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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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+4
More density, more people, more services, same ambiance.
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+1.5
136 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
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-1
The ambiance was preserved, but there is less density.
Visitors's vote
-1.8
128 votes
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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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~1960
2012
Aerial View of Lebreton Flats around 1960
Aerial View of Lebreton Flats around 1960
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We gave it a
-5
The NCC expropriated and let Lebreton Flats sits empty for 50 years.
Visitors's vote
-2.1
144 votes
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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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~1940
2014
Bank Street and Gladstone avenue intersection around 1940
Bank Street and Gladstone avenue intersection in 2014
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Urbsite
Title: Untitled. Reference number: No reference number provided.
We gave it a
-2
Human-scale buildings. Lost of the Rialto. More vacant lots.
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-2.5
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Around 1940, the Gladstone Avenue and Bank Street intersection offered a great variety of shops and restaurants.  Two lines of streetcars were present which one of them continued its route on Gladstone Avenue.Since several decades, the north side of this intersection is not getting anywhere or has even regressed with...
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