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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
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Numerous heritage buildings demolished when the Gréber plan was implemented.
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107 votes
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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
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-5
Massive Expropriations. Massive urban renewal plan. Tremendous failure.
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100 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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~1970
2014
Bank Street between James and Gladstone Avenue in 1970
Bank Street between James and Gladstone Avenue in 2014
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Ross Dunn
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We gave it a
+4
More density, more people, more services, same ambiance.
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119 votes
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This comparison of Bank Street in Ottawa is interesting on many fronts.  First, from a photographic point of view, it is one of the rare archival photos (actually, it is the first one we have ever done) that was shot with a long focal length; 200 mm in this case.Two...
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~1910
2014
Corner of Bank Street and Gladstone Avenue in Ottawa around 1910
Corner of Bank Street and Gladstone Avenue in Ottawa with Fauna Restaurant in 2014
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Ross Dunn
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The ambiance was preserved, but there is less density.
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Bank Street has a long legacy of being the commercial street as this archival photo shows with the numerous shops at the corner of Gladstone Avenue.  Two elements caught our attention on the archival photo:  the first one being the man in the forefront, potentially a postman from his uniform...
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