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Here’s a look at the schedule changes for the holiday season, from Christmas Day to Wednesday, January 2.

Client Services

  • Ottawa City Hall and all seven Client Service Centres will be closed on December 25, December 26 and January 1
  • The Provincial Offences Court will be closed on December 25, December 26 and January 1
  • The City’s 311 Contact Centre will be open for urgent matters requiring the City’s immediate attention over the holidays

OC Transpo

  • Christmas Day – OC Transpo will operate on a Sunday schedule
  • Boxing Day – OC Transpo will operate on a Saturday schedule with extra service on busy routes
  • New Year’s Eve – OC Transpo will operate on a reduced weekday schedule and free service after 8 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day – OC Transpo will operate on a Sunday schedule

Green bin, recycling and garbage collection

  • There will be no curbside or multi-residential green bin, recycling, garbage or bulky item collection on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
  • The Christmas Day pick-up will take place on Boxing Day and all collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.
  • New Year’s Day pick-up will take place on Wednesday, January 2 and all collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.
  • The Trail Road waste facility will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
  • Christmas trees will be picked up on your regular collection day

City Services

  • All branches of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
  • All municipal child-care centres will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
  • The Sexual Health Clinic and satellite clinics will be closed on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Shopping

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

  • Rideau Centre, St. Laurent Shopping Centre, Place d’Orléans, Bayshore Shopping Centre, Carlingwood Shopping Centre and the Tanger Outlets will be closed.

Boxing Day

  • Rideau Centre, St. Laurent Shopping Centre, Place d’Orléans, Bayshore Shopping Centre, Carlingwood Shopping Centre and the Tanger Outlets will be open.

LCBO and Beer Stores

  • All LCBO and Beer Stores will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
  • 100 Beer Stores across Ontario will be open on Boxing Day. The Beer Store locations in Ottawa at 1860 Bank St. and 515 Somerset St. West will be open on Boxing Day
  • Beer Stores will close at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve

Museums

  • The Canadian Museum of Nature will be closed on Christmas Day. The museum will be open on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
  • The Canadian Museum of History will be closed on Christmas Day. The museum will be open on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
  • The Canadian War Museum will be closed on Christmas Day. The museum will be open on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
  • The Canada Aviation and Space Museum will be closed on Christmas Day. The museum will be open on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
  • The Canada Science and Technology Museum will be closed on Christmas Day. The museum will be open on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
  • The Karsh-Masson Gallery, City Hall Art Gallery and Barbara Ann Scott Gallery at City Hall will operate on a regular schedule throughout the holidays.

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Do remember to wear masks and buy tickets in advance.

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You can join for tours of the Senate of Canada Building (2 Rideau Street), House of Commons at West Block (111 Wellington Street) on Parliament Hill, and East Block at East Block (111 Wellington Street) on Parliament Hill.

When: Grounds open; guided tours of Parliament are suspended through the summer of 2021.
Where: 111 Wellington Street, Downtown Ottawa

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Warren Yang and his sister, Ericka Hunter, play two of the singing, dancing residents of the village portrayed in Schmigadoon!, a small-screen series that takes its cues from classic musicals like Brigadoon, Wizard of Oz and Sound of Music, and skewers them with the offbeat comedic mastery of Saturday Night Live. 

In fact, you’ll recognize many of the names from SNL, starting with executive producer Lorne Michaels, creator of the late-night, live-comedy sketch show. Schmigadoon! also stars SNL cast member Cecily Strong and comedian Keegan-Michael Key, who hosted SNL in May. They play a New York couple who get lost on a hike and stumble into a strange town where everyone sings and dances. 

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Those who can’t receive a vaccine for “health-related reasons or other grounds protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code” will be able to submit a request for accommodation through the university’s housing portal, according to information on the university’s website.

Students with one dose living in residence will also have to receive their second dose “within the timeframe recommended by Ottawa Public Health.”

People who haven’t been granted an exemption and don’t get vaccinated or submit proof of having done so by the deadlines set out by the school will have their residence agreements terminated, uOttawa warns.

“Medical and health professionals are clear that vaccination is the most (effective) means of protecting people and those around them,” reads a statement provided to this newspaper by uOttawa’s director of strategic communications, Patrick Charette.

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“It is precisely for this reason that the University of Ottawa is requiring all students living in residence for the 2021-2022 academic year to be fully vaccinated. The University recognizes that some students may require accommodations for a variety of reasons and will be treating exceptions appropriately.”

Faculty, staff and students are also strongly encouraged to get vaccinated, the statement notes.

“Ensuring a high vaccine coverage in all communities is critical to ensuring an ongoing decline in cases and ending the pandemic. This will be especially important with the return of students to post-secondary institutions in our region in the fall of 2021.”

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