Final day to experience Kontinuum

The subterranean breach in time closes forever at 10 p.m.

Ottawa – Ottawa 2017 and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, reminds residents and visitors that today is their last chance to see Kontinuum: An Underground Journey Through Time.

More than 325,000 people will have experienced this Ottawa 2017 Signature Event by the time it wraps up tonight. Of the participants surveyed, 32% were visitors to Ottawa. Kontinuum has a 98% satisfaction rate.


Final day! Open today from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Free tickets or walk-ups welcome anytime!!!

300 Sparks Street


0                      Price of admission to Kontinuum

1                      Original score

2                      Years in the making

3                      Sets of stairs, totaling 137 steps, that participants descended into the tunnel

11                    High-intensity video projectors outputting a total of 146 000 lumens of light

15                    LCD screens

16                    Fog machines that consumed a total of 1400 liters of fog fluid

18                    Kilometres of electric and fiber optic cables

20                    Metres underground at the platform level

28                    Moving lights

32                    Percentage of visitors at Kontinuum from outside the region

47                    Show computers

52                    Staff who worked at Kontinuum per day

63                    Days that the event was open to the public

66                    Percentage of equipment that will be re-used to illuminate the Chaudière Falls

82                    Speakers distributed throughout the station

98                    Percent satisfaction rate of participants surveyed

150                   Hours it will take to tear-down Kontinuum

227                   Volunteers who generously donated 1454 hours to make Kontinuum a success

240                   LED lighting fixtures

324                   Hours it took to set up Kontinuum

500                   Length, in metres, that participants travelled through the station

748                   Hours that the public could enjoy the FREE experience

2250                 Feet of striplighting

2760                 Square feet of screens to display imagery

9265                 Highest number of visitors to go through the experience in one day (Friday, July 28, the weekend of La Machine)

90,849              Holographic images downloaded through the Ottawa 2017 App or the Kontinuum webpage, developed and powered by Bell*

325,000+          People who visited Kontinuum from July 15 to September 14

*Note: Participants can still download their personal frequency from the Kontinuum web page or from the Ottawa 2017 App until the end of the year.



Created and produced by the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Moment Factory, and based on an original concept by Ottawa 2017, this impressive world-first underground multimedia production, powered by Bell, takes place in the Lyon Station of the yet to be opened Light Rail Transit (LRT) system.

The story premise for Kontinuum: An Underground Journey Through Time is that a crevice in the fabric of reality was discovered during excavation of the LRT tunnel. Since this discovery, inexplicable electromagnetic waves have been appearing in and around the tunnel, captivating the imagination of passersby. It is an immersive, dynamic and moving experience, using the full 500-metre length of the station, where participants will be exposed to the hidden frequencies of the material world.

Ottawa 2017 is thrilled to present this project as one of its Signature Events and thanks our lead partner CIBC, our premier partner Bell, the Government of Ontario ( #ontario150), the Government of Canada ( #canada150), the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Tourism, Ziebarth Electrical Contractors Limited and Stantec for their contributions.

To make this exciting event happen in its remarkable subterranean location, Ottawa 2017 is collaborating with Moment Factory, the City of Ottawa, Brookfield Office Properties, Bell, Rideau Transit Group and its contractor partner companies, SNC-Lavalin, Dragados and EllisDon, the consortium delivering the Confederation Line, the first stage of Ottawa’s LRT project.


Photos of Kontinuum for media use, courtesy Ottawa 2017:[email protected]/albums/72157682794063531

Kontinuum videos for media use, courtesy Ottawa 2017:

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Media information:

Ottawa 2017

Denise LeBlanc – Manager, Media Relations

[email protected]