Special Events Causing Traffic Disruptions

Once again, Ottawa residents and visitors have plenty of options for entertainment this weekend.  However, be advised that some of the special events and activities taking place will have impacts on traffic. Motorists should plan their travels with these events in mind:

  • The Canadian National Track and Field Championships are taking place until July 9th at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility. No public parking at Mooney’s Bay Beach and the Terry Fox Athletic Facility. On-site parking will not be available to ticketholders or beach goers and on-street parking restrictions will be enforced.
  • RBC Ottawa Bluesfest starts today and runs until July 16 at LeBreton Flats. Concertgoers can use their tickets to ride free on OC Transpo, three hours before and after the event. There is also a free, supervised bike valet service not far from the festival site. Motorists can expect heavy traffic and delays in the area due to road closures around LeBreton Flats.
  • On Saturday night, at 7 pm, the Redblacks host the Toronto Argonauts at TD Place Stadium. Parking at and around Lansdowne will be limited. Tickets can be used to ride free on OC Transpo three hours before and up to three hours after the event.
  • Finally, as part of Nokia Sunday Bike Days, a reminder that the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, Colonel By Drive and Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway will be closed to motorists this Sunday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

(City of Ottawa news release)


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