The National Arts Centre hopes to minimize transportation and parking challenges for NAC patrons on Ottawa Race Weekend May 28-29

The National Arts Centre hopes to minimize transportation and parking challenges for NAC patrons on Ottawa Race Weekend May 28-29

March 24, 2016 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre wishes to advise all patrons that they may face challenges getting to, and parking nearby, the NAC during Ottawa Race Weekend, May 28--29. Tens of thousands of people will converge on the downtown core during the weekend, some roads will be closed, and parking may be difficult to find.

Because of road closures and the predicted high volume of both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, we urge all NAC patrons to ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME to get to the NAC and/or find a parking spot, whether in the NAC parking garage or elsewhere.

NAC PARKING GARAGE

The National Arts Centre underground parking garage will be open both days. Please bear in mind that it is a public garage and parking spaces are filled on a first come-first served basis. A ticket to an NAC performance does not guarantee a parking spot in the NAC garage.

Parking entrances are located on Elgin St. at the corner of Slater St. and on Albert St. Traffic will be permitted to cross Elgin St. at Slater and Albert for a short period of time (cross traffic allowed before and after race starts). Patrons may experience significant delays in entering or exiting the NAC garage during Ottawa Race Weekend.

Below is a list of road closures, the Ottawa Race Weekend schedule, a schedule of performances at the National Arts Centre, and a list of alternate parking possibilities.

ROAD CLOSURES – SATURDAY, MAY 28

  • Laurier Ave. (Nicholas St. to Elgin St.) 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Elgin St. (Laurier Ave. to Frank St.) 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Elgin St., both directions (from Laurier Ave. to Queen Street) 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. (cross traffic allowed before and after race starts)
  • Queen Elizabeth Dr., Pretoria to NAC closed all weekend
  • Traffic exiting NAC parking garage after evening performances will proceed as usual.
  • See runottawa.ca for a full list of road closure

RACE SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, MAY 28

TIME                EVENT                         LOCATION

2:00 p.m.          Ottawa 2K                     Corner of Laurier Ave and South on Elgin

4:00 p.m.          Ottawa 5K                     Corner of Laurier Ave and North on Elgin

6:30 p.m.          Ottawa 10K                   Corner of Laurier Ave and North on Elgin

 

NAC SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, MAY 28

TIME                EVENT                                                             LOCATION

7:30 p.m.          L’autre hiver                                                      Theatre

8:00 p.m.          Claudia Salguero - Cantares                               Studio

ALTERNATE PARKING

  • Capital Parking                     
    84 Gloucester St. (between O’Connor St. and Metcalfe St.)
    120 Gloucester St. (between Bank St. and O’Connor St.)
  • Chateau Laurier Hotel
    1 Rideau St., entrances from Rideau St. and MacKenzie St.
  • Clarica Life Insurance Co.
    99 Bank St., entrance at 123 Queen St. (between Bank St. and O’Connor St.)
  • Impark                       
    200-280 Metcalfe St. (between Gilmour St. and MacLaren St.)
    150 Albert St. (between O’Connor St. and Metcalfe St.) under the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
    145 O'Connor St. (L’Esplanade Laurier between Gloucester St. and Laurier St.)
    99 Gloucester St. (between O’Connor St. and Metcalfe St.)
  • Constitution Square, 320 - 360 Albert St. (between Lyon St. and Kent St.), entrance on Slater St.
    320 Queen St. (between Kent St. and Bank St.)
  • World Exchange Plaza: 45 O’Connor St., entrance at the corner of Albert St. and Metcalfe St.
  • Gilad Parking
    265 Laurier Ave. (between Bank St. and O’Connor St.)
  • Place Bell
    160 Elgin St., entrances on Gloucester St. and Nepean St. (between Metcalfe St. and Elgin St.)
  • Place De Ville
    320 Queen St. (between Kent St. and Bank St.), entrances from Queen St. or Albert St.
  • Rideau Centre
    entrances on Daly Ave. (between Colonel By Drive and Nicholas St.) and on Nicholas St.
  • Vinci Park      
    130 Slater St. (between O'Connor St. and Metcalfe St.)
    199 Slater St. (between Bank St. and O’Connor St.)
    88 Metcalfe St. (corner of Slater St. and Metcalfe St.)
    261 Somerset St. (corner of Somerset St. and Metcalfe St.)
    260 MacLaren St. (between O’Connor St. and Metcalfe St.)
  • L’Esplanade Laurier, 300 Laurier St. W., entrance on Gloucester St.
    41 George St. across from The Bay in the Byward Market

For additional information, visit the NAC website at nac-cna.ca or the Ottawa Race Weekend website at runottawa.ca.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Sean Fitzpatrick
Communications Officer
NAC English Theatre
613 947-7000 x389
sean.fitzpatrick@nac-cna.ca

 

 

 

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