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2017
Former Macdonald Hall with the Barracks in front.
Former Macdonald Hall with the Barracks in front.
Title: Untitled. Reference number: AE-1051
We gave it a
+5
Better use of available space. Dilapidated buldings replaced by more functional ones.
Visitors's vote
+4.7
6 votes
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Both photos show the former Macdonald Hall. The Hall was demolished a few weeks after the 2016 photos was taken in order to make room for the new STEM Complex that will be built at the same location. The bungalow type building in front of the archival photo was...
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~1970
2016
Former Nicholas Street in Ottawa
Nicholas Street in Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: AE-938
We gave it a
-5
Regression in the urban fabric. Increase in car traffic.
Visitors's vote
-0.2
6 votes
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This comparison, and the many that will follow, gives an idea of what Nicholas Street used to be compared to the long 417 Queensway off ramp and onramp that it is now. As the archival photo shows, the modest Nicholas Street had some flaws; it had several parking lots...
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~1970
2017
Supermarket on Osgoode Street
Supermarket on Osgoode Street
Title: Untitled. Reference number: AE-982
We gave it a
-3
Drop in quality and quantity of proximity services.
Visitors's vote
-4.1
9 votes
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The Osgoode IGA Grocery Store occupied the space of the Mac’s on Osgoode Street. On the East side of the grocery store had Quinn’s Candy & Cigarette convenience store and an electronic TV and radios sales and repair store. This substitution illustrates the struggle and death of independent grocers...
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1968
2015
Cobourg and St. Patrick Streets in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1968
Cobourg and St. Patrick Streets in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 2015
We gave it a
-5
Square grid streets replaced by curved and dead-end streets.
Visitors's vote
-1.6
32 votes
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The archive photo from 1968 depicts an intersection that no longer exists:  St. Patrick and Cobourg Streets.  Technically, the intersection of Cobourg and St. Patrick still exists but it has been moved to the west to accommodate a curve in Cobourg Street that did not exist back in 1968. ...
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