_ (via City of Ottawa) _ The Tim Hortons Brier is coming to TD Place from March 5 to 13 and is expected to attract large crowds. Residents attending the event are encouraged to cycle, walk or take public transit as an alternative to driving.
There are several ways to get to and from Lansdowne: ** Transit **
* Spectators with a valid 2016 Tim Hortons Brier ticket can take an OC Transpo bus or ride the O-Train Trillium Line to the event free of charge starting three hours before the first draw and for three hours after the last draw. Don’t forget to keep your ticket for the free ride after the event. * Plan your trip using OC Transpo’s interactive [ travel planning tool ](http://www.octranspo1.com/splash) .
** Cycling and walking **
* Use the scenic multi-use pathways along the Rideau Canal to get to TD Place. Visit [ ottawa.ca ](http://documents.ottawa.ca/en/node/5907) for a map of cycling routes. Bike parking adjacent to the Horticulture Building is available.
** Parking **
* Parking will be available at Lansdowne. However, be advised that parking is limited and may sell out. * Parking is available in the Glebe Parking Garage, located at 170 Second Avenue near Bank Street. * Residents and tourists can find information about parking in the City of Ottawa, including rules and regulations, on [ ottawa.ca ](http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/parking) .
There will be plenty of activities for curling fans during the Brier. The Patch is championship curling’s legendary party where fans can enjoy live entertainment while sampling a tasty selection of food and beverages. Admission to the Patch is free.
Fans can also meet the athletes during daily team autograph sessions and interviews. Information is available in the Fan Zone .
At Lansdowne there is always a lot to do, including trying out the shops and restaurants . Come early and enjoy everything Lansdowne has to offer.
Follow @ottawacity on Twitter to get updates leading up to and during the event. If you are taking part in any activities that involve alcohol while at Lansdowne, you are reminded not to drink and drive and to plan your trip home in advance.