Environmental Study Report (ESR) is now complete and ready for public review.

The ESR will be available for public review between February 8, 2013 and March 18, 2013.  Written comments may be submitted until March 18, 2013 to: Colin Simpson, MCIP, RPP, Senior Project Manager, City of Ottawa, 110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1; by email to colin.simpson@ottawa.ca or by fax to 613-580-2578.  Mr. Simpson can also be reached by telephone at 613-580-2424 Ext. 27881.  To review the full report and appendices please click on the following links:  A – Environmental Study Report – Jan 2013 (final)A. Consultation Records – Part I;  A. Consultation Records – Part II;  A. Consultation Records – Part III;  B. Natural Environment Report; C. Visual Analysis; D. Stage 1 Archeaology Report; E. Transportation Traffic Report; F. Geotechnical Report; G. Evaluation of Location Alternatives; H. Recommended Plan; I. Cost Estimate

For a copy of the Notice of Completion, please click on the following link: Notice of Study Completion


Rideau Canal Multi-Use Crossing at Clegg & Fifth Avenue: A Discussion

Monday, 01 October 2012 08:29 By Winnie Pietrykowski

OSWatch member Winnie Pietrykowski shares some thoughts about the proposed Rideau Canal pedestrian crossing after attending the City presentation on Sept. 27, 2012. Read more at: http://www.oldottawasouth.ca/index.php/oswatch-articles/2289-rideau-multi-use-crossing-at-clegg-a-5th-avenue-a-discussion


Public Open House – September 27, 2012

The City of Ottawa will be hosting Public Open House #3 for this project on September 27, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Glebe Community Centre.  For further information, please click on the following link: http://www.ottawa.ca/en/city_hall/planningprojectsreports/public_consult/rideau_canal_bridge/oh3/index.htm


Postponement Notice

The final Public Open House for this project, originally scheduled for June 2012, has been rescheduled to mid-September 2012. For further information please click here Postponement of Open House


Great Progress on the Bridge Design – Your Comments are needed!

The Rideau Canal Crossing Progress Update is LIVE!

Thank you for your ongoing participation in the City of Ottawa’s Rideau Canal Crossing Environmental Assessment study. This study was initiated in March 2011 to identify a recommended plan for improving multi-use (pedestrian/cycling) linkages over the Rideau Canal between the Pretoria and Bank Street Bridges. 

We’d like to share the progress we’ve made since the second Public Open House last November. Please review the report by clicking here Progress Update and Design Consultation and let us know what you think by May 30, 2012. 

For further details and to respond to a survey please visit: http://www.ottawa.ca/en/city_hall/planningprojectsreports/public_consult/rideau_canal_bridge/progress/index.htm

Thank you! Your involvement is essential to the planning and design process.


Bridge endorsed by SHCHC

SHCHC endorse bridge - This is a letter received from the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre.


Photo’s from Rideau Canal Crossing Open House #2


Some additional coverage from our readers


It’s been in the news and we’ve been listening.

This project has received some attention in the local news – here are some links to recent coverage that’ we’ve seen -  let us know if we have missed any:


What we heard

We received a number of comments following our first Public Open House in June. The attached graphic summarizes some of the key themes that were voiced by project stakeholders. Although the graphic illustrates a selection of the input received, all comments will be anonymously documented in the final Environmental Assessment report and will continue to be taken into consideration as the study progresses.

What We Heard


Public Open House #3

To review the display boards from today’s open house please follow these links  POH #3 – Display Boards Part 1 of 4POH #3 Display Boards Part 2 of 4; POH #3 Display Boards Part 3 of 4; POH #3 Display Boards Part 4 of 4