Residents take final chance to weigh in before Elgin Street overhaul

By Kieran Delamont, 1310 News, November 28, 2018

In a little over the month, not long after the clocks tick over into 2019, a major chunk of Elgin Street will be closed to cars and will be torn up for one of the more ambitious street re-designs in recent Ottawa history, and on Wednesday night residents got their final chance to weigh in on and ask questions about the design.

At a public information meeting at city hall, Alain Gonthier, Director of Infrastructure Services with the City of Ottawa, asked residents to “imagine the new Elgin Street [...] and imagine a street that’s filled with human activity. A street that really puts the focus on people, and less on cars.”

There has been a high level of public engagement on this planning file so far, and many of the hundred or so people in attendance were there for their second or third time.

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