By Lauren Kierans, Capital Current, February 23, 2023
It’s been a year since the Freedom Convoy trucks rolled out of downtown Ottawa, but the main site of the occupation — a stretch of Wellington Street in front of the Parliament Buildings — has remained closed to traffic.
Opinions on what to do with the street — opening it to cars or keeping it closed — have been at the centre of discussion for months.
City Council voted Feb. 8 to re-open Wellington to vehicles, though the change won’t happen until sometime after March 1, and likely not until after April 1.
However, Ecology Ottawa and other critics are advocating for a different vision