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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 October 15, 2018)

Street Name

Quantity

A

Acacia Ave 3
Adirondack Rd 1
Adley Rd 1
Aintree Pl 1
Alderbrook Dr 2
Aldergrove Way 1
Alenmede Cres 3
Aleutian Rd 2
Alson Mills Way 2
Alta Vista Dr 1
Ambercrest St  1
Ancaster Ave 1
Andover Pl 3
Anthony St 1
Argyle Ave  1
Arkell St 3
Ashgrove Cres  2
Assaly Rd 1
Assomption St 1
Aurora Cres  1
Autumn Hill Cres 1
Avenshire Gate 1
Avoncourt Way 1
Avondale Ave 2
Aylen Ave 1

B

Baden Ave 1
Bainbridge Ave 1
Bainbridge Crt 1
Barwell Ave 1
Basil MacDonald Way 1
Basin Ct 1
Bateman Dr  1
Bathgate Dr 1
Beaumaris Dr 2
Bedbrooke St 1
Beechwood Ave 1
Blackburn Ave 1
Blythdale Rd 2
Borthwick Ave  2
Braco St

1

Bradgate Dr 1
Bretton

1

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

C

Cadieux Cir  1
Cadrian Cir  1
Calder Ave 1
Canfield Rd 1
Carbrooke St 1
Cardigan Dr 1
Carlaw Ave 1
Carlsen Ave 2
Castlethorpe Cres 1
Castleton St 1
Cedar Rock Dr 1
Center St 1
Centrum Blvd 1
Chambers Ave  2
Chapel Cres  1
Checkers Rd 1
Cheshire Rd 1
Cheswick Pl 1
Chrysalis Way 1
Claiborne Way 2
Claremont Dr 1
Clarendon Cir 1
Cobden Rd 1
Colonial Rd 1
Condie St 2
Connaught Ave 1
Contour St 1
Convair Pvt 1
Cosburn Ave 1
Courtenay Ave 1
Cowichan Way 1
Cramer Dr 1
Cremona Pl  1
Cresthill St 1
Crofton Rd 2
Crossfield Ave 1
Crosskeys Pl 1
Crowsnest Ave 1
Cuthbert Way 1
Cypress Crt 1

D

Daly Ave 1
Danniston Cres 1
Darly Pl 1
Davy St 1
Delmar Dr 1
Delong Dr 1
Dempsey Ave 1
Den Haag Dr 1
Denbury Ave 3
Derby St 1
des Visions Pl 1
Dickson St 1
Domalatchy Pl 1
Donald St 4
Donnington Pl 1
Dovercourt Ave 10
Downsview Cres 1
Draper Place 1
Drury Lane 2
Dublin Ave 1
Duford Dr 1
Duhamel St 1
Dumaurier Ave 2
Dundee Ave 1
Dundonald Dr 1
Dunham St 1

E

Edgar St 2
Edgeworth Ave 1
Edina St 2
Edison Ave 2
Edith Ave 1
Edwin Cres 2
Ellsworth Ln 2
Elm St 3
Elmhurst St 5
Elmira Dr 2
Elvaston Ave 3
Emerald Meadors Dr 1
Empress Ave  3
Emslie Ave 1
Epworth Ave 2
Erindale Dr 2
Esquimault Ave 2
Europa Pvt 1

F

Fairhill Cres 3
Fairmont ave 2
Falkirk St 1
Faraday St 1
Fellows Rd 2
Fieldrow St 1
Finter St 2
Firwood Cres 3
Foliston St 1
Forlan Dr 1
Foster St 1
Fountainhead Dr 1
Fulton Ave 1

G

Gainesborough Ave 2
Gardenvale Rd 2
Garrick Ct 1
Gatestone Pvt 1
Geneva St 1
Gertie St 1
Gesner Crt 1
Gibbard Ave 1
Gilles St 2
Gladstone Ave 3
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
Grassy Plains Dr 1
Green Ave 1
Greenbank Rd 3
Grey Nuns 1

H

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

I

 
Ilkley Cres 1
Infusion Pvt 1
Inge Cres 1
Innes Rd 1
Innswood Dr 1
Iona St  3
Iris St 2
Irving Ave 2
Island Park Cres 1
Ivylea St 1

J

 
Jack Aaron Dr 2
Jade Lane 1
Java St 1
Jeanne d'Arc Blvd N 1
Jeanne d'Arc Blvd S 1
Jeanne Mance St  3
Juliette Ave 1

K

Kaladar Ave 2
Kayburn Ave

1

Keenan Ave 2
Kenora St  1
Kensington Ave 1
Kenwood Ave 3
Keppler Cres 1
Keswick Dr 2
Khamsin St 1
Khymer Ct 2
Kimdale St 1
Kincardine Dr 1
King Edward Ave 1
Kirchoffer Ave 3
Kirkstall Ave 3
Kitimat Cres 1
Knott Cres 1
Koffman Crt 1

