Why Ottawa Past & Present?
A few decades ago, Ottawa was drastically different: Sparks Street was thriving, people were actually living downtown and at LeBreton Flats and a train could bring you to the heart of the city. The narrow and institutionalized vision of bureaucrats, the rapid expansion of car use, and a generalized neglect of architectural heritage changed the urban fabric of the Capital.
The Gréber Plan and the NCC transformed Ottawa for the worse.
One building at a time.
We promote intensification and discourage sprawl. We are not against tall buildings, but we have a lot to say about bad design.
We have designed a few poster related to Ottawa (and some about Montreal & Quebec City). We started to do silkscreening at home and this is the end result.
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Once again, this comparison shows NCC's incompetence when it comes to urban planning. The buildings shown on the archival photo (not the 2015 photo since there is nothing left) were the last ones on Broad Street before hitting Albert Street....>> View Comparison
This non-common intersection from the non-square angle between Wellington and Albert Streets in Lebreton Flats has stropped existing in 1962, year at which the NCC expropriated everyone and their dog from Lebreton Flats. Albert Street in that area was way...>> View Comparison