Transportation

 

We provide transportation to non-urgent appointments.

This program allows less mobile clients to maintain their ability to live independently and reduce their isolation by meeting important social and lifestyle needs involving sustenance, health and social contact. Clients are referred to other programs as needed if drivers notice changes in frailty or general health or social capacity.

Each day 10-18 people are served, with 7,000-8,000 drives offered each year.

Types of Rides Offered

Community Shopping Van Program

A Forge-owned community van, (which has been in operation for 30 years) takes registered clients shopping to help them maintain their independence. The community van travels weekly to local grocery stores, Carlingwood Shopping Centre and occasionally to Bayshore Shopping Centre.

Clients may bring up to two reusable shopping bags with them on the return trip in the van. Arrangements can be made to have the store deliver any additional bags.

How to register
Please contact Sue at 613-829-9777 extension 231 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within 2 days of a trip to book your seat.

Fee
The fee for the van service is $7.00 round trip and our drivers do not accept tips.


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Our Grocery Bus travels every other Thursday to Metro in Bells Corners.

The program serves clients living in high-rise apartment buildings within our catchment area.

Clients are picked up at their building and ride in style to the Metro Store in Bells Corners. This bus is air conditioned with spacious comfortable seating and is wheelchair accessible.

Staff and volunteers assist on the bus and in the store (when needed) and even load and unload the groceries.  Delivery is available at the store for large orders. Clients must be able to manage their grocery bags from the lobby of their building to their apartment. 

How to register
Please contact Sue at 613-829-9777 extension 231 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within 2 days of a trip to book your seat.

Fee
The fee for the grocery bus service is $4.00 round trip and our drivers do not accept tips.

 

Pick up Times and Locations

Route 1Grocery Bus and AGM 005

Pick Up Time Street Address
8:50 am Redwoods
9:10 am 2651 Regina St
9:15 am 2841 Richmond Rd
9:17 am 2871 Richmond Rd
9:17 am 2881 Richmond Rd
9:20 am 1025 Grenon 

Route 2Grocery Bus and AGM 024

 Pick Up Time  Street Address
 9:40 am 945 Richmond Rd
9:45 am 1025 Richmond Rd
9:50 am 30 McEwen/ 70 McEwen
 9:50 am 1195 Richmond Rd
 10:00 am 1275/1285 Richmond Rd
 10:10 am 1330 Richomnd Rd
 10:20 am 2625 Regina St

Transportation to Non-urgent Appointments

Our 20 kind and caring volunteers ensure you arrive at your destination on time and safely home after.

Types of trips

  • Medical appointments, which are greatly enhanced by the care, concern, emotional support and flexibility offered by the volunteer drivers who offer this one-on-one service.
  • Olde Forge day programs, and
  • weekly luncheons

How to register
Clients must be registered ahead and provide 7 days notice for requests. This program is open to all seniors and adults with disabilities who live in the Olde Forge catchment area.

Please contact Sue at 613-829-9777 extension 231 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fee
Fees are based on distance from your home to the location of your appointment.

Within Ottawa City Limits: 

  • 1-20 kms - $12 (return)
  • 21-40 kms - $17(return)
  • Over 40kms - $25 (return)
  • Foot Clinic Drive - $10
  • Adult Day Program Drive - $10
  • Luncheon Program Drive - $4

Fees are charged for most types of rides, with extra costs covered by Forge budget.

Please note:
Clients are responsible for payment of parking fees.
Drives not cancelled are subject to charges. 


Run Around Rides

OldeForge RunAroundRidesClick to enlargeThe Olde Forge has a zippy new vehicle AND a great new transportation service!

Run Around Rides is now available to drive you where ever YOU want to go!

Serviced by the Olde Forge driving staff, Run Around Rides will be available for all non-medical transportation needs: errands, banking, shopping trips, lunch dates with friends, visiting family, hair appointments, even a day at the spa!

Whatever running around you need to do, Run Around Rides can get you there!

Who Qualifies

This service is only available to those living within the catchement area below.

The catchment boarders on the following streets:

Ottawa River to the North / Kirkwood Ave to the East / Hunt Club Rd to the South / Eagleson Rd to the West.

How to Register

To book your ride, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Olde Forge at 613-829-9777 Ext 231 at least 2 days in advance.

Alternatively, you can book an appointment online using Caredove.

Fees

Fees for this service are based on the distance from your home to the destination.

Distance (KM)Fee
0-5 km$6.50
5.1-10 km$10.40
10.1-15 km$15.10
15.1-20 km$18.50
20.1-25 km$22.65
25+ km$1.05 per km