By now you’ve probably noticed all the construction on campus. No matter where you look there’s some sort of renovation or rehabilitation going on. However, you get to Campus for the camps this year, whether it’s by driving, busing, walking, or biking you’ll need to make some changes to your route. With the closure of Campus Station you’ll need to change your route and time to get to campus. We’re going to outline how you can get here without getting lost this summer.
From outside the downtown core, east or westbound plan ahead as there is only one lane down on Nicholas Street for vehicles and more congestion on King Edward Avenue due to added bus service.
OC Transpo has the routes 85, 95 and 98 now rerouted to King Edward Ave. You can get on and off at the new stop outside the Minto Sports Complex (King Edward and Templeton).
If you’re using any other route you will have to use the Laurier Station Stop. All major routes such as the 91, 92, 94, and 97 only service Laurier Station.
Afternoon express buses also start at Mackenzie King Station at the Rideau Centre.
Walking or biking:
From Sandy Hill, your trip hasn’t changed, unless you’re coming from Vanier where you can now use the new pedestrian bridge in Strathcona Park. Remember to watch out for more traffic down King Edward Avenue.
If you’re coming from the other side of the Rideau Canal your route will look a little differently. The Corktown Pedestrian crossing over the canal is still open but the underpass at Campus Station is closed. You will either have to access Campus heading north along the Rideau Canal pathway to Laurier Ave, or by heading south along the pathway connecting to Mann Ave. Consult the map for a visual.
More information can be found on the uOttawa Facilities Webpage.