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Street lights and signs

Find out everything you need to know about street lights and signs: how to find decommissioned street name signs, how to report street lights that aren’t working and the appropriate response times, and how to find locates before digging on your property.

Decommissioned street name signs

Buy your own little piece of Ottawa. Park Place and Boardwalk have nothing on names like Bank Street and Laurier Avenue. You can own any one of a number of Ottawa street name signs.

With the renaming of a number of streets to avoid duplication, many street names from former municipalities have been removed from service. Signs that have been replaced for normal maintenance reasons are also available for purchase. These decommissioned signs can be purchased for $10 each.

Select your favourite signs from the alphabetical list below. Only the signs listed are currently available for purchase. However, the selection will change as old signs continue to be replaced as needed. If the sign you want is not listed, check back periodically to see if it becomes available. All signs are sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Purchasing instructions

After you have made your selection, send your request by e-mail to StreetNameSigns@ottawa.ca. You will receive an e-mail reply confirming your order. Your sign will be available for pick up any time after you receive confirmation. Signs can be picked up at 175 Loretta Ave. N. from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Payments are due when the sign is picked up. The payment will be due in the form of Interac, Visa or Mastercard.

Any sign not picked up within 14 days will be returned to the list of signs available for sale.

Inventory:

(as of June 12, 2018)

Street Name

Quantity

A

Aintree Pl 1
Alderbrook Dr 2
Aldergrove Way 1
Aleutian Rd 1
Alloway Cres 1
Alson Mills Way 2
Ambleside Dr 1
Andover Pl 3
Armstrong St 2
Ashgrove Cres 2
Assomption St 1
Atlantis Ave 2
Autumn Hill Cres 1
Avenshire Gate 1

B

Baden Ave 1
Bainbridge Ave 1
Bainbridge Crt 1
Bank St 1
Basil MacDonald Way 1
Basin Ct 1
Batchgate Dr 1
Bateman Dr 2
Bell St N 1
Blair Rd 1
Blythdale Rd 2
Booth St 5
Borealis Cres 1
Borthwick Ave  2
Braco St

1

Bradgate Dr 1
Brady Ave

1

Bretton

1

Brian Coburn Ave 1
Briarcliffe Dr 1
Briarwood Way 2
Bridlegate Place 2
Brookdale St 1
Bullman St 2
Burland St

1

Burrows Rd 1
Byron Ave 2

C

Cadrian Cir 1
Cambrian Rd 1
Cambridge St N 2
Canfield Rd 1
Carbrooke St 1
Cardigan Dr 1
Carlaw Ave 1
Castlethorpe Cres 1
Castleton St 1
Center St 1
Centrepointe Dr 1
Charlemagne Blvd  
Chartwell Ave 2
Cheswick Pl 1
Chrysalis Way 1
Claiborne Way 1
Claremont Dr 1
Clarendon Cir 1
Claude St 2
Condie St 2
Contour St 1
Convair Pvt 1
Cosburn Ave 1
Councillor's Way 1
Cove Island Terr 1
Cramer Dr 1
Cremona Pl  1
Crestmont Pl 1
Crofton Rd 2
Cross Keys Pl 1
Cuthbert Way 2

D

Darly Pl 1
Delmar Dr 1
Den Haag Dr 1
Denbury Ave 2
Des Visions Pl 1
Dovercourt Ave 4
Draper Ave 2
Duchess Ave 2
Dumaurier Ave 1
Dundonald Dr 1
Dunhaven St 1

E

Eccles St 2
Edgeworth Ave 1
Edison Ave 1
Eighth St 1
Elder St 1
Elm St 3
Elmhurst St 1
Elvaston Ave 4
Emerald Meadors Dr 1
Empress Ave  2
Emslie Ave 1
Epworth Ave 2
Erindale Dr 2
Esquimault Ave 2
Europa Pvt 1

F

Fairhill Cres 3
Falkirk Cres 1
Fieldrow St 1
Findlay Creek Dr 1
Finter St 1
Foliston St 1
Forest St 2
Forge St 1
Forlan Dr 1
Fountainhead Dr 1
Foxmeadow Ln 1
Fraser Ave 1
Fulton Ave 1

