Location & Directions

Our Expansion
During the construction of our new facility, some parking options and access points to the Heart Institute building may be unavailable at certain times. Please see Our Expansion for updates.

University of Ottawa Heart Institute
40 Ruskin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4W7
Phone: 613-761-5000

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Local Directions

When arriving from Carling Avenue, the Heart Institute is directly behind the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital. Download a map of the Civic Campus area (pdf).

By Car

To get to the Heart Institute from Highway 417, take the Parkdale exit, turn south on Parkdale Avenue, then turn left onto Ruskin Street.

By Public Transit

Bus routes 6, 85, and 101 stop directly in front of the Civic Campus on Carling Avenue. The O-Train Carling stop is located about 1 km east of the Heart Institute on Carling Avenue.

For more information on public transportation, visit the OC Transpo website.

Accessible Transit

For more information:

Parking

Parking lots available near the Heart Institute:

  • P1 - Parking garage next to Parkdale Avenue
  • P2 - Parking lot directly across from the Heart Institute’s main entrance
  • P4 - At Carling Avenue in front of the Civic Emergency Room

Weekly passes may be purchased by calling the main Garage Administration number at 613-761-4987.

On-street Parking

On-street parking is also available. The meters are strictly monitored. Pay attention to the time your meter expires. The meters take one and two dollar coins as well as quarters. 

Accessible Parking

Accessible (handicapped) parking spaces are available near the entrance of the P2 parking lot on Ruskin Street. 

From Out of Town

By Car

The main east-west highway through Ottawa is Highway 417, also known as the Queensway. Whether coming from the east or west:

  • Take the Parkdale exit
  • Turn south on Parkdale Avenue
  • Turn left on Ruskin Street

By Bus

The Greyhound Central Bus Station is located in the centre of Ottawa, just east of the Heart Institute, on Catherine Street between Kent Street and Lyon Street.

By Train

The VIA Rail train station is located in the east end of the city. The station is easily accessible by car, taxi or public transportation.

By Plane

The McDonald-Cartier International Airport is located in the south end of Ottawa. The airport is easily accessible by car, taxi or public transportation.

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