City of Ottawa announces Colonel By Day schedule changes – Aug. 1


OTTAWA, July 28, 2022 – The City of Ottawa has released a comprehensive guide to all the schedule changes affected by the long weekend. They would like to remind residents of the following schedule changes and impacts to City services for the Colonel By Day holiday on Monday, August 1.

Client Service Centres

  • The City’s 3-1-1 Contact Centre will be open for urgent matters only. Please visit for more information.
  • The Client Services Centres at Ottawa City Hall, Ben Franklin Place, 580 Terry Fox Drive, 255 Centrum Boulevard and the City’s Provincial Offences Court at 100 Constellation Drive will be closed.
  • The Business Licensing Centre at 735 Industrial Avenue will be closed.

Green bin, recycling and garbage collection

  • There will be no curbside green bin, recycling, garbage or bulky item collection on Monday, August 1. Collection scheduled for Monday will be collected on Tuesday, August 2. Collection will be delayed by one day for the entire week.
  • Multi-residential garbage containers will be collected on the regular collection day. Multi-residential bulky items, recycling, and green bin collection scheduled for Monday, August 1 will be collected on Tuesday, August 2. Collection for these items will also be delayed by one day for the rest of the week.
  • The Trail Waste Facility will be open on Monday, August 1.


  • All City parking regulations and restrictions apply.

Transit service

  • OC Transpo bus service will operate on a Sunday schedule, with increased service on busy routes. Select trips on Routes 61, 63, and 75 will extend to Gatineau in the morning peak period and from Gatineau in the afternoon peak period.
  • O-Train Line 1 will operate on a reduced weekday schedule.
  • The whole family can ride all day on a Family DayPass(link is external) for only $11.25. A family can be made up of as many as six people, with a maximum of two aged 13 and older.
  • OC Transpo Customer Service (613-560-5000) will be open from 7 am to 9 pm.
  • OC Transpo’s Rideau Centre Customer Service Centre will be open from 10 am to 6 pm. You can book an appointment in advance using OC Transpo’s new Virtual Line(link is external)
    • All other OC Transpo Customer Service Centres are currently closed.
  • OC Transpo Lost and Found (Heartwood House(link is external)) will be closed on Monday, August 1.
  • For Para Transpo Services:
    • Para Transpo will operate on a holiday service on Monday, August 1.
    • Regular bookings on Monday, August 1, are automatically cancelled.
    • Customers can book trips for Colonel By Day starting on Monday, July 25, by using My Para Transpo(link is external) or calling 613-560-5000.
    • The Taxi Coupon phone line will be closed.
    • The reservations phone line will be open from 7 am to 5 pm, while the trip information and cancellation line will be open from 6 am to 12:30 am.
  • For more information on Colonel By Day service, visit is external) or call 613-560-5000. You can also connect with OC Transpo through Facebook(link is external), Twitter(link is external) and Instagram(link is external).

Recreation and cultural services

  • Wading pools, indoor pools, outdoor pools, arenas as well as recreation and fitness centres will operate on modified schedules. Please check for details. Please note that some regular public swims may be cancelled on short notice due to a shortage of lifeguards. It is recommended you confirm by checking with the facility before leaving home.
  • Splash pads are open.
  • Beaches at Mooney’s Bay, Britannia and Petrie Island are open and supervised between 11 am and 7 pm.
  • No summer camps or swimming lessons are scheduled on Monday, August 1.
  • Most art centres and museums will be closed on Monday, August 1. Please check with the centre or museum directly for details.
  • City Hall Art Gallery and Karsh-Masson Gallery will be closed on Monday, August 1.
  • Shenkman Arts Centre and Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe are closed on Monday, August 1.  
  • The City of Ottawa Archives and Gallery 112 will be closed on Monday, August 1.

Ottawa Public Health

Community and Social Services

  • The Tom Brown respite centre at 141 Bayview Station Road will be closed on Monday, August 1.
  • The Bernard Grandmaître respite centre at 309 McArthur Avenue will be closed on Monday, August 1.

Municipal child care services

Library Services

For more information on City programs and services, visit, call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) or 613-580-2400 to contact the City using Canada Video Relay Service. You can also connect with us through Facebook(link is external)Twitter(link is external) and Instagram(link is external)

SOURCE City of Ottawa news release

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