On Friday, January 11, an OC Transpo double-decker bus collided with a bus shelter at Westboro Transit Station.
Members of the public who wish to leave a memento or memorial item for victims of the collision, are asked to leave items at one of two temporary memorial sites:
- Westbound Transitway platform on the lower level
- The northwest corner of Scott and Athlone (upper level)
The public is asked to gather on the sidewalk on Scott Street in front of the station, should they wish to hold a vigil or other gathering in support of victims.
Residents who need support are encouraged to call the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region at 613-238-3311 or the national Morneau Shepell crisis hotline at 1-844-751-2133. Ottawa Public Health has additional resources to help in responding to stressful events.
For residents wishing to convey their sympathies following the Westboro Station bus collision, an online version of the Book of Condolences is available on ottawa.ca. The online version will remain available until January 27. The paper copy of the Book of Condolences will be available at Ottawa City Hall (Jean Pigott Place) until end of day Sunday, January 20.
The Book of Condolences will be available at Eva James Memorial Community Centre starting at noon, Monday, January 21, where it will remain until end of day Sunday, January 27.