Parking restrictions remain in the downtown event zone until Monday

Published on
May 1, 2022
Health, public safety and emergencies
Parking, roads, traffic and transit

With the departure of the demonstrations from the area, the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Police Service are now preparing to lift the motor vehicle restriction zone from the downtown core. However, the Special Event – No Stopping – Tow Away zones will remain in place until Monday. This means that while vehicles will be able to enter these zones, motorists must continue to adhere to the no parking and no stopping restrictions.

Starting tomorrow, City Public Works staff will gradually remove all the no-stopping and no-parking signs present in and around the restriction zone.

By-law and Regulatory Services remind residents that Special Event – No Stopping and temporary No Parking signs must be obeyed until the signs are changed or removed from streets. Since Friday morning, 889 parking tickets were issued, 45 vehicles were towed, and 10 Provincial Offence Notices (tickets) were distributed in the area affected by the demonstration. Tickets distributed included charges for noise and for encumbering a highway, among others.

City Hall and its parking facility will reopen to the public again on Monday, May 2 at 7 am.

Clean-up crews are patrolling the event areas to identify and remove any overfilled garbage and recycling containers, litter and graffiti. Fencing and other barriers will also be retrieved.

The City and Ottawa Police Service wish to extend their appreciation to businesses and residents for their patience, support and understanding during the event. The operation put in place over the weekend was designed to create a balance of businesses continuity and normalcy for residents with restrictions that help ensure our community safety and security.

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