Women's March expected to disrupt downtown traffic

Ottawa police are asking downtown commuters to plan alternate routes Saturday afternoon as people take part in this year's Women's March.

Street closures include parts of Wellington Street, Bank Street, Laurier and Bronson avenues

Thousands took part in last year's Women's March in Ottawa. The march was part of a worldwide day of action following the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president. (Chris Wattie/Reuters)

Ottawa police are asking downtown commuters to plan alternate routes Saturday afternoon as people take part in this year's Women's March.

Demonstrators will gather at Parliament Hill around noon. Police say the march is expected to start around 12:30 p.m. and will continue until around 3 p.m.

Police will be doing rolling road closures along the route:

  • West on Wellington Street from Parliament Hill.
  • South on Bank Street.
  • West on Laurier Avenue W.
  • South on Bronson Avenue.

The march is expected to end at the Bronson Centre.