Plan now to register for fall and winter recreation programs

Ottawa_City_Hall_Hotel_de_ville_d'OttawaThe Recreation eGuide and Mon Cyberguide francophone des loisirs for fall and winter programs are now available online at ottawa.ca. Choose from a wide variety of activities for all ages, including swimming lessons, fitness classes, general-interest courses, sports and instruction in the arts.

  • Registration for swimming and aquafitness classes begins online and by phone (613-580-2588) on Monday, August 14 at 9 p.m. and in person at City recreation facilities on Tuesday, August 15 during regular business hours.

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Significant traffic impacts in downtown core during La Machine

crop_july28_allday_engResidents are advised to expect traffic delays in the downtown core during La Machine.

La Machine, an Ottawa 2017 Signature Event, will occur in downtown Ottawa and the ByWard Market from Thursday, July 27 to Sunday, July 30. This event, a first in North America, will bring giant mechanical creatures, thousands of visitors and intermittent traffic impacts to Ottawa’s downtown.

On Friday morning at approximately 10 a.m., Long Ma, the dragon-horse, will awaken at City Hall and depart for the National Gallery where he will meet Kumo, the giant spider, who will already be in the area.

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Proposed Change to the 3-Hour Parking Rule

City-of-Ottawa-Traffic-and-Parking-Branch-TUPWTraffic Services is reviewing the general unsigned on-street parking regulation that permits parking for a maximum of 3 consecutive hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. within city limits on weekends and holidays. The City has developed an online survey which solicits feedback on the proposed change to the general on-street parking regulation from a 3-hour to a 6-hour limit between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

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