A revamped Elgin Street
One of the first major projects Ottawa residents may notice this decade is the revitalization of Elgin Street.
The $40-million project hit a major goal post in December, when car and pedestrian traffic returned to the restaurant-and-shop-lined street.
Starting this spring and until the fall of 2020, crews will put the finishing touches on Elgin. The street will see a final asphalt lift and landscaping and the installation of new street lights and public art.
Gordon said the corridor is going through a revitalization and could be on track to become more of a destination neighbourhood in the city again.
“That whole area of Ottawa has become a much more interesting place to live — similar to what’s happening to Westboro,” he said.