By David Martin, Ottawa Citizen, January 13, 2019
When the Elgin Street closure officially commenced a week ago, I should have known that there was more to this massive repair job than meets the eye. As I drove down Cartier Street parallel to Elgin, I spied a green hornet making his rounds, recording parked cars in anticipation of ticketing them an hour later.
Yes, the Elgin renovation was going to be a year-long mess but the City of Ottawa claimed it was doing everything it could to make things bearable for motorists and patrons of the many businesses that line that street. After all, wasn’t it the city that announced that its lot at 110 Laurier Ave. would be free on weekends and evenings?https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/martin-help-elgin-street-with-easier-parking-nearby