Notice: Public Information Session – Rideau & Nicholas Streets

The City of Ottawa will be hosting a public information session to provide information and receive input on the renewal/transformation of Rideau and Nicholas streets as part of the O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail Rapid Transit Project.


WHAT: The City is undertaking the detailed design for the renewal of Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and Dalhousie Street and is working with Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd. (owner of the Rideau Centre) to transform Nicholas Street between Rideau Street and Besserer Street into a pedestrian public space. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting to receive information and to provide input regarding both phases of work.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
5-7 p.m.

Freiman Bridge Pedestrian Overpass, Rideau Centre
50 Rideau Street

WHY: The works for Rideau Street include significant improvements to the public realm and a full renewal of the streetscape. The works for Nicholas Street include the closure of the street to vehicular traffic and the addition of an enhanced pedestrian surface, trees, bike parking, new spaces for outdoor patios and a programmable space for artistic installations and special events.

At the session, information regarding the process, project objectives and construction timelines will be presented. Methods to manage traffic and disruption during the construction period will also be recommended. City staff and their design team will be available to answer questions and engage in discussion. This meeting will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about the project and to provide comments in a casual environment. Comment/questionnaire forms will be provided for written comments.