1962
2015
72-74 Fleet Street, Lebreton Flats, Ottawa in 1962
72-74 Fleet Street, Lebreton Flats, Ottawa in 1962
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City of Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: CA020920
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This mix-used building was located at 72 and 74 Fleet Street at Lebreton Flats.

For more than 40 years, Fleet Street disappeared from the cadaster of Lebreton Flats after the NCC expropriated the whole neighbourhood to build the Defense headquarter. This project was never started. The street came back to life in ~2008 when the heavy-weight developer Claridge, who finished third in the contest to redevelop the Flats, started to build the first phase of its project.

As a reminder, the CNN did everything it could to get ordinary and blend projects as it refused to break down the area into smaller lot which would have opened up the bidding to smaller builders. They repeated the exact same error 10 years later when they called for a sole developer for re-purposing the west portion of Lebreton Flats.

This was lot R-6-P-3.

23 MAY
2015
Paul Graveline
The Laviolette family and harry Morris lived above.
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