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2016
Former Nicholas Street in Ottawa
Nicholas Street in Ottawa
Title: Untitled. Reference number: AE-938
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Regression in the urban fabric. Increase in car traffic.
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11 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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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
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Square grid streets replaced by curved and dead-end streets.
Visitors's vote
-1.7
34 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. ...
1968
2016
Former St. Patrick Street in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1968
Old St. Patrick Street in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 2015
We gave it a
-5
Former Main Street which became soulless.
Visitors's vote
-1.7
25 votes
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Former traditional main street, St. Patrick Street (now Old St. Patrick) is a shell of its former self. Back in the day, St. Patrick had shops and stores, relatively limited in number, but still, enough so that the street was a destination for many residents of the neighbourhoods. ...
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1968
2015
Corner of McGee and St. Patrick Street in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1968
Corner of McGee and St. Patrick Street in Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1968
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Destruction of heritage building.
Visitors's vote
-2.6
28 votes
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This comparison shows the destruction of the heritage buildings in Lowertown East in Ottawa in the 1960’s and 1970’s. McGee Street used to run North-South and was about 100 meters long. Its sole purpose was to link St-Patrick Street and St. Andrew Street. L’École secondaire De-La-Salle still stands at the...
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