Italian Week Ottawa festivities this weekend will impact traffic around Preston Street

Italian Week Ottawa 2022

OTTAWA, June 15, 2022 – Due to all the festivities planned for the Grand Finale weekend of Italian Week, one of Ottawa’s most iconic annual events since 1975, Preston Street and adjacent roads will experience intermittent closures this weekend as part of Italian Week Ottawa (link is external). Residents and visitors travelling in the area can expect increased traffic throughout the festivities.

Here is a list of some of the festivities planned for this Italian Week 2022 Grand Finale weekend.

Preston Street, from Carling Avenue to Laurel Street, will be closed on the following dates and times for the Italian Festival:

  • 4 pm on Friday June 17 until 1 am on Saturday, June 18
  • 9 am on Saturday, June 18 until 1 am on Sunday, June 19
  • 7 am to 9 pm on Sunday, June 19

Additional programming, including the Ferrari Festival, Ferrari Demo Zone, Italian Car Parade and Preston Street Bicycle Races, will result in intermittent short-term road closures on the following streets:

  • Carling Avenue from Sherwood Drive to Preston Street
  • Preston Street from Pamilla Street to Eccles Street
  • Preston Street from Aberdeen Street to Adeline Street
  • Aberdeen Street from Preston Street to Rochester Street
  • Rochester Street from Aberdeen Street to Adeline Street
  • Adeline Street from Preston Street to Rochester Street
  • Norman Street from Preston Street to Rochester Street

Parking restrictions will be in place throughout the festivities. Please refer to on-street signage.

All the Italian Week event details can be found on the Italian Week Ottawa website .

OC Transpo routes will be detoured due to the closures. To plan your transit trip, visit OC Transpo’s website . You can also connect with OC Transpo through Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Visit the City’s traffic impacts webpage, interactive traffic map or follow the City’s traffic account on Twitter ( for additional information on traffic impacts throughout the weekend.

SOURCE City of Ottawa

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