L

La Verendrye Dr 1
Labelle St 1
Lakeshore Dr 1
Lambeth Walk 1
Langlade Ave 1
Lawn Ave 1
Laxford Dr 1
Legget Dr 1
Lenester Ave 6
Leopolds Dr 1
Lisgar Rd 5
Lockhart Ave 7
Lola St 2
Lotus St 2
Lovitt Rd 2
Lowrey St 1

M

Madrid Ave 1
Majestic Dr 1
Major St  2
Malartic Ave 1
Malone Cres 1
Manorgate St 1
Mansfield Ave 1
Maplewood Ave 1
Marlborough Ave 1
Mattamy Pl 5
Maud St 1
Maxime St 1
Maybank St 1
Mayfair Ave 1
McClellan Rd 2
Meadowbank Dr 2
Meadowcroft Cres 1
Meadowland Dr 1
Melfa Cres 2
Meridian Pl 2
Midinah Gate 1
Midland Cres 2
Midpark Way 2
Midway Ave 1
Minaki Ave 1
Moncton Rd 1
Monroe Ave 2
Moorcroft Rd 2
Mossdale St 1
Mountain Cres 1
Mutual St 1

N

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

O

 
Ogilvie Rd 2
Oakdale Ave 1
Okanagan Dr 4
Old Mill Way  1
Olmstead St 1

P

Pamplona Pvt 2
Parkfield Cres 1
Parkglen Dr 1
Parkhaven Ave 2
Parkhurst Blvd 1
Parkway Dr 1
Parr Ave 1
Pepperville Cres 2
Peter Harkness Lane 1
Pinepoint Dr 2
Pinewood Cres 1
Pleasant Park Rd 1
Plover Ln 1
Plymouth St 1
Polytek St  1
Portobello Blvd 1
Poulin Ave 1
Premier Ave 4
Prentiss Way 1
Prestone Dr 2
Princeton Ave 1
Pulford Cres 1

Q

Qualicum St 2
Queen Elizabeth Dr 2
Quesnel Dr 1
Quill St 1

R

 
Radstock Priv 1
Raleigh St 1
Ravenhill Ave 3
Rector Ave 1
Redenda Cres 2
Redwood Ave 2
Regency Terr 1
Reid Haven Rd 2
Remic Ave 1
Revelstoke Dr 1
Richlin Cres 1
Rideout Cres 1
Ridgepark Pvt 1
Ridgevalley Dr 2
Ridgewood Ave 1
River Ridge Cr 1
Rob Roy Ave 1
Rochester St 2
Rockcliffe Rd 1
Roman Ave  2
Rosebella Ave 1
Rosemeade Pl 1
Rowanwood Ave 5
Rowe Dr 1
Ryan Dr 1

S

 
 Sackville St 2
Sandridge Rd 1
Saphir Ave 2
Saville Row 4
Scarlet Crt 1
Schubert Cir 1
Selby Ave 1
Sevenoak Ave 1
Shane St 1
Sherbourne Ave 3
Sherbourne Rd 1
Sherwood Dr 1
Shorham Ave 2
Skyway St 1
Soderlind St 1
Solano Dr 1
Southwood Dr 2
Spadina Ave  1
Spikemoss Place 1
St. Francis St 2
St. Laurent Blvd 1
Stanton Rd 1
Steeple Chase Dr 1
Stelling Pl 1
Stonemeadow Dr 1
Strathbury St 1
Strathmore Blvd 1
Suffolk St 2
Summerview Terr 1
Sweetland Ave1  
Systemhouse Dr

1

T

 
Tallwood Dr 1
Tarrywood Court 1
Tavistock Rd 2
Tecumseh St 1
Tenth Line Rd 1
Terre Bonne Dr 2
Third Ave 1
Thornburn Priv 1
Tillbury Ave  5
Tintern Dr 2
Tobin Ave 1
Toronto St 1
Torsa Crt 1
Tranquil Gate 1
Traverse Dr 1
Trim Rd 2
Trimble Cres 1
Trojan Ave 1
Tyndall St 3
Tyne Crt 1

U

V

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

 

W

 
Walkley Rd 1
Waller St  1
Warner Way 1
Waterbend Ln 1
Wavell Ave 2
Weatherston St 1
Wembley Ave 1
Westfield Cres 1
Westhall Way 1
Wildflower Dr 2
Willingdon Rd 1
Willisbrook Dr 1
Willowbrook Way 1
Wilmont Ave 1
Wincanton Dr 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
Woodroffe Ave 1
Workman Ave 4
Wyldewood St 1
Wynford Ave 1

X

Y

Youville Dr 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.