Snowed up Elgin Street in Ottawa around 1945
Snowed up Elgin Street in Ottawa in 2015
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Much wider Elgin Street and lost of several heritage buildings.
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This photo shows how snow removal was done in the streets of Ottawa around 1945.

The landscape around Elgin Street was then quite different and the only still standing building in both photo is the Lord Elgin Hotel (1941).  The Laurentian Club, the Grand Union Hotel and the Aylmer Apartments (on the left-hand side) are long gone.

Clearly, the black hat was fashionable for men back in the 40s.
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