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1933
2017
North end of ByWard Market before Global Affairs and Inter-provincial bridge.
North end of ByWard Market before Global Affairs and Inter-provincial bridge.
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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Old district scarred by parking lots and highways.
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+0.6
5 votes
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~1970
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.
Visitors's vote
+0.9
19 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
We gave it a
-5
Square grid streets replaced by curved and dead-end streets.
Visitors's vote
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41 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
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Former Main Street which became soulless.
Visitors's vote
-2.1
31 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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