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~1927
2014
Aerial View of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa around 1920
Aerial View of the Rideau Canal in Ottawa around 2014
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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Numerous heritage buildings demolished when the Gréber plan was implemented.
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This aerial view of the downtown Ottawa shows how the land around the Rideau Canal has changed over the years.  The year at which the picture was taken can be estimated to 1927 from the existing buildings and landmarks; The Russell House burned down in 1928 and the Peace Tower...
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1928
2014
Aerial View of Lowertown East in Ottawa in 1928
Aerial View of Lowertown East in Ottawa in 2014
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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Massive Expropriations. Massive urban renewal plan. Tremendous failure.
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97 votes
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In hindsight, the mistakes from past decisions become dead obvious. With the Ottawa Past & Present project, through several hundred comparisons, we try to demonstrate that past decisions do not guarantee future success. On that front, Lowertown East is particularly striking and anyone wandering or living in this area of...
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~1960
2012
Aerial View of Lebreton Flats around 1960
Aerial View of Lebreton Flats around 1960
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
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The NCC expropriated and let Lebreton Flats sits empty for 50 years.
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This aerial comparison of Lebreton Flats and a simulation from Google Earth shows two Lebreton Flats radically different. The archival photo clearly shows the industrial past of the Flats with its numerous light industries and rails in its western section (top of the image). Now that the LRT...
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~1910
2014
Aerial view of Elgin Street in Ottawa around 1910
Aerial view of Elgin Street in Ottawa around 2014
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The dynamic in the core would have been totally different if Elgin would have not been widened.
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This aerial view reveals that the northern section of Elgin Street has drastically changed over the years.  Essentially, all the buildings located on the East side of Elgin Street have been demolished to make room for the NAC and the War Memorial.  We believe that the dynamic of downtown Ottawa...
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