the latest traffic information utilizing traffic monitoring apps or follow the City’s Traffic Twitter account.

OC Transpo buses and Para Transpo may also experience some travel delays through the downtown core, and detours may be required. Stay up to date on the latest transit information by visiting octranspo.com, calling 613-560-5000 or following OC Transpo’s Twitter account.

Keep track of the latest service impacts by following the City of Ottawa’s Facebook and Twitter pages.