Road closures for St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday


(Via City of Ottawa)

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa is advising motorists to expect delays due to road closures to accommodate the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 11 starting at 11 a.m. and lasting until about 1 p.m.


The parking entrance to Ottawa City Hall on Elgin Street will be open as usual; however, the Laurier Avenue entrance will be closed between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.


The following roads will be closed:


  • Westbound lanes on Laurier Avenue between Nicholas Street and Elgin Street (7:30 a.m. to noon)
  • Laurier Avenue from City Hall to Bank Street
  • Bank Street from Laurier Avenue to Marché Way (Lansdowne Park)


OC Transpo routes 1, 2, 5, 7 and 14 will be on detour during the road closures. Customers can catch the affected routes along adjacent corridors at temporary bus stops. Please visit for more information and to plan your transit trip.


Roads will reopen and bus routes will go back to normal as the parade passes.


The parade will start at Ottawa City Hall on Laurier Avenue, travel west on Laurier Avenue, turn left on Bank Street and end at Marché Way (Lansdowne Park).


Businesses at Lansdowne will remain open throughout the parade and motorists can access the site either from Queen Elizabeth Driveway or, if approaching from the south along Bank Street, at Exhibition Way.

OttawaStart Staff


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