The Bridge-to-Bridge Reforestation Group, a collection of Old Ottawa South residents, has been planting and maintaining trees for more than a dozen years in the area between Bronson Avenue and Canal Woods Terrace. Many residents have remarked on the well-treed area south of the Bronson Bridge which comprises a healthy mix of trees including several varieties of spruce and pine as well as cedar, red oak, honey locust, and two progeny of the maple tree for which the Maple Leaf Forever was written. As an unintended acknowledgement of the group’s reforestation efforts, the neighbouring street, Bronson Place, was renamed Canal Woods Terrace.
Update: Airport Parkway & Lester Road Widening Environmental Assessment Study Open House Thurs. Mar. 10, 2016
The City of Ottawa is undertaking the Airport Parkway and Lester Road Widening Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to determine the most appropriate means to accommodate and manage increasing transportation requirements related to growth in the surrounding communities and airport lands.
View the display boards from the March 2016 open house here with details on comments received so far, recommended plans, and next steps.
Bronson Avenue is gaining a new pedestrian and cyclist crossing south of Colonel By Drive. In addition to traffic signals, the improvements include new sidewalks, bicycle lanes, multi-use pathways, streetlights, and modifications to the ramps connecting Bronson to Colonel By and Bronson Place.
Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-September 2015. The crossing should be functional by the end of November, with final paving and landscaping to be completed next spring or summer.
Bronson Avenue Bridge House
The following research notes about the Toilet Facilities at the Bronson Avenue Bridge House are derived from the following Library and Archives (LAC) material:
LAC description: Buildings — Construction and Maintenance — Toilet Rooms and Facilities — Ottawa — Bronson Avenue Bridge House — Toilet Facilities
File part of: Canal Division
Ever wonder about the large bird statues on the southern part of the Dunbar Bridge?
Bronson Avenue Crossing near Colonel By Drive Ramps for Pedestrians & Cyclists
The timeframe to implement this suggestion is to seek funding in the upcoming municipal budget process and for the work to start in 2015.
In 1962 a portion of old Bronson Avenue was renamed to honour a former city alderman.
On March 6, 1894, John G. Haggart, the Minister of Railways and Canals, received a petition from the citizens of Ottawa and residents of the Township of Nepean, Carleton County, requesting the erection of a bridge across the Rideau Canal near its outlet into Dow’s Lake, on a line with Concession Street (Bronson Avenue) in Ottawa.