G

Gaines Dr 1
Gainesborough Ave 2
Gardenvale Rd 1
Garland St 1
Garrick Ct 1
Gatestone Pvt 1
Georgina Dr 1
Gibbard 1
Gladstone Ave 4
Glamorgan Dr 1
Glenarden Crt 1
Glenbrook Way 1
Glendenning Dr 2
Glenmanor Dr 1
Glenmoriston Ave 1
Glenmount Ave 1
Glenview Pl 1
Goldridge Dr 1
Grasmere Cres 1
Grassy Plains Dr 1

H

Halkirk Ave 1
Halldon Pl 1
Hallendale St 1
Hallowell Crt 1
Harcourt Ave 1
Harthill Way 2
Hartleigh Ave 2
Harwood Ave 2
Haymarket St 1
Hemmingwood Way 4
Henbury Way 1
Henderson Ave 1
Henley St 2
Hepburn Crt 1
Heron Rd 5
Higgins Rd 1
Highbury Dr 1
Hilda St 1
Hillcrest Ave 3
Hinchey Ave 1
Howe St 1
Hunt Club Rd 1
Huntley Ave 2
Hyde Park Way 1

I

 
Ilkley Cres 1
Infusion Pvt 1
Innnswood Dr 1
Iris St 2
Iroquois Rd 2
Irving Pl  1
Ivanhoe Ave 1

J

 
Jamieson St 2
Jeanne d'Arc Blvd N 1
Judge St 1

K

Kaladar Ave 2
Kayburn Ave

1

Keenan Ave 4
Kehoe St 1
Kelowna St 1
Kelvin Cres

1

Kenaston St 1
Kentsdale Dr 1
Kenwood Ave 2
Keswick Dr 2
Keyworth Ave 1
Khamsin St 1
Khymer Ct 2
Kimdale St 1
Kirchoffer Ave  
Kirkstall Ave 3
Klondike Rd 1
Koffman Crt 1

L

Lanark Ave 3
Lancaster Ave 1
Langlade Ave 1
Lauder Dr 2
Laurentian Pl 1
Laurier Ave E 2
Lawn Ave 1
Laxford Dr 1
Leamington Way 1
Lenester Ave 5
Leopolds Dr 1
Lincoln Heights Rd 1
Lochaber Ave 2
Lockhart Ave 7
Lowry St  1
Lyon St 2

M

Malartic Ave 1
Manitou Dr 4
Manorgate St 1
Mansfield Ave 1
Marble Arch Cres 3
Mattamy Pl 4
Maud St 1
McCarthy Rd 2
McClellan Rd 4
McEwen Ave 1
Meadowbank Dr 2
Meadowlands Dr 1
Medhurst Dr 1
Melbourne Ave  
Melfa Cres 2
Meridian Pl 2
Merton St 1
Midinah Gate 1
Midland Cres 2
Midpark Way 2
Midway Ave 1
Minaki Ave 1
Moorcroft Rd 2
Morningside Ave 1
Mountain Cres 1
Mutual St 1

N

Nanaimo Dr 2
Neepawa Ave 3
Nelson St 1
Nepean St 3
New Orchard Ave 1
Newark St 2
Niven's Pl 1
Noren Ave 1
Norgold Cres 1
Northgate St 1
Northwestern Ave 1

O

 
Oakridge Blvd 1
Okanagan Dr 3
Old Mill Way 1
Oxford St 1

P

Pamplona Pvt 2
Parkdale Ave 1
Parkfield Cres 1
Parkglen Dr 1
Parkhaven Ave 2
Parkhurst Blvd 1
Patricia Ave 1
Pemberton Cres 1
Penny Dr 1
Pepperville Cres 2
Peter Harkness Lane 1
Pinecrest Rd 2
Pinepoint Dr 2
Pinewood Cres 2
Pinhey St 1
Plover Ln 1
Polytek St  1
Premier Ave 3
Prentiss Way 1
Primrose Ave 4
Princeton Ave 1

Q

Qualicum St 2
Queen Elizabeth Dr 4
Queenscourt Cres 1
Queensline Dr 3
Quesnel Dr 1

