From Kingston to Gatineau, cities are grappling with how to close streets

By Trevor Pritchard, CBC News Ottawa, May 30, 2020

It's been a contentious debate in Ottawa since the early days of the pandemic: whether streets should be closed to vehicles so that people can get outside safely, and if so, where and when that should happen.

But that debate's not just taking place in the nation's capital.

Elsewhere in eastern Ontario and western Quebec, communities are grappling with similar questions about how to parcel out public space in the COVID-19 era.

Here's what a handful of municipalities are doing.

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