Celebrating Irish culture in the capital will mean a few road closures in Centretown and the Glebe, Saturday.
The parade will start at City Hall on Laurier Avenue at 11 a.m., then travel west on Laurier and south on Bank Street, before turning in to Lansdowne Park. The parade will end at Marché Way at Lansdowne.
The Ottawa Food Bank will pick up non-perishable food items and cash donations along the parade route.
The following road closures will be in place as a result of the parade:
- westbound lanes on Laurier Avenue, between Nicholas Street and Elgin Street for parade staging (7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
- Laurier Avenue, in both directions, from City Hall to Bank Street (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
- Bank Street, in both directions, from Laurier Avenue to Marché Way (Lansdowne Park) - (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
OC Transpo routes 5, 6, 7, 11 and 14 will be detoured starting at 10 a.m. Roads will reopen and bus routes will go back to normal as the parade passes. Transit riders can catch their affected routes along adjacent corridors at temporary bus stops. Check OC Transpo's website for more information to plan your trip.
Businesses at Lansdowne will remain open throughout the parade. Drivers can access the park either from Queen Elizabeth Driveway, or from the south via Bank Street and Exhibition Way.