R

 
Raleigh St 1
Ravenhill Ave 3
Redenda Cres 2
Redwood Ave 2
Regina St 2
Research Rd 1
Revelstoke Dr 1
Rice Ave 1
Richlin Cres 1
Richmond Rd 1
Ridgepark Pvt 1
Ridgewood Ave 1
Rosebella Ave 1
Rosemeade Pl 1
Roundhay Dr 1
Rowanwood Ave 3
Royal Ave 1
Royal Palm Cr 2

S

 
Saddleridge Dr 1
Sandridge Rd 1
Saunders Ave 3
Saville Row 5
Scarlet Crt 1
Sevenoak Ave 1
Sherbourne Ave 3
Sherbourne Rd 1
Sherwood Dr 1
Shorham Ave 2
Solano Dr 1
Sparks St 1
Spikemoss Place 1
Spring St 1
Spruce St  2
St Bernard St 1
Stonemeadow Dr 1
Strathbury St 1
Strathmore Blvd 1
Suffolk St 2
Summerside Dr 1
Systemhouse Dr

1

T

 
Tarrywood Court 1
Tallwood Dr 1
Tay St 1
Thornburn Priv 1
Tillbury Ave  5
Tintern Dr 2
Torrington Pl 1
Torsa Crt 1
Trimble Cres 1
Tyne Crt 1

U

V

Ventanna Way 1
Viewmount Dr 1
Violet St 1

 

W

 
Walkley Rd 2
Waller St 1
Warner Way 1
Warrington Dr 1
Wavell Ave 1
Weatherston St 1
Wellesley Ave 1
Wembley Ave 1
Westfield Cres 1
Westhall Way 1
Westminster Ave 3
Westpointe Cres 1
Willisbrook Dr 1
Willow St 1
Willowbrook Way 1
Wilmont Ave 1
Wincanton Dr 1
Witherspoon Cres 1
Woodbriar Way 1
Woodcrest Rd 1
Workman Ave 5
Wyldewood St 1
Wynford Ave 1

X

Y

York St 1

Z

Report a problem with street lighting

The City of Ottawa is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the street lighting system within City boundaries. City staff administer the program and maintain the system through the services of several lighting maintenance contractors.

In order to expedite repairs and reduce confusion, please provide a municipal address that references the street light or sign’s location.

Please call 3-1-1 if the streetlight issue is related to the following:

  • Traffic signals or traffic signs.
  • Hand hole cover open or missing exposing wires
  • Knocked down streetlight
  • Damaged light such as broken glass, hanging arm, Construction activity (square or rectangular cut in road)
  • Missing or loose manhole cover

Report street lighting

For all emergency requests call 3-1-1. If this service is not available to you please call 613-580-2400. All other Service Requests will be triaged and addressed as operations allow.

Street lighting response times

Nature of Problem Maximum Response Time
Residential  
1 to 9 lights out Maximum 7 working days
10 to 20 lights out Next working day
More than 20 lights out Within 24 hours
Arterials, Commercial and Industrial Roads  
1 to 4 lights Maximum 7 working days
5 to 10 lights Next working day
More than 10 lights out, or all lights within an intersection Within 24 hours

It should be recognized that these are guidelines, and timelines may vary slightly to allow for operation considerations and to ensure safe conditions.

Underground locates

Digging near Your House?

Before you dig, call Ontario One Call at 1-800-400-2255 or visit their website.

The City and other services have underground locates running in many backyards, front yards and side lots. Underneath your house, you could find:

  • Gas pipelines
  • Electrical services
  • Telephone and cable TV infrastructure
  • Water and sewer connections
  • Streetlight or traffic signal wiring

Ontario One Call co-ordinates with all organizations who own infrastructure in your area.

Therefore, all residents and excavators must call before they dig. Locates are free to obtain and should be requested at least 5 days prior to any planned excavation. You may not proceed with your digging until all locates are identified. If locates are not obtained and infrastructure is damaged, the homeowner and/or contractor is 100 per cent responsible for all costs associated with repairs.

Do You Need Emergency Locates?

For emergency locates, please call Ontario One Call at 1-800-400-2255. As of June 15, 2014, the City of Ottawa will no longer action direct requests for locates.