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Dovercourt Sidewalk Open House to be held July 31

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The City of Ottawa is planning a sidewalk for the south side of Dovercourt and will be flyering the area soon about an open house to be held July 31 at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre. Just in case you miss the flyer or don't live in the immediate neighbourhood, here it is!


Open House

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, Dovercourt Recreation Centre

411 Dovercourt Ave, Ottawa, K2A 0S9

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Drop-In)

Dear Resident,

The City of Ottawa invites you to an open house for an opportunity to provide your input on the proposed  sidewalk for the south side of Dovercourt Avenue from Churchill Avenue to Broadview Avenue, with possible extension to Hillcrest Avenue. In addition, accessibility improvements are planned for the intersection of Mansfield Avenue and Dovercourt Avenue.

What: - This is a Phase 1 project from the Council-approved 2013 Ottawa Pedestrian Plan.

- As a collector road, policy requires Dovercourt Avenue to have a pedestrian facility on both sides.

- Dovercourt Avenue currently has 4 bus stops on the south side. 

- The sidewalk will be installed within the City’s right-of-way.  

- Landscaping and other features within this right-of-way may be impacted; however the intent is to place the sidewalk to minimize the impact on existing trees.

Why: - Providing a sidewalk on the south side of Dovercourt Avenue will improve access to bus stops.

- It will provide a more user-friendly facility for all pedestrians including: children, wheelchair users and persons with visual impairments.

- The additional sidewalk will encourage fewer midblock crossings.

- Sidewalk requirements are of increasing importance when a corridor provides access to schools and community facilities and is a public transit route.

When: - Currently, the project is in the planning stage. 

- Once planning is complete, detailed design will begin and a timeframe for construction will be determined.

If unable to attend, you may also provide comments in writing to the City’s project manager, listed below. If you require special accommodation, please call or email the City project manager before the event.

For more information please contact:

Jessica Lloy, Pedestrian & Cycling Technologist

Transportation Policy and Networks, City of Ottawa, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1

613-580-2424, ext 14753 / E-mail:

Posted July 18, 2018