NEW TIME: Canal footbridge groundbreaking ceremony

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Friday, October 6, 2 p.m.
Rideau Canal pathway at Fifth Ave.

Join me, Ottawa Centre MP Catherine McKenna, MPP Yasir Naqvi and Mayor Jim Watson for a ceremonial groundbreaking event to mark the official start of construction of the Rideau Canal crossing between Fifth Ave. and Clegg St.

Please note that this event will be held at 2 p.m., not 10:30 a.m. as previously advertised.

The new pedestrian and cycling bridge will provide a safe and convenient link for pedestrians and cyclists travelling between the Glebe and Old Ottawa East / Old Ottawa South.

The work has already started with construction of a paved pathway detour on the west side of the Canal between Third and Fifth Aves. On the east side, Colonel By Dr. will soon be realigned near Clegg, with a pathway detour between Clegg and Herridge Sts. and a signalized crossing at Herridge.