The City of Ottawa opened two new fire stations to better meet the fire and emergency protection needs in the Cumberland and Pineview areas. The stations are the result of the City of Ottawa’s fire station location study in 2015, where a key recommendation from the study was to close two stations in the east and replace them with two new stations.
- Station No. 36 located at 1935 Cyrville Road replaces the old No. 36 on Industrial Avenue.
- Station No. 55 located at 2283 Portobello Avenue, replaces the old No. 55 on Blair Road.
In November 2016, we were thrilled to announce that our firm was retained for the design of the two stations, as part of the Morley Hoppner Design-Build team. Construction began in April 2017, and officially launched with a Grand Opening event on February 1st, 2018. Each station is equipped with a pumper truck and 16 personnel. These state-of-the-art new facilities have been built to LEED Gold standard and are undergoing the process of certification.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson attended the event stating, “The fire station consolidation reflects the ability of Ottawa Fire Stations to adapt to changing demographics and growth in Ottawa. These new stations improve the service’s current ability to meet its response standards and create a sustainable deployment model that will meet the needs of our communities for years to come.”
Councillor Stephen Blais also commented, “Having a new station like this in the heart of the community is a welcome addition to the surrounding neighbourhoods and will surely bring peace of mind to all Cumberland residents.”
Our team is proud to be an integral part of our growing Ottawa communities.