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Preston Street Rehabilitation – The Heart of Ottawa’s Little Italy

Bringing a tired street back to life

  • 1.8KM

    Revitalized Road

  • Ottawa, Ontario

    Ottawa, Ontario

Refreshing watermains and revitalizing streetscapes

For over a century, Preston Street has been the heart of Ottawa’s Italian community, a gathering place for many social and commercial activities. As one of the oldest streets in Ottawa, Preston Street’s tired road, aging sewers and watermains could not support the growth of the area. This presented Stantec with the opportunity to help plan and design the much needed infrastructure improvements including the roadway, sewer, and water systems. The project team undertook a multi-disciplinary, integrated approach to address the street’s problems while maximizing the opportunity to improve pedestrian facilities and amenities in a sustainable fashion.

Working closely with the city and local community representatives, we addressed the practical requirements of the street by balancing the needs of traffic with transit, cyclists, pedestrians, businesses, and residents. The rejuvenation also provided places for the street to come alive through inviting streetscapes that include gardens, tree plantings, flowerbeds, wide sidewalks, piazzas, and patios. It also included elements of art and welcoming gateway features aimed at highlighting the area’s culture.

Meet Our Team

Gordon Chamberlain, Senior Associate, Transportation

My role is to understand our client’s needs and project purpose, then work to develop a solution that exceeds client expectations.
Gordon Chamberlain Senior Associate, Transportation Read More

Gregory Chochlinski, Associate

I strive to deliver high-quality results on all projects—big and small—and believe that no detail is too small to be ignored.

Adrien Comeau, Senior Principal, Water

Our projects improve the lives of residents in communities across North America—that’s why I became an engineer.

Stéphane D’Aoust, Principal, Water

My goal is to provide our clients with the support they need to make informed decisions with respect to water related issues.

Gordon Chamberlain

Senior Associate, Transportation

Gregory Chochlinski


Adrien Comeau

Senior Principal, Water

Stéphane D’Aoust

Principal, Water

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