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Getting around the neighbourhood during the Grey Cup

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Information for local residents and businesses

Festival week (Nov. 22 to 26, 2017)

There is more than just football happening at the Grey Cup Festival. There is also music, games, food and kid stuff too. The complete schedule is available at greycupfestival105.ca.

Traffic Impacts

There are no road closures from November 22 to 25. However, you should anticipate additional foot traffic in the neighbourhood.

There are additional street closures than for a typical Redblacks game. The additional closures are required for public safety in large crowds.

Closures on Sunday, November 26, 2017:

  • Bank Street will be closed to all vehicles and bicycles between Sunnyside and Fifth Avenue between 2 p.m. and midnight. Pedestrians only will be permitted at this time.
  • Queen Elizabeth Drive will be closed between Preston Street and Somerset Street between 9 p.m. and midnight.
  • Monk Street will be closed to all vehicles and bicycles between 2 p.m. and midnight.

Scheduled traffic impacts could change throughout the week, so follow the City of Ottawa on Twitter (@ottawacity, @Ottawa_Traffic, @OC_Transpo) and Facebook for live updates.

Additional information traffic and transit impacts can be found on ottawa.ca.

Parking Restrictions

On Nov. 26, parking will be prohibited on the following streets:

  • Bank Street from Chamberlain Avenue to Riverdale Avenue;
  • Monk Street from Fifth Avenue to Wilton Crescent;
  • Fifth Avenue from Lyon Street South to O’Connor Street; and,
  • Lisgar Street from Elgin Street to easterly end.

Contact Information: City of Ottawa - Event Central 613-580-2424, ext. 14613 EventCentral [AT] ottawa [DOT] ca 

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