As Canada Day is fast approaching, I would like to take a moment to advise residents to peruse the upcoming schedule changes across City of Ottawa facilities next July 1st weekend.
Some highlights include:
Green bin, recycling and garbage collection:
- Curbside green bin, recycling and garbage collection will take place on its regular day with no changes to the collection schedule.
- Multi-residential garbage and recycling container collection will take place on its regularly scheduled day with no changes.
- All City of Ottawa parking regulations and restrictions will apply during this time.
- OC Transpo is offering free service all day on Canada Day and operating a special holiday schedule with extra service during the day and after the fireworks. The O-Train Trillium Line will run throughout the day and all evening until 1 a.m. Only routes that normally run on Sundays will be in service, with the addition of Route 91 to Orléans after the fireworks. Call 613-560-1000, or text 560560 plus your four-digit bus stop number, for automated schedule information. For more information, holiday schedules and travel planning, visit octranspo.com or phone 613-741-4390.
- OC Transpo Customer Service Centres will be closed Canada Day with the exception of the Rideau Centre office, which will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Transit Information Centre (613-741-4390) will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- OC Transpo Customer Relations (613-842-3600) will be closed.
- Para Transpo is offering free service on Canada Day. A holiday service will operate on July 1 and July 3. Regular subscription bookings will be automatically cancelled. Customers may book trips for Canada Day on or after June 24 and for July 3 on or after June 26 by calling 613-244-7272.
- Para Transpo operations:
- Customer service (613-842-3681) – closed
- Administration (613-244-1289) – closed
- Taxi coupons (613-842-3670) – closed
- Reservations line (613-244-7272) – open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Trip cancellation and general inquiries (613-244-4636) – open 6 a.m.to 12:30 a.m.
- Some outdoor pools, indoor pools and fitness centres will be open for public swimming, fitness schedules, aquafitness and public skating with modified schedules. Please check with ottawa.ca or the facility of your choice for details.
- All beaches, splash pads and some wading pools, will be open, weather permitting.
- Most registered programs at swimming pools, community centres and arenas are cancelled; however, clients should check with their facility to confirm, as some exceptions will apply.
- Public skating will be offered at Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex, Jim Durrell Recreation Complex and Goulbourn Recreation Complex. Please check with ottawa.ca for details.
- City of Ottawa summer camps will not be operating on July 1.
Municipal child care services:
- All Municipal Child Care Centres will be closed on Monday, July 3.
- All branches and services of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed. They will operate as usual on Monday, July 3.
For a full list of closure and changes, please visit: http://ottawa.ca/en/news/canada-day-activities-and-schedule-changes