Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:00 am until further notice

The National Capital Commission (NCC) and federal partners began work on numerous projects along the Ottawa River Pathway on June 8, 2022. Undertaking this work requires the closure of sections of the Ottawa River Pathway behind Parliament Hill, from June 2022 to spring 2025.

Information about the affected pathway sections and closure dates is provided below.

Closure map

West section: Portage Bridge to Cliff heating and cooling plant (June 2022 to winter 2024/25)

This pathway segment is closed for the construction of the 2SLGBTQIA+ monument and PSPC’s Energy Services Acquisition Program (ESAP) to modernize energy systems, this project will involve the closure of the Ottawa River Pathway from Portage Bridge to the Cliff heating and cooling plant, from June 2022 to the spring of 2025.

Centre west section: Supreme Court escarpment (June 2022 to spring 2025)

PSPC will be working to stabilize the escarpment behind the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as remove the tunnel on the pathway. This work will require the closure of a section of the Ottawa River Pathway behind the Supreme Court from June 2022 to spring 2025, with the escarpment project taking place from spring 2023 to winter 2025.

East section: Parliament Hill escarpment (winter 2023 – winter 2024/25)

The NCC is currently in the process of planning for the rehabilitation of the escarpment directly behind Parliament Hill, immediately next to the Ottawa River Pathway, as flooding in 2019 significantly damaged the toe of the escarpment.

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