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The City Of Ottawa Just Announced Free Parking & LRT Service Downtown For A Month

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Ottawa Staff Writer
The City Of Ottawa Just Announced Free Parking & LRT Service Downtown For A Month

Ottawa locals have not been able to enjoy the downtown core recently, which has not only affected day-to-day life but added to the current struggle many local businesses have been facing. The occupation of Ottawa's downtown by the "Freedom Convoy" lasted over three weeks, and Ottawans are beyond ready to have their city back.

The City of Ottawa announced that as of February 25, until the end of March, multiple downtown parking garages will be free of charge, along with free LRT service on select routes.

During the state of emergency, free transportation on routes had already been approved in some downtown areas, which has now been extended. The O-train line one will be free of charge for a full 30 days, from Friday, February 25 until March 26, along with bus routes in the Rideau-Vanier and Somerset wards.

There are six city parking lots in downtown Ottawa that will be free to use until March 31; 210 Gloucester St., 234-250 Slater St., 422 Slater St., 70 Clarence St., 142 Clarence St., and 110 Laurier Ave. W.

The two motions were passed by City Council in an effort to facilitate access to downtown shops and restaurants and encourage locals and tourists alike back into the city's core to help the economic recovery of the area.

As the city heals and bands together as a community, Ottawans and visitors can take advantage of free parking and transport as they make their way back into the downtown core and show businesses some much-needed love and support.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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