Slater Street at Elgin Street
Slater Street at Elgin Street
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Demolition of New-York style apartment buildings. Widening of Elgin Street.
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The two towers that are shown on the postcard are the Wood Apartments which were located on Slater Street (unlike what is written on the postcard).

In 1938, Elgin Street was widen which sacrificed the first row of buildings East of Elgin Street.  About twenty years later, the implementation of the transportation recommendations of the Gréber Plan which transformed Slater and Albert Streets into one way traffic thoroughfare for car to zip through downtown as fast as possible, the Woods Apartments were demolished to make room for the Confederation Park.

Gréber who was a fan of the modernist architecture believed that to increase the social acceptability of dubious projects like these, the offer in green space should be increased.  
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