Summer 2018 transit service changes that will start on Sunday, June 24. These changes are part of OC Transpo’s regular schedule adjustments, which take place four times a year – April, June, September, and December.
Changes in the ward:
- Route 80 – The peak-period trips on this route that currently extend east beyond Tunney’s Pasture Station to/from LeBreton Station or Mackenzie King Bridge will be changed so that all trips on Route 80 start and end at Tunney’s Pasture Station, for a consistent connection point with O-Train Line 1. Until O-Train Line 1 opens later this year, customers who now travel to or from points east of Tunney’s Pasture Station will transfer to/from the frequent service provided by Routes 61, 62, 63, 64, 86, 87, 91, 94, 95, 97, 98, and other routes. This change will also improve the reliability of service on Route 80 because buses will no longer be operating through the congested streets of downtown.
- Route 86C – The “86C” trips to and from Colonnade Road and Viewmount Drive on Route 86 will be renumbered as Route 89 and will start and end at Tunney’s Pasture Station, where connections will be available to O-Train Line 1 and to other bus routes. Until O-Train Line 1 opens later this year, customers who now travel between points south of Meadowlands Drive and points east of Tunney’s Pasture Station will transfer to/from the frequent service provided by Routes 61, 62, 86, 87, 91, 94, 95, 97, 98, and other routes. This change will also improve the reliability of service on new Route 89 because buses will no longer be operating through the congested streets of downtown.
- Route 86B – The “86B” trips to and from Baseline Station and Meadowlands Drive on Route 86 will be renumbered as Route 86 with no alphabetic suffix.
- Route 174 – The limited Saturday service on this route will be reduced to operate with one morning trip to Baseline Station and one afternoon trip to Knoxdale Road, due to low ridership on the other Saturday trips. These trips will now be designated as part of the schedule of Route 82.
Seasonal Service Changes:
- Seasonal Capacity Adjustments – Every year, ridership declines across the system as the school year ends, as customers take summer vacations, and as the weather improves, allowing easier cycling and walking. The frequency of service is adjusted to reflect these changes in ridership, and the capacity provided remains sufficient to carry the number of customers travelling during this time. This summer, the number of trips is being reduced on Routes 12, 19, 30, 33, 44, 61, 63, 64, 82, 85, 87, 88, 91, 94, 95, 97, 98, 104, 105, 111, 129, 235, 236, and 272. The special school trips on regular routes and the 600-series school routes will also be removed for the summer, with service to the English-language school boards maintained until Tuesday June 26 (Ottawa-Carleton District School Board) or Wednesday June 27 (Ottawa Catholic School Board) to accommodate the end of their exam period. On most routes, the pre-summer service level will return in September.
Holidays and Special Events
- Canada Day – On Sunday, July 1, service will be free for all customers. A special Canada Day service will operate, with increased service levels to support the higher ridership levels on that day. Extra trips will operate on Routes 6, 7, 11, 12, 44, 61, 62, 85, 86, 87, 91, 94, 95, 97, 98, and O-Train Line 2, the Trillium Line. Extra service will also be added in the later evening to Rapid, Frequent and many Local routes, including Routes 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 24, 26, 28, 44, 48, 49, 63, 80, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88, 91, 92, 93, 96, 98, 99, 106, 111, 112, 114, 122, 129, 130, 131, 134, 135, 143, 152, 153, 168, 170, 177, 197, and O-Train Line 2.
- Colonel By Day (Civic Holiday) – On Monday, August 6, a Sunday schedule will operate on most routes, with additional service on Routes 44, 94, 95, and 105 for customers travelling to work in Gatineau, where it is not a holiday.
Water Services is projected to complete routine sanitary sewer cleaning in your ward from May 7, 2018 to May 11, 2018.
For more information on wastewater collection, please visit ottawa.ca or contact 3-1-1.
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is resuming its Lyme disease program for 2018. While there are tremendous health benefits to getting out and enjoying activities in the City’s many outdoor areas, it is important that residents be aware of the risks of Lyme disease, particularly if they are in areas suitable for ticks, e.g., wooded areas or areas with tall grasses. Key messages for the prevention of Lyme disease continue to be:
- Applying an approved insect repellent containing DEET or icaridin
- Wearing long pants and tucking them into your socks
- Doing a tick check on yourself, your children and pets
- Checking your pet daily for ticks, especially if it spends time in wooded or overgrown areas
- Removing ticks as soon as possible. If you find a tick on your body, using fine-pointed tweezers, grasp the tick’s head as close to the skin as possible and pull slowly until the tick is removed. Do not twist or rotate the tick. Do not use a match, lotion or anything else on the tick.
