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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 April 1, 2019)

Street Name

Quantity

A

Acacia Ave 2
Adirondack Dr 1
Adley Rd 1
Aintree Pl 1
Alderbrook Dr 2
Aldergrove Way 1
Alenmede Cres 2
Aleutian Rd 2
Alson Mills Way 2
Ambercrest St  1
Andover Pl 3
Argyle Ave  1
Arkell St 3
Ashgrove Cres  2
Assaly Rd 1
Assomption St 1
Avenshire Gate 1
Avoncourt Way 1
Avondale Ave 1

B

Bainbridge Ave 1
Bainbridge Crt 1
Barwell Ave 1
Basil MacDonald Way 1
Basin Ct 1
Bateman Dr  1
Beaumaris Dr 2
Bedbrooke St 1
Belvedere Cress 1
Berwick Ave 1
Blythdale Rd 2
Borthwick Ave  2
Braco St

1

Bretton

1

Brian Coburn Ave 1
Briarcliffe Dr 1
Briarwood Way 2
Bridlegate Place 1
Brierwood Ave 1
Brookdale St 1
Brookfield Rd 4
Bullman St 2
Burgess Ave 1
Burrows Rd 1

C

Cadrian Cir  1
Calder Ave 1
Canfield Rd 1
Carbrooke St 1
Cardigan Dr 1
Carlaw Ave 1
Carlsen Ave 1
Castlethorpe Cres 1
Castleton St 1
Cedar Rock Dr 1
Chambers Ave  2
Chapel Cres  1
Cheshire Rd 1
Cheswick Pl 1
Chrysalis Way 1
Claiborne Way 1
Claremont Dr 1
Clarendon Cir 1
Condie St 1
Contour St 1
Convair Pvt 1
Cosburn Ave 1
Courtenay Ave 1
Cramer Dr 1
Cremona Pl  1
Crofton Rd 2
Crossfield Ave 1
Crosskeys Pl 1
Crowsnest Ave 1
Cypress Crt 1

D

Danniston Cres 1
Darly Pl 1
Delmar Dr 1
Delong Dr 1
Dempsey Ave 1
Denbury Ave 3
Derby St 1
des Visions Pl 1
Domalatchy Pl 1
Donald St 1
Donnington Pl 1
Dovercourt Ave 8
Dumaurier Ave 2
Dundee Ave 1
Dundonald Dr 1

E

Edgar St 2
Edgeland Pl 1
Edgeware Dr 1
Edgewood Ave 1
Edgeworth Ave 1
Edina St 1
Elgin St 4
Ellsworth Ln 2
Elmhurst St 5
Elmira Dr 2
Elvaston Ave 3
Emerald Ave 1
Emerald Meadows Dr 1
Emperor Ave 1
Empress Ave  1
Erindale Dr 2
Ernie Brady Lane 1
Esquimault Ave 2

F

Faircrest Rd 1
Fairhill Cres 3
Falaise Rd 2
Falkirk St 1
Faraday St 1
Farlane Blvd 1
Field St 4
First Ave 1
Firwood Cres 3
Fisher Ave 2
Foliston St 1
Forlan Dr 1
Fountainhead Dr 1
Fourth Ave 1

G

Gage Cres 1
Gainesborough Ave 2
Gardenvale Rd 2
Garfield Ave 1
Garrick Ct 1
Gatestone Pvt 1
Geneva St 1
Geoffrey St 2
Gertie St 1
Gibbard Ave 1
Gilbert Ave 1
Gilbey Dr  1
Gladstone Ave 1
Glenarden Crt 1
Glenbrook Way 1
Glenmanor Dr 1
Glenmoriston Ave 1
Glenview Ave 1
Glenview Pl 1
Goldridge Dr 1
Gould St 1
Grafton Cres 1
Grasmere Cres 1
Green Valley Cres 1
Greenlawn Cres 1

H

Halkirk Ave 1
Hallendale St 1
Hallowell Crt 1
Harcourt Ave 1
Harthill Way 1
Harwood Ave 1
Hawthorne Ave 3
Haymarket St 1
Hemlock Rd 1
Hemmingwood Way 4
Henbury Way 2
Henley St 2
Heron Rd 2
Herridge St 1
Hickson Cres 1
Highbury Dr 1
Highfield Cres 1
Highland Ave 1
Hillcrest Ave 1
Hindley St 2
Howe St 1
Huntley Ave 2
Hyde Park Way 1

I

 
Ilkley Cres 1
Infusion Pvt 1
Inglewood Pl 1
Innswood Dr 1
Iona St  5
Iroquois Rd 1
Ivylea St 1

