Elgin & Hawthorne Functional Design Study Open House

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Wednesday, Jan. 11, 5 to 7:30 p.m. (presentation 5:30 p.m.)
City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Council Chambers and Jean Pigott Place

You are invited to attend a public open house for the Elgin Street and Hawthorne Avenue Functional Design Study. The presentation will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m., so please arrive at 5 p.m. to sign in.


  • Welcome and introductions
  • Presentation
  • Brief question and answer period
  • Open house

By attending, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the project, review the draft design for the corridor and provide feedback. Your feedback will assist the City in finalizing the draft design, which will be presented to Transportation Committee and City Council in 2017. The detailed design process will begin following Council approval.

Highlights of the draft design for Elgin Street include:

  • Wider sidewalks on both sides of the street
  • Reduced number of travel lanes and enhanced street edge activity (pedestrians, parking, trees, bike racks, etc.) to help calm traffic
  • Flexibility to retain on-street parking and loading spaces on at least one side the street in most blocks
  • Flexibility to program parking / loading spaces for pedestrian use, outdoor patios or streetside spots
  • Improved bus stop waiting areas
  • General strategies to manage construction period disruption

The draft design for Hawthorne Avenue includes:

  • Wider sidewalks on both sides of the street
  • Introduction of a westbound cycling facility (works in tandem with existing eastbound bike lane on Graham Avenue)
  • Maintaining some on-street parking on the south side of the street

Space is limited, so please register by Friday, January 6.

For further information, visit ottawa.ca or contact:

Vanessa Black, P. Eng.
Transportation Engineer – Network Modification
Transportation Services Department
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
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Tel.: 613 580 2424, ext. 12559