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Colonel By Day Schedule Changes

The City of Ottawa would like to remind residents of the following schedule changes for Colonel By Day, Monday, August 2.

You can find a list of City services and facilities affected by COVID-19 on and

Client Service Centres

  • The City’s 3-1-1 Contact Centre will be open for urgent matters only. Call 3-1-1 or 613-580-2400 to speak to a customer service representative. For persons with a hearing-related disability, call TTY: 613-580-2401.

  • The Client Services Centres at Ottawa City Hall and Ben Franklin Place and the City’s Provincial Offences Court at 100 Constellation Drive will be closed.

Green bin, recycling and garbage collection

  • There will be no curbside collection of green bins, recycling or garbage on Colonel By Day. Collection scheduled for Monday, August 2 will be collected on Tuesday, August 3. Collection will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week.

  • Garbage at multi-residential properties will be collected on the regularly scheduled day. Collection of recycling and green bins will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week.

  • The Trail Waste Facility will be open on Colonel By Day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


  • All overtime parking, signed or unsigned, are not being enforced on residential streets. All other parking restrictions are in effect.

Transit service

  • On Monday, August 2, buses will run on a Sunday schedule. Use OC Transpo’s Travel Planner to plan your trip.

  • Extra service will be available for busy routes. Select trips on routes 61, 63 and 75 will be extended to Gatineau in the morning peak period and from Gatineau in the afternoon peak period. Routes 25, 39, 74, 75, and 85 will have additional frequency in one or both peak periods compared to normal Sunday and Route 301 will operate.

  • O-Train Line 1 will operate on a reduced weekday schedule. O-Train Line 2 bus service will operate on a Sunday schedule.

  • The OC Transpo Customer Service Centre in the Rideau Centre will be open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Plan ahead: call 613-560-5000 to book an appointment.

  • All other OC Transpo Customer Service Centres remain closed at this time.

  • You can buy or load a Presto card at:

    • Ticket machines at all O-Train Line 1 stations and the Ottawa International Airport

    • Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstore locations


  • You can load your ParaPay account on or by calling 613-741-4390.

  • Para Transpo operations:

    • Para Transpo will operate a holiday service. Regular scheduled trips are automatically cancelled on Monday, August 2. Customers may start booking trips one week before by calling 613-560-5000 or online, beginning Monday, July 26.

    • The reservations line will be open from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

    • The trip cancellation and general inquiries line will be open with extended hours from 6:00 AM until 12:30 AM.

  • Taxi Coupons will be closed.

  • For more information on Colonel By Day service, visit or call 613-560-5000.

Outside fires

  • A permit is required to light a fire on private property anywhere in the City of Ottawa. This includes having a backyard fire, using an outdoor wood-burning fireplace or using a large fire pit.

  • A permit is not necessary for outdoor natural gas, propane or ethanol fireplaces.

  • It is unsafe to set and maintain open air fires in certain areas of the City. Check online through MyServiceOttawa to verify if your address is eligible for a permit.

Recreation services

Ottawa Public Health

Visit the OPH COVID-19 Vaccine page for vaccination booking information and to determine your eligibility.

Visit the OPH COVID-19 Testing Information page for hours of operation and to book appointments at assessment centres and care clinics in Ottawa. The following sites will be open on Monday, August 2 for testing in Ottawa:

  • COVID-19 CHEO Assessment Centre and Kids Come First Care Clinic at Brewer Park Arena (10:30 AM to 5:30 PM)

  • COVID-19 Assessment Centre for Adults at Brewer Park Arena (10:30 AM to 5:30 PM)

  • COVID-19 Drive-Thru Assessment Centre on Coventry Road (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)

  • North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre (Kemptville) (9:00 AM to 1:00 PM)

Public Health Services

  • The Sexual Health Clinic and satellite clinics will be closed.

  • The Site program office and supervised consumption services at 179 Clarence Street will be closed. The Site mobile van will operate from 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM.

  • The Ottawa Public Health Information Centre and COVID-19 Information line at 613-580-6744 will be closed on Monday, August 2.

  • The Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Booking line at 613-691-5505 will be open from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Monday, August 2.

  • Dental clinics will be closed.

  • The Baby Help Line will be closed.

Community and Social Services

  • The Tom Brown respite centre, at 141 Bayview Road, the Bernard Grandmaître respite centre, at 309 McArthur Road, and the St. Paul’s Eastern United Church respite centre, at 473 Cumberland Street, will be closed. The centres will reopen on Tuesday, August 3 during regular operating hours.

Municipal child-care services

Library Services

Cultural services

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