J

 
Jack Aaron Dr 2
Jeanne Mance St  1
John St  1

K

Kaladar Ave 1
Kayburn Ave

1

Keefer St 1
Kenilworth St  1
Kent St 1
Kenwood Ave 1
Keppler Cres 1
Kerr Ave 2
Keswick Dr 3
Khamsin St 2
Khymer Ct 1
Kimdale St 1
Kincardine Dr 1
Kingston Ave 1
Kirchoffer Ave 3
Kirkwood Ave 10
Kitimat Cres 1
Knott Cres 1
Koffman Crt 1

L

La Verendrye Dr 1
Laderoute Ave 1
Lambeth Walk 1
Lanark Ave 1
Laperriere Ave 2
Larose Ave 1
Lawn Ave 1
Laxford Dr 1
Laxton Cres 3
Lebreton St S 2
Legget Dr 1
Lenester Ave 5
Leopolds Dr 1
Linden Terr 1
Lockhart Ave 7
Lovitt Rd 1
Lowrey St 1

M

Mackay St 1
Madrid Ave 1
Malartic Ave 1
Malone Crt 1
Manorgate St 1
Mansfield Ave 1
Mattamy Pl 6
McClellan Rd 2
McGibbon Dr 1
Meadowbank Dr 2
Meadowcroft Cres 1
Melfa Cres 2
Meridian Pl 2
Merivale Rd 2
Midinah Gate 1
Midland Cres 2
Midpark Way 2
Midway Ave 1
Minaki Ave 1
Monk St 3
Monroe Ave 2
Mooney's Bay Place 1
Moorcroft Rd 2
Moore Ave 1
Moris Ave 1
Mossdale St 1
Mutual St 1

N

Nanaimo Dr 2
Navaho Dr 6
Neepawa Ave 2
New Orchard Ave 1
Newark St 1
Newhaven St 2
Niven's Pl 1
Nixen Dr 1
Noren Ave 1
Norgold Cres 2
Northgate St 1
Northgraves Cres 2
Northwestern Ave 2

O

 
Oakdale Ave 1
Okanagan Dr 5
Onslow Cres 1
Othello 1

P

Pamplona Pvt 2
Parkfield Cres 1
Parkhaven Ave 2
Parkhurst Blvd 1
Parr Ave 1
Pemberton Crt 1
Pepperville Cres 2
Pinepoint Dr 2
Plover Ln 1
Portobello Blvd 1
Premier Ave 4
Prentiss Way 1
Prestone Dr 2
Primrose Ave 3
Princeton Ave 1
Pulford Cres 1

Q

Qualicum St 2
Queen Elizabeth Dr 1
Queen Victoria St 2
Queensgrove Rd 2

R

 
Radstock Priv 1
Raleigh St 1
Ravenhill Ave 3
Rector Ave 1
Redenda Cres 2
Redwood Ave 1
Regency Terr 1
Regina Ln 4
Reid Haven Rd 2
Revelstoke Dr 2
Richlin Cres 1
Rideout Cres 1
Ridgepark Pvt 1
Ridgevalley Dr 2
Ridgewood Ave 1
Rob Roy Ave 1
Rochester St 2
Rosebella Ave 1
Rosemeade Pl 1
Rowanwood Ave 5

S

 
 Sackville St 2
Saville Row 4
Schubert Cir 1
Selby Ave 1
Sevenoak Ave 1
Sherbourne Rd 4
Sioux Cres 3
Sir John A MacDonald Pkwy 1
Soderlind St 4
Solano Dr 1
Southwood Dr 2
Spadina Ave 1
Spikemoss Place 1
St. Anthony St 1
Stelling Pl 1
Stonemeadow Dr 1
Strathbury St 1
Strathmore Blvd 1
Suffolk St 1
Summerview Terr 1

T

 
Tallwood Dr 1
Tara Dr 1
Tarrywood Court 1
Tavistock Rd 2
Tawney Rd 2
Terre Bonne Dr 2
Thomas St 1
Thornburn Priv 1
Tillbury Ave  5
Tintern Dr 2
Tobin Ave 1
Torsa Crt 1
Traverse Dr 1
Trent St 1
Trenton Ave 1
Trimble Cres 1
Trojan Ave 1
Tupper Ave 1
Tyndale St 1
Tyne Crt 1

U

Union St 1

V

Valley Ridge St 1
Valin St 1
Ventanna Way 1
Viscount Ave 1
Vorlage Dr 1

 

W

 
Waterbend Ln 1
Wavell Ave 1
Weatherston St 1
Wembley Ave 1
Westfield Cres 1
Westhall Way 1
Willisbrook Dr 1
Willow Brook Way 1
Wilmont Ave 1
Windermere Ave 4
Winfield Ave 2
Winston Ave 2
Witherspoon Cres 1
Wolverton Cres 1
Woodbriar Way 1
Woodcrest Rd 1
Woodgate Way 1
Workman Ave 4
Wyldewood St 1
Wynford Ave 1

X

Y

Youville Dr 1

Z

Zena St 1

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.