Column: August 10, 2017

Intermittent section closures at Carp Road Park and Ride

Sections of Carp Road Park and Ride will be will be closed intermittently until early September 2017, due to upgrade work being done at the facility. The work will take place in stages during the daytime, and the facility will remain operational at reduced capacity throughout. The upgrades include surface paving, additional lighting, concrete repairs, a new bus pad and bike racks. Directional signage will guide pedestrians during sidewalk repairs.

Get the latest on construction & road work

Residents can access the latest information on road construction, road work, road closures, detours and/or special events happening across the city via the “Traffic Report” search tool on Residents can also follow the City’s traffic account on Twitter (@Ottawa_Traffic) which provides the latest information on road issues affecting traffic.

Plan now to register for fall and winter recreation programs

The Recreation eGuide for upcoming fall and winter programs are now available online at 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 9pm and in person at City recreation facilities on Tuesday, August 15 during regular business hours.
  • Registration for all other classes begins online and by phone (613-580-2588) on Wednesday, August 16 at 9pm and in person at City recreation facilities on Thursday, August 17 during regular business hours.

To register online or by phone you will require a client barcode and family PIN numbers. It’s strongly encouraged to set up your barcode/PIN ahead of when registration begins because high volumes of online registrants are expected throughout the first week of registration, particularly the first evening, which could result in a longer registration experience than usual.

Residents who do not have access to the Internet are encouraged to visit City recreation centres or libraries with public Internet access. They can also visit any Client Service Centre or where customer service staff can help with registration.

Garlic Festival in Carp

The 18th annual Garlic Festival is happening August 12 and13 at the Carp Fairgrounds. Event details can be found at