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Desmarais Building from the East

The main access to Ottawa from the East is via Highways 417 and 174.

  • Off Highway 417 West, take the Nicholas/Mann exit
  • Follow the Nicholas Street exit to Laurier Avenue. (Continue straight ahead, do not turn on Laurier)
  • Turn right (east) immediately after Laurier Avenue intersection to access the Desmarais Building parking lot.

Desmarais Building from the West

The main access to Ottawa from the West is via Highways 417 and 7.

  • Off Highway 417 East, take the Nicholas/Lees exit.
  • Follow Nicholas Street to the first set of lights (Laurier Avenue) (Continue straight ahead, do not turn on Laurier)
  • Turn right (east) immediately after Laurier Avenue intersection to access the Desmarais Building parking lot.

Desmarais Building from the South

The main access to Ottawa from the South is via Highways 16, 31 or 416.

From Highway 16:

  • Follow Prince of Wales Drive to Carling Avenue
  • Turn right (east) on Carling Avenue
  • Follow Carling Avenue to Bronson Avenue
  • Turn left (north) on Bronson Avenue
  • Follow Bronson Avenue to Laurier Avenue
  • Turn right (east) on Laurier Avenue
  • Follow Laurier Avenue to Waller Street
  • Turn right (south) on Waller Street, and follow loop around the condominiums to Nicholas Street
  • Turn right (north) on Nicholas Street
  • Turn right (east) immediately after Laurier Avenue intersection to access the Desmarais Building parking lot.

From Highway 31:

  • Follow Bank Street to Isabella Street
  • Turn right (east) on Isabella Street
  • Off Isabella Street, take the Highway 417 East on-ramp
  • Off Highway 417 East, take the Nicholas/Lees exit.
  • Follow Nicholas Street to the first set of lights (Laurier Avenue) (Continue straight ahead, do not turn on Laurier)
  • Turn right (east) immediately after Laurier Avenue intersection to access the Desmarais Building parking lot.

From Highway 416:

  • Take the Highway 417 East on-ramp
  • Off Highway 417 East, take the Nicholas/Lees exit.
  • Follow Nicholas Street to the first set of lights (Laurier Avenue) (Continue straight ahead, do not turn on Laurier)
  • Turn right (east) immediately after Laurier Avenue intersection to access the Desmarais Building parking lot.

Desmarais Building from the North (Quebec)

The main access to Ottawa from the North is via Highways 5, 50 and 148 in Quebec.

  • Follow the indications for Ottawa via Macdonald Cartier Bridge
  • Off the Macdonald Cartier Bridge, follow the indications for King Edward Avenue
  • Follow King Edward Avenue to Laurier Avenue
  • Turn right (west) on Laurier Avenue
  • Follow Laurier Avenue to the third set of lights (Nicholas Street)
  • Turn right (north) on Nicholas Street
  • Turn right (east) to access the Desmarais Building parking lot.

Desmarais Building from the Voyageur Bus Terminal

  • From the terminal, turn west on Catherine Street
  • Follow Catherine Street to Bronson Avenue
  • Turn right (north) on Bronson Avenue
  • Follow Bronson Avenue to Laurier Avenue
  • Turn right (east) on Laurier Avenue
  • Follow Laurier Avenue to Waller Street
  • Turn right (south) on Waller Street, and follow loop around the condominiums to Nicholas Street
  • Turn right (north) on Nicholas Street
  • Turn right (east) immediately after Laurier Avenue intersection to access the Desmarais Building parking lot.

Desmarais Building from the Ottawa International Airport

  • Take the Airport Parkway to Bronson Avenue
  • Follow Bronson Avenue to Laurier Avenue
  • Turn right (east) on Laurier Avenue
  • Follow Laurier Avenue to Waller Street
  • Turn right (south) on Waller Street, and follow loop around the condominiums to Nicholas Street
  • Turn right (north) on Nicholas Street
  • Turn right (east) immediately after Laurier Avenue intersection to access the Desmarais Building parking lot.

Desmarais Building from the Ottawa Train Station

  • Turn west on Tremblay Road to the 417 West
  • Off Highway 417 West, take the Nicholas/Mann exit
  • Follow the Nicholas Street exit to Laurier Avenue. (Continue straight ahead, do not turn on Laurier)
  • Turn right (east) immediately after Laurier Avenue intersection to access the Desmarais Building parking lot.

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