- Seeing your doctor if a tick has been attached for 24 or more hours or if it appears partially or fully engorged or if you are not sure. Also see your doctor if you develop a fever and other symptoms of Lyme disease (see OPH’s website at the link below) within 30 days of having had a tick attached.
OPH continues to work closely with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Public Heath Ontario to inform its programming and communications. Provincial surveillance is an important aspect of this programming and the passive surveillance (ticks submitted by residents) used in the past is no longer necessary since Ottawa is now considered a risk area for Lyme disease. As we continue our work monitoring Lyme disease in Ottawa, OPH’s focus for 2018 will be to enhance our targeted active surveillance involving tick drags. This will enable us to better track the expansion of blacklegged tick populations and the increasing prevalence of B. burgdorferi, the bacterial species that causes Lyme disease. In addition, OPH continues to collaborate with the research being done by uOttawa’s School of Epidemiology and Public Health into preferred tick habitat and factors of Lyme disease risk in Ottawa, which will help inform our surveillance and public communication strategies.
With the approach of the summer operating season, the information below provides you with details related to the City’s beach, outdoor pool, wading pool and park programs.
|Mooney’s Bay||2926 Riverside Dr.||613-248-0863||June 16 – August 26|
|Britannia||2805 Carling Ave.||613-820-1211||June 16 – August 26|
|Westboro||745 Ottawa River Parkway||613-792-3875||June 16 – August 26|
|Petrie Island||727 Trim Rd.||613-824-5704||June 16 – August 26|
Beaches will be lifeguard supervised Monday to Sunday – 12:00 – 7:00 pm from June 16 – August 26, 2018.
Washroom facilities will open Saturday, May 19 to September 3, 2018 inclusively at Mooney’s Bay, Britannia and Petrie Island Beaches.
Mooney’s Bay, Britannia, Petrie Island
Mon – Thu, 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
Fri – Sun 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Washrooms at Westboro Beach are open as part of the canteen concession and reflect canteen operating hours.
For information on water quality at beach locations, contact Public Health: 613-580-2424 ext.13219 or visit Ottawa.ca.
OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOLS:
There will be 9 outdoor pools (deep pools) in operation this summer with schedules for public swimming available at: https://ottawa.ca/2/en/residents/parks-and-recreation/drop-in-programs
Some pools also offer learn to swim programs for all ages.
|Bearbrook||2679 Innes Rd.||June 9||September 2||613-824-8300|
|Beaverbrook||2 Beaverbrook||June 16||August 19||613-591-3061|
|Corkstown||61 Corkstown Rd.||June 16||August 19||613-820-1636|
|Crestview||58 Fieldrow||June 16||August 19||613-225-7250|
|Entrance||2 Eaton||June 16||August 19||613-829-2705|
|General Burns||107 Chesterton||June 16||August 19||613-225-7970|
|Genest||43 Ste-Cecile||June 11||August 19||613-749-6488|
|Glen Cairn||50 Castlefrank||June 16||August 19||613-591-9283|
|Katimavik||64 Chimo||June 16||August 19||613-591-9283|
For outdoor pool information, please visit: http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/recreation-and-parks/swimming and select Pool Locations.
There will be two staggered starting dates for Wading pools in 2018 to extend the weeks of operation across the City:
A-Start Pools: June 28 – August 23, 2018
B-Start Pools: July 3 – August 28, 2018
Swimming hours (with some exceptions):
For a specific list of swimming hours, please visit: http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/recreation-and-parks/swimming and select Wading Pools.
Please note this schedule does not capture delayed openings resulting from scheduled repair work. A separate communication will be distributed with information relative to specific locations once the status of work being completed is confirmed.
