By Andrew Duffy, Ottawa Citizen
While Wellington Street is again quiet and clear after three weeks of heavy-duty mayhem, it appears the city’s oldest, most storied street will never be the same.
...“I’d like to see Wellington stay closed to motor vehicles from here on in,” says Somerset Ward Coun. Catherine McKenney, who introduced a motion limiting access to the street between Bank and Elgin for the foreseeable future, at Ottawa city council this week.
...But the future course of that street is now freighted with questions: Should it be closed to traffic permanently? Closed only to trucks? Made into a pedestrian mall? Should it be home to a streetcar that loops into Gatineau? Should the federal government be responsible for it rather than the city?