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Queen Street (Ottawa)

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Queen Street
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Route information
Length1.4 km[1] (0.9 mi)
Major junctions
East endElgin Street
 O'Connor Street
Bank Street
Kent Street
Lyon Street
West endBronson Avenue

Queen Street is an east-west arterial road located in Downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The street is two-way with one to two lanes going in each direction.[1] The Confederation Line will run underneath Queen Street when it opens.[2][3]

Route description[edit | edit source]

The road is only 1.4 kilometres (0.87 mi) long, making a little longer then Sparks Street. The road begins to the east at Elgin Street, at the intersection of Elgin and Lawrence Freiman Lane. From eastbound on Queen Street the northbound section of Elgin appears to be an continuation of Queen.[4] Heading west the road is a two lanes in each direction. The road is surrounded by tall Skyscrapers, many of which are used by the Government of Canada.

Renewal[edit | edit source]

From Metcalfe Street to Bay Street, the road is reduced to a one way, one lane street going eastbound because of construction. The City of Ottawa is renewing the street in anticipation of the Confederation's Lines opening as well as to build the tunnels and station's for the Confederation Line.[5] The city is expanding the pedestrian infrastructure on the street, this will be done by adding wide boulevard Sidewalk, adding priority crosswalks and additional landscaping. The construction also includes, adding shared bike lanes, upgrading the Sanitary sewers and storm sewers, the addition of planters and street furniture, the installation of curbs and resurfacing of the street. The construction will be done at the same time as Confederation Line construction as two Confederation Line stations will be located on Queen Street. [6] Queen Street is planned to become Downtown Ottawa's (Transit) Showcase Street. It will have wide sidewalks, decor, and it will be pedestrian friendly, allowing of a pedestrian economic opportunity. The renewal has been identified as an "priority move",[7] but has proved controversial.[8][9]

Historic burial site[edit | edit source]

While the water mains on Queen Street were being replaced in 2013, workers discovered a several human bones and later an historical burial site. The burial site was Ottawa's oldest christian cemetery dating back to around 1828-1845. Archaeologist found the remains of 19 individuals, but it's suspected that are around 500 people buried in the burial site. The burial site was believe to be created for workers creating the Rideau Canal. The burial site was believe to be border by Queen Street to the south, Sparks Street to the north, Elgin Street to the east, Metcalfe Street to the west.[10][11]

Public Transit[edit | edit source]

Queen Street is currently served by route 10 from Bay Street to Elgin Street eastbound and Elgin Street to Lyon Street westbound, route 16 from Bay Street to O'Connor Street eastbound and Elgin Street to Lyon Street westbound. The route is also served by routes 7 and 6 from Bank Street to Elgin Street.[12][3] The Confederation Line will have Lyon and Parliament stations of Queen Street.[2]

OC Transpo routes on Queen Street
Route Direction Eastern limit Western Limit

Line [lower-alpha 1]

Both Elgin Street Bronson Avenue
6 Both Elgin Street Bank Street
7 Both Elgin Street Bank Street
10 Eastbound Elgin Street Bay Street
Westbound Elgin Street Lyon Street
16 Eastbound O'Connor Street Bay Street
Westbound Elgin Street Lyon Street
  1. Future route

See also[edit | edit source]

Others articles of the Topic Ottawa : Ottawa Community Housing Corporation, Ottawa District Badminton Association
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External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Waiting on a train: How Ottawa's Confederation LRT Line is taking shape around us". Ottawa Citizen. 2017-08-12. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "OC Transpo system map" (PDF).
  4. "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  5. "Queen Street section to be reduced Sunday to one lane eastbound - until 2018 | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  6. Dept., Public Works & Environmental Services (2018-06-15). "Queen Street renewal". ottawa.ca. Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  7. "Downtown Moves Transforming Ottawa's Streets" (PDF). ottawa.ca. February 13, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  8. Harvey Chartrand (30 April 2013). "Fixing the Unfixable: Queen Street "Beautification" Project Is Absurd". Ottawa Life Magazine.
  9. Jon Willing (6 August 2014). "Queen street redevelopment gets rough ride". Ottawa Sun.
  10. "Work crews uncover a historic burial site in downtown Ottawa". Ottawa. 2013-12-05. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  11. "Connected to bones found under Sparks Street?". Ottawa Citizen. 2016-04-07. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  12. "OC Transpo - Routes & Maps". www.octranspo.com. Retrieved 2018-11-16.

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