Official release of royal swans - June 24, 2017

The City of Ottawa will officially release the Royal Swans onto the Rideau River on Saturday, June 24, 2017. It is also the 50th anniversary of the original six pairs of Mute (Royal) swans gifted to the City of Ottawa by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in celebration of Canada’s Centennial year in 1967.

Time: Bring your own picnic in the park with old-fashion activities: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Swan Release: 1 p.m.
Place: Brantwood Park, end of Clegg Street (off Main Street)

Overnight Road Closure on Colonel By Drive - June 8/June 9

The 2016-2017 phase of repair work on the walls of the Rideau Canal in downtown Ottawa is nearly complete. As part of the final steps of the repair work, the contractor will be removing fences and additional safety measures from around the construction site. Beginning at approximately 9:00 pm on June 8, the barriers along the southbound lane of Colonel By Drive will be removed. A signed detour route will be in place as this work will require the overnight closure of Colonel By Drive. The road closure will be from the Clegg Street intersection along Colonel By Drive to the intersection at Leonard Avenue.

Main Street road closure from Clegg to Riverdale - June 10, 2017

Main Street, from Clegg Street to Riverdale Avenue, will be completely closed to traffic (northbound and southbound directions) on Saturday, June 10, from 6 am to 10 pm for the placement of the top lift of asphalt. In case of rain, this closure will be postponed to Saturday, June 24. The closure is required for the safe paving of the top lift of asphalt in this narrow section of Main Street. As part of this closure, the Riverdale Avenue intersection will be completely closed to traffic for paving from 6 am to 10 am. Local detours for local traffic will be in place. OC Transpo buses will be detoured via Clegg/Marlowe/Elliot. For the morning closure of the Riverdale intersection, OC Transpo buses will be detoured via Glenview/Toronto. On-street parking will be restricted on the OC Transpo detour routes.

Sesquicentennial Prime Ministers Book Club - Lester B Pearson


7:00 p.m., Monday, June 26, 2017
Room L120, 233 Main Street, Saint Paul University

Dr. Stephen Azzi will be helping us better understand the life and times of Lester B. Pearson, Nobel Prize winner and prime minister in two productive minority governments in the 1960s.

Stephen is associate professor of political management, history, and political science at Carleton University, where he is supervisor of the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management. Stephen holds a PhD from the University of Waterloo and has extensive political experience, having worked for four members of Parliament. He is author of Walter Gordon and the Rise of Canadian Nationalism and Reconcilable Differences: A History of Canada-US Relations.

More details and a picture are included in the event poster.

Capital Ward Open House - June 21, 2017

Capital Ward Open House:
Wednesday, June 21, 7 – 9 p.m.
Immaculata High School (Upper Cafeteria), 140 Main St.

With a number of significant infrastructure projects set to begin in 2017, Councillor David Chernushekno is organizing an open house for residents who wish to view details of final plans and ask questions about designs, anticipated construction timing and impacts.

Topics may include:
- the long-anticipated footbridge over the Rideau Canal connecting the Glebe with Old Ottawa East and South
- the Western Rideau River Pathway, which will connect existing paths and trails from Billings Bridge to the Lees transit station
- changes to bus routes and service related to the opening of light rail service.
- any other topic that residents wish to discuss

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