|Park||Park Address||Closed Day||A/B/ Start Date||First Day||Last Day||Open July 1st||Open
|Agincourt||1269 Albany Dr.||Mon||A||June 28||August 23||NO||NO|
|Alda Burt||1816 St. Laurent Blvd.||Sun||A||June 28||August 23||YES||YES|
|Alexander||960 Silver St.||Wed||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Alta Vista||1309 Randall Ave.||Mon||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Alvin Heights||352 London Terrace||Tue||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Balena||1640 Devon St.||Fri||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Bellevue Manor||1520 Caldwell Ave.||Thu||A||June 28||August 23||YES||YES|
|Bel-Air||1249 Berwick Ave.||Wed||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Bingham||145 Cathcart St.||Tue||A||June 28||August 23||NO||NO|
|Brantwood||39 Onslow||Mon||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Britannia||2844 Ahearn Ave.||Mon||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Canterbury||2185 Arch St||Sat & Sun||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Carleton Heights||1665 Apeldoorn Ave.||Sat & Sun||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Cecil Morrison||1332 Avenue N||Sat||A||June 28||August 23||NO||NO|
|Champlain||140 Carleton Ave.||Wed||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Chaudiere||68 Elm St.||Fri||A||June 28||August 23||NO||NO|
|Dutchies||154 Mann Ave.||Tue||A||June 28||August 23||NO||YES|
|Elizabeth Manley||1161 Blohm Dr.||Mon||A||June 28||August 22||YES||NO|
|Ev Tremblay||108 Beech St.||Mon||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Frank J Licari||1990 Cochrane St||Thu||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Frank Ryan||950 Alpine Ave.||Wed||A||June 28||August 23||NO||NO|
|Greenboro||363 Lorry Greenberg||Sun||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Hampton||645 Parkview Ave.||Sat||A||June 28||August 23||NO||YES|
|Hawthorne||2139 Tawney Rd.||Sun & Mon||A||June 28||August 23||NO||NO|
|Heron||999 Heron Rd.||Fri||A||June 28||August 23||NO||NO|
|Iona||223 Iona Ave.||Sun & Mon||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Jules Morin||40 Clarence St. East||Wed||A||June 28||August 23||YES||YES|
|Kingsmere||2074 Benjamin Cres.||Sun & Mon||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Kiwanis||395 Levis St.||Sun & Mon||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Lions||294 Elmgrove Ave.||Sat & Sun||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Lisa||6 Lisa Ave.||Wed||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|McNabb||435 Bronson Ave.||Thu||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Meadowvale||1205 Trenton Ave.||Sun & Mon||A||June 28||August 23||NO||NO|
|Michele Heights||2955 Michele Dr.||Wed||A||June 28||August 23||YES||YES|
|Optimiste||43 Ste Cecile St.||Mon||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Overbrook||33 Quill St.||Sun||B||July 3||August 28||NO||YES|
|Owl||185 Owl Dr.||Sat & Sun||A||June 28||August 23||NO||NO|
|Parkdale||366 Parkdale Ave.||Thu||A||June 28||August 23||YES||YES|
|Parkway||1095 Kingsley Dr.||Sat & Sun||A||June 28||August 23||NO||NO|
|Pauline Vanier||1015 Harkness Ave.||Sun & Mon||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Pushman||1270 Pebble Rd.||Fri||A||June 28||August 23||NO||YES|
|Raven||1500 Larose Ave.||Tue||A||June 28||August 23||NO||NO|
|Rideauview||960 Eiffel Ave.||Sun||A||June 28||August 23||NO||YES|
|Ruth Wildgen||1099 Grenon Ave.||Sat||A||June 28||August 23||NO||NO|
|Sandy Hill||250 Somerset St. East||Thu||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|St Laurent||525 Côte St.||Sun||A||June 28||August 23||NO||NO|
|St Luke’s||166 Frank St.||Wed||B||July 3||August 28||NO||YES|
|St Paul’s||469 Donald St.||Thu||A||June 28||August 23||YES||NO|
|Strathcona||25 Range Rd.||Mon||A||June 28||August 23||YES||NO|
|Sylvia Holden (Lansdowne)||955-1015 Bank St.||Mon||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Weston||955 Pleasant Park Rd.||Mon||B||July 3||August 28||NO||NO|
|Windsor||1 Windsor Ave.||Tue||A||June 28||August 23||NO||YES|
PROGRAMMING IN THE PARKS:
Weekly crafts, games and activities will be offered at all wading pool locations. Residents should visit their local wading pool for a site specific schedule of program offerings.
Please note: Daily program schedule adjustments may occur due to weather, increased requirements for pool surveillance or unforeseen circumstances.
All wading pools will host a free special event this summer. Each event will feature arts and crafts, games and prizes for children.
For more information, please contact the Seasonal Recreation Office at 613-580-2590.
The City of Ottawa Splash Pads will be in operation from May 18 until September 14 (weather dependent). Splash pad sites are unsupervised. Some splash pads may require repairs due to unpredictable impact from winter weather conditions and may result in a delayed opening.
For a list of splash pad locations, scheduling information and site closures due to repairs, please visit: http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/recreation-and-parks/swimming and select Splash Pads
TENNIS COURT/PICKLEBALL COURT RENTALS: Rentals are available for tennis and pickleball courts throughout Ottawa. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
OUTDOOR RINK SLAB RENTALS (BALL HOCKEY): Rentals are available to groups and individuals. For more information, please contact: SeasonalRecreation@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2590.
VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES IN CITY PROGRAMS.
Individuals interested in volunteering in City programs should visit the Volunteer Portal to find out about volunteer opportunities, complete their profile and choose a location or program they would like to volunteer at. http://ottawa.ca/en/volunteering-city-ottawa
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Order of Ottawa and the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching
The Order of Ottawa recognizes the professional achievements and outstanding service of exceptional Ottawa residents. This prestigious civic award honours up to 15 of Ottawa’s most deserving individuals each year. Any resident of Ottawa who has made a significant contribution in a professional capacity that has been of benefit to our community may be nominated.
The Order of Ottawa is intended to recognize those who have made significant contributions through their professional endeavours, to life in the city in any of the following areas: arts and culture, business, philanthropy, health care, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, sports and entertainment and other fields that benefit Ottawa.
The Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching, which will be presented at the Order of Ottawa awards ceremony in the fall of 2018, recognizes the contribution of an amateur coach who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and commitment that have been the hallmarks of Brian Kilrea’s career. Mr. Kilrea is a retired hockey head coach, general manager and player, and is best known for his 35-year association with the Ottawa 67’s. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, has played and coached in the NHL and, with more than 1,000 career victories, he is the most successful coach in Canadian junior hockey history.
Nominations for the Order of Ottawa or the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching may be completed online or by filling out a nomination form in pamphlets that are available at the City Hall Information Desk, and at your local community centre, public library, or at any client service centre. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 7 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Nominations will be considered every year for five consecutive years from the date of submission.
A list of Order of Ottawa inductees is prominently displayed on a wall on the first floor of City Hall. Nominations from the public are reviewed and recipients of the Order of Ottawa are chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of the Mayor, City Clerk and Solicitor, Chief of Police, Chief of Protocol, City Archivist and the Chief Executive Officer, Library Services.
More information on both awards can be found online at ottawa.ca/orderofottawa.
Nominations by immediate family members, self-nominations, and posthumous nominations will not be accepted. Elected municipal, provincial and federal officials are not eligible to be considered for this award while they are in office.
Wallford Way, Farlane Boulevard, Hilliard Avenue, Millbrook Crescent, Deer Park Road and Fisher Avenue Road, Sewer and Watermain Replacement Project
|Location name or address of project site /
Nom de l’emplacement ou adresse du projet
|Project Date /
Date du projet
|St Monica Parish, Merivale Road, Nepean||2018-05-16||6:30 PM||8:00 PM|
|49 Mulvagh Avenue, Nepean||2018-06-07||12:00 PM||1:00 PM|
|Movati Athletic Nepean, Meadowlands Drive East||2018-06-15||2:00 PM||4:00 PM|
Key points below about the enhanced Presto services:
- OC Transpo customers will be able to purchase monthly passes, load funds, check their balance, and set age-based discounts on their Presto cards instantly at 66 Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstore locations across the city.
- The retail locations are currently being rolled out in a phased approach. All 66 locations are planned to have Presto services by the end of May 2018.
- There will be a total of 51 Shoppers Drug Mart locations, 12 Loblaws locations and three Superstore locations.
- The addition of these 66 new retail locations will mean easier and more convenient access to transit fare products.
- When new Presto cards are purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstore locations, they will be black cards. The new cards work exactly the same way as the current green cards do.
- When customers load a monthly pass or put funds on their Presto card at one of the retailer locations, the balance will be available immediately.
- First-time Community Pass and EquiPass customers must have their discounts set at one of the four OC Transpo Customer Service Centres. Once set, these customers can then load a monthly pass or funds at any of the locations across Ottawa or online.
- For more information, please visit octranspo.com or prestocard.ca.
Location in Ward 9:
As noted above, there will be 66 locations across the City, rolled out between April 16 and late May. The location listed below is now offering Presto services in Ward 9 and is being promoted on prestocard.ca and on octranspo.com:
- Shoppers Drug Mart: 181 Greenbank Road
In addition to the 66 retailer locations, there are 11 other locations across the city where customers can purchase and load their Presto cards. These locations include four OC Transpo Customer Service Centres, three ServiceOttawa Client Service Centres, and ticket machines at Carling, Carleton, Mooney’s Bay, and Greenboro stations. When O-Train Line 1, the Confederation Line, opens later this year, there will be ticket machines at all 13 stations.