A wonderful surprise': Ottawans flock to closed-off Queen Elizabeth Driveway

By Natasha Goodwin, CBC News Ottawa, April 19, 2020

As Ottawa residents cheer the decision to close a stretch of the Queen Elizabeth Driveway to vehicle traffic, calls are being made to shut down even more streets during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The closure began Saturday morning and will run until at least the following Sunday, April 26, according to the National Capital Commission.

The road is blocked between Laurier and Fifth avenues from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

"It was a wonderful surprise today, because we hadn't heard the news," said Marcia Krawll, who lives close to the Rideau Canal and the driveway.


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