1966
2013
South block on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe around 1960
South block on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe around 1960
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City of Ottawa
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We gave it a
-5
Owner-based shops replaced with a single & monolithic building with fewer street interaction.
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This picture shows the south side of Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe a few years after it was turned into a pedestrian street. 

 What is the most striking on that photo is the disappearance of several buildings where the RBC building is nowadays. On this photo only, seven boutiques with street access have been replaced by a single building that offers a single access to the street which consolidates the morosely of Sparks Street.
26 SEP
2013
Mike
Incredible that they did not create a heritage conservation district to protect Wellington, Sparks and surrounding streets to keep the distinct heritage feel of the area intact. That RBC building is hideous, totally out of character for the area, and offers nothing to visitors of the capital !
19 FEB
2015
Craig
Notice a Hudson's Bay Company with truck with it's The Bay logo parked in front of the old Morgan's store in the 1966 image.
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